Posted by: Boston Bravery | January 21, 2017

Graceless And Disturbingly Ahistoric


“President Trump presented such a graceless and disturbingly ahistoric vision of America on Friday that his Inaugural Address cast more doubt than hope on his presidency.

Instead of summoning the best in America’s ideals, Mr. Trump offered a fantastical version of America losing its promise, military dominance and middle-class wealth to ‘the ravages of other countries making our products, stealing our companies and destroying our jobs.’

With sweeping exaggeration, Mr. Trump spoke of ‘carnage’ in the inner cities. He deplored all of this decline as a betrayal of America, implicitly trashing the four former presidents who sat listening behind him at the inaugural ceremony. Those presidents, Democratic and Republican, must have put Mexico first, or perhaps Sweden, or China. Offering himself as a kind of savior, the leader of a ‘historic movement, the likes of which the world has never seen before,’ Mr. Trump proclaimed he would have a different priority: ‘America First! America First!'”
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