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Welcome Back To Washington, Where Donald Trump Has Been Sworn In As

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The 45th President Of The United States. I'm Katty Kay, Bringing

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Extraordinary Day Of It Ceremony And Celebration In Washington. Donald

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Trump Looked Relaxed Ahead Of The Ceremony, Showing No Sign Of Nerves

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Before He Took The Oath Of Office. Preserve, Protect And Defend.

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The Constitution Of The United States.

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The Constitution Of The United States.

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So Help Me God. So Help Me God.

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President Trump Then Promised The Assembled Crowd That America Should

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Unite And He Will Make America A Great Again.

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From This 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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And this marks the end of an era. Barack Obama and his wife Michelle

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flew out of Washington for the last time. And tonight, in his first act

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as president, Donald Trump signed executive order is around his

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cabinet members. Donald Trump has promised to put

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America first now that he's been sworn in as the 45th president of

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the United States. In an unconventional inaugural speech, he

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promised to reside over the transfer of power from Washington back to the

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people. He said a new vision with Governor this land. He also said

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that protection would lead to prosperity and strength, and he

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promised to bring back jobs and Borders, wealth and dreams. He was

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cheered by the crowd here, which had earlier booed the Democratic senator

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Chuck Schumer. In the last hour he has started signing a series of

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orders at Capitol Hill, it he is now with his family at Statuary Hall

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having a ceremonial lunch with members of Congress as well. All

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part of the inauguration facilities. I'm joined here on our perch

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overlooking the Capitol by a New York City councilman and long-time

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supporter of Donald Trump. I give adjoining me. Congratulations, happy

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inauguration day. Thank you, it was a hard-fought and

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well-deserved victory. What did you think of the

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President's inaugural address? I think it was similar to the

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speeches we have heard all along in the campaign. It felt like the

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campaign. This is someone who is not willing to change. Sometimes, to the

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joy of critics, who said he should change his way when he becomes

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president. I didn't think he is a lot of metaphors or illiterate tills

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to describe his vision as president of America. Instead he described

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very tangible things, people on welfare, crime, drugs, things

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American people face and want to see eradicated.

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What do you make of the fact he comes into office with the lowest

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approval ratings ever? That is something that has to worry

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him politically going forward. He has four years to try and make that

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better, if he wants to stand a chance of running a real action.

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This is the first day of basically a four-year relationship with the

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American people, I think it's off to a good start, but he has to address

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and reach out to new groups. Here someone who likes to be

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popular, so imagine this will also spur him on to get moving very fast,

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to try and change those numbers? I imagine so. I imagine we'll see a

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very ambitious agenda within his first 100 days, including repealing

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Obamacare, building a wall, and some of the points he has made in his

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beaches. He has no choice other than to be affected. I think everybody in

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Trump's inner circle knows the microscope is going to be on him

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from the media. In that inaugural address, as the

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members of the Washington establishment sat behind it, he

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almost gave them a ticking off. He made no parting distinction, --

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party distinction, he said this has not worked for the American people.

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But does the members of his own party in Congress to work with ten?

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He certainly does. He does have a mandate with Republicans having both

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houses of Congress. The other thing is that he was speaking to the

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people in the back rows of the audience, not those in the expensive

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seats. If you want to move the people in those expensive, elite

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seats, you want to get the people behind you, that is what he's trying

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to do. Members of Congress will watch those

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approval ratings, and are more likely to go along with policies

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they don't love it is about ten if he is doing well in the polls.

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We have seen Democrats not turn up here. But if you want to miss the

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American political spear in either direction, you need to get the

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people behind you. Donald Trump was a populist candidate, he will be a

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populist residence, and was very populist inaugural address today.

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He doesn't have everybody behind term, only some people, that's just

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the divided country we're in? If you want to talk to the members

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of Congress, he needs to ignore them. This was a petty protest, a

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very meaningless protest, really, when you think about how Jon Lewis

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did this in 2001, and nobody remembered four days after he

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announced it. I think today's protest by the Democrats will go

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down as a minor footnote in history, no one will remember what happened.

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Idiot think America, in four years' time, after Donald Trump has been

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president for four years, will be more divided country, and does it

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matter? Voice that was Barack Obama's vision, and it didn't pan

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out. I think we are worse off as a

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divided country now than we were eight years ago. I have Donald Trump

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can motivate and people to get behind him and his message to adopt

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his vision of America. Like it or not, whether you voted for him are

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not, you are stuck with him as your present for four years, and I hope

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people give him the respect that a lot of people gave Barack Obama in

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his first term as president give us the line up for the first 100 days,

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I think you'll seam of modes on Obamacare.

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We've already started seeing that. Obamacare was the issue that drove

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partners -- voters away from the Democratic party. If you look a

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piece of literature from 2010 from a Republican congressman's district,

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it's probably the same in 2016, that is how unpopular Obamacare has

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become. But the Republicans now having both houses of Congress, if

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they don't act on Obamacare, I think they'll be seen as failures.

