Inauguration 2017: The Swearing In of President Donald Trump

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Welcome to Breitbart News’s coverage of Inauguration 2017 — the day when Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States of America.

Watch this live wire for breaking news, images, and video about the transition from Barack Obama’s administration to Trump’s. All times eastern.

11:53 PM: The Trumps arrived at the third and final ball of the evening — the Salute To Our Armed Services Ball. President Trump took questions and comments from members of the military currently serving in Afghanistan, who were speaking to him via a satellite feed. At the end of the questioning, the crowd chanted “USA.”

Melania Trump also said a few remarks: “Thank you all for your service. I’m honored to be your first lady. We will fight. We will win. We will make America great again.”

The Trumps and Pences then danced to “I Will Always Love You.” Half way through the song, the President and First Lady and Vice President Pence and Mrs. Pence changed parters and danced with members of the Armed Services. Watch the video below:

Again, the dancing ended with chants of “USA.”

Video of President Trump and Vice President Pence cutting the cake at the Armed Services Ball:

10:19 PM The Trumps and Pences arrived at the second ball of the night, the Freedom Ball, and once again they danced to “My Way.” The crowd chanted “USA” at the end.

Here is an excerpt of President Trump’s remarks before the dance. He said, “Let me ask you — should I keep the Twitter going or not? Keep it going? I think so. You know, the enemies keep saying, ‘Oh that’s terrible,’ but, you know, it’s a way of bypassing dishonest media.”

9:55 PM: President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump danced at the Liberty Ball, their first inaugural ball tonight, to “My Way.” They were then joined by Vice President Pence and Mrs. Pence and the Trump and Pence children and spouses.

Here is an excerpt of President Trump’s comments before they began dancing:

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The President, First Lady, Vice President and Second Lady will attend three official inaugural balls Friday – compared with 10 balls President Obama attended during his 2009 inauguration.

Trump will begin his evening at the Liberty and Freedom Balls, which will both be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. He will later attend the Salute To Our Armed Services Ball, which will take place at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Writer Tweets Barron Trump Will Be America’s ‘First Homeschool Shooter’

Katie Rich, a writer for Saturday Night Live, launched a personal attack on President Donald Trump's youngest son Barron Trump.

"Barron will be this country's first homeschool shooter," Rich wrote Friday in a tweet that has since been deleted.

Barron, 10, attends Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School in New York City.

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump's youngest son has been the victim of personal attacks before.

Last November, Rosie O’Donnell, a longtime nemesis of President Trump, posted a tweet which included a link to a video that questioned whether Barron is autistic. O’Donnell defended the tweet before deleting it and apologizing to the Trump family.

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President Trump’s White House has ordered an immediate regulatory freeze government wide.


Read more on this here.

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President Trump issued the following statement on the cabinet nominee confirmations of Generals Mattis and Kelly:

I am pleased by the confirmation votes of Generals Mattis and Kelly. These uniquely qualified leaders will immediately begin the important work of rebuilding our military, defending our nation and securing our borders. I am proud to have these two American heroes join my administration.

I call on members of the Senate to fulfill their constitutional obligation and swiftly confirm the remainder of my highly qualified cabinet nominees, so that we can get to work on behalf of the American people without further delay.

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6:16 PM: Mike Pompeo vote delayed.

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Breitbart reporter Charlie Spiering probably blew up a few peers’ heads tonight with a Day-One pool report from the inauguration parade, which read in part:

“At 4:43pm VPOTUS and his family exited their vehicles again as the parade turned to 15th St.

Some shouted We like Mike! And Let’s go Hoosiers!”

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4:51 PM: We often hear the celebrities are “brave” for telling other celebrities that they agree with said celebrities.

Defying this violent crowd — that is actual bravery.

4:45 PM: Protest heating up in Chicago.

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4:39 PM: “Ripped.”

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ABC News’ Terry Moran: Trump Inauguration Speech Had ‘Anti-Semitic Overtones’

Terry Moran of ABC News put on his crypto-fascist hat and declared President Donald Trump’s inauguration speech had “overtones” of the 1930s “anti-Semitic movement” because the President dared to put the words “America’ and “first” together.

Moran began by conceding Trump’s message was “why he was sent here, by people who want to hear that message of America first.”

“However, it carries with it overtones from the 1930s, when an anti-Semitic movement saying, ‘We don’t want to get involved in Europe’s war. It’s the Jews’ fault in Germany,’” he pontificated, before adding ominously, “Charles Lindbergh led them.”

“It is a term, as he defined it his way, but the words themselves carry very ugly echoes in our history,” said Moran, serving notice the new President that he must carefully consider the psychotic delusions of paranoid ABC News reporters before choosing his every word. Apparently Trump can explain what he means a million times without exorcising the ghost of Charles Lindbergh from certain imaginations.

This is an especially outrageous charge to level at Trump when his inauguration included the first benediction from an Orthodox rabbi ever, and the first Jewish prayer since Ronald Reagan’s second inaugural. Not only that, but Rabbi Marvin Hier is the head of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles. He’s probably a lot better than Terry Moran at detecting actual anti-Semitism.

Trump’s daughter Ivanka converted to Orthodox Judaism before she was married to Jared Kushner in 2009. Trump declared himself “glad” about her decision in public. He’s also been very public about his support for Israel, including his intention to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. His predecessor, Barack Obama, closed out his second term with a spectacular betrayal of Israel at the United Nations, winning loud applause from people openly pledged to murdering Jews. Did that make Terry Moran’s anti-Semitism detector twitch a bit?

People who listened to Trump’s speech probably found it a nice change of pace to have an American president who thinks the needs of the American people come first for a change, just as most other world leaders tend to work for the best interests of their respective nations.

While they were having these thoughts, squads of black-clad left-wingers were smashing windows, blocking traffic, and assaulting police officers across Washington, D.C. If they had Terry Moran’s finely tuned sense of historical irony, they’d have been wearing brown shirts instead of black.

Moran didn’t invent this smear -- many other Trump critics have previously accused him of using “America first” language to send coded messages to neo-Nazis, or of witlessly using the phrase without understanding its pedigree. Some of the same people think Trump deliberately quoted the Batman supervillain Bane in his inaugural speech.

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4:25 PM: I don’t want to get off this ride.

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Jason Chaffetz Trolls Hillary Clinton After Inauguration: ‘The Investigation Continues’

Congressman Jason Chaffetz, head of the House Oversight Committee, published a photo of himself greeting losing Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at Friday's inauguration ceremony, teasing, "the investigation continues," with no other comment.

"So pleased she is not the President," Chaffetz wrote on Instagram, where he posted the photo. "I thanked her for her service and wished her luck. The investigation continues."

So pleased she is not the President. I thanked her for her service and wished her luck. The investigation continues.

A photo posted by Jason Chaffetz (@jasoninthehouse) on

As House Oversight chairman, Chaffetz played a significant role in investigating Clinton following the revelation that she had used an unsecured private email server to save classified documents she came into contact with in her capacity as Secretary of State. Chaffetz has personally demanded an FBI investigation into Clinton, arguing that Clinton's claim she was unaware of her breach of security protocol did not match the evidence the FBI had initially uncovered. Chaffetz was extremely critical of FBI director James Comey's decision not to prosecute Clinton for her actions, and vowed to continue the investigation following Clinton's defeat in the 2016 presidential election. Upon winning the presidency, President Donald Trump announced he would not seek to further investigate Clinton. “I’m not looking to go back through this,” he told the New York Times. “I think it would be very, very divisive for the country."

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4:14 PM: Trump and family exit “The Beast” limo in front of the Trump International Hotel to walk and wave at parade attendees.

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3:37 PM: Still violent.

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3:32 PM: The first @POTUS tweet of the next administration.

3:31 PM: Review of troops begins outside the Capitol building with Trump, Pence, and wives watching from the steps.

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Inauguration Protesters Light Fire in Street, Throw Embers at Police

Rioters objecting to the inauguration of President Donald Trump as America's 45th chief executive have begun to burn waste canisters and newspaper dispensers, tossing the embers at police, according to a reporter on the ground.

Voice of America correspondent Steve Herman posted an image on Twitter showing rioters encircling a street fire, saying that he had witnessed rioters picking up embers and throwing them at police, prompting authorities to call for backup from the DC fire department. Rioters have also begun blocking major Washington roads to express their opposition to President Barack Obama handing the office over to the winner of the 2016 presidential election. Police have confirmed at least 95 arrests of violent rioters throughout Washington, D.C. today, and at least two police have been injured while attempting to maintain the peace. Protesters have told reporters their acts of vandalism and destruction of property are a stand against "sexism, Islamophobia... bigotry and nationalism." President Trump took his oath of office at noon on Friday, and has since signed a number of perfunctory executive orders and delivered his inaugural address.

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2:58 PM: Paul Ryan toasts his former colleague Pence: “you will always be part of the people’s House.”

