With the markets laser-focused on every word Trump will utter in just over two hours during his inaugural address, and many wondering if he will stick to the script or as he is known to do, veer off it, Axios has obtained a big-picture preview of what Trump will discuss, noting "we'll see the tension between Trump's impulsive, improvisational style and the intellectual architecture his top aides are trying to build around it."
Citing a top Trump source, Axios' Mike Allen writes that the speech will focus on "three big ideas"
- "The speech is an attempt to address the deep structural problems facing American society. … We're talking here about decades-long problems."
- The speech is "not ideological": "It's a rejection of ideological thinking. Ideological thinking is always looking at the world through a strictly dogmatic prism. It's having a set of beliefs that are uncompromising."
- The speech will convey "that a nation and its people and its affairs are like a family and you need to take care of them."
It is unclear if Trump will provide some details on his concrete plans about how to stimulate America's economy, something which was lacking from his press conference last week, disappointing the market.
Axios notes that the speech is expected to be on the short side, "More JFK length (1,366 words) than Clinton (2,155 at his second inaugural)."