Donald Trump didn’t mince words: “We are not merely transferring power from one Administration to another,” he said, “we are transferring power from Washington, D.C. and giving it back to the people.”
“For too long, a small group in our nation’s capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost… Politicians prospered, but the jobs left and the factories closed.”
“The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer.”
Having succinctly explained the reason he won the election, Trump then headed for lunch with members of the House and Senate where he sat listening to longwinded speeches by Washington politicians who didn’t seem the least bit worried.
Meantime, the media pundits began commenting:
It was too dark, one said about Trump’s speech.
I was disappointed, another said.
Trump doesn’t understand. He needs Congress, another added.
In Congress, the same old politicians said the same old things. And, blind to the gulf between Washington and the rest of the country, the pundits missed that Trump had drawn a line in the sand: It’s Washington versus the rest of the country. It’s the Washington politicians versus working people.
And make no mistake: That’s a fight Donald Trump can win.