Donald John Trump was sworn in today as the 45th American president at his inauguration by Chief Justice John Roberts on the steps of the US Capitol in Washington.
An estimation of 800,000 people witnessed his inauguration, a little shy of the estimated 2 million people who attended Obama’s historic inauguration. Several high profile people also attended.
Hillary Clinton, who lost to Trump in the November election, attended with her husband, former President Bill Clinton. Former presidents and first ladies like George W Bush, his wife Laura and Jimmy Carter attended.
President Barack Obama shook hands with each member of the Trump family before the ceremony.
President Donald Trump in his inaugural speech threw several projectiles at the Obama administration and a few before. He claimed that the previous administrators had turned Washington into a place for trash.
President Trump said he would be the voice of the “forgotten people” who have been ignored by Washington politicians.
Trump promised that today was “the day the people became rulers of this nation again”.
“I will fight for you with every breath left 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, bring back our borders, bring back our wealth and we will bring back our dreams.”
In a very patriotic and strong statement, President Donald Trump promised that as long as he has breath in him, as long as he lives, it will now only be “America first” which is re-echoing as his motto all over the internet and media.
He said he will handle the immigrants, that Americans are all pumping the same red blood of patriotism not black, brown or white. He is preaching the spirit of unity, safety and that him and the obvious promise of bringing back products and jobs made in America.
There were a few small protests before the election, about 150 protesters dressed in black marched through Washington, smashing windows and rolling rubbish bins into the street to form blockades.
Thousands of police have been deployed and many kilometres of crowd barriers set up as part of a vast security operation ahead of the inauguration.
The inauguration has been peaceful contrary to what was expected and this is also another blow to the false prophecies from Ugandan Prophet Elvis Mbonye.
President Donald Trump is bent to change and repeal Obama’s Healthcare program (Obamacare), change the taxes and lots of other things.
He has already began signing a few orders after swearing in, we will be watching the space to see how it all goes.
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