2:55 PM: Making nice with Congress.

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Larry King: Trump Protesters Smashed My Car Windows In

Legendary interviewer Larry King assured fans that he was not hurt after protesters objecting to the peaceful transfer of power between presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump smashed in the windows of his car. "Protestors in DC smashed the windows of my hired SUV & many other cars," King posted on Twitter. "I was working in-studio & am ok, but my driver is a bit rattled." King rose to prominence as the host of Larry King Live, CNN's 9PM flagship show for over two decades. President Trump has repeatedly accused CNN of spreading misinformation about himself and his campaign, something CNN head Jeffrey Zucker has claimed has boosted the network's credibility. King currently hosts a program on Russia Today (RT), a Kremlin-controlled network.

2:45 PM: Using the fire to attack police.

2:44 PM: Garbage fire.

2:42 PM: EXCLUSIVE — Breitbart’s Brandon Darby obtains secret audio and a map from protesters planning to disrupt the inaugural parade.

Breitbart’s infiltration of the radical anti-Trump effort also netted a map that reveals the specific locations of checkpoints that will be targeted and possibly shut down and which specific groups are responsible for each location. The map also reveals the entire infrastructure for the radical groups and which “choke points” they deem critical to the inauguration.

Radical Occupy organizer and troublemaker Lisa Fithian was revealed in the audio as a trainer, apparently playing a role in the effort’s stated and recorded goal of “shutting that shit down” in reference to the Inaugural Parade.

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2:33 PM: Almost 100 arrests so far.

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History: Trump Becomes First President to Use Words ‘Islamic,’ ‘Urban’ in Inaugural Address

President Donald Trump's inaugural address made history in being the first to use a number of words, paramount among them "Islamic" when referring to the threat of international terrorist actors and his plan to eradicate radical Islamic terror groups.

“We will reinforce old alliances and form new ones and unite the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism, which we will eradicate from the face of the Earth," Trump said in his speech Friday morning after completing his oath of office. He noted in his speech that his foreign policy would also strive not to "impose our way of life on anyone else." President Trump's predecessor Barack Obama famously refused to refer to groups like Al Qaeda and the Islamic State as "radical Islamic terrorists," claiming the term unfairly maligned Muslims who were not members of jihadist groups. The Washington Post notes that Trump's inaugural address was also the first to use the words "urban" and "infrastructure," a nod to the core message of city repair and equality of opportunity in his speech. "Whether a child is born in the urban sprawl of Detroit or the windswept plains of Nebraska, they look up at the same night sky, they fill their heart with the same dreams, and they are infused with the breath of life by the same almighty Creator," Trump told the crowd gathered in the heart of Washington, DC. See all the words President Trump was the first to use in an inaugural address below, and read his full remarks here.

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2:09 PM: Tense showdown between police in riot gear, protesters. Smoke bombs deployed, bottles thrown at officers.

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2:01 PM: CNN anchors say there have been “pockets” of protest, but nothing major. Immediately, the on-the-ground reporter says it is intense, that protesters are throwing rocks — while booms go off in the background.

1:55 PM: CNN’s Smerconish speculates that more people were demonstrating Trump’s inauguration than attended it.

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1:36 PM: From denial to anger. Everyone grieves at their own pace.

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1:24 PM: Photo: Joel Pollak/Breitbart

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1:20 PM: Takes Down Climate Page, Puts Up ‘America First’ Energy Plan

Observers on Twitter noted Friday afternoon that the White House's page on climate change, a creation of the Obama administration, appears to have been taken down shortly after Donald Trump assumed the nation's presidency.

In its stead, the new White House published an explanation of what the Trump team is calling the "America First Energy Plan."

At press time, the link to the White House page publicizing a plan to combat climate change leads to a blank page.

cached version of the page shows that President Obama's administration had used it to advertise a plan to reduce America's carbon footprint and have America participate in "global effort to combat climate change." "For the sake of our children and future generations, we must act now," the page read, "And we are."

The Trump administration has instead published a page that lays out its energy plan. "The Trump Administration is committed to energy policies that lower costs for hardworking Americans and maximize the use of American resources, freeing us from dependence on foreign oil," the page reads. The page addresses finding economically viable energy solutions that are mindful of the environment:

[O]ur need for energy must go hand-in-hand with responsible stewardship of the environment. Protecting clean air and clean water, conserving our natural habitats, and preserving our natural reserves and resources will remain a high priority. President Trump will refocus the EPA on its essential mission of protecting our air and water.

1:19 PM: Lee Stranahan: Protests at various locations around the city still continue. Roads are blockaded and entries cut off. Numerous arrests — protesters charged with rioting.

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1:15 PM: Breitbart TV editor Jeff Poor: Calm before the storm in front of the White House for the parade.

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1:13 PM: Already in action.

1:12 PM: “You proved the power of hope,” Obama says to crowd, referring to volunteers for his 2008 campaign. “This has never been about us. It has always been about you.”

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1:10 PM: Obama: “Michelle and I, we’ve really been milking this goodbye thing. So it behooves me to be brief.”

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1:08 PM: Love and kindness — seen just before the inauguration.

1:07 PM: Crowd at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland greet Barack and Michelle Obama with a chant of “Yes, we can.”

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1:00 PM: CNN’s Michael Smerconish surprised that Trump did not make an appeal to people who did not vote for him and reference his popular vote loss. Panel says he made a “big mistake” by not referring specifically to women.

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Complete Text of President Donald Trump’s Inaugural Address

The following is the complete video and text of President Donald J. Trump's inaugural address delivered on January 20, 2017.
Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you. We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and to restore its promise for all of our people. Together, we will determine the course of America and the world for years to come. We will face challenges. We will confront hardships. But we will get the job done. Every four years, we gather on these steps to carry out the orderly and peaceful transfer of power, and we are grateful to President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama for their gracious aid throughout this transition. They have been magnificent. Today’s ceremony, however, has very special meaning. Because today we are not merely transferring power from one Administration to another, or from one party to another – but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C. and giving it back to you, the American People. For too long, a small group in our nation’s Capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost. Washington flourished – but the people did not share in its wealth. Politicians prospered – but the jobs left, and the factories closed. The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country. Their victories have not been your victories; their triumphs have not been your triumphs; and while they celebrated in our nation’s Capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land. That all changes – starting right here, and right now, because this moment is your moment: it belongs to you. It belongs to everyone gathered here today and everyone watching all across America. This is your day. This is your celebration. And this, the United States of America, is your country. What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people. January 20th 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again. The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer. Everyone is listening to you now. You came by the tens of millions to become part of a historic movement the likes of which the world has never seen before. At the center of this movement is a crucial conviction: that a nation exists to serve its citizens. Americans want great schools for their children, safe neighborhoods for their families, and good jobs for themselves. These are the just and reasonable demands of 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 knowledge; and the crime and gangs and drugs that have stolen too many lives and robbed our country of so much unrealized potential. This American carnage stops right here and stops right now. 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 glorious destiny. The oath of office I take today is an oath of allegiance to all Americans. For many decades, we’ve enriched foreign industry at the expense of American industry; Subsidized the armies of other countries while allowing for the very sad depletion of our military; We've defended other nation’s borders while refusing to defend our own; And spent 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 disappeared over the horizon. One by one, the factories shuttered and left our shores, with not even a thought about the millions upon millions of American workers left behind. The wealth of our middle class has been ripped from their homes and then redistributed across the entire world. But that is the past. And now we are looking only to the future. We assembled here today are issuing a new decree to be heard in every city, in every foreign capital, and in every hall of power. From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land. From this moment on, it’s going to be America First. Every decision on trade, 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.  Protection will lead to great prosperity and strength. I will fight for you with every breath in my body – and I will never, ever let you down. America will start winning again, winning like never before. We will bring back our jobs. We will bring back our borders.  We will bring back our wealth.  And we will bring back our dreams. We will build new roads, and highways, and bridges, and airports, and tunnels, and railways all across our wonderful nation. We will get our people off of welfare and back to work – rebuilding our country with American hands and American labor. We will follow two simple rules: Buy American and Hire American. We will seek friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world – but we do so with the understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their own interests first. We do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example for everyone to follow. 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. At the bedrock of our politics will be a total allegiance to the United States of America, and through our loyalty to our country, we will rediscover our loyalty to each other. When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice. The Bible tells us, “how good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity.” We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity. When America is united, America is totally unstoppable. There should be no fear – we are protected, and we will always be protected. We will be protected by the great men and women of our military and law enforcement and, most importantly, we are protected by God. Finally, we must think big and dream even bigger. In America, we understand that a nation is only living as long as it is striving. We will no longer accept politicians who are all talk and no action – constantly complaining but never doing anything about it. The time for empty talk is over. Now arrives the hour of action. Do not let anyone tell you it cannot be done.  No challenge can match the heart and fight and spirit of America. We will not fail. Our country will thrive and prosper again. We stand at the birth of a new millennium, ready to unlock the mysteries of space, to free the Earth from the miseries of disease, and to harness the energies, industries and technologies of tomorrow. A new national pride will stir our souls, lift our sights, and heal our divisions. It is time to remember that old wisdom our soldiers will never forget: that whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots, we all enjoy the same glorious freedoms, and we all salute the same great American Flag. And whether a child is born in the urban sprawl of Detroit or the windswept plains of Nebraska, they look up at the same night sky, they fill their heart with the same dreams, and they are infused with the breath of life by the same almighty Creator. So to all Americans, in every city near and far, small and large, from mountain to mountain, and from ocean to ocean, hear these words: You will never be ignored again. Your voice, your hopes, and your dreams, will define our American destiny. And your courage and goodness and love will forever guide us along the way. Together, We Will Make America Strong Again. We Will Make America Wealthy Again. We Will Make America Proud Again. We Will Make America Safe Again. And, Yes, Together, We Will Make America Great Again. Thank you, God Bless You, And God Bless America.

