Donald Trump addressed the nation for the first time as President of the United States, and he didn’t seem to pull any punches.
Here he is preparing to take the stage:
— President Trump (@POTUS) January 20, 2017
He lashed out at politicians who do nothing:
We will no longer accept politicians who are all talk and no action, constantly complaining, but never doing anything about it.
The time for empty talk is over. Now arrives the hour of action. Do not allow anyone to tell you that it cannot be done. No challenge can match the heart and fight and spirit of America. We will not fail.
He went on to cite Biblical principles during one stretch of the speech:
When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice. The Bible tells us how good and pleasant it is when god’s people live together in unity. We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly, but always pursue sold art. When America is united, America is totally unstoppable.
There should be no fear. We are protected and we will always be protected. We will be protected by the great men and women of our military and law enforcement. And most importantly, we will be protected by God.
Watch the speech in its entirety: