Trump sworn in as US president

Power belongs to the American people again, President Donald Trump said after he was sworn in as US president.

He took the oath of office on the steps of the US Capitol in Washington to become the country’s 45th president.

Thousands of Trump supporters travelled across the country to witness the occasion from the National Mall.

The moment marks the end of an improbable journey for the property tycoon after a campaign marked by controversy.

In his inaugural address, he promised to be the voice of the “forgotten people”, ignored by Washington politicians.

 Today, he said, was “the day the people became rulers of this nation again”.

“I will fight for you with every breath left in my body and I will never ever let you down,” said President Trump after Chief Justice John Roberts administered the oath.

“America will start winning again, winning like never before.

“We will bring back our jobs, bring back our borders, bring back our wealth and we will bring back our dreams.”

Hillary Clinton, who lost to Mr Trump in a dramatic upset in November’s election, was in attendance with her husband, former President Bill Clinton.

President Barack Obama shook hands with each member of the Trump family before the ceremony.

Former presidents and first ladies, including George W Bush and his wife Laura as well as Jimmy Carter, were in attendance.

“I’m here today to honour our democracy & its enduring values. I will never stop believing in our country & its future. #Inauguration”, Mrs Clinton tweeted after her arrival.

The only absences were 92-year-old George Bush Senior, who is in hospital being treated for respiratory problems, and his wife Barbara.

Members of Congress were also in attendance, although more than 50 House Democrats had refused to attend the ceremony.




Source: BBC

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