By ann summers
They gaslit CNN with the “Fake News” lede that POTUS45* wrote his own speech. Maybe he or the Mar-a-lago concierge really did it in the lobby.
There were mostly tweetable moments cribbed from campaign moments in an otherwise lackluster text delivered with slurred speech.
But you can’t fabricate such a dismal message… perhaps Steve Bannon or Stephen Miller thought they were being sly or even literary, but really … it only makes Morgan Freeman even more like PBO or vice-versa, the speech foretells some immanent crises.
And then there’s the RNC Rick-Roll line that Melania used.
And like Melania’s speech, it’s not really plagiarism but a rhetorical homage, much like our upcoming military action will not be a war but a pageant.
Compare Trump’s declaration that,
“Today’s ceremony, however has very special meaning. Because today, we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another or from one party to another.
But we are transferring power from Washington D.C. and giving it back to you… the people. For too long a small group in our nation’s capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have born the cost.
Washington flourished but the people did not share in its wealth. Politicians prospered but the jobs left and the factories closed. The establishment protected itself but not the citizens of our country. Their victories have not been your victories. Their triumphs have not been 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 right now because this moment is your moment. It belongs to you.”
Sound familiar? Declareth the cartoon Batman villain:
“We take Gotham from the corrupt! The rich! The oppressors of generations who have kept you down with myths of opportunity, and we give it back to you… the people.
Gotham is yours. None shall interfere. Do as you please. Start by storming Blackgate, and freeing the oppressed! Step forward those who would serve. For and army will be raised. The powerful will be ripped from their decadent nests, and cast out into the cold world that we know and endure. Courts will be convened. Spoils will be enjoyed. Blood will be shed. The police will survive, as they learn to serve true justice. This great city… it will endure. Gotham will survive!”
President Trump’s inauguration speech was written by two of the president’s closest aides and not Trump himself, the Wall Street Journal reported Saturday.
A White House official told the Journal that Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon and senior advisor Stephen Miller penned the address.