President Trump: The Inauguration


President Trump: The Inauguration

Live coverage as Donald Trump takes office as president of the United States - with BBC News's Katty Kay live at the Capitol.


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Welcome to Washington where in the next hour Donald John Trump will be

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sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. I am Katty Kay,

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bringing you this extraordinary day of ceremony and celebration on BBC

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News. Hundreds of thousands of people have gathered on the National

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Mall, where the ceremony will start very soon. Within the last

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half-hour, Donald Trump arrived at the Capitol, where he is due to take

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the presidential oath just before noon Washington time, before

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delivering his inaugural address. Earlier today, the President-elect

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and his wife, Melania, met Barack and Michelle Obama at the White

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House before travelling together to the ceremony. Among the crowds

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waiting for the inauguration, some of the country's former presidents.

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On Capitol Hill, the inaugural platform is almost full, but waiting

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for the arrival of Donald Trump. He will at the 35 words/ goodbye

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America's founding Fathers, the oath of office, that will make him

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America's 45th President. Hundreds of thousands of supporters, and

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protesters, too, in Washington, DC for this event. Dignitaries, members

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of Congress, military leaders, are already taking their seats on the

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platform ahead of the ceremony, and we will bring you every moment of

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it. In less than one hour, Donald Trump

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will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. The

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property tycoon won an unexpected victory in November's election after

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a controversial campaign. Hundreds of thousands of his supporters are

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here in Washington, but there are protesters as well. They have come

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for the event that will be viewed around the world. The ceremony is

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being attended by former presidents and first ladies, including Bill

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Clinton and his wife, Hillary, Mr Trump's opponent in the recent

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election. In keeping with the new style of Trump era politics, he

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posted a Twitter message earlier saying the movement continues, the

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work begins. Michelle Obama has arrived. She was in the car with

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Melania Trump in the procession that came from the White House. She left

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the White House looking very sober and serious. That is heard saying

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goodbye to her home of the last eight years, where she has raised

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her two daughters. She has turned up at the Capitol, and will be entering

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the Capitol Building. She will be called onto the platform behind us,

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and you can see there, this is the on the east side of the Capitol

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Building, where the guests file in. They then go through the Capitol and

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come out on the west side. Ronald Reagan, with a sense of theatre

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himself, like Donald Trump, moved the ceremony from the east side to

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the west side. We understand that President-elect Donald Trump, still

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President-elect, they are going into the Capitol Building alongside

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President Obama. They will all be... There you go, the call to arms.

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There is President Obama alongside President-elect Donald Trump.

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Greeting well-wishers before they make their way out onto the

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platform. Nancy Pelosi, there, Democratic leader of the house of

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Representatives. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the house behind them. Donald

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Trump, with a cheery, hello, everybody. If he is feeling nervous,

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he is not showing it. Making their way now to the other side of the

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building. It was Ronald Reagan who moved the ceremony from the east

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side to the more grand Westside of the Capitol Building, another

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President who had a sense of theatre and drama, and even television. Joe

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Biden and his wife, Doctor Jill Biden. And Mike Pence, the Vice

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President-elect, behind him, also with his wife. They will be making

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their way onto the platform behind me. Chuck Schumer, the Senator from

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New York. All of the dignitaries from the Senate. Senate leaders,

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Republican and Democrat, except for the 50 members of Congress from the

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Democratic party who have decided to boycott the ceremony. Unusual to

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have members boycotting the ceremony in this number. There is Ivanka

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Trump. She will be an important part of this administration. And her

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brothers, Donald Trump and you can see Eric Trump behind him with the

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red tie, and Tiffany Trump, and Barron Trump, the five Trump

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children. Eric and Donald Junior, who will take over the reins of the

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family business. Ivanka is moving here to Washington with her husband,

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Jared Kushner. And Barron Trump, the youngest son, who will be staying in

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New York with his mother until the end of his school year at least, in

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Trump Tower, in New York. It is quite a first family. Quite a change

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from the Obama first family. Now we have the Trump first family. OK, I

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am joined here in our little perch overlooking Capitol Hill. I have our

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North America editor, Jon Sopel, and Carlos Watson on a Republican who

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has not particularly been a supporter of Donald Trump. John, you

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are watching the new first family of the United States. What strikes you,

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this is a political occasion, ceremonial, but also deeply

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personal. The human stories that are unfolding. Melania Trump giving

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Michelle Obama that little Tiffany box outside the White House.

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Michelle Obama does not have a lady box outside the White House.

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in waiting that she can hand it to. And then, of course, you have

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Hillary Clinton arriving and waving to the cameras. You thought, how

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painful must that have been? And there you see her smiling and

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laughing now on the steps of the Capitol, waiting for the ceremony to

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begin, flanked by George W Bush and her husband and thinking, it would

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be unnatural if she didn't think, I got 3 million more votes than him,

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and I am not there as the President being sworn in today, swearing on

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the Lincoln Bible. It is all these human stories, as well as the

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ceremonial, which follows, as it does every four years. If you had

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the sound turned down you would think there is nothing unusual about

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what is unfolding today. And yet it is extraordinary that we are

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witnessing Donald Trump, with no previous political experience, being

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sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. And never before

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has there been such uncertainty about what is going to unfold in his

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presidency. There is always in Washington when we have these

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transitions of power between administrations, a change. A change

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in government, in policies, a change in tone in this city. But I can't

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remember a time, Carlos Watson, when there has been such a dramatic

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shift, how two men, so different in almost everything, in their

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worldview, in their view of America, in their understanding of what it

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President of this country, from Barack Obama to Donald Trump, and we

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are making this transition at a time when the country is bitterly

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divided. We have seen the violent protests on inauguration morning.

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Something else I have never seen. And the backdrop to what is a

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peaceful transition of power, and smiling faces up on the podium,

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doesn't tell the whole story. It doesn't, indeed. It would be hard to

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find the easy comparison. If you wanted to stretch back in modern

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times, probably 1968-69, Nixon winning in the midst of Vietnam and

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the midst of racial strife and other things. And again, the level of

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moral outrage, not just political difference and dissension. And that

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presidency ended six years later in a very difficult place. That does

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not necessarily mean that has to happen here but there is no doubt

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about it, that he does not go forward with the kind of honeymoon

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that Bush 41 had, or Ronald Reagan had for a bit, or even that Barack

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Obama had, even in the midst of the financial crisis he found himself

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in. So clearly there will be greater levels of protest and dissension,

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and frankly competition. The Democrats will nominate a new head

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of the DNC in a few weeks, and that will kick off a level of competition

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and resistance that we have not yet seen. For Donald Trump supporters,

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cheering therefore the cameras on the national all, it is precisely

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these differences they are excited about. As we look at that wide shot,

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I cannot help but reflect on when I was here eight years ago, and trying

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to broadcast from there, and I missed my first broadcast because

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the crowds were so dense we couldn't get anywhere near. These crowds are

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thin. It was 1.8 million who came for Barack Obama, from all over

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America, they travelled four days to witness a piece of history, the

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first African-American President. He had the biggest turnout of any

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President ever. In even colder weather. His crowds were dense,

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right back to the Washington monument, halfway down the National

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Mall, at the top of that shot. This is fairly spartan. I don't want to

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make a trivial point, but these are things that matter to Donald Trump.

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He loves to be able to say, this was the biggest crowd ever. He will not

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be able to say that. He will probably say it anyway! That is the

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other thing we do not know, whether the tweeting, the random attacks on

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Meryl Streep, a satirical TV programme, a union leader from

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Pennsylvania, we have no idea whether that is the style he will

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take into the White House with him. So when we say uncertainty, this is

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not just about the detail of policy but about behaviour. You made the

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point earlier about it being hard to think of two people more different

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than Donald Trump and Barack Obama. When you go to a Barack Obama news

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conference, or listen to him speak, you feel that every word is being

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measured for nuance. There will be a slowness of delivery, as he wants to

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get the tone absolutely right so there can be no misunderstanding of

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what he said. With Donald Trump, you hear from the heart. There is no

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lack of authenticity about Donald Trump. You hear it, you feel it, and

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that is how he has been until now, and we don't know if it will change

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tomorrow. I was talking to a former Republican governor earlier who said

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maybe this is what the new era of politics looks like in America,

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Donald Trump may be the beginning of an era in which it is celebrities,

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or singers, or nontraditional political figures who manage to

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capture public attention, who are well-known to the public, who

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managed to rally their supporters precisely, Carlos, because they talk

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in a different way. This is what those people on the national more

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one from Donald Trump. They do not want him to sound like Barack Obama,

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or even George Bush. No two ways about it. They're not only will be

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different candidates and different kinds of conversation, but frankly

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different policy approaches. I mean, you think about the campaign he ran.

