Speech borrows heavily from former Iraqi President, critics claim
President Donald Trump has been caught red-handed in his inauguration speech.
The 16-minute address, delivered to a crowd of, quite literally, some people on the 20th January, appears to have lifted a number of lines verbatim from Saddam Hussein’s 2003 speech to the Kuwaiti people.
Speaking of the importance of social cohesion and unity, President Donald Trump declared that ‘We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and to restore its promise for all of our people. If any do turn his back on this task on such a day – unless it be in a stratagem of war, or to retreat to a troop – he draws on himself the wrath of Allah, and his abode is Hell, an evil refuge!’
Political commentator Larry Venal was among the first the point out that President Donald Trump’s hubristic declarations against the enemies of Allah sounded familiar.
President Donald Trump continued to raise eyebrows throughout the speech. Later, while pointing out the importance of reaping America’s natural resources, President Donald “People are praying for me” Trump said that ‘For many decades, we’ve enriched foreign industry at the expense of American industry, and from now on, we will do everything we can to put our industry first. The oil is a gift bestowed by God on the Arab nation, to use after centuries of poverty, backwardness and servitude.’
On Tuesday morning, Donald Trump’s chief-strategist, Steve Bannon, hosted a media conference where he scolded the media for its dishonest and biased reporting on the matter, saying that they constituted ‘a Zionist and imperialist conspiracy aimed at liquidating Iraq’s revival and checking its development for decades.’