The newly appointed President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, gave his brief inaugural speech with a dash of Nationalism, concentrating on America’s Acche din.
Interestingly, here in India when our PM Narendra Modi was elected to power, his inaugural speech and the to-be adapted policies for making India great was astonishingly similar to that of Trump. When we heard Trump speech it automatically brushed our memory, taking us back to 2014 Indian elections. The intensity of Modism in Trump’s speech is one of the most entertaining to lay your eyes on this weekend.
Here are Modism pointers in Trump’s inaugural speech:
- Make in India
Trump’s speech on Friday, read a lot of like Modi’s ‘Make in India’ ‘Start-up India’ policy. Outlining the strategy of his government, the Trump declared, “We will follow two simple rules; buy American and hire American,” to a huge round of applause. Synonymous to Modi’s agenda of making India the best?
- Too much Nationalism
“Whatever you do, wherever you work, India should be the top priority for all its citizens,” said Modi. And just three years later, in his first speech as the President of the United States, he pronounced a similar narrative. “From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land. From this day forward, it’s going to be only America first, America first,” he said.
- Promises of ‘Acche Din’
Similar to the concept of Modiji’s ‘Acche Din’ – the concept of ‘good’ days (read ‘great days’), Donald Trump’s inaugural speech has a lot about making America great again!
“Together, we will make America strong again. We will make America wealthy again. We will make America proud again. We will make America safe again. And yes, together we will make America great again,” he proclaimed.
- Fighting Terror
The fighting terror within the state was one of the key points of Modi campaign trail and immediately after his election win. And clearly, the case held true for Donald J Trump.
“We will reinforce old alliances and form new ones and unite the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism, which we will eradicate from the face of the Earth,” he said during the inaugural.
- Slamming previous governments
Throughout his campaign Modi criticised the former government in power. He slammed INC for seeking only their own good. His statements ranged from “Punish the ‘Maa-Beta’ government that has ruined the country,” to “our mindset is nationalism, their mindset is politics is everything.”
Trump didn’t shy away from slamming Obama either! “The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country. Their victories have not been your victories. Their triumphs have not been your triumphs. And while they celebrated in our nation’s capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land,” he said.
- People’s government
Modi after winning the election said ,”The government belongs to all the people of the country, from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, from Kutch to Kamrup.”
And Trump said “Today’s ceremony has very special meaning because today, we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another or from one party to another, but we are transferring power from Washington DC and giving it back to you, the people,”.