President Trump: The Inauguration

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


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


bringing you this extraordinary day of ceremony and celebration on BBC


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


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


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


the presidential oath just before noon Washington time, before


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


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


House before travelling together to the ceremony. Among the crowds


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


it. In less than one hour, Donald Trump


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


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


a controversial campaign. Hundreds of thousands of his supporters are


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


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


being attended by former presidents and first ladies, including Bill


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


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


posted a Twitter message earlier saying the movement continues, the


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


There is President Obama alongside President-elect Donald Trump.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


this is a political occasion, ceremonial, but also deeply


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


Michelle Obama that little Tiffany box outside the White House.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


witnessing Donald Trump, with no previous political experience, being


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


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


presidency. There is always in Washington when we have these


transitions of power between administrations, a change. A change


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


and frankly competition. The Democrats will nominate a new head


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


right back to the Washington monument, halfway down the National


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


or singers, or nontraditional political figures who manage to


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


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


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


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


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


different candidates and different kinds of conversation, but frankly


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


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


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


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


and clearly and unequivocally holding onto this electoral vote


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


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


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


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


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


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


President, we may have to recalibrate the definition of


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


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


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


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


of slack from his supporters by sounding nontraditional. He will


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


reality television age. He is going to play communications very


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


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


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


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


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


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


building. If we move the camera down, you can


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


treasures and witness of peaceful transformation of power from one


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


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


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


hope that he goes into it listening and surrounds himself with


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


with more later. Down there on the mall with Donald


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


leaves the position of First Lady incredibly popular with the American


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


yesterday slightly, when she was at the Republican Congressional leaders


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


manner of different matters. She looks spectacular, former Slovenian


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


different ways. Michelle Obama approval ratings that exceed even


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


about the possibility of leaving open the possibility that he could


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Democratic leader and the House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


President-elect, Michael Richard Pence.


APPLAUSE Mike Pence, the for the momenter


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


intimately involved in the transition process, selecting


candidates for the Cabinet, channelling Donald Trump and


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


policies of President Obama, a conservative Republican, Christian


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


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


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


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


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


House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and house Democratic leader Nancy


Pelosi. The Republican and Democratic


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


the United States, Donald John Trump.


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


ceremonies, the Honourable Roy Blunt.


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


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


President-elect, ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the


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


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


our constitutional government come together for the 58 inauguration of


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


democracies everywhere. Washington believed the inauguration of the


second President would be more important than the inauguration of


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


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


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


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


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


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


the governments to people they believed had a dramatically


different view of what the government would, should and could


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


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


Thomas Jefferson, at that inauguration, beyond the chaos of


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan, Reverend Doctor Samuel Rodriguez to


provide readings and the indication. -- invocation.


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


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


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


govern the world in holiness and righteousness, and to render


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


MUSIC: Now We Belong by Michael Dennis Browne.


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


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


pleased they're here. APPLAUSE


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


from New York, chuck Schumer. APPLAUSE


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


quickly evolving, ever more interconnected world, a rapidly


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


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


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


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


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


one reason - you, the American people.


APPLAUSE We Americans have always been a


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


core democratic principles enshrined in the constitution, the rule of


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


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


strength from reading our history and listening to the voices of


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


American civilisation now leans upon the triumph of the government and


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


something bigger than themselves and were willing to sacrifice for it


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


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


Americans whose families have been here for generations and those who


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


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


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


associate justice of the Supreme Court, Clarence Thomas, administers


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


freely. Without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion.


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


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


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


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


help me God. Congratulations.


God bless you. STUDIO: Mike Pence there has just


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


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


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


President Obama smiling in the background. Mike Pence, former


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


election. O beautiful for spacious skies


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


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


grace on thee # And crown thy good with


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


O beautiful for heroes proved # In liberating strife


# Who more than self their country loved


# And mercy more than life # America, America


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


# And every gain divine # O beautiful for patriot dream


# That sees beyond the years # Thine alabaster cities gleam


# Undimmed by human tears # America, America


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


brotherhood # From sea to shining sea.


