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welcome to washington, where donald john trump is soon to be sworn in as the 45th president of the united states. hello, i'm katty kay — with you on bbc news for this momentous day of ceremony and celebration. the crowds are gathering and we are now little more than an hour away from the formal ceremony. donald trump will take the presidential oath just before noon, washington time — before delivering his inaugural address. that will signal the end of president obama's term of office — the two men are now holding a final meeting ahead of the ceremony. the inaugural platform is ready and waiting for donald trump to utter
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the 35 words written by america's founding fathers, the oath of office which will make him the 45th president of the united states. here on the national mall, excitement is mounting. hundreds of thousands from across the united states gather here on the national mall to witness history. dignatories, senate leaders, military leaders are already taking their seats on the platform — ahead of the ceremony — we'll bring you every moment. in less than two hours, donald trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the united states. the property tycoon won an unexpected victory in november's election after a controversial campaign. hundreds of thousands of supporters — and protesters — are in washington dc for the event — an event that will also be viewed around the world. the ceremony is being attended by former presidents and first ladies, including bill clinton
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and his wife hillary, mr trump's opponent in the recent election. in keeping with the new style of politics in the trump era, he posted a message on twitter earlier today — saying "the movement continues — the work begins!" let's go over to capitol hill and my colleague nick bryant who is where the president will be taking his oath of office. what is the scene at the moment? it was very wet until recently, the weather forecasters have proved themselves to be more accurate than the political forecasters who did not expect donald trump to be taking the oath of office today, they thought it would be hillary clinton but the weather forecasters have predicted rain and it has been raining. people have been coming in their ponchos and in the scarlet red make america great again hats which were a feature of donald trump's campaign. there is the beta of the military
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band behind me, it is an extravaga nza band behind me, it is an extravaganza here as they go through the repertoire that is familiar on these national pageants. they have taken off the cellophane which was covering the inaugural lectin from which donald trump will deliver his long—awaited speech, it is said that he has written his speech himself. —— inaugural lectin. they are sat in the white house as part of the tradition, they have had their church service, it is the last time that michelle and barack obama will be in their home of the last eight years before accompanying donald trump to the battle, where you are now, for the services. —— to the capitol building. what do you think barack obama is passing on to his successor now? wouldn't you love to know! ? wouldn't you love to be a fly on the
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wall in that conversation... never before has an incoming president had such a different personality and political agenda than an outgoing president. you will remember barack obama thrust himself into the midst of this campaign, so too did michelle obama in an emotionally powerful way. both said that donald trump was tempering —— temperamentally. this is not how barack obama —— temperamentally. this is not how ba rack obama wanted —— temperamentally. this is not how barack obama wanted to end his presidency, handed over to somebody who has vowed to dismantle and demolish his signature achievements, like health care. but it has been a peaceful transition, americans pride themselves on this and one suspects it will be a civil conversation as they have a chat and a coffee at the white house. it was a nice moment when melania trump arrived at the white house, and the couples were met. we can bring in these pictures
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from moments ago, of melania trump and donald trump meeting barack obama and michelle obama on the steps of the white house, and melania trump offering michelle obama a nicely wrapped gift, it looked suspiciously like tiffany box to me! a nice gesture, the crowds are gathering and there were tears of invitation to inauguration cheap seats and the less cheap seats! these are people who have come from all over the country, who have long been supporters of donald trump, handing him victory and who believed in him early on. they are here in washington, dc, and are here ready for the inauguration services. i am joined here up on the podium on our perch over capitol hill... carlos watson is founder of ozy media. anneke green, former speech writer for president george w bush. carlos cuellar you predicted that
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donald trump would become the president of the united states. you can see him now on inauguration day, is he now president trump? we have been surprised by president—elect trump and president trump regularly but in the transition of the last 60 days, the transition of the last 60 days, the candidate you saw for the last 15 months is likely to be the president you will get. some of these early fights, most significantly a supreme court battle, and fights over immigration, in some way, will that temper his approach? i doubt it but we will see. and you are a former speech writer, he will be on the podium, george w bush, his father is in hospital sick with pneumonia, but george w bush will be there. how much pressure is there on the president—elect, on this day, to say the right thing to the american people? this is the most pressure
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that he has faced to date in his speech, for the longest time he was not ta ken seriously speech, for the longest time he was not taken seriously and i think that the pressure was not as high profile but now the eyes of the world and the nation are on him. this is his first address to a country, half of whom did not support him and he has to explain to them why he is everybody's president and how he will work to make america a nation everyone is proud of. we know that the country is divided, a recent poll showed that more than 80% of americans think that the country is more divided than it used to be and they do not feel very optimistic that it will get less divided over the next four years. this is something that george w bush thought about in his presidency, and he did reach out after a very contentious election in 2000, when he gave his inaugural address to those people who have lost the election campaign. do you think that it matters to donald trump, to be seen as a president who tries to unite the country, or not the ticket lily? absolutely, in many of his speeches
