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President Trump vows: "it’s going to be America First"

By Jennifer Bahney, Circleville Herald

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Washington, January 21, 2017 | comments
“January 20th 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again.”
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“January 20th 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again.”

So said Donald J. Trump, after being sworn in as the nation’s 45th President on Friday.

Ohio Senator Rob Portman (R), who has attended the Inauguration of every United States President — Republican or Democrat — since 1988, had nothing but positive words about the new President’s direction for the country.

“I want to congratulate President and Mrs. Trump as well as Vice-President and Mrs. Pence on (Friday’s) historic Inauguration,” Portman said in a statement. “I had the honor of attending, and I look forward to working with the new administration on a whole range of issues—from getting our economy moving and easing the middle-class squeeze to turning the tide on the epidemic of drug addiction, to restoring America’s leadership role in the world by rebuilding our military. In order to make progress on these issues, we must work together to address the challenges facing our country. If we do that, we can deliver results and make a real difference in the lives of Ohioans and all Americans.”

Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan (R-4th District), was also in Washington for the festivities. He favors President Trump’s populist message.

“It was an honor to attend the inauguration and swearing-in of President Donald Trump. Under President Trump’s leadership, I look forward to fighting for ordinary Americans who have been forgotten by Washington’s elites. It’s time to do what we promised folks we would do when they elected us to serve them. No more excuses. The time has come to implement a bold, conservative agenda that puts everyday Americans first.”

Congressman Pat Tiberi (R-12th District) praised President Trump as an agent of change put forth by the American people.

“Participating with the thousands of people who attended today’s ceremony was a humbling experience and a powerful reaffirmation of our solemn responsibility to the American people—to fight for their priorities and for our founding principles that ensure that our nation remains a beacon of liberty and freedom around the globe. In this election, Americans demanded change, and I welcome the hard work that is before us to deliver the results they rightfully expect.”

Congressman Steve Stivers, a Republican who represents Pickaway County, spoke of the major issues he’s looking forward to tacking with the Trump administration.

“(W)e were fortunate to come together as a nation and witness a pillar of our democracy: the peaceful transfer of power,” Stivers said. “I am looking forward to working with President Trump over the next four years to address the important issues facing our country, such as fixing health care, strengthening our military, bringing jobs back, and supporting our veterans.”

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