Donald Trump is to be sworn in as 45th US president, taking over from President Obama. Donald Trump, President Barack Obama and their families are at the Capitol as the inauguration ceremony is underway.
The Obamas greeted Trump and soon-to-be First Lady Melania Trump at the North Portico of the White House before hosting them for tea.
Obama left the White House for the final time as president, riding alongside Trump to Capitol Hill. Earlier in the morning, Obama wrote a letter to Trump and left it on the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office, as outgoing presidents typically do for their successors.
Trump’s supporters, who sent him to Washington to rip up political norms and thwart the establishment, are thrilled as he assumes power. The crowds started streaming towards the National Mall as dawn broke, with many people wearing Trump’s distinctive red “Make America Great Again” baseball caps.
It has also been reported that hundreds are rallying to protest against inauguration of President Donald Trump near the US Embassy in Manila, the Philippines, chanting “Dump Trump” and burning the US flag.
A devise campaign has left many questioning how Donald Trump will get his policies passed with such little support from his ‘own party’, it makes for an intruiging 4myears to come.
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Donald Trump inauguration: 45th president is sworn in – live. The Guardian
Donald Trump inauguration live: Violent protests erupt after Barack Obama leaves Oval Office. The Independent