….Stephen, you glorious bastard, I’ve read your stuff ! ~SD
Ken Kachigian, the speechwriter who wrote Ronald Reagan’s first inaugural, said he got the assignment in November, had his first meeting with Reagan in mid-December and wrote a rough draft over the holidays.
“It would be a pretty good idea for him to have a draft on Trump’s desk right after the New Year,” Khachigan advised Miller. “It’s exciting. It’s stressful. It’s a high bar. The most important thing is you don’t want to let the president down.”
One sub-drama is whether Trump will use a teleprompter. He bashed the devices on the trail for months during the primaries — suggesting they be outlawed at one point — only to begin using them at almost all his rallies late in the general election.