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Trump's 'New Vision' Moves Forward

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In promising "the forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no more," President Donald Trump also coined a phrase today that may well serve as a model for his overall agenda in the next four years: the "new vision."

In vowing that "from this day forward, a new vision will govern our land," the 45th president sounded to many like Franklin D. Roosevelt accepting the Democratic nomination for president in 1932 with the promise of a "New Deal" for Depression-plagued America.

The phrase caught on with the press and was soon deployed as a catch-all phrase to summarize FDR's program of economic recovery.

In the same way, John F. Kennedy spoke in his 1960 presidential acceptance speech in Los Angeles of Americans "approaching a new frontier" to describe the challenges of the decade ahead. Much like the New Deal and FDR, the press soon applied "New Frontier" as the term to describe President Kennedy's agenda. His White House team were similarly dubbed "New Frontiersmen."

Sometimes a "new" something doesn't necessarily resonate with the press and become shorthand for a presidential agenda. With this obviously in mind, Bill Clinton spoke of a "New Covenant" for America in accepting the Democratic nomination in New York in 1992. It never caught on.

John Gizzi is chief political columnist and White House correspondent for Newsmax.

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In promising "the forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no more," President Donald Trump also coined a phrase today that may well serve as a model for his overall agenda in the next four years: the "new vision."
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