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he spoke about it being a divided nation, this is something that has been on his mind and he will be looking to draw on the common themes of what makes americans a common people, what resonates with them, and how they can appreciate unifying, even around something as amazing as a peaceful transition of power. the average american, myself included, you feel overwhelmed by the patriotism from these traditions that we observe today, regardless of who was sworn into office, that remains true, and he will draw on that. he will have, carlos watson, behind his sales, if you like, the wind of the whole republican party. he has the senate and the house of representatives, and the supreme court, and of course he has the white house. it gives donald trump an awful lot of power? it does, and the power is strengthened further by the power is strengthened further by the fact that many of them did not support him. you will remember the house speaker, paul ryan, famously
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said would one month to go committee all but walked away from the dem candidate donald trump. —— he all but walked away. in states like wisconsin and ohio, where they were not supporting him, it will give him a lot of sway and a bit of power. reince priebus, the former national committee chair, coming in as chief of staff, will be very valuable. and kellyanne conway has distinguished herself as a thoughtful counsellor, and a spin masterfor him. herself as a thoughtful counsellor, and a spin master for him. let's pause and we will talk about what we are seeing in these pictures from capitol hill. there is the former republican speaker of the housejohn baena. what is happening on capitol hill, the members of congress, donald trump supporters, former presidents, republicans and democrats, are making their way to the platform on the west side, just behind where we are seated, of
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capitol hill itself. they are making their way down and awaiting the arrival of president—elect trump and president obama, john baena on his way out. the top dignitaries, you president—elect, vice president—elect, vice president—elect, president obama, michelle obama, they will all be announced by a herald who will call them individually onto the platform. at the moment, the seats are filling up at the moment, the seats are filling up with the political and military dignitary, newt gingrich and his wife, a long—time supporter of donald trump, part of the campaign as well, making their way to the podium. it's not a very cold day, i have covered much colder in operations for right have won what i would have wanted goalie skiing holiday! this is damp but not that cold? —— i would have worn on a
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skiing holiday! it was frightful the last time! the campaign chairman for donald trump, will be a special adviser. it is fair to say, anita green, one of the more controversial figures entering the white house?- was the ceo of breitbart news, who has published very far right things. it was the third shift in the campaign that rob had undergone, and he had been doing poorly at that point. —— donald trump. he and kellyanne conway were seen as resurrecting a campaign that was flagging and ultimately went on to victory. newt gingrich and his wife, making their way through the capitol building, you go through on the red carpets, and get onto the viewing platform. and steve bannon, he has been a strong supporter of
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nationalist movements in europe, this is an interesting moment in history that we are at, notjust here in the usa, but we've seen this populist wave, which you could argue started with the brexit movement in the uk and came to the election with donald trump, and people watching other countries in europe now to see if they will be the next dominoes to fall in the populist wave, or if you area fall in the populist wave, or if you are a supporter of populism, the rising movement, which steve bannon has specifically said that he hoped it would be? as you know, in may, the french will vote, and that could be quite a significant... steve bannon has reached out to marine le pen, they have been in contact with one another? and nigel farage has been over, i saw him in dc not long ago, no doubt about it, much like we saw in some ways with the tony blair and bill clinton movement, the third wave movement some 20 years ago, there is clearly a uniting across there is clearly a uniting across
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the atlantic among various european effo rts the atlantic among various european efforts and various us efforts as well. he will need to get off to a good start that is credible enough, others will follow and mimic him, and his candidates and in his policy, that is not clear, but steve bannon, it is incredible. katty comes you been here long enough to show that —— to know that he covered the things that breitbart news did, and consistently, we clean it up and call it the alt—right, it is a factual viewing of it, the fact that that person is literallyjust down the hall is typical, the other thing that steve bannon symbolises is a return of goldman sachs to power. there was a time when goldman sachs could not participate in senior levels of government, along with
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gary cullen and several others, they are now back. you've worked with president george w bush's white house committee came in on an ethos of compassionate conservatism. he had high ratings with hispanic groups can he did well in the 2004 election with hispanic groups, how different is the philosophy and tone and political style of the trump administration, compared to the bush administration? it's been very direct, in ways that the bush administration did not embrace. there was that emphasis, like you said, on compassionate conservatism, they had to figure out a way forward , they had to figure out a way forward, we all did, with the attacks of 9/11, president bush came in witha attacks of 9/11, president bush came in with a domestic agenda and then became a wartime president, he was not looking for that. it was different, president trump, in one hour, will be president trump, not president—elect trump, he has been