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I'm going to build a wall and make Mexico pay for it. When you think

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about the way he went after Jeb Bush, the way he engaged. Even,

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frankly, in the end, the way that he won, pushing aside the popular vote

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and clearly and unequivocally holding onto this electoral vote

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win, which, to his credit, was significant. It was not a narrow

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George W Bush over Al Gore by five electoral votes. It was a meaningful

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win. No doubt that Donald Trump has ushered in a new era of politics and

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it will be interesting to see how the Democrats respond. I think all

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of us, as we, over the next four-year 's and the next 100 days

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as he hits the ground running, try to measure the success of this

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President, we may have to recalibrate the definition of

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success. Because I'm not sure that for Donald Trump's supporters what

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matters are the facts and figures of individual policies, as much as the

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tone and feeling and mood of the country that Donald Trump drives.

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And I suspect that he will be able to become -- to be cut quite a lot

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of slack from his supporters by sounding nontraditional. He will

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need to keep that up. The thing that has struck me is the willingness of

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people to give Donald Trump the benefit of the doubt. They know that

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there are warts. They know there are issues. They know he may lack

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international experience. All of that. And yet it seems to me that an

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awful lot of his supporters just don't care. They know what they are

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getting as part of a package, in a way they couldn't warm to Hillary

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Clinton. They talked about John F Kennedy as the first President of

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the ten of -- television age. Donald Trump is the first President of the

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reality television age. He is going to play communications very

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differently. Lets go down to the national more all. Almost a million

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turned out for Barack Obama. It looks thinner this time around. But

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there are supporters from Donald Trump who have come from all over

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this country to see their man take the oath of office. Our reporter is

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down there on the national more all for us. What is the mood like down

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there. Excited, despite the weather? I imagine the atmosphere is

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building. If we move the camera down, you can

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sow that crowds are -- can you see that crowds are streaming in. Closer

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to the Capitol, the crowds are cramming in. These are the cheap

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seats, you could say. People here will be watching on big screens. One

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of the hall marks of this campaign was how divisive it was. I'm joined

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by two people who've come to the inauguration today. Hello, Gorge.

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And Jen from Minnesota. Hi there. Hello. Let's start with you, you

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were a Donald Trump supporter. How are you feeling today? I was, I am

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feeling great. It's an exciting day. I wanted to be here. I think the

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next eight years is going to be very, very interesting. How are you

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feeling? Your badge of course, shows us you voted for Hillary Clinton.

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It's been a roller coaster of emotions, leading up to the election

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and since November 8. Why are you here today? I'm here with a group of

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high school students. We're experiencing Washington DC and we

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are here to visit the nation's capital and experience the wonderful

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treasures and witness of peaceful transformation of power from one

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President to another. How do you think Donald Trump can unite this

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country and bring people like you on board and have faith in him? I

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certainly think that's an area of opportunity for him right now. I

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hope that he goes into it listening and surrounds himself with

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compassionate and capable people, who are able to speak on behalf of

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the American public. What do you think to that, how can he bring

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people like Jen on board? I'm looking for him to govern as our

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President, the entire United States President, both sides of the aisle.

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We need that. It's time for that. That was part of why I think this is

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a change and we have a shot at that. Thank you very much. We'll let you

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get a spot further down the mall to watch the proceedings. That's it for

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now. Here the crowds are filling up in the national mall. We're back

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with more later. Down there on the mall with Donald

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Trump supporters, I should say, here we go back to the Capitol. There's

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Michelle Obama and Gill Biden coming out onto the inauguration platform.

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Michelle Obama who has been through this twice before, of course, in

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2009 and then again when her husband was re-located four years later,

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she's sat there watching her husband take the Oath of Office to become

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President of the United States. It's a very rare club. There are not a

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lot of people who have been in Michelle Obama's situation. She

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leaves the position of First Lady incredibly popular with the American

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public. She has high approval ratings. Many people have wondered

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whether she might run for politics herself. Her husband says, not on

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your life, it's not going to happen, dream on. Michelle has no interest

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in being a politician. But she became a very powerful advocate for

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Hillary Clinton. She was called the secret weapon during the campaign.

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She's been a well respected and well liked First Lady in her own right.

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She hands over to somebody younger and quite different and who does

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not, it seems, want to embrace the role of First Lady of the United

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States with quite the vigour with which Michelle Obama has done so. Of

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course, she was a powerful career woman in her own right as a lawyer

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in Chicago, working in Chicago hospital systems and had a very

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successful and important job that she had to give up to join her

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husband to come down here when he left Chicago and became President of

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the United States. There have been questions about how happy she was to

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do that in the way that Hillary Clinton had also had to give up a

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career as a lawyer to become Bill Clinton's First Lady. But she took

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on the role with gusto and Barack Obama has been very publicly

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grateful to her over the last few weeks, several times mentioning how

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important she has been and talking about how she took on this role that

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she didn't ask for but that she did so with grace and style. I think

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most Americans would agree with that. And you look at the way she is

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able to communicate and the way she communicates and the way she's done

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it as First Lady, not just doing the odd conventional interview. You know

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dancing on TV with one of the late night TV hosts, doing James Corden's

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car pool karaoke. Melania Trump being escorted onto the platform by

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the military guard there, a woman who will not be taking up residence,

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initially, in the White House, but will stay in New York with her son

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until he finishes his school year. Somebody who has made it clear that

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she does not relish this position. Yes, I felt you could see it

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yesterday slightly, when she was at the Republican Congressional leaders

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lunch. Donald Trump asked her to say a few words. There was a look on her

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face as if to say, that is the last thing in the world that I would like

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to do right now. In fairness to her, she did and she was fluent and

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articulate and talked about making America great again and was right on

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message. But I just think that to look at their faces and maybe you

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can overinterpret just from facial expression, I've been struck by

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looking at both her and Donald Trump today that, the Obamas are relaxed.

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They are leaving office. It's all behind them now. They know how

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difficult it is. You just get a sense, I think, from her and from

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him, a sense of oh, my goodness, what is going to happen when the

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door closes behind us this afternoon in the White House and it is

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suddenly for real and the decisions are coming at you fast, on all

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manner of different matters. She looks spectacular, former Slovenian

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model, tall, graceful, beautiful, fantastically dressed. She's always

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immaculate looking when she appears in public. But this morning she also

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looks, as you suggested, like the cares of what is about to happen.

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She is not skipping lightly. Her feet, I suspect are feeling very

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heavy with the burden, extraordinary burden that must be on you to be

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President. We look at these pictures of the people smiling, if you are a

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spectator today and you've got a ringside view, it's fantastic. If

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you are one of the participants about to be thrown into the middle

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of all this - We can hear the applause, from where we are sitting

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for Melania Trump. Carlos Watson, First Lady, it's not an easy job, is

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it? The last several first ladies have really made it their own in

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different ways. Michelle Obama approval ratings that exceed even

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her husband's, whether it's been on the question of fitness or education

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really has weighed in. Laura Bush was incredibly popular as well.

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Needless to say Hillary Clinton - We are seeing Barack Obama and Joe

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Biden, their final moments as President and Vice President of the

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United States. That's one that worked out, huh? That was not

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immediately a match made in heaven. They were two competitors in the

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2008 primaries. Joe Biden did poorly in the first and dropped out early.

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Had some inopportune things to say about the future President. One of

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his last acts in office, President Obama awarded Joe Biden the highest

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civilian award in America, the presidential medal of freedom. Joe

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Biden was taken totally by surprise. There was very touching scenes where

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he cried openly and thanked the President. This has been a very

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close relationship. I suspect, given the man they are about to hand over

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power to, these two men, Joe Biden and Barack Obama, will not be

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disappearing from American political life in the way that they might have

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thought they were going to, if Hillary Clinton had won. Certainly

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not Joe Biden. I think Joe Biden, I don't know if you saw that interview

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recently where he very openly talked about his regrets that he didn't run

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and talked about the number of worries that he had - And talked

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about the possibility of leaving open the possibility that he could

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do it again in 2020. Hard to believe. The Democratic Party is in

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very bad shape in the United States in the moment. Barack Obama has not

:24:12.:24:18.

left his party in full health. The Republicans have been elected in

:24:19.:24:21.

local offices right across the country. These two men are leaving

:24:22.:24:27.

office today, but they have a mission between them to try and

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restore the fortunes. One of the very unusual aspects - Of the party.

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Of what is unfolding today is that Barack Obama isn't going to get on

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marine one, I mean he's going on holiday - I am going to pause you

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there... And the Vice President, Joe Biden, escorted by the Senate

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Democratic leader and the House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi.

