Watch Live: Inauguration of Donald J. Trump
Donald J. Trump will take the Oath of Office at 12pm ET today, being sworn in by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. Coverage has begun on all the major networks, live video of the events is available below as well as a schedule of the inauguration day events.
Live stream from ABC News:
Report from Yahoo News:
Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday — winning vindication for his bare-knuckle White House bid and beginning a four-year term that promises to shake up Washington and the world.
“It all begins today! I will see you at 11:00 A.M. for the swearing-in. THE MOVEMENT CONTINUES – THE WORK BEGINS!” Trump tweeted from his overnight lodgings at Blair House, just steps from the White House.
An estimated 800,000 people will gather on the National Mall in the center of the nation’s capital to celebrate a man whose short 19-month political career has defied all predictions, and many norms.
In the cool Washington dawn, his most ardent supporters ignored forecasts of rain and began to make their way by metro, car and on foot to take part in history.
“I’ve been waiting for this for a long time,” said Thomas Mendenhall, 68, a retired banker from Missouri. “We just want change.”
When Trump descended the escalators of his glitzy New York tower in June 2015, his run for office and his supporters were dismissed and even mocked.
Inauguration schedule, courtesy of Politico:
BEFORE THE CEREMONY
— 8:30 a.m.: Donald and Melania Trump attend service at St. John’s Church
— 9:40 a.m.: President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama welcome the Trumps to the White House
— 9:45 a.m.: Obamas host a coffee and tea reception for the Trumps.
— 10:30 a.m.: Trumps, Obamas leave White House for U.S. Capitol
AT THE CAPITOL
— 11:16 a.m.: Sen. Roy Blunt, Inaugural Committee Chairman, delivers opening remarks
— 11:21 a.m.: Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan, Rev. Dr. Samuel Rodriguez and Pastor Paula White-Cain deliver invocations
— 11:30 a.m.: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer delivers remarks
— 11:35 a.m.: Vice Presidential oath is administered by Associate Justice Clarence Thomas
— 11:47 a.m.: Presidential oath is administered by Chief Justice John Roberts
— 11:51 a.m.: President Donald Trump delivers inaugural address
— 12:12 p.m.: Rabbi Marvin Hier, Rev. Franklin Graham and Bishop Wayne T. Jackson deliver benedictions
— 12:18 p.m.: Jackie Evancho performs the National Anthem
AFTER THE CEREMONY
— 12:30 p.m.: Obama departs by helicopter from East Front
— 12:54 p.m.: President’s Room signing ceremony
— 1:08 p.m.: Luncheon
— 2:35 p.m.: Review of the troops
— 3 p.m.: Parade from the Capitol to the White House
— 7 p.m.: Inaugural balls get underway
More to come as the day unfolds.