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Trump Inauguration Live Blog


Trumps travel in a limousine to lead an inaugural parade to the White House.

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-- Seventy-year-old Donald J. Trump, a Republican, has been sworn in as the United States' 45th president, along with Vice President Mike Pence.

-- In his inaugural speech, Trump vowed that America will "not seek to impose our way of life on anyone but rather let it shine as an example for everyone to follow." He also pledged that "a new vision will govern our land: From this day forward, it's going to be only America First." Trump also promised: "We will reinforce old alliances and form new ones – and unite the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism, which we will eradicate completely from the face of the Earth."

-- Trump also decried an "establishment" that "protected itself, but not the citizens of our country," and he said, "That all changes -- starting right here, and right now, because this moment is your moment: it belongs to you."

-- World leaders have been congratulating President Trump on his January 20 inauguration, expressing a desire to work with his administration while some Western leaders have been urging continued U.S. cooperation on mutual security.

-- Trump and the new first lady rode a limousine that inched to the White House in the midst of a ceremonial parade, red and blue lights flashing as security agents walked slowly beside the vehicle and onlookers watched from the sidewalks.

-- Security was tight as thousands of people protested in Washington. Police said 95 protesters were arrested. Police had used pepper spray and stun grenades to push back demonstrators. Police said protesters damaged vehicles, destroyed property and set small fires.

-- Trump's administration said that defeating Islamic State "and other radical Islamic terror groups" will be the highest priority of an "America first" foreign policy centered on "peace through strength."

* NOTE: Times are stated according to local time in Washington DC (GMT/UTC -5)

16:59 20.1.2017

That wraps up our Trump Inauguration Live Blog for today. Thanks for following us. Be sure to check in tomorrow for coverage of the Women's March on Washington as Donald Trump starts his first full day in office as U.S. president.

16:41 20.1.2017

The Trumps have arrived at the White House as the inaugural parade draws to an end.

16:17 20.1.2017

16:17 20.1.2017

President Donald Trump and members of his family got out of his vehicle car in front of the Justice Department for a bit of a walk.

16:06 20.1.2017

From our news desk as world reaction comes in after Trump's inauguration.

World Leaders Express Hope For Cooperation With President Trump

World leaders have been congratulating U.S. President Donald Trump on his January 20 inauguration, expressing desire to work with his administration and some Western leaders urging continued U.S. cooperation on mutual security.

British Prime Minister Theresa May, in an interviewed published January 20 in the Financial Times of London, said she thinks Trump "recognizes the importance and significance of NATO," despite his criticism of the longstanding Western military alliance.

She said she was “confident” Trump will "recognize the importance of the cooperation we have in Europe to ensure our collective defense and collective security."

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg congratulated Trump and said NATO's "strength is as good for the United States as it is for Europe."

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov both expressed optimism about relations with Trump’s administration – saying Russia is ready to do its share to improve relations with Washington.

Pope Francis said Trump should use ethical values as his guide, and urged Trump to take care of the poor and the outcast during his presidency.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, and Kosovar President Hashim Thaci tweeted their congratulations and hope for cooperation with Trump's administration.

With reporting by Reuters, AP, AFP, dpa, Interfax, Financial Times of London, and The Daily Telegraph

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15:41 20.1.2017

According to AFP, Trump is set to start his journey from the Capitol to the White House, with thousands of supporters and opponents lining the inaugural parade route down Pennsylvania Avenue.

15:28 20.1.2017

Key Quotes from President Donald Trump's Inauguration.

15:21 20.1.2017

President Donald Trump is now preparing to leave the Capitol for the inaugural parade.

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