Donald John Trump sworn in
as 45th US President

January 21 2017 10:20 AM

Donald John Trump sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on Friday January 20, (1 a.m. Saturday, PHL time) and vowed to always put “America first” in its dealings with the world at a moment of transformative political change, a CNN report said.

“From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land. From this day forward, it’s going to be only, ‘America First! America First,’ Trump said.

Trump took his oath of office at the Capitol Hill before Supreme Court Justice John Roberts, with his wife Melania by his side holding the Bible.

Trump thanked outgoing President Barack Obama, and his wife Michelle for “carrying out the orderly and peaceful transition of power.”

But in his speech, Trump echoed problems facing by American people. He vowed to restore the nation’s strength and rebuild it by bringing back American jobs, borders, wealth and dreams.

“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,” Trump said.

He said “this American carnage stops right here and stops right now.”

Former Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter attended the inauguration along with their wives. Hillary Clinton, who loss to Trump, was also present.

Before the swearing-in, Trump and his family attended a private worship service at St. John’s Episcopal Church, known as the church of the presidents, CNN reported.

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama greeted Trump and his wife Melania at the North Portico of the White House before hosting them for tea, the reported added.

READ: Trump in Washington for inaugural as 45th US president — report

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