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Trump Inauguration Highlights

A BBC News Special with highlights of the day of Donald Trump's inauguration as the President of the United States of America.


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This is BBC News special looking back at the highlights of Donald

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Trump's presidential inauguration. I was joined by two commentators.

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Donald Trump came to Capitol Hill where hundreds of thousands of

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people had gathered to witness the ceremony. The Republican and

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Democratic leadership coming in before the President-elect. This is

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not just a new president, it is a change of power here in Washington.

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Very firmly switching from Democrats to Republicans. This is going to be

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a different America with a different political bent. This is a

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conservative, hard right turn that America is about to take. Donald

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Trump, about to come out onto the platform, the last person to arrive.

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Announcer: Leaders and gentlemen, the President-elect of the United

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States, Donald John Trump. Ladies and gentlemen, the chairman

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of the joint inaugural commission for ceremonious. Ladies and

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gentlemen, welcome to the inauguration of the 45th president

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of the United States of America. Today, the legislated, the

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executive, the judicial branches of our constitutional government come

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together for the 58 inauguration of the president of the United States.

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Millions of people all over the world will watch and will listen to

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this event. So we come to this place again, a commonplace and miraculous,

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a national moment of celebration but muddy celebration of victory, a

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celebration of democracy. Mr Vice President-elect will you raise your

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right hand and repeat after me. I come Michael Richard p do solemnly

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swear. I, Michael Richard p do solemnly swear. But I will support

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and defend the Constitution of the United States that I will support

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and defend the Constitution of the United States. Against all enemies

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foreign and domestic. Against all enemies, foreign and domestic. But I

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will bear true faith and allegiance to the same. That I will bear true

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faith and allegiance to the same. That I take this obligation freely.

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But I take this obligation freely. Without any mental reservation or

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purpose of evasion. Without any mental reservation or purpose of

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evasion. And that I will well and faithfully discharge. And that I

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will well and faithfully discharge. The burdens of the offers on which I

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am about to enter. The duties of the office on which I am about to enter.

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So help me God. So help me God. Congratulations, Mr vice president.

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Mike Pence has just been sworn in as the next vice president of the

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United States. The transfer of power is partially complete now. Next,

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Donald Trump will take the oath of office. You can see President Obama

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there smiling in the background. Mike Pence, the former Governor of

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Indiana waiting to the crowd. And here is, the moment that many

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thought would never happen. Donald John Trump is about to become

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president of the United States. He will take the oath of office and

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once he has done so here's America's 45th president.

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Please raise your right hand and repeat after me. I, Donald John

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Trump do solemnly swear. I, Donald John Trump do solemnly swear. That I

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will faithfully execute. That I will faithfully execute. The office of

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president of the United States. The office of president of the United

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States. And we'll come to the best of my ability. And we'll come to the

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best of my ability. Preserve, protect and defend. Reserve, protect

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and defend. The Constitution of the United States. Constitution of the

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United States. So help me God. So help me God. Congratulations, Mr

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president. Chief Justice Roberts, President

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Carter, President Clinton, President Bush

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President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people

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We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national

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effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise

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Together, we will determine the course of America and the world

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Every four years we gather on these steps to carry out the orderly

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And we are grateful to President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama

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for their gracious aid throughout this transition.

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Today's ceremony, however, has a very special meaning -

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because today we are not merely transferring power from one

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administration to another or from one party to another,

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but we are transferring power from Washington,

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D.C., and giving it back to you, the people.

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For too long, a small group in our nation's capital has reaped

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the rewards of government while the people have bore the cost.

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Washington flourished, but the people did not share

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Politicians prospered but the jobs left and the factories closed.

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The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country.

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Their victories have not been your victories.

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Their triumphs have not been your triumphs.

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And while they celebrated in our nation's capital,

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there was little to celebrate for struggling families

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That all changes starting right here, and right now,

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It belongs to everyone gathered here today and everyone watching

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The oath of office I take today is an oath of allegiance

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For many decades we've enriched foreign industry at the expense

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of American industry, subsidised the armies of other

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countries while allowing for the very sad depletion

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We've defended other nations' borders while refusing

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to defend our own, and we've spent trillions and trillions of dollars

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overseas while America's infrastructure has fallen

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We've made other countries rich while the wealth,

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strength and confidence of our country has dissipated

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One by one, the factories shuttered and left our shores with not even

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a thought about the millions and millions of American workers

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The wealth of our middle class has been ripped from their homes

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and then redistributed all across the world.

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But that is the past, and now we are looking only

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We assembled here today are issuing a new decree to be heard in every

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city, in every foreign capital and in every hall of power.

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From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land.

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

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Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration,

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on foreign affairs will be made to benefit American workers

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We must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries

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making our product, stealing our companies

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Protection will lead to great prosperity and strength.

