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Trump's 2017 inaugural address didn't age well

President Donald Trump's inaugural address promised jobs as well as greatness on the world stage. After four years, Trump largely failed to come anywhere close to accomplishing his goals. Instead, he leaves the US with a damaged international reputation and jobs crisis.

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    Trump laid out a vision for America in his inaugural address 4 years ago. He has come nowhere near realizing it.

    Trump laid out a vision for America in his inaugural address 4 years ago. He has come nowhere near realizing it.

    On January 20, 2017, a newly inaugurated President Donald Trump gave a rousing address promising to return power in America to the people and restore the country's greatness on the world stage. He also envisioned a future in which American citizens were united through patriotism and the country was …

    'We will bring back our wealth.'

    While the economy grew steadily during most of Trump's time in office, the COVID-19 pandemic wiped away pretty much all of those gains.

    'We will seek friendship and goodwill with nations of the world’

    Trump's "America First" ideology has made the US more isolationist during his four years in office.

    'Whether we are Black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood'

    The president was criticized by Republicans and Democrats alike over his response and his failure to offer a swift and forceful condemnation of white-supremacist violence.

    ‘[W]e will rediscover our loyalty to each other'

    Trump's four years in office have seen the US become even more divided, and is perhaps best illustrated by the January 6 riot, where thousands of Trump supporters who refused to accept the results of the 2020 election stormed the Capitol.

    ‘We will bring back our borders.’

    Trump promised to build a 1,000-mile wall spanning the US-Mexico border, but only completed 453 miles. President-elect Joe Biden has promised to end the project as soon as he is sworn in.

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