The 45th president’s speech struck an unusually pessimistic tone — especially for a man taking office at a time of broad economic prosperity. Donald Trump said “wealth, strength and confidence had dissipated” because of jobs lost overseas and promised that “a new vision will govern our land.”
As people poured into the city for the inauguration, they encountered protesters throughout the day. Many of the demonstrations were nonviolent, but after the swearing-in, protesters downtown clashed with police, who responded with a flurry of flash-bang grenades and chemical spray.
Donald Trump began his presidency as he ran his campaign — with blunt, searing talk about a crippled nation in dire need of bold, immediate action. His inaugural address broke with those that came before it. This, he made clear in case anyone had not yet gotten it, will be a very different presidency.
The discoveries came just as hope was fading for about 30 people missing after the resort was swallowed by a huge snowslide late Wednesday. Italy’s state news agency said the survivors included two children.
Despite the largest federal investment ever targeted to failing schools, graduation rates, test scores and college enrollment for those that got money under the program were no different from schools that did not receive funds.