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Barack Obama leaving office with a smile on his face. A reporter

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shouted him a question at him this morning, "Have you got one last

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word, any last words for the American people, Mr President? He

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replied, "Thank you." There he is, greeting the Trump family. Barack

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Obama has been gracious to the Trump family and he's reached out to

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Donald Trump in phone conversations. But he hasn't stopped himself from

:25:43.:25:47.

being critical either in. His final press conference this week he made a

:25:48.:25:51.

point of saying, "If I feel that American values are under threat,

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you will hear from me." So this is not a man saying that he is going to

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disappear in the way that man there, George W Bush, did when Barack Obama

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became President. The other point, Barack Obama isn't leaving

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Washington. He's going to be living about two miles from the White

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House, while his younger daughter finishes high school. He's going to

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be around and there are going to be a lot of people looking to him when

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they see something they don't like, they're going to be saying - Look at

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this scene for a minute, Jimmy Carter, former President of the

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United States, Barack Obama, former President of the United States, Bill

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Clinton, former President of the United States, George Bush, former

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President of the United States, that is some political gathering. That's

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quite a gathering. And then you obviously have the new heirs to the

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throne. There's Dan Quail, former Vice President for George HW Bush.

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You say the Democrats are in a tough place and Obama will speak up. Here

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we have him. Donald Trump making his way out onto the inaugural platform

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on the west side of the Capitol, where he will be sworn in. As the

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45th President of the United States, Donald J Trump, 70 years old. Born

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in New York City. A real estate billionaire who won an election that

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nobody ever thought he was going to win, when he first announced his

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candidacy in June 2015. He wrote a famous book The Art of the Deal, 30

:27:34.:27:37.

years ago, talk about closing the ultimate deal that no-one thinks you

:27:38.:27:42.

can close. That's what he did in convincing more than 60 million

:27:43.:27:45.

Americans and nearly 300 electoral votes to come his way. We talk about

:27:46.:27:51.

the human side of this, he's preceded by Paul Ryan the House

:27:52.:27:57.

leader and Mitch McConn le l, the Senate majority leader. These are

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people he will have to work with closely if he wants to see his

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legislative ambitions realised. We can hear the cheers echoing now from

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Pennsylvania Avenue to where we are. Let's take a moment to watch and

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listen to this extraordinary moment. Ladies and gentleman, the Vice

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President-elect, Michael Richard Pence.

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APPLAUSE Mike Pence, the for the momenter

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governor of Indiana -- former governor of Indiana. He has been

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intimately involved in the transition process, selecting

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candidates for the Cabinet, channelling Donald Trump and

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somebody who Republicans feel they can work with. He's well known, of

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course, to Republicans in that building, where he's standing right

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now. There have been times during the campaign when his relationship

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with Donald Trump was not easy. Particularly around issues of those

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tapes and women and sexual abuse allegations and Mike Pence made it

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very clear he did not like what he was hearing from his boss. But in

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terms of politics and policy and agenda, he is a supporter of Donald

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Trump's mission to change the way America works and up end the

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policies of President Obama, a conservative Republican, Christian

:30:19.:30:18.

conservative Republican. Like Joe Biden, he is likely to have

:30:19.:30:34.

a meaningful hand in policy. The Senate Sergeant at Arms, Frank

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Larkin, the house Sergeant at arms, rules committee ranking member and

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Senate Democratic leader, Charles Schumer, Speaker of the house of

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representatives, Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell,

:30:52.:30:54.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and house Democratic leader Nancy

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Pelosi. The Republican and Democratic

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leadership coming in before the President-elect. This is not just a

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new President but a change of power in Washington, very firmly switching

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from Democrats to Republicans. This is going to be a different America,

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with a different political bent. This is a conservative, hard right

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term that America is about to take under this President. And now we are

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waiting. Donald Trump about to come out onto the platform, the last

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person to arrive. Ladies and gentlemen, the President-elect of

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the United States, Donald John Trump.

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Ladies and gentlemen, the chairman of the joint can for inaugural

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ceremonies, the Honourable Roy Blunt.

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Thank you, all of you. If you have a seat, you can sit down. Mr

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President, Mr Vice President, Mr President-elect, Mr Vice

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President-elect, ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the

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inauguration of the 45th President of the United States of America.

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Today, the legislative, the executive, the judicial branches of

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our constitutional government come together for the 58 inauguration of

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the President of the United States. Millions of people all over the

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world will watch and will listen to this event. 36 years ago, it was the

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first inauguration on this side of the Capitol, President Ronald Reagan

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said that what we do here is both commonplace and miraculous.

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Commonplace, every four-year 's sense 1789, when President George

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Washington took this exact same oath. Miraculous, because we have

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done it every four years since 1789, and the example it sets for

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democracies everywhere. Washington believed the inauguration of the

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second President would be more important than the inauguration of

:34:47.:34:52.

the first. Many people had taken control of the government up until

:34:53.:34:56.

then, but few people had ever turned that control willingly over to

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anyone else. And as important as the transfer, the first transfer of

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power was, many historians believe that the next election was even more

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important. In 1801, one group of people, arguably for the first time

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ever in history, willingly, if not enthusiastically, gave control of

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the governments to people they believed had a dramatically

:35:24.:35:25.

different view of what the government would, should and could

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do. After that election that actually discovered a flaw in the

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Constitution itself, which was remedied by the 12th Amendment,

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Thomas Jefferson, at that inauguration, beyond the chaos of

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the election that had just passed, said, we are all Republicans, we are

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all Federalist. After four years of civil war, Lincoln's second

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inaugural speech tried to find reason for the continued war when he

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pointed out that both sides prayed to the same God. He had earlier

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written about those fervent prayers, that one side must be, and both

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sides may be wrong, but in 1865, he looked to the future, and the

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memorable moment in that speech was, with malice toward none, and charity

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for all. In the middle of depression, the country was told

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that the only thing we had to fear was fear itself. And President

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Kennedy talked about the obligation in democracy to country. The great

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question that day was, ask what you can do for your country. So we come

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to this place again. Commonplace and miraculous. A national moment of

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celebration. But not a celebration of victory, a celebration of

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democracy. And as we begin that celebration, I call on His Eminence,

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Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan, Reverend Doctor Samuel Rodriguez to

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provide readings and the indication. -- invocation.

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The prayer of King Solomon from the book of Wisdom. Let us pray. God of

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our ancestors and Lord of mercy, you have made all things. And in your

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providence have charged asked to all the creatures produced by you, to

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govern the world in holiness and righteousness, and to render

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judgment with integrity of heart. Give us wisdom, for we are your

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servants, weak and short lived, lacking incomprehension, of judgment

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and of laws. Indeed, though one might be perfect among mortals, if

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wisdom, which comes from you, be lacking, we count for nothing. Now

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we view is wisdom. Who knows your will and was there when you made the

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world. Who understands what is pleasing in your eyes, what is

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conformable with your commands. Send her forth from your holy heavens.

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From your glorious throne, dispatch her, that she may be with us, and

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work with us. That we may grasp what is pleasing to you. For she knows

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and understands all things, and will guide us prudently in our affairs,

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and safeguard our spy her glory. Amen. -- safeguard us by her glory.

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From the Gospel of Matthew, the fifth chapter. God blesses those who

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are poor and realise their need for him, for the Kingdom of heaven is

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prayers. God blesses those who mourn, because they will be

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comforted. God blesses those who are humble, for they will inherit the

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earth. God blesses those who hunger and thirst for justice, for they

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will be satisfied. God lessons those who are merciful, for they will be

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shown mercy. He blesses those who are pure in heart, for they will see

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God. God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called

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children of God. God blesses those who are persecuted for doing right,

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for the kingdom of heaven is prayers. And God blesses you, when

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people mock you, and persecute you and lie about you, and say all sorts

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of evil things against you, because you are my followers. For you are

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the light of the world. The city on the hilltop that cannot be hidden.

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No one likes a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is

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placed on its stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In

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the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, and

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everyone will praise your Heavenly Father, respectfully in Jesus' name.

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We come to you, Heavenly Father come in the name of Jesus, with grateful

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hearts. Thanking you for this great country that you have decreed to

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your people. We act knowledge we are a blesses nation, with a rich

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history of faith and fortitude, with a future that is filled with promise

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and purpose. We recognise that every good and every perfect gift comes

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from you, and the United States of America is your gift, for which we

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proclaim our gratitude. As a nation, we now pray for our President,

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Donald John Trump. Vice President Michael Richard Pence. And their

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families. We ask that you would Biz Stone upon our President the wisdom

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necessary to lead this great nation, the grace to unify us, and the

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strength to stand for what is honourable and writing your site. In

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Proverbs one, you instruct us that our leader's heart is in your hands.

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Gracious God, revealed to our President the ability to know the

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will, your will. The confidence to lead us, in justice and

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righteousness, and the compassion to yield to our better angels. While we

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know there are many challenges before us, in every generation you

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have provided the strength and power to become that Lessig nation. Guide

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us in discernment, Lord, and give us that strength to persevere and

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thrive. Now bind and heal our wins and divisions, and join our nation

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to your purpose. Viking dumb come, thy will be done. Let your

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favourably upon this one nation under God. Let these United States

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of America be that beacon of hope to all people, and nations under your

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dominion, a true hope for all humankind. Glory to the Father, the

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sun and the holy spirit. We pray this in the name of Jesus Christ.

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Amen. Ladies and gentlemen, the Missouri State University Chorale.

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MUSIC: Now We Belong by Michael Dennis Browne.

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The Missouri State University choral pram tillses two blocks -- practices

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two blocks from my home. We're pleased to find them and we're

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pleased they're here. APPLAUSE

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Also, a great opportunity for me to introduce my colleague, the senator

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from New York, chuck Schumer. APPLAUSE

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My fellow Americans, we live in a challenging and tumultuous time, a

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quickly evolving, ever more interconnected world, a rapidly

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changing economy that benefits too few, while leaving too many behind,

:47:42.:47:49.

a fractured media, a politics frequently consumed by rancour. We

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face threats, foreign and domestic. In such times, faith in our

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government, our institutions and even our country can erode. Despite

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these challenges, I stand here today confident in this great country for

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one reason - you, the American people.

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APPLAUSE We Americans have always been a

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forward-looking, problem-solving, optimist being, patriotic and decent

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people. Whatever our race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity,

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whether we are immigrant or native born, whether we live with

:48:42.:48:47.

disabilities or do not, in wealth or in poverty, we are all exceptional

:48:48.:48:52.

in our commonly-held yet fierce devotion to our country and in our

:48:53.:48:58.

willingness to sacrifice our time, energy and even our lives to making

:48:59.:49:05.

it a more perfect union. Today we celebrate one of democracy's core

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attributes, the peaceful transfer of power and every day, we stand up for

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core democratic principles enshrined in the constitution, the rule of

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law, equal protection for all under law, the freedom of speech, press,

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religion, the things that make America America. We can gain

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strength from reading our history and listening to the voices of

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average Americans. They always save us in times of strife. One such

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American was Major Sullivan Balou. On July 14, 1861, when the North and

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South were lining up for their first battle, a time when our country was

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bitterly divided and faith in the future of our country was at a

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nadar, the major, of the second Rhode Island volunteers, penned a

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letter to his wife, Sarah. It is one of the greatest letters in American

:50:12.:50:17.

history. It shows the strength and courage of the average American,

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allow me to read some of his words, which echo through the ages. "My

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very dear Sarah, he wrote, the indications are very strong that we

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shall move in a few days, perhaps tomorrow. If it is necessary that I

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should fall on the battlefield for my country, I am ready. I have no

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misgivings about or lack of confidence in the cause in which I

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am engaged and my courage does not halt or faulter. I know how strongly

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American civilisation now leans upon the triumph of the government and

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how great a debt we owe to those who went before us, through the blood

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and suffering of the revolution. And I am willing, perfectly willing, to

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lay down all my joys in this life to help maintain this government and to

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pay that debt. Sarah, my love for you is deathless, it seems to bind

:51:22.:51:28.

me to you with the mighty cables but nothing but op nip tense can break

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-- omnipotence can break. My love for my country comes on me like a

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strong wind and bears me on with these chains to the battlefield." He

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gave his life on the battlefield a week later at the first battle of

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Bull Run. It is because he and countless others believed in

:51:53.:51:55.

something bigger than themselves and were willing to sacrifice for it

:51:56.:52:01.

that we stand today in the full blessings of liberty, in the

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greatest country on earth. And that spirit lives on in each of us,

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Americans whose families have been here for generations and those who

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have just arrived. I know our best days are yet to come. I urge all

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Americans to read this full letter. His words give me solace, strength.

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I hope they will give you the same. Now, please stand, while the

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associate justice of the Supreme Court, Clarence Thomas, administers

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the Oath of Office to the Vice President of the United States.

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Place your right hand on the Bible. Raise your right hand. Mr Vice

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President-elect, would you raise your right hand and repeat after me.

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I Michael Richard Pence, do solemnly swear. I Michael Richard Pence, do

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solemnly swear. That I will support and defend the Constitution of the

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United States. That I will support and defend the Constitution of the

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United States Against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Against all

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enemies, foreign and domestic. That I will bear true faith and

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

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the same That I take this obligation freely. That I take this obligation

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freely. Without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion.

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Without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion. And that I will

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

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discharge. The duties of the office on which I'm about to enter. The

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duties of the office on which I'm about to enter. So help me God. So

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help me God. Congratulations.

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God bless you. STUDIO: Mike Pence there has just

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been sworn in as the next Vice President of the United States. The

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transfer of power is partially complete now. Next Donald Trump will

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take the Oath of Office. This is the beginning of the switch. You can see

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President Obama smiling in the background. Mike Pence, former

:54:50.:54:52.

governor of Indiana, waving to the crowd. Now officially, the Vice

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President of the United States. That means Joe Biden is no longer

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officially the Vice President. He is the former Vice President of the

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United States. We will have the formen Tabernacle choir in a bit and

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then the Chief Justice of the United States will issue the Oath of Office

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to Donald Trump. Mormon Tabernacle choir. Donald Trump's mother was

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born on the Isle of Lewis, a Scott by birth, in part and his father,

:55:28.:55:35.

Fred Trump, the real estate magnate, surprised the world by winning the

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election. O beautiful for spacious skies

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machine for amber waves of grain hr for purple mountained imagine stays

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# Above the fruited plains # America, America, God shed his

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grace on thee # And crown thy good with

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brotherhood from sea to shining sea # Oh, beautiful for pilgrim feet who

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O beautiful for heroes proved # In liberating strife

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# Who more than self their country loved

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# And mercy more than life # America, America

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# May God thy gold refine # Till all success be nobleness

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# And every gain divine # O beautiful for patriot dream

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# That sees beyond the years # Thine alabaster cities gleam

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# Undimmed by human tears # America, America

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# God shed his grace on thee # And crown thy good with

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brotherhood # From sea to shining sea.

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# And crown thy good with brotherhood

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# From sea to shining sea! # From sea to shining sea! #

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE .

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Here it is, the moment that many thought would never happen, Donald

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John Trump is about to become President of the United States. He

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will take the Oath of Office and once he has done so, he is America's

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45th President. Please raise your right hand and

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repeat after me. I, Donald John Trump, do solemnly swear. I, Donald

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John Trump, do solemnly swear. That I will faithfully execute. That I

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will faithfully execute. The office of President of the United States.

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The office of President of the United States. And will do the best

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of my ability. And will do the best of my ability. Preserve, protect and

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defend the Constitution of the United States. Preserve, protect and

:00:17.:00:20.

defend the Constitution of the United States. So help me God. So

:00:21.:00:26.

help me God. Congratulations, Mr President.

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And there it is. Donald Trump is the President of the

:00:44.:01:06.

United States. The 45th President of America. He has now taken the oath

:01:07.:01:11.

of office. He is the commander-in-chief. He has the

:01:12.:01:15.

nuclear codes. He is the ceremonial head of state, the elected head of

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state. This is a man with an enormous amount of power. Right now,

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the 21 gun salute blaring out around this city, to mark a moment that

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view it here thought would happen and many people around the world did

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not expect either. A big changes coming to America, and Donald Trump

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will be at its helm. Chief Justice Roberts, President

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Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow

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Americans, and people of the world, thank you.

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

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rebuild our country, and restore its promise for all of our people.

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

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many, many years to come. We will face challenges, we will confront

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hardships, but we will get the job done. Every four years we gather on

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these steps to carry out the orderly and peaceful transfer of power. And

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we are grateful to President Obama and first Lady Michelle Obama, for

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their gracious aid throughout this transition. They have been

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magnificent. Thank you. APPLAUSE

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Today's ceremony, however, has 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, but we are

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transferring power from Washington, DC, and giving it back to you, the

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people. For too long, a small group in our

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nation's capital has reaped the rewards of government, while the

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people have born the cost. Washington flourished, but the

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people did not share in its wealth. Politicians prospered, but the jobs

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left, and the factories closed. The establishment protected itself. But

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not the citizens of our country. Their victories have not been your

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victories. Their triumphs have not been your triumphs. And while they

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celebrated in our nation's capital, there was little to celebrate for

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struggling families all across our land.

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That all changes, starting right here and right now. Because this

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moment is your moment. It belongs to you.

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It belongs to everyone gathered here today, and everyone watching, all

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across America. This is your day, this is your celebration, and this,

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the United States of America, is your country.

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What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but

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whether our government is controlled by the people.

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January 20, 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the

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rulers of this nation again. The forgotten men and women of our

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country will be forgotten no longer. Everyone is listening to you now.

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You came by the tens of millions to become part of a historic movement

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the likes of which the world has never seen before. At the centre of

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this movement is a crucial conviction, that a nation exists to

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serve its citizens. Americans want great schools for their children,

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safe neighbourhoods for their families and good jobs for

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themselves. These are just and reasonable demands of righteous

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people and a righteous public. But for too many of our citizens, a

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different reality exists. Mothers and children trapped in poverty in

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our inner cities, rusted out factories, scattered like tombstones

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across the landscape of our nation, an education system flush with cash,

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but which leaves our young and beautiful students deprived of all

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knowledge, and the crime and the gangs and the drugs that have stolen

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too many lives and robbed our country of so much unrealised

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potential. This American carnage stops right here and stops right

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now. We are one nation, and their pain is

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our pain. Their dreams are our dreams. And their success will be

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our success. We share one heart, one home, and one glorious destiny. The

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oath of office I take today is an oath of allegiance to all Americans.