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himself, he shoots from the hip, you can see that from his twitter feed and his own advisers don't know at times what he will say which is very different from the bush administration. what about what carlos was touching on? some of the things that donald trump said about women and allegations about breitbart news gritter muck that it was anti—semitic and wrote anti—semitic headlines at time? there were accusations of racism about breitbart there were accusations of racism about breitba rt news there were accusations of racism about breitbart news as well? what would george bush have made about that if it was in his white house? when he sits there in one hour's time and watches donald trump become president, as a former speech writer to his, what will be going through his mind? he is there to support the next president and the process, he was very supportive of barack obama and president obama has mentioned it several times, how he appreciated it. i know that one of president bush's worst moments in his presidency was when can you west says george bush hates black people, which could not be further from the
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truth —— kanye west. he took it seriously, and donald trump, if that kind of charge was levelled at him, he would have thought that it was the media being hyper partisan and would not have taken it to heart in the same way... let's run through what we will see... there are the members... you are looking at the platform filling up where donald trump will give his inaugural address. that is the young lady who will sing the national anthem, it looks like? we will see her, she was the winner of america's got talent, and she will sing the national anthem. president—elect trump and barack obama are in the white house having a cup of coffee and a final meeting between the two of them. they will make their way in a brand—new version of the beast, the presidential limousine, which has been refitted for donald trump. the
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president—elect and the president will drive together to capitol hill, in the beast, and they will make their way onto the podium, president—elect trump and vice president—elect trump and vice president—elect pence, president obama, vice presidentjoe biden, they will come into the capitol complex, taking their seats, and the official services will begin at midday local time, that's 5pm london time. president trump will become president trump when he takes the oath of office, and will give his in your —— give his inaugural address, we do not know how long it will be, some presidents before have given very short addresses previously, having given that, the vice
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president—elect, vice president, president and president obama will depart, the obama family will head to andrews air force base, where he will depart the scene, he will then be ex—president, and president trump will go back to capitol hill for lunch with supporters. we will look out for that in the next couple of hours in washington as the services begin. we are currently waiting for president trump and president—elect trump to leave the white house and head down towards the capitol. it's a very formulaic day? yes, ronald reagan encountered bad weather in 1981 which calls for a variation in
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plans, and other kinds of things have happened in the past. other than that, it's largely formulaic. at one point, we expected that... hillary clinton and bill clinton are going in to the capitol building, the building where she used to work asa the building where she used to work as a senatorfor the building where she used to work as a senator for the new york state. this is an extraordinary moment, seeing hillary clinton and bill clinton, when george bush took over, it's not unusual for your rifle to be sitting there, al gore would have been sitting on that platform as bill clinton's vice president as well? —— it is not unusualfor your rival. i'm sure thatjohn mccain will be there, it is unusual, historically speaking, to have so many political rival pull for power,. what will it be like for henry clinton sitting and watching donald trump take the oath of office
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gritter muck it will be —— what will it be like for hillary clinton sitting and watching donald trump take the oath of office? no matter what, when you are on the losing side, it cannot feel good... but they had to be there, bill clinton is a former president, he has two b there and there will be some tight handholding between the two of them? it sends a terrible message, if she was not to be there, her whole question was, will you do the presidential dignified thing, when you lose, and attend my inauguration? one thing that you can say is that she is incredibly disciplined? she is, she's been seen around town in new york recently, any kind of loss, whether you are al gore, or hillary clinton, it hurts,
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but people saw her in bakeries and in restaurants around new york. she has got a lot of love, and that discipline is taking place. president obama has tweeted, from his twitter account @potus, i do not know how long he will have that for... "it has been the honour of my life to serve you, you have made me a better leader and a better man". we should spend a moment talking about president obama, he is president for another hour and 40 minutes? incredible in so many ways, it's an unusual time in american history, when you think about the people elected to the highest office in the last few years, you've had bill clinton, the son of a single mother, who grew up in working—class arkansas, not immediately the kind
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of guy like his predecessor, there was c0 ntrove i’sy of guy like his predecessor, there was controversy with the supreme court, you get the first african—american elected, and very few people expected a 70—year—old reality star... he will be the old est reality star... he will be the oldest president to take office? yes, barack obama goes out on a wave of enthusiasm, with very high approval ratings, as does the first lady. when you think back on his record, even if you disagree with him, a lot got done. if you think about what happened with health care and immigration, and the movement between the two wars... thing about the economy? former vice president dick cheney and his wife, and kellyanne conway, campaign manager, wearing a very patriotic coat, she will be senior adviser to president
