Twenty minutes into his presidency, Donald Trump, who is always claiming to have made, or to be about to make, astonishing history, had done so. Living down to expectations, he had delivered the most dreadful inaugural address in history.
Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s White House counselor, had promised that the speech would be “elegant.” This is not the adjective that came to mind as he described “American carnage.” That was a phrase the likes of which has never hitherto been spoken at an inauguration.
Oblivious to the moment and the setting, the always remarkable Trump proved that something dystopian can be strangely exhilarating: In what should have been a civic liturgy serving national unity and confidence, he vindicated his severest critics by serving up reheated campaign rhetoric about “rusted out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape” and an education system producing students “deprived of all knowledge.” Yes, all.
But cheer up, because the carnage will vanish if we “follow two simple rules: Buy American and hire American.” “Simple” is the right word.
Because in 1981 the inauguration ceremony for a cheerful man from the American West was moved from the Capitol’s East Portico to its West Front, Trump stood facing west, down the Mall with its stately monuments celebrating some of those who made America great — Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln. Looking out toward where the fields of the republic roll on, Trump, a Gatsby for our time, said: “What truly matters is not which party controls our government but whether our government is controlled by the people.” Well.
I wouldn't read more of this bitterness but if you feel you must:
goergy boy needs to make a move to cnn or msnbc like gretta van clinton lover sustran or the fake wanna be megan kelly did. goergy boy is not part of the problem, HE is the problem!!!
Hey George is the rights version of Nancy Pelosi, if both of them had an original thought it would die of loneliness
Your not talking about george stupidassilous are you?
NO, the article is about george will. That is who I was talking about.
Love that comment!!!
Thomas, they are birds of a feather!!!!!
Anti-American communist democrats must be permanently committed to mental institutions! Every time they open their mouths prove how mentally ill they are! They might have fever with those fits!
George Will is no longer in touch with the average American. He is no longer relevant.
He never has been relevant. He is a snob of the highest order and always has been.
sorry George.....this is not the time for your mamby-pamby....political correct feel good speeches to appease all of you snow flakes out there in lala land.....today our country is in a down hill spiral that will only survive with a general patton.......and that person is Donald trump who will shoot the truth right between your eyes...and this is why trump was elected. you libs still expect the political rhetoric that has put this country in the shithole that it is now....remember that trump and most of his depart picks have refused any salaries except for $1.00 a year...so George....I would suggest you go find a safe place somewhere in the liberal land of oz for the next 4 years.
Full of CRAP much georgieboy??? Who reads your tripe anyway???
George will is a pompous over rated buffoon. His self importance almost equals one of the greatest enemies ever in the history of America, barry sotero. Trump does not bow to anyone. That is what infuriates his highness will the most. Trump refuses to do business as usual to the detriment of the every day working man of which will has utter disdain. I put no more stock in what this piece of crap says than I do a pagan moon god worshiper of the cult of islam with the exception that they want to destroy America and Israel. That is exactly what will is dedicated to. So, TAKE A HIKE will. Go crawl in a cave and pull the entrance down on it.