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For many decades, we have enriched foreign industry at the expense of

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American industry, subsidised the armies of other countries while

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allowing for the very sad depletion of our military. We have defended

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other nations' borders, while refusing to defend our own.

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APPLAUSE And spent trillions and trillions of

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dollars overseas, while America's infrastructure has fallen into

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disrepair and decay. We have made other countries rich,

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while the wealth, strength and confidence of our country has this

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pay to over the horizon. -- dissipated. One by one, the

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factories shuttered and left our shores, with not even a thought

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about the millions and millions of American workers that were left

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behind. The wealth of our middle-class has been ripped from

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their homes, and then redistributed all across the world. But that is

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the past, and now we are looking only to the future.

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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. From this

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

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forward, it's going to be only America first. America first.

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Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs,

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will be made to benefit American workers and American families. We

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must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries making

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our products, stealing our companies and destroying our jobs. Protection

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will lead to great prosperity and strength. I will fight for you with

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every breath in my body, and I will never, ever, let you down. America

:11:23.:11:33.

will start winning again. Winning like never before. We will bring

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back our jobs. We will bring back our borders. We will bring back our

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wealth. And we will bring back our dreams. We will build new roads and

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highways and bridges and airports and tunnels and railways, all across

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our wonderful nation. We will get our people off of welfare and back

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to work, rebuilding our country with American hands and American labour.

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We will follow two simple rules. By American, and higher American. We

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will seek friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world. But

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

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put their own interests first. We do not seek to impose our way of life

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on anyone, but rather to let it shine, as an example. We will shine

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for everyone to follow. We will reinforce old alliances and form new

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ones, and unite the civilised world against radical Islamic terrorism,

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which we will eradicate completely from the face of the earth. At the

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bedrock of our politics will be a total allegiance to the United

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States of America. And through our loyalty to our country, we will

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rediscover our loyalty to each other. When you open your heart to

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patriotism, there is no room for prejudice.

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The Bible tells us how good and pleasant it is when God's people

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live together in unity. We must speak our minds openly, debate our

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disagreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity. When America is

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united, America is totally unstoppable. There should be no

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fear. We are protected, and we will always be protected. We will be

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protected by the great men and women of our military and law enforcement.

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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. In America, we

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understand that a nation is only living as long as it is striving. We

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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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The time for empty talk is over. Now arrives the hour of action. Do not

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allow anyone to tell you that it cannot be done. No challenge can

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match the heart and fight and spirit of America. We will not fail. Our

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country will thrive and prosper again. We stand at the birth of a

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new millennium, ready to unlock the mysteries of space, to free the

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earth from the miseries of disease and to harness the energies,

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industries and technologies of tomorrow, a new national pride will

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stir our souls, lift our sights and heal our divisions. It's time to

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remember old wisdom our soldiers will never forget - whether we are

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black, brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots.

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APPLAUSE We all enjoy the same glorious

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freedoms and we all salute the same great American flag. Whether a child

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is born in the urban sprawl of Detroit or the wind-swept plains of

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Nebraska, they look up at the same night sky, they fill their heart

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with the same dreams and they are infused with the breath of life by

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the same almighty creator. APPLAUSE

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

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mountain to mountain, from ocean to ocean, hear these words: You will

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never be ignored again. CHEERING

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

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destiny. And your courage and goodness and love will forever guide

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us along the way. Together, we will make America strong again. We will

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make America wealthy again. We will make America proud again. We will

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make America safe again. And yes, together, we will make America great

:18:09.:18:14.

again! Thank you, God bless you and good bless America. Thank you. God

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Bless America. CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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STUDIO: Donald Trump there delivering an inaugural address 20

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minutes long, directed clearly at his supporters and his followers,

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the people he called the forgotten Americans. He talked about a

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transfer of power from Washington DC to the rest of the country and

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giving people back their power, but this was also a strongly Nationalist

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speech. He talked about making America great again. He said there

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would be a new decree, a new vision that will govern our land, it will

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America first. He talked about total allegiance to the United States of

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America, about having hearts full of patriotism. This was an address to

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the people who support him, the people who he calls the forgotten

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Americans and a strong Nationalist call for America's role in the

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world. Eternal God, bless President Donald

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J Trump and America, our great nation. Guide us to remember the

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words, who may dwell on your holy mountain, one who does what is right

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and speaks the truth. Who knows that when you eat the labour of your

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hands you are praise worthy, that he who sows in tears shall reap in joy,

:20:12.:20:21.

because the freedoms we enjoy are not granted in perpetuity, but must

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be reclaimed by each generation. As our ancestors have planted for us,

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so we must plant for others. While it is not for us to complete the

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task, neither are we free to desist from them. Dispense justice for the

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needy and the orphaned, for they have no-one but their fellow

:20:47.:20:52.

citizens and because a nation's wealth is measured by her values and

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not by her vaults, bless all of our allies around the world who share

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our beliefs, by the rivers of Babylon we wept as we remembered

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Zion. If I forget the old Jerusalem, may my right hand forget its skill.

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The doer of all these shall never faulter. May the days come soon when

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justice will dwell in the wilderness and righteousness will abide in the

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fertile fields and the work of righteousness will be peace,

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quietness and confidence forever. Amen.

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Mr President, in the Bible rain is a sign of God's blessing and it

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started to rain Mr President when you came to the platform. It's my

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

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he bless America. The passage of scripture comes from first Timothy

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chapter two. I urge then first of all that petitions, prayers,

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intercession and thanks giving be made for all people, for kings, for

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all those in authority that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all

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Godliness and holiness. This is good and it pleases God our saviour, who

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wants all people to be saved and come to a knowledge of the truth.

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For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind,

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the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people.

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Now to the king eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God be honour

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and glory forever and ever in Jesus name, amen.

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We thank you feather for letting -- Father for letting us share this

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great moment together. Let us not take for granted the air we breathe

:23:40.:23:43.

or the life you've given us. We were all created by you with one blood,

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all nations to dwell upon this land together. We are not enemies but

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brothers and sisters. We're not adversaries, but we're allies. We're

:23:54.:23:57.

not foes, but we're friends. Let us be healed bit power of your love and

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united bit bond of your spirit. Today we pray for our 45th

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President, the Vice President and their families and give them the

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wisdom to guide this great nation, the strength to protect it and the

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hands to heal it. We bless President Donald J Trump, we ask that you give

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him the wisdom of Solomon, the peakness of Christ. Solomon kept

:24:24.:24:27.

peace among nations. Joseph dreamt better for the people and Christ who

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accepted us all. Mend our hearts and stitch together the fabric of this

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great country. In the spirit of the Gospel song writer, O deep many my

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heart, I do believe, the Lord will see us through, I do believe. We are

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on our way to victory, I do believe. We will walk hand in hand, I do

:24:52.:24:55.

believe. We shall live in peace, I do believe. O, deep in my heart, I

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do believe, America we shall overcome." May the Lord bless and

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keep America and make his face shine upon us and be gracious unto us and

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give us peace in the mighty name of Jesus, amen.

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Ladies and gentleman, please welcome Jackie Evanko accompanied by the

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United States marine band. Please stand for the singing of the

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national an then. -- anthem.

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# O, say can you see by the dawn's early light

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# What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming

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# Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight

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# O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming

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# And the rockets' red glare The bombs bursting in air

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# Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there

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# O Say does that star-spangled banner yet wave

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# O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave? #

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE Ladies and gentleman, please remain

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standing while the President and official party depart the platform.

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You will be released by sections shortly.

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STUDIO: There we have it, the official inauguration ceremony is

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now over. Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States,

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leaving the inauguration stand. He goes first. His wife Melania will

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follow, President Obama follows Donald Trump. Now former President

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Obama follows behind. There he is, Donald Trump. Property billionaire

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having just given an inaugural speech, promising to change America,

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promising to bring back jobs to America, promising that in

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everything it will be America and American workers first. He talked

:28:36.:28:39.

about American borders being ravaged by other countries. Barack Obama

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saying goodbye to Bob Dole and Libby Dole. Bob Dole who ran for President

:28:47.:28:54.

himself, unsuccessfully in 1996, against Bill Clinton. Joe Biden also

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leaving there. You see Donald Trump in the Capitol Building. He will be

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going off to a celebratory lunch for the new President with his wife.

