“Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You. Ask What Your Country Can Do For Me.”
In a mostly cloudy ceremony attended by tens of millions in Washington, D.C. and viewed by billions of others on the internet and beyond, Donald J. Trump was sworn in Friday as the 45th President of the United States. In a moving 16-minute inaugural address, Trump asked all Americans to be selfless in pursuit of the greater common good. “Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what your country can do for me.”
In the spirit of unity, he also reached out to the 54% of Americans who voted for anyone but him – “People of the world, thank you!”
Trump magnanimously extended an olive branch to women everywhere. “I would like to ask the women of America, and women of the world, to gather tomorrow – here in Washington and in cities around the globe – to show your love and support for me. I implore our leaders like Madonna, Cher, and Scarlett Johansson to help show us the way. Wherever you march, wherever you walk, I will be behind you all the way!”
“Together, we will determine the course of America and the world for years to come.”
Former President Barack Obama and wife Michelle were airlifted to safety immediately following the ceremony. They were later reported to be resting comfortably at a refugee camp for displaced Democrats in the desert near Palm Springs, California.