Friday, 20 January 2017

American President Donald Trump Gives Power Back To The People, During His Inauguration As 45th President Of The USA

Trump is sworn in as President with his wife, Melania, at his side.

President Donald Trump Swearing on Oath

Donald John Trump was sworn in Friday as the 45th president of the United States, taking office on a day that has featured smaller crowds and more subdued ceremony than previous inaugurations — but still ushers in a transformative shift in the country’s leadership.
Trump, 70, was administered the oath by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. His wife Melania Trump stood at his side. The oath was given using two Bibles — one from President Lincoln’s inauguration, and another that Trump’s mother gave him in 1955.
Earlier on Friday morning, Trump met with outgoing President Barack Obama at the White House — an Inauguration Day tradition, made more unusual this time by the two men’s history.
Trump, a real estate businessman and reality-TV star, began his rise in conservative politics by essentially calling Obama a liar and an illegitimate president: Trump insisted for years that Obama was born in Kenya. Obama was actually born in Hawaii, as Trump conceded late in the 2016 campaign. Obama, in turn, had mocked Trump at a televised White House Correspondent’s Association dinner in 2011.
The two men and their wives took a motorcade to the U.S. Capitol, through empty streets.
Around them, there were sporadic clashes between police and protesters around Washington. In several instances, news video showed black-clad protesters — some carrying symbols of “anarchist” groups — smashing shop windows and overturning newspaper boxes.
Earlier Friday morning, the Trumps attended a service at St. John’s Episcopal Church near the White House, continuing an Inauguration Day tradition. One of the preachers was Robert Jeffress, a Southern Baptist minister who is pastor of a Dallas megachurch, and who has made inflammatory condemnations of both Mormonism and Islam in the past.


Jeffress, who grew close to Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, said on Twitter that his sermon would be entitled, “When God Chooses a Leader.” Trump left the service about 9:30 a.m. He mouthed “Thank you” to supporters as he climbed into an SUV.
Before Trump and Vice President Mike Pence took their respective oaths, Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) – who oversaw inauguration preparations on Capitol Hill – offered a brief speech praising the American tradition of peaceful transfer of power.
More photos of the Inauguration after the cut............
Vice President Mike Pence is sworn in by Justice Clarence Thomas as Pence's wife, Karen, holds the bible.President Barack Obama chats with Trump before the ceremony.
Trump arrives on the West Front of the Capitol.Pence arrives at the Capitol for the inauguration.
Obama and Vice President Joe Biden arrive on the West Front of the Capitol. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi step before them.Melania Trump arrives for the ceremony.
Former President Jimmy Carter, Rosalynn Carter, former President Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, former President George W. Bush and Laura Bush wait for the ceremony to begin.Trump's children look for their seats before the ceremony begins.
Supreme Court justices await the ceremony. Front from left: Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Anthony Kennedy and Clarence Thomas. Back from left: Justices  Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer and Samuel Alito.Crowds file in along the National Mall before Trump's swearing-in.
Former House Speakers Newt Gingrich and John Boehner arrive with their wives at the Capitol.Former Vice President Dick Cheney arrives for the inauguration.
Sen. Ted Cruz arrives for the ceremony.Sen. Bernie Sanders waves to the crowd from the West Front of the Capitol before the ceremony.
The presidential motorcade moves down Pennsylvania Avenue to the Capitol for the inauguration ceremony.Former Vice President Dan Quayle and his wife, Marilyn, arrive for the ceremony.
The Obamas welcome President-elect Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, to the White House as they arrive for <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/17/politics/donald-trump-inauguration-how-to-watch/index.html">inauguration festivities</a>. Trump's swearing-in will mark the culmination of a stunning upset victory in last year's bitter presidential election.Vice President-elect Mike Pence arrives for a worship service at St. John's Episcopal Church across from the White House.
The Rev. Luis Leon greets the Trumps on their arrival for the service at St. John's.The rain doesn't deter a crowd from gathering to watch the inauguration ceremony.

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