Friday, January 20, 2017

LIVE: Presidential Inauguration 2017

The long and turbulent 2016 election reaches its final milestone today when Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. Trump will take the oath of office promptly at noon, which marks the official transfer of power. The inaugural address comes toward the end of the outdoor ceremony, and shortly after that, Obama will leave and Trump will attend a luncheon before the rest of the scheduled events -- including the parade and various balls -- fill out the landmark day.

Updated: The event has ended. Watch below the swearing-in and speech that followed.

Trump Takes Oath of Office - Donald Trump was officially sworn in as the 45th president of the United States after a long and divisive campaign. Trump, seated in front of his wife Melania and children and directly next to former President Barack Obama, looked reserved throughout the inauguration ceremony. Both he and Vice President Mike Pence were sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

Trump Inauguration Speech - The 45th president of the United States speaks outside the Capitol building on Inauguration Day. During his inaugural address, Trump told the American people that this was "their celebration."He echoed themes that were repeated throughout his campaign, promising not to leave "the forgotten men and women" behind, and calling for a return of power to the people as opposed to politicians in Washington.

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