President elect Donald Trump had a message for all Americans Thursday night:
President-elect Donald Trump’s inaugural festivities began in earnest on Thursday with a live concert at the Lincoln Memorial, where Toby Keith, Lee Greenwood and Jon Voight were on the bill. The event — officially called the Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration — was also streamed online.
“There’s never been a movement like this, and it’s something very special,” Trump said at the end of the event, which he watched from the steps of the memorial along with his wife Melania and the rest of his family.
Speaking to the crowd lined up toward the Washington Monument, Trump spoke of his unlikely campaign and victory, and pladged that he “will get it turned around.” He was referring to his appeal to disaffected working class supporters, and he told them, “You are not forgotten anymore.”
This same message that resonated with millions of Americans this campaign cycle was well received Thursday night, as thousands attended the opening concert honoring the President elect.