What to expect in Trump’s first address as president – Politics Weekly
Posted On July 6, 2021
The Republican nominee is scheduled to deliver a lengthy speech Tuesday at his first inaugural ball, but his speech will be limited to three key issues, including immigration and national security, the White House announced Tuesday.
Trump will address his supporters at the Washington Monument on the first full day of the inauguration.
The speech will also include a stop at the Capitol in front of the Capitol Visitors Center.
He will take the oath of office in front the U.S. Capitol, then move to the Capitol Rotunda to receive the formal swearing in ceremony, which is set for 11 a.m.
He then will be greeted by members of the military and members of Congress, as well as an array of inaugural ball guests, including former presidents, former vice presidents and current members of their family.
Trump, the GOP’s presumptive nominee, is also expected to use the event to unveil his plan for the nation’s first 100 days.
The plan will focus on creating jobs, creating economic growth and ending the nation-wide opioid epidemic.
The Trump campaign released a statement Tuesday announcing the plan.
Trump’s policy team, which includes former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former Pennsylvania Gov.
Ed Rendell, is expected to lead the effort.
Trump will also announce the details of his plan during his speech, according to a White House official.
Trump is also scheduled to speak at the National Governors Association dinner, a gathering that will also feature Vice President Mike Pence, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the officials said.
Trump, the former reality TV star and reality television star’s political operation, has struggled to connect with voters during his first months in office.
He has struggled in polls and his approval ratings have plunged, particularly among voters under 30.
Trump faces challenges in the crucial battleground state of Pennsylvania, which holds its primary on Feb. 27, and the battleground states of Florida and Ohio.
Trump’s speech, which will include his policy positions on immigration, is likely to draw an unusually large crowd.
He was able to draw more than 30,000 people to his inaugural ball last year in a town hall event at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California.
That was only the second inaugural ball to draw as many as 30,800 people, according in-person attendance data from the inauguration committee.