Revealed: The 11-Year-Old Competition Winner Who Wrote Trump’s Inauguration Speech
A MOVING story which is only coming to light in recent hours reveals for the first time how a plucky 11-year-old won the once in a lifetime chance to write the inauguration speech for America’s 45th president, Donald J Trump.
“I don’t know, I guess it was cool,” the words of the competition winner, 11-year-old Elaine Rodgers.
“She’s struggling with the attention a bit, she’s quite shy,” Elaine’s mother, Norma explains to WWN as her daughter nestles her head behind her mother’s back.
Entering a competition on Trump’s campaign website, Elaine, a native of New Mexico, was one of thousands of children who wanted the chance to work on a speech with the promise that President Trump would read it aloud at the inauguration for the world to hear.
“It speaks to the generosity of the man, and even if I don’t agree with him about everything, I’m delighted my daughter had her chance to shine,” Elaine’s mother added.
But what of the 11-year-old who bewitched the world with her speech that outlined a hellish vision of a world crumbling at the foundations which could only be rescued by ensuring the foundations were obliterated, before they fell down of their own volition, what had she made of the process of writing the now infamous speech.
“My mom just told me to do my bestest. I wrote about all the things I heard on TV about the election and America. I tried really hard not to do spelling mistakes. I hope I made President Trump happy,” Elaine said of the speech which saw Trump struggle with some of the bigger words and more complex turns of phrase.
“He reads super slowly, when I practiced the speech in the mirror, I finished it much faster,” Elaine added.
While the Trump administration has remained tight lipped on the selection process for the winning entrant, it is believed the president rejected several other speeches for being too hard to read.
“I haded big words like ‘equality’, ‘liberty’ and ‘understanding’ but I think they taked them out,” Elaine shared, sparking concerns that her unique vision was not fully embedded in the final version of the speech.
How did Elaine come up with the tagline of ‘America First’.
“Well, America first, is better than America second, or third or fourth or fifth or sixth or seventh,” she explained, unsure of how high she would count to illustrate her point.
Was having the speech read by the president payment enough?