“We are going to unify our country,” Trump said at the concert on Washington, DC’s mall in front of the Lincoln Memorial on Thursday evening. “We are going to make America great for all of our people: That includes the inner cities; that includes everybody.”
In his remarks Trump reiterated key themes from his election campaign such as bringing hundreds of thousands of outsourced jobs back to the United States and improving border security.
“We are going to get our jobs back. We are not going to let other countries take our jobs any longer,” he said. “We are going to strengthen our borders [and]… we are going to work together.”
Trump is scheduled to be sworn in by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts as the 45th president of the United States at a ceremony shortly before noon on Friday.
The main musical star to appear at the concert was Country and Western singer Toby Keith who performed law and order and patriotic themed songs such as “American Solider” and “Whiskey for My Friends.”
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