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Meanwhile, of course, Barack Obama will be going off to a new life in

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retirement. Jon, quite a speech. Quite a speech and I think we've

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

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a conciliatory speech. I don't know why we thought Donald Trump would do

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

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

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and has sought to say, you know what, the way you saw me campaigning

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is the way I'm going to govern. It was like he kind of had the

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political elite all around him and said, look at you all, you've all

:29:55.:29:58.

done nothing. I'm going to transfer the power back to the people. I'm

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going to do the stuff that none of you have ever done. It was as

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anti-establishment address you could hear. With the establishment next to

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Muslim. Exactly. Next to him. Exactly, you could imagine them

:30:17.:30:21.

fidgeting like school children in their seats. As though he was

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telling them off, saying to the people, I am your man, you judge me

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on how I succeed. Going forward and you know, hear him talking about,

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it's going to be hire first, buy American first, bringing back

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manufacturing jobs, bringing back all these things, how easy is that

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when it's not just cheap labour from the Philippines or Mexico, it's

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non-passport carrying robots that have taken many American jobs. That

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is the challenge that he has laid out. This is how he wants to be

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judged on turning this all around. On infrastructure, yes, he can do

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that. He can introduce the legislation that will allow a vast

:30:58.:31:00.

increase in spending on infrastructure. That will create

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jobs, of course. But going forward, does he reboot the US economy, going

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back to manufacturing, to steel production, to doing all those

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things, textiles, that have gone away over the past 20, 30 years as a

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result of globalisation? Carlos Watson, Republican strategist

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and media consultant, I listened to that speech and I imagine many

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people around the world and our audience in the UK and in Europe and

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Asia who were watching, millions of them watching that speech will have

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her the message from Donald Trump, every single decision we make will

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now be about America first. He said that definitively, and he said that

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throughout the campaign, make America great again, America first,

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and was crisp and clear about that. You and I have both acknowledged

:31:57.:32:00.

that President Obama managed to cut the unemployment rate in half and it

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is below 5%, but what is hidden in there is that there are 9 million

:32:07.:32:09.

people believed to have dropped out of the workforce who are not counted

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in that number, so there is a meaningful joblessness problem and

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certainly a wage issue as well. So there will be opportunities. Will he

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be challenged by questions of technology, trade and immigration,

:32:24.:32:27.

even a trade war? No doubt about it. But is it clear that he seems

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determined to do it, and as he said, the talk stops and action begins

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now? It would seem that is the case. Carlos Watson and Jon Sopel are here

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with me listening to this as the members, dignitaries and those

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establishment people who have just been told off by the new President

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Donald Trump leave the stadium. Let's go down to the National Mall

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and find out what Donald Trump's supporters made of the inaugural

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address. Well, as you can see, people are

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starting to leave the National Mall here. I am halfway up, and where I

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was it was not too crowded, but up close people were crammed in to

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watch the address on the screens. I am joined by some Donald Trump

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supporters. Thank you for joining us on the BBC. You are Rob. You have

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come from? West Chester, Pennsylvania. Patricia. We will

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start with you two. What did you think of the presidential address? I

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thought he gave an amazing message of unity among the people and giving

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the nation back to the people. It was a strong message and he conveyed

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it very well. He talked about everyone having the same blood,

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everyone having red blood, whether you are black or white, trying to

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unite a divided country. How successful do you think he will be

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in reality, away from the presidential address? I really hope

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he is successful. It is a matter of everybody listening, talking and

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coming together, and that was his message. There were many protesters,

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but they were peaceful today. That is what I love about our country. It

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is time to open hearts and minds and move forward and be successful as a

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country. You have travelled from Atlanta today. Having listened to

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that address, what kind of President do you think Donald Trump will be? I

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think he will be great. It is important to remember that it is a

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democracy and it is nice to hand the power to the people so I look

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forward to that. What weaknesses do you think he might have in office? I

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am not quite sure. Every President has some, but I don't know what his

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might be. I think he has said he wants to repeal Obama care, and that

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is something he might struggle with. Back to you, Patricia. Donald Trump

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had a list of policies and pledges, but someone like you was attracted

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to those during the campaign. What do you think should be the

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priorities now that he is President Trump and will be in the Oval

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Office? Certainly addressing some of the economy and spending of

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government, bringing the government back to the people. Government has

:35:15.:35:17.

become more about politicians and less about the people on both sides,

:35:18.:35:22.

so I am really hoping, and he seems sincere in what he says, that that

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is what will happen. But he is now a politician. Isn't that amazing?

:35:29.:35:34.

Everyone gave him no credit. Back to the studio. Thank you for joining

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us. We are going to jump in here back to

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Capitol Hill, because we are now seeing the pictures of Donald Trump,

:35:46.:35:54.

you just saw him there, and President Obama. President Trump and

:35:55.:35:57.

President Obama walking through the Capitol building. They will now come

:35:58.:36:01.

out onto the East side of the Capitol Building, and you can see

:36:02.:36:06.

the helicopter. That is the helicopter that will take Barack

:36:07.:36:12.

Obama and Michelle Obama away from Washington, whisk them away from

:36:13.:36:16.

this scene. They are now history. They are the past. And the future

:36:17.:36:21.

will carry on inside that building. They will get a ceremonial goodbyes

:36:22.:36:26.

from Donald Trump. They will then be flown to Andrews Air Force Base, and

:36:27.:36:30.

from there they will fly on a plane that will not be Air Force One,

:36:31.:36:36.

although it looks rather like it. It will be a special air mission plane

:36:37.:36:40.

that will fly them to palm springs, California, where they are going to

:36:41.:36:46.

take a vacation. But this is the beginning of the end of President

:36:47.:36:53.

Obama's eight years in office. He is now a former President and we will

:36:54.:36:57.

wait to see him come out, shake hands with those dignitaries, and

:36:58.:37:04.

leave office. Here we go. President Donald Trump, former President

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Barack Obama. This is a remarkable moment in

:37:06.:37:20.

American history. Two men, very different world views, have tried to

:37:21.:37:24.

work together in this transition programme, won a Republican, one a

:37:25.:37:28.

Democrat, one who has served eight years in office, one who was about

:37:29.:37:32.

to begin his term in office. From now on, it is Donald Trump who

:37:33.:37:37.

carries the weight of office with him. A final chat between these two

:37:38.:37:42.

men. Donald Trump has just given an inaugural address but in many ways

:37:43.:37:45.

it was a repudiation of the politics of Barack Obama. Melania Trump has

:37:46.:37:50.

also come to say goodbye to the Obamas. Barack Obama, taking his

:37:51.:37:58.

wife's hand, a quick kiss on the hand for Michelle. This is not an

:37:59.:38:02.

easy day for this couple. They leave their home, they leave their job,

:38:03.:38:07.

they leave the office of the presidency, and they are handing

:38:08.:38:09.

over to somebody with a very different world view, and in many

:38:10.:38:16.

ways a future that is very unknown. They say goodbye to their vice

:38:17.:38:20.

President. These couples have been close. Jill Biden and Joe Biden also

:38:21.:38:28.

saying goodbye to the trumps. As Jon Sopel said earlier, this is not just

:38:29.:38:32.

politics, it is personal. What are these people thinking? Barack Obama

:38:33.:38:39.

is smiling and looking relaxed because this has been a long and

:38:40.:38:43.

gruelling period. We feel we have watched him age and grey with the

:38:44.:38:47.

burden of office. But he must also feel, listening to that speech, so

:38:48.:38:52.

what will be left of what I have done over the past eight years? And

:38:53.:38:58.

he leaves office with very high approval ratings, but in terms of

:38:59.:39:02.

concrete steps, is Donald Trump going to undo various bits of the

:39:03.:39:06.

policy, the Iran nuclear deal, policy towards the Middle East,

:39:07.:39:11.

policy towards Cuba, climate change. The list goes on and on. Yes, it was

:39:12.:39:17.

a broadbrush speech from Donald Trump. He did not get into the

:39:18.:39:23.

specifics. But did he give us a sense of direction? Absolutely, he

:39:24.:39:26.

did. He knows where he wants to take the country and what he wants to do,

:39:27.:39:29.

and I would imagine Barack Obama feels uneasy about that. Carlos

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Watson. The one thing we know about Donald Trump is that he does not

:39:36.:39:41.

feel as wedded to his statements as previous politicians. What are you

:39:42.:39:45.

suggesting? One-minute Mexico is going to pay for the war, the next

:39:46.:39:49.

minute he is asking Congress to do so. One minute he has a certain view

:39:50.:39:53.

on abortion and choice, and the next minute he has a different view. I

:39:54.:39:58.

think that in President Donald Trump, I would not be surprised to

:39:59.:40:05.

see him change course. Whether it has been the Secretary of State

:40:06.:40:09.

nominee, the EPA nominee, the Defence Secretary nominee, we have

:40:10.:40:14.

heard them shift from his worldview on questions of torture, questions

:40:15.:40:19.

of Russian hacking, even from questions of climate change as a

:40:20.:40:22.

hoax, you have heard some variability. Here we go, Donald

:40:23.:40:28.

Trump, Melania Trump, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama making their way down

:40:29.:40:32.

the steps of the East side of the Capitol, to the helicopter that will

:40:33.:40:35.

take the outgoing President and his wife. You wonder how much these two

:40:36.:40:40.

men will keep in touch. How much will Donald Trump seek advice from

:40:41.:40:45.

