Voices from Russia
Trump’s Speech: What Does the Future Have in Store for America?
This is why Trump won. The Dems nominated the most brutal, unfeeling, corrupt, and self-centred candidate that they could find. It’s no wonder that Trump looked good in comparison to her. The liberals did it to themselves… but they’re blaming the rest of us. Don’t get wrapped up in their pathetic blame game. « It ain’t over ’til it’s over »… and it ain’t over yet…
Donald Trump’s rise to power has ushered in a new era of US national politics, experts said. Trump’s speech became a shining example of US presidential rhetoric. However, it appears that US élites will see a painful redistribution of spheres of influence within the government under Trump. Valery Garbuzov, Director of the Institute for US and Canadian Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences, told RIA Novosti:
In general, [this speech] is indeed a model of presidential rhetoric, well thought-out and well calibrated, which most US presidents are famous for. It appears that Trump put his heart and soul into it.
Garbuzov pointed up that although Trump didn’t say anything that differed sharply from his election statements, there are several points that deserve special attention. Firstly, Trump primarily addressed his speech to the ordinary, « forgotten » people of America. Trump pitted the people against the US Establishment:
They flourished while ordinary Americans didn’t share in its wealth. The Establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country. Their victories weren’t your victories; their triumphs weren’t your triumphs; and while they celebrated in our nation’s capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land. That all changes… starting right here, and now, because this moment is your moment… it belongs to you.
Regarding foreign policy, Trump highlighted the necessity to shift America’s focus to its own domestic problems and needs; to protect its borders and not spread itself thin by fighting on distant shores. Garbuzov noted:
What’s more important is that Trump drew attention to the right of all nations to put their own interests first.
We’ll seek friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world… but we do so with the understanding that it’s the right of all nations to put their own interests first. We don’t seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example for everyone to follow.
At the same time, Garbuzov believed:
There are a number of contradictions hidden in Trump’s « plan » voiced at his inauguration. For instance, it’s strange that Trump decided to rip up the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) project, given his tough stance toward Beijing. The Obama administration long regarded the TPP as powerful leverage against China.
For his part, Igor Kryuchkov of Gazeta.ru suggested that Trump’s speech was a sign of an upcoming realignment of spheres of influence within the US government:
The bottom line is that Trump’s rise ushered in a new era for the USA. From now on in, Washington won’t rule the country, since the country will rule Washington. Judging by the reaction of Congress and the public, the American Establishment will face a painful redistribution of spheres of influence [within the government].
David Azerrad of the Heritage Foundation suggested in an interview with Gazeta.ru :
I believe that Trump is determined to challenge the US Establishment. Therefore, the US President is seeking to win the American people’s support.
A close advisor to President Putin on business affairs, Boris Titov, didn’t quite agree with such a stance:
Contrary to popular belief, Trump maintains close ties with the US financial establishment. Most of the financial élite support Trump. Those who pose a challenge to [Trump] are from the political élite.
Sputnik contributor Martin Sieff called attention to the fact:
Trump vowed to « restore unity » in the USA. Given the post-presidential campaign tensions that continue to simmer in American society, the vow takes on a new significance.
In his speech, Trump said:
When you open your heart to patriotism, there’s no room for prejudice. The Bible tells us, “How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity ».
According to A K Pushkov, a leading member of the Federation Council, the upper house of RF Federal Assembly, a new era definitely began for the USA with Trump taking office. Pushkov wrote on Twitter:
Brilliant politician… a powerful speech. A new type of politician… a speech for a new time. He has a great responsibility. Some will try to interfere. Good luck, Mr Trump.
21 January 2017
01varvara | samedi, 21 janvier 2017 à 00.00 | Étiquettes : Aleksei Pushkov, Donald Trump, Iran, political commentary, politics, Russia, Russian, United States, USA | Catégories : Donald Trump, politics, Russian, USA | URL : http://wp.me/p8HRm-o7E