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Reeder: Trump’s speech an unwelcome echo of Dan Walker

Scott ReederJournalist

Jan 23, 2017

SPRINGFIELD – As I drove across Springfield Friday, I turned my radio to the nation’s inauguration.

As Donald Trump’s words echoed through the cab of my pickup, I became more and more depressed.

Inauguration addresses are supposed to be a time of magnanimity, when the victor reaches across the nation’s divisions and rubs balm in its wounds.

Think of Illinois’ favorite son, Abraham Lincoln.

After four years of Civil War he stood at the dais taking the oath of office and uttered these lasting words: “With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the fight as God gives us to…

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