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We're now looking around Washington, DC, the crowds are dispersing, but

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we're seeing protest around the city. These are live shots, some

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from before the inauguration as well. We've seen protesters smashing

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windows of shops, smashing windows of cars. It looks like the

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protesters are back. I can't really tell you from these shots how many

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there are. Really only seem to be a few dozen, perhaps 100 this morning,

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although they were making a lot of noise and causing some damage. It is

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unusual for violent protests to happen on inauguration day. I've

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seen protesters on creation date, but not have these type of violent

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protests we have seen. It looks to me like there are almost as many

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rights police as there are protesters. Is this going to be a

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function of American life of the next four years? Because we are in

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this very divided country? We always believe there will be

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protesters at every Republican in origin. Recall from 2004-2000 date,

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there was a lot of protest against President Bush, perhaps even just

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against his personality. But I don't recall protest like

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this? This is deplorable. We saw people

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get attacked with boundaries that were hard at them from afar. These

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are people who are breaking into stories. Really, what are they

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accomplishing? There are not accomplishing the goal they think

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they are. They're turning people off. There is a value in having a

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vibrant democratic party serve as an opposition party in Government.

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These people, if they're trying to help them, they're not at all.

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Thank you very much. We go to Capitol Hill, I imagine the

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dignitaries have left the stand, but you're still there, Nick? Those

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protesters, they don't do much good for the Democratic party, and the

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Democratic party needs a hand, doesn't it?

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Yeah, progressive politics is in trouble at the moment. The irony is,

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about 18 months ago, everybody thought progressive politics was the

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dominant force. You remember, after that awful trust and shooting,

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Barack Obama going down there, on that day gay marriage became legal

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around the country because of the Supreme Court decision. Obamacare

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was passed. Everybody thought that progressive politics for trying

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thing. -- were trying thing. But also around them, Donald Trump

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announced his candidacy for president. It was not the triumph of

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progressivism, but the Conservative come back. Donald Trump road that

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wave, with the message we heard again today, what sounded more like

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a campaign speech than inaugural address, that his first message, the

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make America a great again message. And the Republicans dominate in the

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White House and the house. What does that mean, make America

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first again, in terms of policies and changes were America's allies

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around the world, for example? What it means specifically I think,

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remains to be seen. I think we're going to find out what America first

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means were allies. I think he's going to want all allies to do more

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than they are at the moment, whether that means supporting America

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militarily or helping them out in other ways. What it means that home

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is his going to try and keep a lot of Manufacturing jobs in America by

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cajoling and putting pressure and sometimes bullying corporate cheese

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not outsourced jobs abroad. To not relocate their plants in places like

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Mexico. I think that's what he means first by a America first in domestic

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terms. He says we're going to buy American and higher American. That's

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very significant. It was also a case nationalistic speech, Robert the

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most nationalistic speech we have heard an inaugural address in modern

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times. -- probably the most. Let's listen to what Donald Trump

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said, you heard Nick Bryant describing some of the address, it

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lasted 18 minutes and focused on American jobs and patriotism.

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

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became the rulers of this nation again.

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APPLAUSE The forgotten men and women of our

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country will be forgotten no longer. APPLAUSE

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Everyone is listening to you now. You came by the tens of millions to

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become part of a historic movements, the likes of which the world has

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never seen before. APPLAUSE

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At the centre of this movement is a crucial conviction, that a nation

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exists to serve its citizens. Americans want great schools for

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their children, safe neighbourhoods for their families, and good jobs

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for 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

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stolen too many lives and robbed our country of so much under realised

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potential. This American courage stops right here and stops right

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now. APPLAUSE

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We are one nation. And their pain is our pain. Their

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dreams are our dreams. And their success will be our success. We

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share one heart, one home, and one laureate destiny. The oath of office

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I take today is and owes of allegiance to all Americans.

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APPLAUSE For many decades, we'd enriched

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foreign industry at expense of American industry.

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Subsidised the armies of other countries, while allowing for the

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very sad depletion of our military. We've defended other nations'

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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've made other countries rich

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while the wealth, strength and confidence of our country has

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dissipated over the horizon. One by one, the factories shattered and

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left our shores. With not even a thought about the millions and

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millions of American workers that were left behind. The wealth of our

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middle-class has been ripped from their homes and redistributed all

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across the world. But that is the past. And now, we're looking only to

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the future. APPLAUSE

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

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

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From this 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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APPLAUSE Every decision, on taxes, on

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immigration, on foreign affairs, will be made to benefit American

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workers and American families. We must protect our borders from the

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ravages of other countries making our products, stealing our companies

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and destroying our jobs. President Trump giving his inaugural

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address just a couple of hours ago. Wild applause from his supporters

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here who have, from all over the country to listen to the president

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give that address. They very much like what they heard, the idea that

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parrot is being taken away from Washington and handed back to the

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American people, and this will result in changes to the American

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economy, that will help American workers. Nick Bryant, I want to ask

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you about the protests, these are happening around Washington, DC, I

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don't remember seeing violent protests at previous inaugurations.

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Alan usual is this time in terms of the divisiveness of the country, and

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is something we're going to have to get used to for next four years?

