Rhetorical Analysis Of Donald Trump's Inauguration Speech

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Donald Trump’s Inauguration Speech of January 20, 2017, is a confliction of assorted topics. Critics have described President Trump’s speech as being populist, aggressive, and dark, in contrast to former President Obama’s, January 20, 2009 inauguration speech that was the most anticipated speech in American history. It was longed for numerous reasons. One being change, and a black president in the White House. The other was for his inspiring words of hope and unity. People declare Mr. Trump as a monster, “the bad guy”, while they paint Obama as a glorified soul. What makes one good and the other bad? Are they not conveying the same message? Upon textual analysis we will evaluate both presidents’ inaugural address to try and …show more content…
President trump continued, “rusted out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape of our nation”. Principally for a speech that has long been focused on elevating our spirits for the brighter days that await, his tone establishes an astonishing dark implication of America and the economy. Additionally, there has been immense growth in the stock market in trumps first 100 days in office. Furthermore, ex-President Obama had a plainer outlook on the economy. “Our economy is badly weakened, a consequence of greed and irresponsibility on the part of some, but also our collective failure to make hard choices and prepare the nation with a new age”. Note, President Obama is seemingly speaking in code in the previous quotation. The phrase “on the part of some” is alarming and transmits mystery and uncertainty. Overall, success has been President Trump’s main sentiment since day one, for former President Barack Obama it was …show more content…
President Trump embraced unprecedented terms such as “robbed”, “trapped” and “carnage”. This is rare for a presidential inaugural address. Meanwhile ex-President Obama acknowledged the many challenges the nation faced, and reassured us with optimism and reconstruction. Never the less both carry out the same message. Head of state, Trump is belligerent and that’s the cause of his negative public perception. Trump played on the vulnerability of the people on delicate subjects such as immigration during his campaign, yet the reference to immigration was narrow, and minimal to congress priorities of repealing the affordable care act. President Trump denounced Islamic terrorism and pledge to eliminate it from the face of the planet but dedicated only half a sentence to the topic. In contrast to prior President Obama who talked about immigration, foreign policy and anti-discrimination in his inauguration address. Americans are now faced with a commander who is constitutionally incapable of telling the truth of trivial things. Chief Executive Trump does not understand solving public problems. He governs by his gut. President Trump is known to make decisions on the fly, just as he tweets on the fly. It is transparent to understand the public’s inclination to the “good/bad” president. Both Trump

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