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


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


Extraordinary Day Of It Ceremony And Celebration In Washington. Donald


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


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


The Constitution Of The United States.


The Constitution Of The United States.


So Help Me God. So Help Me God.


President Trump Then Promised The Assembled Crowd That America Should


Unite And He Will Make America A Great Again.


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.


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


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


as president, Donald Trump signed executive order is around his


cabinet members. Donald Trump has promised to put


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


the United States. In an unconventional inaugural speech, he


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


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


that protection would lead to prosperity and strength, and he


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


well-deserved victory. What did you think of the


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


American people face and want to see eradicated.


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


approval ratings ever? That is something that has to worry


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


very ambitious agenda within his first 100 days, including repealing


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


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


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


from the media. In that inaugural address, as the


members of the Washington establishment sat behind it, he


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


to do. Members of Congress will watch those


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


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


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


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


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


populist residence, and was very populist inaugural address today.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


out. I think we are worse off as a


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


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


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


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


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


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


I think you'll seam of modes on Obamacare.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


this very divided country? We always believe there will be


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


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


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


this? This is deplorable. We saw people


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


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


accomplishing? There are not accomplishing the goal they think


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


vibrant democratic party serve as an opposition party in Government.


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


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


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


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


Democratic party needs a hand, doesn't it?


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


about 18 months ago, everybody thought progressive politics was the


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


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


around the country because of the Supreme Court decision. Obamacare


was passed. Everybody thought that progressive politics for trying


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


cajoling and putting pressure and sometimes bullying corporate cheese


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


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


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


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


most nationalistic speech we have heard an inaugural address in modern


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


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


lasted 18 minutes and focused on American jobs and patriotism.


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


became the rulers of this nation again.


APPLAUSE The forgotten men and women of our


country will be forgotten no longer. APPLAUSE


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


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


never seen before. APPLAUSE


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 under realised


potential. This American courage stops right here and stops right




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 laureate destiny. The oath of office


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


APPLAUSE For many decades, we'd enriched


foreign industry at expense of American industry.


Subsidised the armies of other countries, while allowing for the


very sad depletion of our military. We've 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've made other countries rich


while the wealth, strength and confidence of our country has


dissipated over the horizon. One by one, the factories shattered 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 redistributed all


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


the future. APPLAUSE


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


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


APPLAUSE Every decision, 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. President Trump giving his inaugural


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


don't remember seeing violent protests at previous inaugurations.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Donald Trump led that birth amendment, questioning whether and


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


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


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


polarised. I think one difference between now


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


that the level of hyper partisanship, is really


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


the transfer of power from Washington to you.


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


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


some news coming out of the trap at the restriction -


actor, he's in the BBC Newsroom Live -


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


long, grinding process of legislation, finding ways to do


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


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


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


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


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


ground running. How unusual is it, minutes after an


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


infrastructure in terms of website infrastructure of the American


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


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


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


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


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


whether organisations abroad that received grants from the federal


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


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


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


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


dramatic moment earlier today when Donald Trump sat inside the Capitol


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


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


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


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


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


changes on certain US Government departments. You will already see


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


themselves to repealing some president Obama's actions on climate


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


extraordinary moment in geopolitics with the Brexit process becoming


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


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


in Washington. You've been watching the inauguration of


It is looking fine unsettled and light winds and


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