DONALD JOHN TRUMP BECOMES 45th PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
Washington - Donald J Trump became the 45th President of the United States during a time-honored inauguration ceremony that represents a peaceful transfer of power that is become a hallmark of American democracy. Trump took the oath from Chief Justice John Roberts with the new first lady Melania Trump by his side.
In what is always a poignant moment, the former President Obama and his family left Capitol Hill on a helicopter bound for Andrews Air Force base for a farewell ceremony before taking one last flight on the presidential jet. The Obamas are heading to Palm Springs, California, for a vacation.
Trump is attending a joint congressional inaugural luncheon in the Capitol before heading back to the White House for the inaugural parade. In the evening, Trump and the new first lady will attend two inaugural balls, part of the stripped down inaugural festivities that aides say are meant to stress that the new president is eager to get to work.