1/21/17, "Jesse Jackson: Trump's inauguration speech was 'full of hope and inclusion'," , Washington, via wpxi.com
"Not long after President Donald Trump was sworn in, we happened to
run into the Rev. Jesse Jackson on the street. He gave a thumbs-up to
Trump’s inauguration speech but said the new commander in chief has much
work to do in order to unify a nation riven by a divisive campaign.
“The speech was full
of hope and inclusion and he reached out to cities in a way they’ve not
been reached out to for a long time,” he said. “But with that must come a
target, a timetable and a budget.”
Trump’s speech hit many of the populist chords
he refined on the campaign trail, portraying Washington as full of elite
insiders indifferent to the common man.
“That all changes, starting right
here, and right now, because this moment is your moment: it belongs to
you,” he said, before ticking off goals: “We will build new roads, and
highways, and bridges, and airports, and tunnels, and railways all
across our wonderful nation. We will get our people off of welfare and
back to work, rebuilding our country with American hands and American
We will follow two simple rules: Buy American and hire American.”
Trump capped his speech with his famous phrase: “Together, we will make America great again.”
Jackson says Trump must back up his rhetoric with action."...