Watch the Moment Donald Trump Became President of the United States

Watch the Moment Donald Trump Became President of the United States

With his left hand atop two Bibles, Trump repeated the oath of office after Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts at noon on January 20, 2017, to become the 45th president of the United States. The world is reeling from a presidency it never expected. "Each of us have been able to exercise our civil liberties for so long to make a difference, and we hope that President Trump will do the right thing and allow equal minded legislation that exists to stay on the books", Forbrich said.

Frank Ocean ridiculed Donald Trump for the seemingly sparse turnout at his inauguration Friday, while also lamenting the sight of a divided nation. Trump and his family arrived in Washington on Thursday.

There was no recognition, and probably beneath it no awareness, that America's security and prosperity have rested all these years on the liberal worldwide order, which our wiser leaders created in the wake of World War II and which Trump now deprecates.

The president said from his vantage point on the inauguration platform at the Capitol, the crowd "went all the way back to the Washington Monument".

In his own remarks, Trump addressed what he called "American carnage", and said mothers and children are "trapped in poverty in our inner cities". Police used pepper spray to contain crowds and more than 90 people were arrested. "Mr Trump knows who sent him to the White House, so he reached out to that base".

"From this day forward, it's going to be only America first".

Rep. Slaughter to Skip Trump's Inauguration Over John Lewis Controversy
No other Maryland Democrat has said they will skip the event. "I want to live to see the first woman elected president". Lewis but that "we're off to a bad start, there's no question about it".

Obama's departure was visibly pensive.

Trump's inaugural speech signals that he intends to take the US firmly in a protectionist direction that puts American interests above all else.

Thankfully, we already have a set of photos from official White House Photographer Pete Souza to document the affair.

In a twitter post, GLAAD (formerly the gay and lesbian alliance against defamation) compared the mentioned of LGBT people on the White House website when Obama took over compared to today.

Despite the rancour of the election campaign, Trump took office through a legitimate, peaceful transfer of power - the essence of democracy.

"More than a library or museum, it will be a living, working center for citizenship", Obama continued in the video. Hotels across the District of Columbia reported vacancies, a rarity for an inauguration.