Donald Trump sworn in as 45th US President

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President Donald Trump waves as he walks with first lady Melania Trump during the inauguration parade on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool)

It was the very image of civility, the outgoing Obamas inviting through the front door, the incoming Trumps. Continuing the theme, they shared a ride in the presidential limousines to the U.S. Capitol to mark the peaceful transfer of power.

CGTN’s Daniel Ryntjes reports.

Donald Trump sworn in as 45th US President

Donald Trump sworn in as 45th US President

It was the very image of civility, the outgoing Obamas inviting through the front door, the incoming Trumps. Continuing the theme, they shared a ride in the presidential limousines to the U.S. Capitol to mark the peaceful transfer of power. CGTN’s Daniel Ryntjes reports.

Attending the ceremony, past presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, along with Donald Trump’s campaign opponent Hillary Clinton.

Mike Pence was sworn in first, as Vice President. And then Donald J. Trump took the oath to become the 45th U.S. President.

His address, an amplification of his campaign, aimed at those who feel dispossessed by the Washington establishment and by globalization.

But just a few city blocks away, a stark contrast. A small group of protesters within the perimeter of the inauguration site, smashing windows and hurling rocks.

There are masses of protesters over there and we’re getting pushed back. A lot of tension, a lot of things being thrown, and several police have been injured and we have a situation where several storefronts have been smashed.

Eventually calm was restored, dozens of people were arrested.

Meanwhile, the inaugural parade went on without any interruptions the Trumps greeting an enthusiastic crowd along the way.

And then as the light began to dim on this historic but turbulent day, the new President and First Lady Melania Trump headed back to their new home.


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