12:51 PM: Takeoff.

12:46 PM: The long goodbye is now final.

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12:40 PM: Jackie Evancho’s performance.

12:38 PM: More from the aftermath of the anarchist riot and protests during the swearing-in, via Lee Stranahan:

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12:32 PM: CNN’s Gloria Borger is upset that Trump did not give any tribute to Hillary Clinton in his speech. Repeat: that is CNN’s Gloria Borger.

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12:29 PM: CNN’s Jake Tapper describes Trump’s inauguration speech as one of the “one of the most radical speeches ever given by a president” — “pure populism.”

12:26 PM: A+++ from bubble dweller Nick Confessore:

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12:22 PM: Here is the establishment press’s very representative takeaway soundbite from the speech:

12:19 PM: Trump concludes with multiple riffs on his campaign theme, a “God bless America,” plus a fist shake.

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12:14 PM: Unity.

12:13 PM: Trump: “We will follow two simple rules: Buy American and hire American.”

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12:10 PM: Trump vows to eradicate radical Islamic terrorism from the ends of the earth.

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12:08 PM: First big issue Trump mentions is the rising use of drugs and crime that comes with it.

12:06 PM: Trump continually hammers the theme of the people controlling the government — that it does not matter which party is in power if they serve their citizens and not themselves.

12:05 PM: Boomtown. Trump says of DC: “Their victories were not your victories.”

12:04 PM: Trump: We are not only transferring power in the White House, “we’re transferring the power from Washington, DC, and giving it back to you — the people.”

12:03 PM: Trump opening: “People of the world, thank you.” Thanks the Obamas for “their gracious aid during this transition.”

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Obama Delivers Private Letter to Trump as Clinton, Bush Letters Made Public

In anticipation of the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump to the highest political office in the United States, ABC News has published the private letters President George W. Bush left current President Barack Obama, and the letter President Bill Clinton left the 43rd president.

President Obama delivered his private missive to his successor on Friday morning, for President-elect Trump's eyes only. "There will be trying moments. The critics will rage. Your 'friends' will disappoint you," the second President Bush warned President Obama on his Inauguration Day, advising him to turn to the American people for strength: "No matter what comes, you will be inspired by the character and compassion of the people you now lead." President Clinton's letter to President George W. Bush, in contrast, advised Bush that those who warn that the job is difficult make claims that are "often exaggerated." "The sheer joy of doing what you believe is right is inexpressible," he noted in contrast. "You lead a proud, decent, good people. And from this day you are President of all of us. I salute you and wish you success and much happiness," Clinton wrote. President Obama has honored the longtime tradition of presidents leaving their successors a private letter upon vacating the office. His letter to incoming President Trump will remain private indefinitely, though cameras caught the moment President Obama delivered the letter.

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Hollywood, Media Mercilessly Mock Kellyanne Conway’s Trump Inauguration Outfit

Media and Hollywood elites were among the many who mocked incoming senior Donald Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway, over the outfit she wore for President Trump’s inauguration on Friday.