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I will fight for you with every breath in my body, and I will never

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America will start winning again - winning like never before.

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We will bring back our wealth, and we will bring back our dreams.

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We will build new roads and highways and bridges and airports and tunnels

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and railways all across our wonderful nation.

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We will get our people off of welfare and back to work,

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rebuilding our country with American hands and American labour.

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We will follow two simple rules: buy American and hire American.

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We will seek friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world,

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but we do so with the understanding that it is the right of all nations

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We do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let

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We will shine for everyone to follow.

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We will reinforce old alliances and form new ones and unite

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the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism,

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which we will eradicate from the face of the Earth.

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When America is united, America is totally unstoppable.

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We are protected and we will always be protected.

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We will be protected by the great men and women of our military

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And most importantly, we will be protected by God.

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Finally, we must think big and dream even bigger.

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In America, we understand that a nation is only living as long

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We will no longer accept politicians who are all talk and no action,

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constantly complaining, but never doing anything about it.

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Do not allow anyone to tell you that it cannot be done.

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No challenge can match the heart and fight and spirit of America.

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Our country will thrive and prosper again.

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So to all Americans in every city near and far, small and large,

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from mountain to mountain, from ocean to ocean,

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Your voice, your hopes, and your dreams will define our

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And your courage and goodness and love will forever guide us

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Together, we will make America strong again.

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And yes, together we will make America great again.

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Donald Trump, delivering an inaugural address. 20 minutes long.

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Directed clearly at his supporters and followers. The people who got

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him into the White House. He talked about a transfer of power to the

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people. This was also a strongly nationalist speech. He talked about

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making America great again. He said there would be a new decree, a new

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vision, that will govern our land. From this day forward it will be

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only a America first. He talked about total allegiance to the United

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States of America, about having hearts full of patriotism. This was

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an address to the people who support him. The people he calls forgotten

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Americans. He talked about a strong nationalist call for a America's

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role in the world. Mr President, in the Bible, rain is a sign of God's

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blessing. It started to rain when you came to the podium. It is my

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prayer that God will bless you, your family, your administration, and man

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He bless America. . The passage of Scripture comes from Timoty, Chapter

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two. I urge them, first of all, that petitions, prayers, and

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Thanksgiving, be made for all people, for Kings, for all those in

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authority, that we may live peacefully quiet lives in godliness.

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This is good. It pleases God, our Savior, who wants everyone to come

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to the Truth. There is one mediator between God and mankind, Jesus, who

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gave himself as a ransom for all people. Now to the King eternal,

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immortal, invisible, the only God, living forever and ever, in Jesus'

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name, Amen. # Who's broad striped

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and bright stars There we have yet. The official

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inauguration ceremony is now over. Donald Trump, the 45th President of

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the United States, leaving the inauguration stand. He goes first.

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And now his wife, Melania Trump, will follow. President Obama, now

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former president, Obama, will follow behind. There he is. Donald Trump.

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Property billionaire. He just gave his inaugural speech promising to

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change America. Promising to bring back jobs to a America. Promising

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that in everything it will be a America, and American workers,

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first. Jon Sopel, quite a speech. Quite a speech. I think we have

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heard so often an inaugural address is very carefully modulated and a

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kind of conciliatory speech. I do not know why we thought he would do

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a standard political speech. He delivered a more polished version of

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the way he has campaigned throughout the country these past 18 months.

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And he has sought to say, do you know what, the way use on the

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campaigning is the way I am going to govern. A Republican strategist. I

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listened to that speech and I imagine many people around the

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world, and in the UK, in Europe, in Asia, millions of them, watching the

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speech, they would have heard the message from Donald Trump that every

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single decision they make will now be about America first. You and I

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both acknowledged that Donald Trump managed to cut the employment rate

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in half. There are 9 million people who are dropping out of the

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workforce not being counted. There is a meaningful job problem. There

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is a wage issue as well. There will be opportunities. Will he be

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challenged I questions of technology and trade, immigration, even a trade

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war, no doubt about it. The world says goodbye to President Barack

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Obama. In office for eight years. Immensely popular around the world

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of Barack Obama. He turns around and waves goodbye. And that is it. The

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last we see of Barack Obama in Washington. He will now fly to the

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Air Force Base. The new man is coming back into the Capitol

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building. That is it. He is alone now. He does not have Barack Obama

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on his side now. He is the 45th President of the United States. All

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the decisions and cares of these offers are now on his shoulders.

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This really has been an extraordinary transition of power.

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Many people thought it would not happen. Donald Trump is now the 45th

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President of the United States. You have been watching this BBC News of

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special on the inauguration of the next president of America.

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I, Donald John Trump, do solemnly swear.

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The office of President of the United States.

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

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Many of us have enjoyed a settled spell of weather over

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That doesn't mean we are all enjoying the same conditions.

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Cold and frosty starts in the south of Britain.

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