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Trump Strikes an Anti-Washington Note

Trump is opening his Inaugural Address on a decidedly anti-Washington note, in some ways more aggressively so even than Ronald Reagan did in 1981: not just against Big Government, but specifically against the people who run it. He’s cribbing from FDR’s “Forgotten Man,” but his message is decidedly the opposite. It’s an ambitious goal, one that will be very hard to meet. And then – then – he segues immediately into promising law, order and help on the way for the inner cities, in stronger terms than Obama did in either of his inaugurals, and then to denouncing overstretch in foreign affairs.

Meet the new boss. We’ll see soon how different from the old boss.

Dan McLaughlin is an attorney practicing securities and commercial litigation in New York City, and a contributing columnist at National Review Online.

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