Trump Inaugurated as 45th U.S. President

Washington, Donald J. Trump has been sworn in as the 45th president of the United States of America at a ceremony on the steps of the US Capitol in Washington.

Trump swore an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States on the same Bible used by the 16th president, Abraham Lincoln.

Standing meters from him was Hillary Clinton, whom Trump beat in the election campaign on November 8. Also in attendance were four former presidents, Jimmy Carter, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama. George H.W. Bush was hospitalized in Houston and unable to attend.

An estimated 900,000 people attended the inauguration, spreading out on The Mall before the Capitol building.

We are joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country for all our people,” Trump said in his inaugural address. “We will face challenges, and confront hardships but we will get the job done.” “We are transferring power from Washington DC and giving it back to you, our people,” Trump said adding “For two long a small of group of people have enjoyed power.” “Washington has flourished but the people did not share in the wealth,” he said addressing the American people.

The Establishment protected itself,” Trump said in his populist speech. “Their victories have not been your victories. There was little to celebrate for struggling families across the land.” “That all changes right now, because this moment is your moment, it belongs to you,” Trump said. “On January 20, 2017 the people became the rulers of the United States.” Numerous protests, some violent, took place around Washington. Windows of shops, cafes and cars were smashed. Police used pepper spray to break up protests. There was no word of arrests.

Source: Qatar News Agency