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Like you, I've not seen scenes like this in a modern inauguration, and I

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can even think of any end they history of the last hundred 40

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years. We saw protests in the end of the contestants election, the

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Florida recount for President Bush's first-term. We didn't see scenes

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like this, however. We didn't see the kind of violence and attacks on

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property. People wearing balaclavas, things like that. This is new. It

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does speak of this polarised nation. The United States of America at the

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moment sounds like an oxymoron. It's is like a geographic expression, not

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a functioning nation that has a real sense of unity. That's just absent

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at the moment. It's been absent for a long time, we'd seen decades of

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this type of polarisation on Capitol Hill. There was a toxic atmosphere

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in the 90s when a Republican Congress sought to impeach President

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Pointon. We saw urging the Bush years, during the barmy is, what

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Donald Trump led that birth amendment, questioning whether and

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not he was even a American citizens. I cannot remember a time in other

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times, the 60s, early 70s, I can remember a time in modern politics,

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modern American politics, that has been quite so like this. Quite so

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polarised. I think one difference between now

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and when Barack Obama was president, he came in promising a purple

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America, Norma red or blue states, it is good to be a country that came

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together. It's been set for a while that America and Brad Obama became

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ungovernable, nothing to get done. The difference now is that a lot can

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be done, because Donald Trump has united, not divided governments, and

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he has a lot of power in tying to promote his agenda.

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It is worth roaming that for six of the eight years of the Obama

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presidency he was dealing with a hostile Congress. They try to thwart

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him at every turn. In the Senate, in the house, to really block his

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agenda, and stopping doing much. What we're sing at the moment, is

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that the level of hyper partisanship, is really

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unprecedented. Senators in Capitol Hill and house lawmakers used to get

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on with each other despite the parts and differences, but we don't get

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that to the same extent any more. Negative state draft is the way this

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place operates, and it's led to this terrible dysfunction. The

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beneficiary of that is the political outsider. Donald Trump, who scalded

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Washington in the opening sections of his administration, think that is

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at the transfer of power from one administrator into the next, it's

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the transfer of power from Washington to you.

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I imagine there were a lot of awkward faces on that podium behind

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you. Thank you very much. Let's go down to the parade routes, there is

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some news coming out of the trap at the restriction -

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actor, he's in the BBC Newsroom Live -

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the trap administration saying it's going to lose no time in terms of

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repealing Barack Obama's policies? We have to some extent been trying

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to read TVs in terms of what the trap administration is doing, what

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pages they had been taking down. They took down something on climate

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accord, they took something down on LGBT writes. The Labor Department,

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we're also guessing words, they want to fund a new muscle defends system

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to defend the US against possible Iranian or North Korean muscles.

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There is talk about funding the wall. There have been funding

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appropriations for funding the wall to bypass Congress, to use that to

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pay for the wall. I think what the Trump administration appears to be

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trying to do is to find ways to take action that don't require direct the

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long, grinding process of legislation, finding ways to do

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things very quickly. Environmental regulations, another big one, if

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they start rolling back some of Barack Obama's executive orders

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regulating coal-fired power plants, one that would allow more drilling

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on US Government land. These are all things the Trump administration

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things it can take care of very quickly. It is they are hitting the

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ground running. How unusual is it, minutes after an

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inauguration, for a new president to already be changing, literally, the

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infrastructure in terms of website infrastructure of the American

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Government and acting like this? It's not particularly unusual. Every

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time there's change in power in the White House, the new president wants

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to be seen as getting things done very early on. One thing you see a

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lot from new president is as changing some language on abortion.

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Each new president that comes in, Democrat or Republican, will change

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whether organisations abroad that received grants from the federal

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Government can talk about abortion as part of family planning. Donald

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Trump has audit said, someone as administration has reset, that they

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are going to change that, reinstate the Mexico City gag rule on Sunday.

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It's not unusual to see these things take place. Although there was that

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dramatic moment earlier today when Donald Trump sat inside the Capitol

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and was signing papers, showing that he was taking action.

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Yeah, I haven't seen that before. Donald Trump has always said right

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along that he wanted to make sure things got done quickly, and he is

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moving fast on that promise already. Thank you very much. Quick update

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there are, already on the White House website, you are ready sea

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changes on certain US Government departments. You will already see

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changes on some pages, they had taken down others, they're committed

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themselves to repealing some president Obama's actions on climate

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change. It's going to be a very, very busy few months, and clearly

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Donald Trump is also better make it a busy few days. He's starting very

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early on. Quick news update from the, to say that from this time on

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Monday, I will be here with a new programme covering Donald Trump's

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first acts as president. You'll also be looking at the Brexit effect and

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much more. It's going to be called 100 cataract days, it's bling to be

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a very busy time on both sides of the Atlantic, and we will be here to

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cover it. Without this new era desert a new programme because

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there's so much going on about size of the Atlantic, it is an

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extraordinary moment in geopolitics with the Brexit process becoming

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formal, and as we saw here in Washington, with President Trump

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taking office and prompting a very different way of doing business here

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in Washington. You've been watching the inauguration of

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