# And crown thy good with brotherhood


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




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


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


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


45th President. Please raise your right hand and


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


help me God. Congratulations, Mr President.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


will be at its helm. Chief Justice Roberts, President


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


Americans, and people of the world, thank you.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


their gracious aid throughout this transition. They have been


magnificent. Thank you. APPLAUSE


Today's ceremony, however, has very special meaning.


Because today we are not merely transferring power from one


administration to another, or from one party to another, but we are


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


people. For too long, a small group in our


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


people have born the cost. Washington flourished, but the


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


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


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


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


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


struggling families all across our land.


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


moment is your moment. It belongs to you.


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


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


the United States of America, is your country.


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


whether our government is controlled by the people.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


safe neighbourhoods for their families and good jobs for


themselves. These are just and reasonable demands of righteous


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


different reality exists. Mothers and children trapped in poverty in


our inner cities, rusted out factories, scattered like tombstones


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


but which leaves our young and beautiful students deprived of all


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


too many lives and robbed our country of so much unrealised


potential. This American carnage stops right here and stops right


now. We are one nation, and their pain is


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


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


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


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


American industry, subsidised the armies of other countries while


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


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


APPLAUSE And spent trillions and trillions of


dollars overseas, while America's infrastructure has fallen into


disrepair and decay. We have made other countries rich,


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


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


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


about the millions and millions of American workers that were left


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries making


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


patriotism, there is no room for prejudice.


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


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


disagreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity. When America is


united, America is totally unstoppable. There should be no


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


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


And most importantly, we will be protected by God.


Finally, we must think big and dream even bigger. In America, we


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


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


constantly complaining, but never doing anything about it.


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


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


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


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


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


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


industries and technologies of tomorrow, a new national pride will


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


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


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


APPLAUSE We all enjoy the same glorious


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


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


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


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


the same almighty creator. APPLAUSE


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


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


never be ignored again. CHEERING


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


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


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


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


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


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




STUDIO: Donald Trump there delivering an inaugural address 20


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


world. Eternal God, bless President Donald


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


fertile fields and the work of righteousness will be peace,


quietness and confidence forever. Amen.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


and glory forever and ever in Jesus name, amen.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Ladies and gentleman, please welcome Jackie Evanko accompanied by the


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


national an then. -- anthem.


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


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


# Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight


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


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


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


# O Say does that star-spangled banner yet wave


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


CHEERING AND APPLAUSE Ladies and gentleman, please remain


standing while the President and official party depart the platform.


You will be released by sections shortly.


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


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


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


follow, President Obama follows Donald Trump. Now former President


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


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


promising to bring back jobs to America, promising that in


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


about American borders being ravaged by other countries. Barack Obama


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


increase in spending on infrastructure. That will create


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


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


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


result of globalisation? Carlos Watson, Republican strategist


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


be challenged by questions of technology, trade and immigration,


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


address. Well, as you can see, people are


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Office? Certainly addressing some of the economy and spending of


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


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


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


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


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


us. We are going to jump in here back to


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


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


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


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


the helicopter. That is the helicopter that will take Barack


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Barack Obama. This is a remarkable moment in


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


a broadbrush speech from Donald Trump. He did not get into the


specifics. But did he give us a sense of direction? Absolutely, he


did. He knows where he wants to take the country and what he wants to do,


and I would imagine Barack Obama feels uneasy about that. Carlos


Watson. The one thing we know about Donald Trump is that he does not


feel as wedded to his statements as previous politicians. What are you


suggesting? One-minute Mexico is going to pay for the war, the next


minute he is asking Congress to do so. One minute he has a certain view


on abortion and choice, and the next minute he has a different view. I


think that in President Donald Trump, I would not be surprised to


see him change course. Whether it has been the Secretary of State


nominee, the EPA nominee, the Defence Secretary nominee, we have


heard them shift from his worldview on questions of torture, questions


of Russian hacking, even from questions of climate change as a


hoax, you have heard some variability. Here we go, Donald


Trump, Melania Trump, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama making their way down


the steps of the East side of the Capitol, to the helicopter that will


take the outgoing President and his wife. You wonder how much these two


men will keep in touch. How much will Donald Trump seek advice from


Barack Obama once he has left office? It will be an interesting


relationship. Who would have guessed that the relationship that grew


between Bill Clinton and George Bush? And the relationship that has


clearly built up between Barack Obama and George W Bush. They seem


to be completely different types of figures. I think the fact that this


relationship in some ways got started with the birth controversy,


which many people judged to be at best racially tinged and at worst


racist, I think that will jaundice to some extent how deep that


relationship could become. In the case of Clinton... Donald Trump says


goodbye to Barack Obama. Melania Trump kisses Michelle on the cheeks.


Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are on the way out. There will be an


outpouring of missing Barack Obama on the part of many Americans. Not


just because his approval numbers are high, but when someone has in


with you that long and leaves on a high note... There we go. The world


says goodbye to Barack Obama, having been in office for eight years,


immensely popular around the world. He turns and waves goodbye. And


that's it. The last we see of Barack Obama in Washington. He will fly to


Andrews Air Force Base, say goodbye to his staff. He is leaving office.


The new man is coming back into the Capitol building. That's it. He's


alone now. He doesn't have Barack Obama at his side any more. He is


the 45th President of the United States and the decisions and cares


of office are now on his shoulders. One can imagine the briefing is


taking place in a short space of time. Maybe there were military


operations planned in far-away countries on which he has to give


final approval in the situation room. It starts immediately. It's


not like you can suddenly say, we'll have a few days off from governing.


The governing is intense. When we watch episodes of the West Wing, or


whatever programming happens to be, crises are discreet and follow


sequentially. In real life, in government, it isn't like that. They


come at you at multiple times and you are fending off umpteen


different crises simultaneously. He will have to deal with these crises


as he tries to change the country, and he will knock up against the


reality of government. He will knock up against it but remember, right


now his opponents are back on their heels of it, both on the Republican


side, because many of them didn't support him, and even on the


Democratic side, surprised by it. So we he will have a little bit of


room, and he has the tool visit ashen grey executive orders, which


he has said he will use aggressively to unilaterally affect some


policies. The blades are turning, the helicopter that will take Barack


Obama and Michelle Obama out of Washington. It isn't Marine one


because the President is not on board. It is only when the President


is travelling. So it is the helicopter that looks like Marine


one. It is a bog-standard helicopter. Yes, that is how we get


around in Washington, DC. How the mighty have fallen. In the United


States system he will always be President Obama but he is no longer


commander-in-chief. He is another citizen going about his business and


off to Andrews airbase in Maryland for a plane that will take him away.


There is a video they have put on Twitter this morning of Michelle


Obama and Barack Obama saying, you will not hear much from us for the


next two weeks. We are going to be still, reflect and sleep a bit. And


then they will come back, maybe recharged and invigorated after


that. But how they manage the relationship of being the


ex-president, living a couple of miles up the road, will be


fascinating to watch unfold. Look at this image. For a moment, look at


the image. Extraordinary, isn't it? When people speak of the symbolism


of the transfer of power, their UC it. -- UC it.


There it is. What a sight. Right behind us. I've got to get a photo


of this for posterity. This is extraordinary. This is an


extraordinary moment in the life of a democracy. Actually, it's coming


right over towards our position now. The helicopter blades will probably


start to be very loud. We can almost feel this helicopter, it is right


behind us. Barack Obama leaving Washington, heading to Andrews Air


Force Base. We're watching it over our shoulders, which is why we're


turned away. He's just literally flown behind us. He flies off now.


He's taking a holiday in California, in Palm Springs, with his family. He


will be coming back to Washington because his daughter has school


here. He can't stay away for very long. Trump Tower. The old Post


Office building and that is now the new Trump international hotel.


