On this day, January 20th, 2017, from noon, the inauguration of Donald J Trump is under way to crown him America’s 45th President and it is expected, as he has declared, to offer less ceremony and flourish, after which he will immediately get back to work and sign important state document same day.
The event will be presided over by Roy Blunt, a Republican senator from Missouri and chairman of Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Activities.
According to Washington Post, the events on the Mall will begin about 11:30 a.m. and the security gates will open at 6 a.m for thousands of people gathering for the occasion. Even though the weather forecast calls for temperatures around 50 degrees, with rain showers in the afternoon, the president elect remains optimistic and here’s what he said yesterday:
“I have a feeling it’s going to be beautiful, but i don’t care if it pours because now everyone is gonna know it’s my real hair. [Laughs]
The Trumps Begins the Inauguration day with Church service
The Trumps family and other invitees’ family members are seen matching toward the traditional Inauguration Day church service at St. John’s Episcopal Church, a short walk from the White House, Friday morning. CNN reported that the family was joined by about 300 fellow worshipers.
The Obamas Welcome The Trumps into the White House
After the church service, the president elect Donald Trump will head to the White House were he will stand to take the oath of office during the inauguration with declarative words written below.
It’s a remarkable transition, as the Obamas wake up in the White House on the morning of January 20. That night, Donald Trump will go to sleep for the first time in his new home since the US White House changes hands almost as instantaneously as the presidency does.
While the inaugural ceremonies are underway, staff at the White House will be frantically moving out the remnants of the Obama administration, and preparing the residence and offices for their new inhabitants. By the next morning, Mr Trump will walk from his new White House residence to the West Wing to attend to his duties as President of the United States.
Oath of Office
He will introduce Chief Justice John Roberts of the US Supreme Court who will administer the oath on the steps of the United States Capitol Building.
“I Donald J Trump, do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, so help me God.”
Report says President Trump will give a speech that will, as all inaugural addresses are, be recorded in the pages of history afterwards. Then he will proceed to a luncheon at the Capitol, in his motorcade. His inaugural parade down Pennsylvania Avenue will begin about 3 p.m – a parade that is expected to last about 90 minutes, making it one of the shortest inaugural parades in recent history.
But prior to Trump’s address, there’s likely to be some musical performances and words from religious leaders. Afterwards, there will be a ceremony to bid farewell to the Mr. Obama and his family.
Past presidents are invited at Washington DC to witness Trump’s swearing-in, including Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George Bush, along with their wives, the former first ladies Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton and Rosalynn Carter.
Mr Trump and Mrs Clinton will finally come face-to-face for the first time since she lost the highly competitive election campaign.
George HW Bush, the 41st president and his wife former first lady Barbara Bush, were being treated at a Houston hospital suffering with pneumonia.
Mr Barack Obama is also expected to come as it is customary for the outgoing president to attend the inauguration of the incoming president.
Both Trump and Obama have had a strained relationship leading up to the elections. This was after Mr Trump previously claimed that Mr Obama was born outside the US and was therefore not a legitimate president. Trump also later suggested that Obama was the “founder of Isis”, but later backed down on both claims, while Obama deemed Trump not fit to be US president during the election campaign.
The billionaire tycoon’s aim, from the beginning of his campaign, has been to make America great again. Following this, he has marked some agendas to be followed by his administration.
“My administration will follow two simple rules: buy American and hire American!”
The Vice President elect, Pence Trump, affirms this when he said:
“Our job is to be ready on Day One. The American people can be confident that we will be . . . It’s going to be a very humbling and moving day for the president-elect his family and for mine. But let me tell you, we are all ready to go to work.”
For the first time since 2006 Trump’s swearing-in will give Republicans control of both the White House and Congress. Trump Twitted an invitation to entire citizens of the United States to join him and family at 4pm at Lincoln Memorial on the eve of inauguration where he pledged to unify America.
Meanwhile Massive Protesters gathered outside the Trump Tower. The groups have vowed to gather at each of the 20 security checkpoints where attendees will enter the Mall thereby paralyzing the city, by blocking traffic and even public transit.
The next morning, Mr Trump will walk from his new White House residence to the West Wing to attend to his duties as President of the United States.
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