Donald J. Trump officially became the 45th United States President on January 20th. His task ahead is monumental and the challenges are massive.
His mandate is clear: re-industrialize the nation, halt America's steady descent into mass poverty, restructure government and modernize the armed forces, all in a state of disarray after decades of Clinton-Bush-Obama single rule rooted in incompetency, failures, violence and endemic corruption.
He faces unprecedented opposition because disrupting the existing status quo and threatening private interests will be unavoidable. As such, the hostility deployed against him is raw and deep-seated. His many Establishment enemies are varied, solidly entrenched into rigid systems both in the US and abroad. Success will demand the determination, resolve and courage he earlier displayed.
The buckets of virulent insults thrown at Mr. Trump during the presidential campaign have not diminished. While his future decisions should be scrutinized, denounced and opposed if necessary, it ought to be within the frame political process allows. The campaign of hate and deception by the losing party remains a national disgrace, a long shadow cast over American institutions and therefore over the nation and her people.
Harsh times await the new President.
The Dulles NOW Executive Committee wishes him well.