From Piers Morgan:
It was a rip-roaring, saber-rattling, blisteringly tough, unashamedly populist tirade that will have shocked, stunned, enthralled or appalled the world in equal measure.
As I write this, social media is exploding.
The self-assigned ‘smart crowd’ who loathe and detest you erupted in a predictable storm of sneering, horrified outrage.
Celebrities, political rivals and media types frenziedly competed to win the prize for most insufferably pompous, righteously indignant Trump-hater. Most of them insisting it was the ‘worst Inauguration speech ever made.’
Simultaneously, I saw myriad tweets from ‘ordinary’ people who absolutely loved it.Ordinary people are hurting.
In the 25 years since the Soviet Union collapsed, the United States has been caving on itself. Manufacturing jobs are down by one-third, even while the Chamber of Commerce insists everything is peachy king with NAFTA and other free trade agreements.
From Morgan, who was addressing The Donald directly in his column:
I could imagine the rust-belt workers in places like Michigan who got you elected punching the air when they heard those words. This is exactly why they voted for you, a man they view as a billionaire Robin Hood who they trust to save them from the elite, out-of-touch sheriffs of Washington.
You spoke of mothers and children trapped in inner-city poverty, rusted-out factories scattered liked tombstones, an education system ‘flush with cash’ failing children, and streets engulfed by crime, gangs and drugs robbing Americans of their potential.
You painted a dark, dismal picture of a broken society but one that many Americans away from New York and California will recognize.But Morgan also said words aren’t enough:
Now, you’ve gotta walk the walk or the act doesn’t play.
It’s time, as you said, for action.
America’s never had a leader like you, and there are many willing you to fail.
I am not one of those. I want you to succeed and so should everyone else who believes in America.
Your country, and the world, is depending on you.
Good luck, Mr President.Chris Stirewalt of Fox News dismissed Trump's promises as too ambitious, and told America that the Founding Fathers set up the system so that actions would be slow. I worked with Stirewalt at the now defunct Charleston Daily Mail. He's gone Washington on us.
After nearly two years of dismissing Donald Trump, it is time for Washington to realize, President Trump is a doer. He sees a roach motel not as a slum but as the Grand Hyatt Regency -- and makes it so.
He sees America not as a socialist state on the downslide, but as the Greatest Land of All.
But Piers Morgan is absolutely right. Actions speak louder than words.
And action, dear readers, is what Washington really fears.
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