Here’s what happened at the 45th U.S. Presidential Inauguration
By: S.Harding, Xiro Xone News January 21, 2017 Updated: 7:20 AM
WASHINGTON DC. (Xiro Xone News) - On what was a rainy inauguration day, thousands descended on the Nations Capitol to witness the swearing in of the 45th President of the United States. Trump was sworn in by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and Vice President Mike Pence, was sworn in by Justice Clarence Thomas.
As Donald J. Trump took the oath of office, he remembered his mother by having his wife Melania hold his family bible along with the customary Lincoln bible.
At the completion of the oath of office, President Trump assumed the full weight of the free world as its commander and chief on his shoulders. Millions watched in awe of the historic event, some watched in shock, and others exercised their right to protest the policies, behavior, and legitimacy of the new President.
Constitutionalists on both sides of the isle were the first to admit, “One of the things that make America great is the ability to have a peaceful transfer of power and the right to peaceful protest.”
President-elect Trump and his family arrived in Washington DC., on the eve of the inauguration. After spending the night at Blair House, the historic hotel across from the White House, President-elect Trump started his inauguration day attending services at St. Johns Church, known as, the church of Presidents. Before heading to the U.S. Capitol for the swearing-in ceremony, he and Melania went to the White House to have tea with, outgoing President and First Lady Obama.
After the ceremony, the 45th President Donald J. Trump laid out his vision for the country in his inaugural address. He reiterated campaign bullet points by saying, “from this day forward, it’s going to be only America first.” “Every decision on trade, on taxes, 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.”
The new President made the point of saying, “Americans want great schools for their children, safe neighborhoods for their families and good jobs for themselves.” No matter what party voters were affiliated with, it was hard to find an American to deny, or push on that portion of his remarks. However, when President Trump spoke of gangs, crime, and lives lost through drugs, he pledged to fight those issues by saying, “The American Carnage stops here and stops now.”
That particular phrase was a bit shocking to some. He also spoke about waste in certain sectors of the government that did not benefit the American people but made politicians rich.
Some have called the speech, grim and populist, and some are quietly agreeing with him. Staunch supporters who attended the inauguration said, “he talks to us plain and direct, instead of fancy words and double talk.” Whatever voters and people around the world think of his inaugural address, he let the world know the direction he intends to take the country.
Democratic voters and lawmakers believe President Trump is preparing a reset that will lead to a radical restructuring of foreign and domestic policy norms. They believe Trump’s direction will be detrimental to the poor and to minorities domestically. They also believe, his statement that all countries have a right to defend themselves as they see fit, will leave small countries around the world vulnerable to invasion by more powerful ones.
After the inaugural address, the President attended the inaugural luncheon at Statuary Hall were he dined on Maine Lobster, Gulf Shrimp, and Seven Hills Angus Beef. He was toasted, and presented with gifts from the joint inaugural committee and from members on both sides of the isle.
With rain off and on throughout the day, he and his family attended the traditional parade in front of the White House. Later in the evening, President Trump and his First Lady, dressed in the finest designer attire to celebrated and say, “Thank you,” to friends, family, and supporters. There were three official balls, the Liberty Ball, the Freedom Ball, and the Armed Services Ball. President Trump said a few words, then he and First Lady Melania shared a dance at each of the balls.
It was a day of tradition and transition for the American people who are, resilient, patriotic, and have the audacity of hope for the future of the country