President-elect Donald Trump apparently spent part of the day at his winter retreat of Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, writing his "short but impactful" inaugural speech.
Though short, the speech will cover topics like the education system, infrastructure, border security, the state of the military, the economy and the outsourcing of jobs.
One would think he doesn't trust anyone with the task, but he is supposedly concerned for his fans and followers.
"He doesn't want it to be long," said presidential historian Douglas Brinkley. "He would like it to be a shorter one. He doesn't want people standing out in the cold."
It was earlier expected that Trump's speech will be prepared by Stephen Miller, a policy aide who also crafted his convention speech.
Presidents and presidents-elect typically work jointly with speechwriters but this is Trump, after all.
And people are (obviously) having a field day:
and by 'writing his own inaugural speech' he really means he will not be writing one word himself. https://t.co/sxOUEZRxSZ— ReallyDon'tTrump (@ReallyDontTrump) December 30, 2016
#Trump says he's writing his own inaugural speech. Most likely, it will be:— Raging Bull NO TRUMP (@ToDropADime2) December 29, 2016
Trump is writing his own inaugural speech. Right....bigly and greatly— Utah Gad Fly (@stuck_utah) December 30, 2016
Dear Mr. Trump: You're going to write your own Inaugural Speech? Is it going to be under 140 characters like the rest of your B.S.?— Peggy Reilly (@pegallreilledup) December 30, 2016
It will be interesting, to say the least, what the inaugural address comes out to be. Trump has hinted that "Reagan’s 'style' and Kennedy’s articulation of grand national ambitions" are central to how he thinks through his own speech.
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