Impeccable timing. Just opened. Meanwhile, inside the Capitol


Building, the festivities continue for the new President for Donald


Trump and his wife. They have an elaborate lunch lined up with


members of Congress, those very members of the Washington power


establishment who have just been told that the power is about to be


taken away from them and handed back to the American people. Senator John


McCain there, they will all file into the hall for a lunch of lobster


and shrimp, peanut crumble, Angus beef and chocolate souffle. My


understanding is that Donald Trump has a fairly limited palate when it


comes to food. He doesn't drink, of course. No alcohol for him at this


lunch. He is teetotal, has been since his older brother died of


alcohol poisoning, who was an alcoholic. He has admonished his


children never to drink either. It's a teetotal family. Jimmy Carter had


a teetotal White House. We don't know if Donald Trump will carry on


that tradition. Jimmy Carter's White House was a very austere place. I


think the White House Christmas party would be a rather different


affair if it was no alcohol being served, catty! Katty! I think we can


trust there will be some alcohol present. Trump, a long time hotelier


won't be afraid to serve his guests. Let's talk a bit more about the


inaugural address, because you're right, I think often times when we


think of somebody standing there in this ceremonial position, they will


express a sense of the weight of office and unity of the country. My


feeling about that inaugural address was that it was directed very firmly


at Donald Trump's supporters, not very much interest in the people who


did not vote for him or the fact that he comes into office having


lost the popular vote, not much of an attempt at unity in the country.


He made the comment that America, when it is united, is unstoppable.


But America is not united. That was not a speech that did very much to


unite the country. It was a very different tone from the speech he


gave in New York in the wee small hours of November 8th after he won


the election. He did talk about, I'm here to represent all Americans. He


was making the argument that everyone is going to benefit from


this and we are all together and he used that old military metaphor, if


it doesn't matter whether you're black, brown or white, you all shed


the same blood. It's going to be a challenge for him to try and bring


people together, to buy into the policies that he is setting out.


There will be many people, maybe on the East Coast, maybe on the West


Coast, who voted in such big numbers for Hillary Clinton and who voted in


greater numbers than they did for Donald Trump in terms of the popular


vote, to get them to believe in this vision. But if jobs are coming back,


if people are seeing their living standards rise, and if they feel


that their neighbourhoods are getting safer, these are the chael


engs he's set himself. -- challenges he's set himself. He's set the bar


very high about transforming American society in terms of drugs,


in terms of crime, in terms of people feeling safe, in terms of


people having well paid jobs. As Carlos poirnted out, Donald Trump


has proved himself quite capable of setting one standard and operating


on a different standard without turning much of a hair about


changing the facts on the ground. Correct. To say it in a positive


way, he's quite versatile when it comes to his policy pronouncements,


quite elastic. That is excellent. Excellent word. It will be


interesting to see where he lines up and what kind of success he has.


Frankly, in many ways, he comes into this situation better than the one


that President Obama got. You remember, he came into the situation


where we were losing 800,000 jobs a month, where he was fighting two


wars that hadn't been paid for, where the debt and the deficit were


ballooning. So to the extent he does want to make meaningful change he


clearly comes with a better background and a better scenario


immediately than the kind of crisis-like atmosphere that new


President Obama stepped into. One of the bits of political genius that we


saw about Donald Trump during the campaign was his depiction of the US


economy as a basket case. Whereas if you look around the world, the US


economy is picking up nicely. Growth rate is up. Unemployment is way


down. People are starting to spend again in the shops. There is an


economic success story. He is going to inherit that at an early stage


and is then able to say look at the transformation I've made. He will


turn the narrative. He has been brilliant at creating that shaping


of the political narrative. Let's talk about his relationship with the


rest of the world and how that might change for everybody watching this


from other countries, some of whom are excited about this new era, and


some of whom support a more populist agenda, as we heard laid out in that


speech, and some of whom watching with trepidation about what might


happen between America and the world. You and I were talking,


Carlos, earlier about the reality of the government. There is the reality


of foreign policy as well. Donald Trump may want to do things and then


jam up against the fact that China really does care about Taiwan and


the one-China policy. That could come back to haunt him later on. How


much is America's relationship with the world about to change starting


today? I think there's no two ways that you'll see in a couple of


places, certainly Russia. There will be a meaningful change. Obviously,


people on different sides of the aisle feel differently about that.


