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By Barton Swaim
The Washington Post 

Trump Sounded Just Like Obama - Except For One Thing

 


Donald Trump’s inaugural address was all the things commentators said it was - pugnacious, nationalistic, a repudiation of the Obama years and a warning to the power brokers of both parties. As I listened, though, I thought I heard echoes of another address. Only when I read the speech afterward did I realize: Trump’s speech bore an astonishing resemblance to Barack Obama’s first inaugural address, in 2009.

Trump sharply criticized Washington’s power elite - many of whom sat nearby. “Today,” he said near the outset, “we are not merely transferring power from one administration...



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