Donald Trump stunned the world with his big win back in November, and he did it by speaking directly to the American people and laying out a very specific agenda to fix the problems we all face.
Starting at noon today, President Trump inherits a very big mess, and it will fall upon him to clean it up. I've recounted on television, radio and on these pages all the dismal statistics that put President Obama's failed legacy into sharp relief. I’m not going to go through them all again, but suffice to say that by nearly every measure – the labor force participation rate, welfare rolls, the number of people on food stamps – we are much worse off after enduring eight years of Obama.
But it is crucial to remember that there are real people behind the numbers. These are your family members. These are your friends, your colleagues, your neighbors. They are real Americans, and their suffering is all too genuine. They are the forgotten men and women who Donald Trump spoke about and directly to during his historic and successful campaign.
Trump the candidate made a lot of promises in what he called his contract with the American voter. There were very specific promises for his first 100 days, including lowering taxes, reforming the tax code, negotiating free but fair trade deals to protect American workers, fixing our nation's infrastructure, sending education back to the states, promoting school choice, repealing and replacing ObamaCare, ending illegal immigration and rebuilding our nation's military.
If President Trump can keep those promises, this country will be in a much better place one year from now, two years from now and four years from now.
My advice to the incoming president is very simple: Don't let the Washington establishment, which includes Republicans, Democrats and the media, get in the way of accomplishing your bold agenda.
The Bible tells us that where there is no vision and no insight, the people perish. Right now, America desperately needs a revitalization, and Donald Trump, this is your opportunity. You can be the person to make it happen.
Congratulations, President Trump, and the country wishes you the best.
Adapted from Sean Hannity's opening moologue on "Hannity," Jan. 19, 2017
Sean Hannity currently serves as host of FOX News Channel's (FNC) Hannity (weekdays 10-11PM/ET). He joined the network in 1996 and is based in New York. Click here for more information on Sean Hannity.