There will be change. You're right we're less clear about what's going


to happen in China. One of the other place s we have to understand is


Iran. We know that prm Netanyahu has been close to Trump. That will be a


place to watch too. Lo and behold, if in May, Le Pen, has more success


than some people currently expect in that election, certainly Donald


Trump could become an even larger figure in Europe. Let's go down now


to the national mall and get a sense of what the crowds down there are


feeling and thinking about this inaugural address, it's struck us


listening to it, as one that was not particularly conciliatory, aimed at


Donald Trump supporters and the kind of speech, I imagine, his supporters


will have absolutely loved. I am with a group of his supporters, they


come from nearby Fredrik in Maryland. I will swing the camera


round. I'm going to come over and talk to Mary. Thanks for joining us.


You were watching up close, how close were you? We were not too far


up. A little while. What due make of that first presidential address from


President Trump? I thought it was excellent. He hit the point, he's


putting America back to us, give it back to us. Paying attention. I like


the fact that he's going to pay attention to the people who are


poor, for example, Detroit, places like that. He just is giving the


power back to the citizens of the United States. And how much do you


think he can build bridges? A lot of his message there talking about


bringing power away from Washington, that kind of thing. That's playing


to his heart land, supporters like you, how can he reach across? I


think he could reach across by listening to us. For example, I know


on his campaign trail he went to cities that were, for example he


went to Detroit, and I believe as long as he keeps the communication


open, that he confronts, that he questions and that he listens. Now,


you've got a friend with you who's come to watch this inauguration from


Russia, no less. Thanks for joining us on the BBC. Tell us what you


thought of President Trump's address and Mary you might help with some of


the translation. I think that Trump is the President of United States


and Trump election American people. I support American election. You


like Mr Trump then? Yes. Let's move down here. Hello. What's your name?


Jimmy. What was the one stand-out thing from the address for you? I


liked the way he says it is all about us. It's the people, it's


finally come back to us. It's nice to know that you've got a person


that ran for office one time and he ran for President of the United


States and he won it. He didn't work up through the ranks for 30 years.


He's one of us. When he's done, he's probably going to go back to work.


That's the way it should be in the United States. Let me ask you this,


he said he wanted to drain the swamp, he railed against the


political class here in Washington, but he's going to be the political


class. Tell me quickly what you think of that? Draining the swamp in


my opinion is him taking away the people who come in here and buy


stuff. You buy votes, you have big corporations that come in and want


to spend money to sway political people. That's what I don't like.


Thanks very much. There you go. That's the view from a group of


Trump supporters here on the national mall, just as President


Trump has finished his inaugural address. Thank you very much. After


an address that millions will have watched right around the world, here


in the United States, but of course, in countries that will now have to


get used to a new way of doing business. President Obama has left


Washington. He's touching down at Andrews Air Force Base. He is the


ex-President, the former President of the United States, a civilian of


course now. He heads off to a holiday in California with his wife.


He will now say goodbye to the White House staff. This, as we've been


hearing through the morning, from people who've worked in the White


House and been in this position, it's always an emotional goodbye.


President Obama has handed over to a man would could not be more


different than himself in style, in policy, in world view. There is


always a transition of power from a Republican to a Democrat or vice


versa, this really has been an extraordinary transition of power in


America, an inauguration many thought would never happen. But


Donald J Trump is now the 45th President of the United States.


You've been watching this BBC News special on the inauguration of the


next President of America. # America, America


# God shed his grace on thee # And crown thy good with


brotherhood # From sea to shining sea. I Donald


John Trump do solemnly swear... # With brotherhood... That I will


faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, so


help me God. # From sea to shining sea#


From this day forward, it's going to be only America first.


Einstein replaced Newton's theory of universal gravitation


with a more accurate theory - general relativity.


So, why's my apple falling? Well, it's not.


It is the ground that accelerates up to meet the apple.


So that's why the chair that I'm sitting on now


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