Barack Obama once he has left office? It will be an interesting

:40:46.:40:50.

relationship. Who would have guessed that the relationship that grew

:40:51.:40:52.

between Bill Clinton and George Bush? And the relationship that has

:40:53.:41:00.

clearly built up between Barack Obama and George W Bush. They seem

:41:01.:41:04.

to be completely different types of figures. I think the fact that this

:41:05.:41:11.

relationship in some ways got started with the birth controversy,

:41:12.:41:17.

which many people judged to be at best racially tinged and at worst

:41:18.:41:22.

racist, I think that will jaundice to some extent how deep that

:41:23.:41:25.

relationship could become. In the case of Clinton... Donald Trump says

:41:26.:41:34.

goodbye to Barack Obama. Melania Trump kisses Michelle on the cheeks.

:41:35.:41:40.

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are on the way out. There will be an

:41:41.:41:44.

outpouring of missing Barack Obama on the part of many Americans. Not

:41:45.:41:48.

just because his approval numbers are high, but when someone has in

:41:49.:41:51.

with you that long and leaves on a high note... There we go. The world

:41:52.:41:57.

says goodbye to Barack Obama, having been in office for eight years,

:41:58.:42:01.

immensely popular around the world. He turns and waves goodbye. And

:42:02.:42:09.

that's it. The last we see of Barack Obama in Washington. He will fly to

:42:10.:42:13.

Andrews Air Force Base, say goodbye to his staff. He is leaving office.

:42:14.:42:20.

The new man is coming back into the Capitol building. That's it. He's

:42:21.:42:25.

alone now. He doesn't have Barack Obama at his side any more. He is

:42:26.:42:30.

the 45th President of the United States and the decisions and cares

:42:31.:42:35.

of office are now on his shoulders. One can imagine the briefing is

:42:36.:42:38.

taking place in a short space of time. Maybe there were military

:42:39.:42:41.

operations planned in far-away countries on which he has to give

:42:42.:42:44.

final approval in the situation room. It starts immediately. It's

:42:45.:42:49.

not like you can suddenly say, we'll have a few days off from governing.

:42:50.:42:55.

The governing is intense. When we watch episodes of the West Wing, or

:42:56.:43:00.

whatever programming happens to be, crises are discreet and follow

:43:01.:43:05.

sequentially. In real life, in government, it isn't like that. They

:43:06.:43:09.

come at you at multiple times and you are fending off umpteen

:43:10.:43:14.

different crises simultaneously. He will have to deal with these crises

:43:15.:43:18.

as he tries to change the country, and he will knock up against the

:43:19.:43:23.

reality of government. He will knock up against it but remember, right

:43:24.:43:26.

now his opponents are back on their heels of it, both on the Republican

:43:27.:43:30.

side, because many of them didn't support him, and even on the

:43:31.:43:34.

Democratic side, surprised by it. So we he will have a little bit of

:43:35.:43:39.

room, and he has the tool visit ashen grey executive orders, which

:43:40.:43:42.

he has said he will use aggressively to unilaterally affect some

:43:43.:43:50.

policies. The blades are turning, the helicopter that will take Barack

:43:51.:43:55.

Obama and Michelle Obama out of Washington. It isn't Marine one

:43:56.:43:59.

because the President is not on board. It is only when the President

:44:00.:44:04.

is travelling. So it is the helicopter that looks like Marine

:44:05.:44:08.

one. It is a bog-standard helicopter. Yes, that is how we get

:44:09.:44:15.

around in Washington, DC. How the mighty have fallen. In the United

:44:16.:44:21.

States system he will always be President Obama but he is no longer

:44:22.:44:25.

commander-in-chief. He is another citizen going about his business and

:44:26.:44:29.

off to Andrews airbase in Maryland for a plane that will take him away.

:44:30.:44:34.

There is a video they have put on Twitter this morning of Michelle

:44:35.:44:37.

Obama and Barack Obama saying, you will not hear much from us for the

:44:38.:44:42.

next two weeks. We are going to be still, reflect and sleep a bit. And

:44:43.:44:47.

then they will come back, maybe recharged and invigorated after

:44:48.:44:52.

that. But how they manage the relationship of being the

:44:53.:44:54.

ex-president, living a couple of miles up the road, will be

:44:55.:45:00.

fascinating to watch unfold. Look at this image. For a moment, look at

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the image. Extraordinary, isn't it? When people speak of the symbolism

:45:09.:45:11.

of the transfer of power, their UC it. -- UC it.

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There it is. What a sight. Right behind us. I've got to get a photo

:45:47.:45:53.

of this for posterity. This is extraordinary. This is an

:45:54.:45:56.

extraordinary moment in the life of a democracy. Actually, it's coming

:45:57.:46:04.

right over towards our position now. The helicopter blades will probably

:46:05.:46:09.

start to be very loud. We can almost feel this helicopter, it is right

:46:10.:46:15.

behind us. Barack Obama leaving Washington, heading to Andrews Air

:46:16.:46:19.

Force Base. We're watching it over our shoulders, which is why we're

:46:20.:46:22.

turned away. He's just literally flown behind us. He flies off now.

:46:23.:46:27.

He's taking a holiday in California, in Palm Springs, with his family. He

:46:28.:46:31.

will be coming back to Washington because his daughter has school

:46:32.:46:34.

here. He can't stay away for very long. Trump Tower. The old Post

:46:35.:46:40.

Office building and that is now the new Trump international hotel.

:46:41.:46:47.

Impeccable timing. Just opened. Meanwhile, inside the Capitol

:46:48.:46:51.

Building, the festivities continue for the new President for Donald

:46:52.:46:57.

Trump and his wife. They have an elaborate lunch lined up with

:46:58.:47:00.

members of Congress, those very members of the Washington power

:47:01.:47:04.

establishment who have just been told that the power is about to be

:47:05.:47:09.

taken away from them and handed back to the American people. Senator John

:47:10.:47:18.

McCain there, they will all file into the hall for a lunch of lobster

:47:19.:47:24.

and shrimp, peanut crumble, Angus beef and chocolate souffle. My

:47:25.:47:28.

understanding is that Donald Trump has a fairly limited palate when it

:47:29.:47:32.

comes to food. He doesn't drink, of course. No alcohol for him at this

:47:33.:47:37.

lunch. He is teetotal, has been since his older brother died of

:47:38.:47:42.

alcohol poisoning, who was an alcoholic. He has admonished his

:47:43.:47:46.

children never to drink either. It's a teetotal family. Jimmy Carter had

:47:47.:47:52.

a teetotal White House. We don't know if Donald Trump will carry on

:47:53.:47:58.

that tradition. Jimmy Carter's White House was a very austere place. I

:47:59.:48:01.

think the White House Christmas party would be a rather different

:48:02.:48:06.

affair if it was no alcohol being served, catty! Katty! I think we can

:48:07.:48:13.

trust there will be some alcohol present. Trump, a long time hotelier

:48:14.:48:20.

won't be afraid to serve his guests. Let's talk a bit more about the

:48:21.:48:27.

inaugural address, because you're right, I think often times when we

:48:28.:48:31.

think of somebody standing there in this ceremonial position, they will

:48:32.:48:35.

express a sense of the weight of office and unity of the country. My

:48:36.:48:39.

feeling about that inaugural address was that it was directed very firmly

:48:40.:48:44.

at Donald Trump's supporters, not very much interest in the people who

:48:45.:48:47.

did not vote for him or the fact that he comes into office having

:48:48.:48:52.

lost the popular vote, not much of an attempt at unity in the country.

:48:53.:48:57.

He made the comment that America, when it is united, is unstoppable.

:48:58.:49:01.

But America is not united. That was not a speech that did very much to

:49:02.:49:06.

unite the country. It was a very different tone from the speech he

:49:07.:49:13.

gave in New York in the wee small hours of November 8th after he won

:49:14.:49:16.

the election. He did talk about, I'm here to represent all Americans. He

:49:17.:49:19.

was making the argument that everyone is going to benefit from

:49:20.:49:24.

this and we are all together and he used that old military metaphor, if

:49:25.:49:29.

it doesn't matter whether you're black, brown or white, you all shed

:49:30.:49:32.

the same blood. It's going to be a challenge for him to try and bring

:49:33.:49:38.

people together, to buy into the policies that he is setting out.

:49:39.:49:43.

There will be many people, maybe on the East Coast, maybe on the West

:49:44.:49:46.