What Conway told NBC News was her "Trump revolutionary wear" is actually a red, white, and blue Gucci coat. Conway wore the $3,600 coat with a bright red hat and red gloves. It didn't take long for the internet to notice Conway's outfit, and she was mercilessly mocked. Below is a sampling of some of the sexist insults hurled at Trump's incoming senior strategist, many of them from the very media tasked to cover the Trump White House. The Daily Show Twitter: Left-wing blog Jezebel: The Huffington Post Lifestyle: The Hollywood Reporter-BillBoard offshoot Pret-a-Reporter: NBC, Today Show reporter Ronan Farrow: Staff writer for The Hollywood Reporter Ryan Parker: Managing Editor, Video for Mic Slade Sohmer: New York Time SundayStyles reporter Katie Rosman: Assignment Editor for New York Daily News Joseph Barracato: Columnist, Opinion Producer, CBC Robyn Urback: The Huffington Post reporter Matt Fuller: NFL Draft analysts Tyler Brooke: Late Night With Seth Meyers writer Dina Gusovsky:

11:56 AM: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir performs “America, the Beautiful.”

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11:53 AM: Clarence Thomas administers oath of office to Vice President-elect Mike Pence.

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11:49 AM: She just can’t help but create more memes.

11:48 AM: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer speaks next. Admits that Obama economy “benefits too few and leaves too many behind.”

11:46 AM: More anarchist mayhem, via Lee Stranahan:

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11:40 AM: Pastor Paula-White Cain begins the invocation.

11:39 AM: A reading of the Beatitudes.

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11:37 AM: Cardinal Timothy Dolan reads the Prayer of Solomon from the Book of Wisdom.

11:36 AM: Sen. Roy Blunt delivers opening remarks.

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President-elect Donald Trump's wife Melania Trump adjusts Barron Trump's tie before the 58th Presidential Inauguration for President-elect Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

President-elect Donald Trump’s wife Melania Trump adjusts Barron Trump’s tie before the 58th Presidential Inauguration for President-elect Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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11:25 AM: More businesses attacked by anarchist protesters. Photos: Lee Stranahan/Breitbart

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11:03 AM: Meanwhile, in Boston…

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10:54 AM: Lee Stranahan: Anarchists have gone on a rampage in Washington, DC, smashing windows at a Starbucks with patrons inside, the windows for Bank of America, and numerous other businesses.

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10:51 AM: The procession begins.

10:50 AM: White House tweet nods to John Lewis, who denies that Trump is legitimately president. The White House has conceded that Trump was “freely elected” but has not dubbed him “legitimate.”

10:47 AM: Left all a-twitter about Kellyanne’s “Trump Revolutionary Wear” outfit.

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10:37 AM: Final transmission.

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10:32 AM: Hillary arrives.

10:28 AM: Lee Stranahan: Anarchists are now breaking windows. Things are quickly getting more intense.


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10:27 AM: Lee Stranahan: A mob of hundreds of anarchists is walking down 13th. Firecrackers, things getting thrown as they reach 13th and Massachusetts now. The anarchists are dragging newspaper boxes with them. Literally no police in sight. Flares seen as marchers hit 13th and K.

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10:13 AM: Protesters. Photo: Edwin Mora/Breitbart


10:10 AM: Lee Stranahan: Hundreds of Black Bloc protesters have begun to assemble as planned at Logan Circle. There is very little visible police presence here. Anarchist red and black flags are visible and most of the protesters are dressed in black.

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9:48 AM: Edwin Mora: Police carry a woman who appears to have been injured by protesters blocking the security checkpoint for inauguration attendees. Other attendees had to call out for a medic to get her help despite the presence of police. They are still waiting for an EMT.

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9:47 AM:

The Obamas Welcome the Trumps to the White House on Inauguration Day

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama greeted President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump at the White House on Friday morning before the inauguration ceremony.

Obama greeted Trump saying, “Mr. President-elect, how are you?” Trump shook Obama’s hand and kissed Michelle Obama on the cheek, as Obama kissed Melania Trump on the cheek. Michelle Obama embraced Melania Trump, who handed her a wrapped gift. Watch the exchange in the video below: [caption id="attachment_5984046" align="alignnone" width="864"]AP Photo First lady Michelle Obama, flanked by President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump, greets Melania Trump at the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)[/caption] The departing first couple then entered the White House for a coffee and tea reception with the incoming first couple.  

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9:39 AM: Lee Stranahan: A group of a couple of hundred protesters, including black bloc and members of the Freedom Socialist party, lock arms and block the street in attempt to shut down the Donald Trump inauguration.

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9:38 AM: Imagine being angry that you can’t report on how someone sits and listens to a sermon.

9:33 AM: Shiny.

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For a good laugh, here’s how CNN previewed this church service:


9:25 AM: Guess what day it is! Guess what day it is…

9:20 AM: Photos of Trump supporters and protesters around DC this morning.

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