Donald Trump has been sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. During his inaugural speech, he reiterated all the things he campaigned for — the reasons why the American people voted for him — the promise of jobs for all, tighter borders, better trade deals with other countries, and the generation of wealth to make America stronger and safer. To Make America Great Again. Here are the updates as they happened:
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10:48 pm IST:
"We will make America strong again, We will make America wealthy again, We will make America proud again, We will make America safe again, WE WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN."
10:47 pm IST:
"You will never be ignored again," Trump tells all Americans.
10:46 pm IST:
"We all bleed the same blood of the patriots."
10:45 pm IST:
"We'll speak our minds openly. There's no room for prejudice."
10:43 pm IST:
"We will work by two rules: Buy American and Hire American"
10:41 pm IST:
"We are going to start winning again. We will bring back our jobs, our borders, our wealth, and our dreams."
10:40 pm IST:
"From this day forward, it is going to be only America first."
10:39 pm IST:
"We've defended other nations' borders while failing to defend our own. We've made other countries richer."
10:38 pm IST:
"The oath of office I take today is an oath of allegiance to all Americans. The pain of the poor is our pain"
10:37 pm IST:
"January 20, 2017 will be remembered as the day that the American people became the rulers"
10:36 pm IST:
"What truly matters is not which party controls the government, but that the government is controlled by the people."
10:35 pm IST:
"This moment is your moment. It belongs to you," Trump tells the people.
10:33 pm IST:
Donald Trump speaks. "We will face challenges, but we'll overcome them," he says.
10:29 pm IST:
Donald Trump takes oath. Here's the text:
I, Donald Trump, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.
10:26 pm IST:
Mormon Tabernacle Choir performs, "America the Beautiful".
10:24 pm IST:
Mike Pence is greeted and congratulated by Barack Obama and others.
10:23 pm IST:
Mike Pence takes oath as the Vice-President of the United States of America.
10:19 pm IST:
Chuck Schumer, Senate Minority leader speaks.
10:17 pm IST
Donald Trump had earlier made it clear in December that he wanted the American people more than any else present at his inaugural ceremony.
The so-called "A" list celebrities are all wanting tixs to the inauguration, but look what they did for Hillary, NOTHING. I want the PEOPLE!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 23, 2016
10:14 pm IST:
Missouri State University Chorale performs at the inauguration ceremony.
10:12 pm IST:
Six religious leaders, including a cardinal, a rabbi, and four different Protestant preachers lead the prayers for Donald Trump's presidency at the inauguration ceremony. This is a record number of religious leaders taking part in the oath-taking ceremony of any President.
10:08 pm IST:
Obama and his wife, Michelle, are leaving the Capitol by military helicopter after witnessing Donald Trump's swearing-in, and they're being flown to the base in Maryland just outside Washington. The Obamas will vacation in Palm Springs, California.
10:04 pm IST:
Inauguration committee chairman Roy Blunt speaks at the ceremony.
09:59 pm IST:
Vice president-elect Mike Pence takes his place at US Capitol ahead of the inauguration.
09:56 pm IST:
Outgoing President Barack Obama and vice-president Joe Biden greeted by former heads of State George W Bush and Jimmy Carter.
09:49 pm IST:
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09:42 pm IST:
This is the 58th Presidential Inauguration in the United States, but Donald Trump will be the 45th President. This is because several Presidents like Barack Obama have had two terms.
09:40 pm IST:
09:36 pm IST:
Hillary Clinton tweeted out expressing her support for the democracy.
I'm here today to honor our democracy & its enduring values. I will never stop believing in our country & its future. #Inauguration— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) January 20, 2017
09:35 pm IST:
Donald Trump, his wife Melania along with the Obamas have reached US Capitol.
09:33 pm IST:
President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle accompany President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania in the presidential car, The Beast, on route from the White House to the US Capitol.
09:23 pm IST:
Former President George W. Bush and his wife Laura Bush arrive on Capitol Hill in Washington. Bush was the 43rd President of USA.
09:22 pm IST:
President Barack Obama and Donald Trump walk out of the White house. Obama has left a letter for his successor in the Oval Office before departing the White House — as is the tradition from one president to the next. Obama leaves the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Donald Trump, his wife, met with President Barack Obama and the First Lady over coffee before the inauguration ceremony.
09:20 pm IST:
Protestors clash with the police. The protesters chant “F**k Donald Trump” and “Whose streets? Our streets.” Lots of audible sirens and shattering sounds heard. Also read: Actors, mayors rally at inauguration eve Trump demonstration
09:17 pm IST:
Joe Biden and his wife leave the tea party at the White House and make their way to Capitol Hill to attend the inauguration.
09:16 pm IST:
Chief Justice John Roberts who will be administering the oath of office to President-elect Donald Trump arrives.
09:12 pm IST:
Vermont senator Bernie sanders arrives at US Capitol for the inauguration.
09:08 pm IST:
The ongoing tea reception, as released by The Guardian, at the White House includes, according to a list released by the White House:
1. The President 2. The First Lady 3. The Vice President 4. Dr. Biden 5. President-Elect Trump 6. Mrs. Trump 7. Vice President-Elect Pence 8. Mrs. Pence 9. Hon. Roy Blunt, Chairman of Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies (R-MO) 10. Mrs. Abbie Blunt, Spouse of Senator Blunt 11. Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader (R-KY) 12. Mrs. Elaine Chao, Spouse of Senator McConnell 13. Hon. Charles E. Schumer, Senate Democrat Leader (D-NY) 14. Ms. Iris Weinshall Schumer, Spouse of Senator Schumer 15. Hon. Paul D. Ryan, Speaker of the House (R-WI) 16. Mrs. Jana Ryan, Spouse of Speaker Ryan 17. Hon. Kevin McCarthy, House Majority Leader (R-CA) 18. Mrs. Judy McCarthy, Spouse of Rep. McCarthy 19. Hon. Nancy Pelosi, House Democrat Leader (D-CA) 20. Mr. Paul Pelosi, Spouse of Rep. Pelosi
09:06 pm IST:
Hillary and Bill Clinton arrive at US Capitol for Donald Trump's inauguration.
8:55 pm IST
Outgoing President Obama via his official Twitter handle POTUS tweeted saying, "It's been the honor of my life to serve you. You made me a better leader and a better man."
It all begins today! I will see you at 11:00 A.M. for the swearing-in. THE MOVEMENT CONTINUES - THE WORK BEGINS!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 20, 2017
The ceremony began yesterday evening with a pre-inaugural dinner, followed by a few performances. The ceremony is also being live streamed via the official Trump Inauguration twitter handle.
Here's the schedule of the programme:
|7:00 pm IST||Trump begins the day by going to a service at St John’s church and then meeting with Barack Obama (along with Melania and the First Lady).|
|10:00 pm IST||The swearing-in ceremony begins. The United States Marine Band will play first. The inauguration programme also shows that there will be readings by faith leaders and remarks from the Missouri senator Roy Blunt, chair of the JCCIC. The Missouri State University Chorale will play, before the vice-president-elect, Mike Pence, who takes the oath. Post this the Mormon Tabernacle Choir is scheduled to play.|
|10:30 pm IST||Trump will be sworn-in and the oath of office will be administered by the chief justice, John Roberts. Trump then gives his inaugural address and additional readings. Jackie Evancho, 16, the face of the TV show 'America’s Got Talent', will sing the national anthem.|
|1:30 am IST||The inaugural parade.|
|Evening:||The Trumps and the Pences will attend three official inaugural balls, according to the presidential inaugural committee.|
(With agency inputs)