Coast, who voted in such big numbers for Hillary Clinton and who voted in

:49:47.:49:50.

greater numbers than they did for Donald Trump in terms of the popular

:49:51.:49:55.

vote, to get them to believe in this vision. But if jobs are coming back,

:49:56.:49:59.

if people are seeing their living standards rise, and if they feel

:50:00.:50:04.

that their neighbourhoods are getting safer, these are the chael

:50:05.:50:09.

engs he's set himself. -- challenges he's set himself. He's set the bar

:50:10.:50:13.

very high about transforming American society in terms of drugs,

:50:14.:50:16.

in terms of crime, in terms of people feeling safe, in terms of

:50:17.:50:21.

people having well paid jobs. As Carlos poirnted out, Donald Trump

:50:22.:50:27.

has proved himself quite capable of setting one standard and operating

:50:28.:50:29.

on a different standard without turning much of a hair about

:50:30.:50:32.

changing the facts on the ground. Correct. To say it in a positive

:50:33.:50:37.

way, he's quite versatile when it comes to his policy pronouncements,

:50:38.:50:42.

quite elastic. That is excellent. Excellent word. It will be

:50:43.:50:46.

interesting to see where he lines up and what kind of success he has.

:50:47.:50:50.

Frankly, in many ways, he comes into this situation better than the one

:50:51.:50:53.

that President Obama got. You remember, he came into the situation

:50:54.:50:57.

where we were losing 800,000 jobs a month, where he was fighting two

:50:58.:51:00.

wars that hadn't been paid for, where the debt and the deficit were

:51:01.:51:04.

ballooning. So to the extent he does want to make meaningful change he

:51:05.:51:07.

clearly comes with a better background and a better scenario

:51:08.:51:12.

immediately than the kind of crisis-like atmosphere that new

:51:13.:51:15.

President Obama stepped into. One of the bits of political genius that we

:51:16.:51:21.

saw about Donald Trump during the campaign was his depiction of the US

:51:22.:51:25.

economy as a basket case. Whereas if you look around the world, the US

:51:26.:51:28.

economy is picking up nicely. Growth rate is up. Unemployment is way

:51:29.:51:33.

down. People are starting to spend again in the shops. There is an

:51:34.:51:37.

economic success story. He is going to inherit that at an early stage

:51:38.:51:41.

and is then able to say look at the transformation I've made. He will

:51:42.:51:46.

turn the narrative. He has been brilliant at creating that shaping

:51:47.:51:49.

of the political narrative. Let's talk about his relationship with the

:51:50.:51:53.

rest of the world and how that might change for everybody watching this

:51:54.:51:56.

from other countries, some of whom are excited about this new era, and

:51:57.:52:01.

some of whom support a more populist agenda, as we heard laid out in that

:52:02.:52:06.

speech, and some of whom watching with trepidation about what might

:52:07.:52:09.

happen between America and the world. You and I were talking,

:52:10.:52:12.

Carlos, earlier about the reality of the government. There is the reality

:52:13.:52:16.

of foreign policy as well. Donald Trump may want to do things and then

:52:17.:52:20.

jam up against the fact that China really does care about Taiwan and

:52:21.:52:24.

the one-China policy. That could come back to haunt him later on. How

:52:25.:52:28.

much is America's relationship with the world about to change starting

:52:29.:52:34.

today? I think there's no two ways that you'll see in a couple of

:52:35.:52:38.

places, certainly Russia. There will be a meaningful change. Obviously,

:52:39.:52:41.

people on different sides of the aisle feel differently about that.

:52:42.:52:45.

There will be change. You're right we're less clear about what's going

:52:46.:52:49.

to happen in China. One of the other place s we have to understand is

:52:50.:53:02.

Iran. We know that prm Netanyahu has been close to Trump. That will be a

:53:03.:53:06.

place to watch too. Lo and behold, if in May, Le Pen, has more success

:53:07.:53:11.

than some people currently expect in that election, certainly Donald

:53:12.:53:13.

Trump could become an even larger figure in Europe. Let's go down now

:53:14.:53:19.

to the national mall and get a sense of what the crowds down there are

:53:20.:53:27.

feeling and thinking about this inaugural address, it's struck us

:53:28.:53:32.

listening to it, as one that was not particularly conciliatory, aimed at

:53:33.:53:34.

Donald Trump supporters and the kind of speech, I imagine, his supporters

:53:35.:53:42.

will have absolutely loved. I am with a group of his supporters, they

:53:43.:53:47.

come from nearby Fredrik in Maryland. I will swing the camera

:53:48.:53:51.

round. I'm going to come over and talk to Mary. Thanks for joining us.

:53:52.:53:57.

You were watching up close, how close were you? We were not too far

:53:58.:54:05.

up. A little while. What due make of that first presidential address from

:54:06.:54:07.

President Trump? I thought it was excellent. He hit the point, he's

:54:08.:54:13.

putting America back to us, give it back to us. Paying attention. I like

:54:14.:54:16.

the fact that he's going to pay attention to the people who are

:54:17.:54:20.

poor, for example, Detroit, places like that. He just is giving the

:54:21.:54:25.

power back to the citizens of the United States. And how much do you

:54:26.:54:29.

think he can build bridges? A lot of his message there talking about

:54:30.:54:32.

bringing power away from Washington, that kind of thing. That's playing

:54:33.:54:37.

to his heart land, supporters like you, how can he reach across? I

:54:38.:54:40.

think he could reach across by listening to us. For example, I know

:54:41.:54:45.

on his campaign trail he went to cities that were, for example he

:54:46.:54:50.

went to Detroit, and I believe as long as he keeps the communication

:54:51.:54:56.

open, that he confronts, that he questions and that he listens. Now,

:54:57.:55:00.

you've got a friend with you who's come to watch this inauguration from

:55:01.:55:05.

Russia, no less. Thanks for joining us on the BBC. Tell us what you

:55:06.:55:09.

thought of President Trump's address and Mary you might help with some of

:55:10.:55:15.

the translation. I think that Trump is the President of United States

:55:16.:55:23.

and Trump election American people. I support American election. You

:55:24.:55:28.

like Mr Trump then? Yes. Let's move down here. Hello. What's your name?

:55:29.:55:34.

Jimmy. What was the one stand-out thing from the address for you? I

:55:35.:55:38.

liked the way he says it is all about us. It's the people, it's

:55:39.:55:42.

finally come back to us. It's nice to know that you've got a person

:55:43.:55:47.

that ran for office one time and he ran for President of the United

:55:48.:55:50.

States and he won it. He didn't work up through the ranks for 30 years.

:55:51.:55:55.

He's one of us. When he's done, he's probably going to go back to work.

:55:56.:55:58.

That's the way it should be in the United States. Let me ask you this,

:55:59.:56:02.

he said he wanted to drain the swamp, he railed against the

:56:03.:56:05.

political class here in Washington, but he's going to be the political

:56:06.:56:08.

class. Tell me quickly what you think of that? Draining the swamp in

:56:09.:56:13.

my opinion is him taking away the people who come in here and buy

:56:14.:56:18.

stuff. You buy votes, you have big corporations that come in and want

:56:19.:56:23.

to spend money to sway political people. That's what I don't like.

:56:24.:56:27.

Thanks very much. There you go. That's the view from a group of

:56:28.:56:31.

Trump supporters here on the national mall, just as President

:56:32.:56:34.

Trump has finished his inaugural address. Thank you very much. After

:56:35.:56:42.

an address that millions will have watched right around the world, here

:56:43.:56:46.

in the United States, but of course, in countries that will now have to

:56:47.:56:51.

get used to a new way of doing business. President Obama has left

:56:52.:56:55.

Washington. He's touching down at Andrews Air Force Base. He is the

:56:56.:56:58.

ex-President, the former President of the United States, a civilian of

:56:59.:57:03.

course now. He heads off to a holiday in California with his wife.

:57:04.:57:08.

He will now say goodbye to the White House staff. This, as we've been

:57:09.:57:12.

hearing through the morning, from people who've worked in the White

:57:13.:57:15.

House and been in this position, it's always an emotional goodbye.

:57:16.:57:18.

President Obama has handed over to a man would could not be more

:57:19.:57:22.

different than himself in style, in policy, in world view. There is

:57:23.:57:26.

always a transition of power from a Republican to a Democrat or vice

:57:27.:57:30.

versa, this really has been an extraordinary transition of power in

:57:31.:57:34.

America, an inauguration many thought would never happen. But

:57:35.:57:39.

Donald J Trump is now the 45th President of the United States.

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You've been watching this BBC News special on the inauguration of the

:57:45.:57:46.

next President of America. # America, America

:57:47.:58:17.

# God shed his grace on thee # And crown thy good with

:58:18.:58:21.

brotherhood # From sea to shining sea. I Donald

:58:22.:58:31.

John Trump do solemnly swear... # With brotherhood... That I will

:58:32.:58:40.

faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, so

:58:41.:58:43.

help me God. # From sea to shining sea#

:58:44.:58:50.

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

:58:51.:59:01.

Einstein replaced Newton's theory of universal gravitation

:59:02.:59:04.

with a more accurate theory - general relativity.

:59:05.:59:07.

So, why's my apple falling? Well, it's not.

:59:08.:59:10.

It is the ground that accelerates up to meet the apple.

:59:11.:59:14.

So that's why the chair that I'm sitting on now

:59:15.:59:17.

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