Donald Trump, the real estate mogul and reality television star who upended American politics and energized voters angry with Washington, took the oath of office Friday to become the 45th president of the United States, putting Republicans in control of the White House for the first time in eight years.
Trump, who campaigned on the promise of making America great again, was sworn in by U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts just after noon with his hand on two Bibles: his own and one used by Abraham Lincoln in 1861.
“From this day forward a new vision will govern our land," Trump vowed in his inaugural address. "From this day forward it’s going to be only America first, America first.”
Trump said the inauguration day marks the transfer of power from Washington, D.C., "back to you the people."
Protests turned violent less in downtown D.C. than two hours before President Donald Trump took office Friday. Three D.C. police officers were injured in the clash with a crowd of 100 to 200 protesters, who were mostly dressed in black.
Barack Obama, who will continue to live in Washington, is leaving town with his family after the inauguration for a vacation in Palm Springs, California, NBC News reported.
He plans to address a farewell gathering of staff at Joint Base Andrews before boarding his last flight on the military aircraft that ferries presidents on their travels.
Obama began his day with a final visit to the Oval Office and goodbye tweets echoing a farewell letter he had penned to the American people.
"I won't stop," he tweeted. "I'll be right there with you as a citizen, inspired by your voices of truth and justice, good humor, and love."
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First lady to-be Melania Trump donned a powder blue Ralph Lauren dress on Inauguration Day similar in style to those made famous by former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy.
Melania stepped out in the dress on her way into St. John's where she, the president-elect and the future first family attended a service.
Her style drew praise on Twitter, with many comparing her outfit to Kennedy.
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