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bush, she is the first woman to have runa bush, she is the first woman to have run a presidential election campaign and the first woman to have led a winning presidential election campaign. a very important figure in this transition process. kellyanne, she told me on election morning very confidently that donald trump at seven different parts to the white house. few people believed her on that election morning. and the poll suggested that this would be a victory for hillary clinton but, i have to say, that morning kellyanne conway sounded confident and she was absolutely right? she certainly will be remembered as one of the most valuable players, as you pointed out earlier, she was part of the third set of changes which is unusual in a general election... it was quite a choppy campaign? yes, and yet again someone choppy campaign? yes, and yet again someone who started something called the apprentice, and was regularly firing people, it's not that
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surprising... but kellyanne conway is clearly an important person internally and externally. it's not unprecedented to change your campaign manager. hillary clinton didn't, i wonder she campaign manager. hillary clinton didn't, iwonder she regrets campaign manager. hillary clinton didn't, i wonder she regrets that, given the strategy that was pursued to neglect entire states at times, like wisconsin? whenever someone loses, you hear the recriminations and now you are hearing them about the campaign manager, and incredibly young campaign manager in his early 30s, and former president bill clinton who argues he repeatedly went to the campaign manager and encourage them to go after the states that he used to call "but —— bubbas". that looks like the beast. we did not see pictures
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of president obama and president—elect trump leaving the white house but this cavalcade looks very presidential... they may well be on their way to the white house... a little earlier than we may have thought. i'm not going to swear by that! i have not seen evidence with my own eyes, what do you think? i'm trying to figure out... no, i understand that they have not left the white house yet, they were random pictures, maybe that was the beast going to pick them up? it could be president george w bush? them up? it could be president george w bush? it could be. let's go down to the national more now, where of course the supporters are already beginning to gather. mike colleague rajini vaidya nathan is beginning to gather. mike colleague rajini vaidyanathan is down there. __ my rajini vaidyanathan is down there. —— my colleague. when i saw you there earlier, it was not looking very packed. it is a wet day but what is it like there now?|j very packed. it is a wet day but what is it like there now? i am in the middle of the national more because we are near the broadcast position. but, much further down it
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is filling up —— national mall. from the capitol onwards, i do not know if you can see that, but it is filling up. even in the area that we are, their people streaming past in greater numbers, they are estimating some 900,000 people will be on the national mall for the inauguration of donald trump. i'm joined by two trump supporters who have come here. i'm joined byjohn and charles. let's start with you, john. you are a trump supporter from the liberal state of massachusetts? yes. how does it feel to be here today? you supported donald trump from the start? yes, i supported him from the start, andl start? yes, i supported him from the start, and i decided two days ago to fly here, and i feel ecstatic that he has been sworn in as the president. and i'm quite excited. massachusetts went for hillary clinton, do you think that there
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we re clinton, do you think that there were more people who actually, even in liberal areas, voted for donald trump than people may have expected? yes, i do. a lot of the people i grow up with voted for him. i quite frankly, despite the polls, thought massachusetts would have voted a bit more for donald trump, they did not. but we did not need their votes anyway! charles, you are from the state of maryland ? anyway! charles, you are from the state of maryland? let's have a look at your heart. you have a badge on it saying" president trump, get used to it!". how can donald trump unite the country for everyone? he has made a good start, he has got... what's his name, brown and ray lewis, to help him out with the inner cities and ben carson as his secretary, if the democrats let him get approved. he has made some good starts. what is the biggest priority
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that you personally have four president trump? was the first thing that you want him to do?” president trump? was the first thing that you want him to do? i think jobs and tax reform. it would be nice not to face so much taxes, and get some jobs back in the country. there have been jobs get some jobs back in the country. there have beenjobs coming back, corporations have seen the writing on the wall. we have companies making plans to expand in the us, he is making inroads into the economy. john, what do you think donald trump's weaknesses are? what concerns do you have for him, if any? as for concerns, the only concern that i have, i do not know if it is so much his weakness as it is the desire to not work with him from the left, i think that he is willing to work and his biggest weakness, from his opponent side, is
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that he may need a bit of a filter! instead of coming out as hard as he is, even though i enjoy it, in order to get it all to work together, i think he needs to filter a bit but he is the king of the deal. i think that he will get it done. thank you to both of you forjoining us and enjoy the inauguration. the point thatjohn made there, i have spoken to several trump supporters since he won the election, some have concerns about his tweeting and think perhaps that he should bring back on that a bit but certainly, there is definitely a celebration spirit here on the national mall from the many people who voted for him, people have travelled from across america to make it here today to be part of donald trump's inauguration. ok, rajini vaidya nathan donald trump's inauguration. ok, rajini vaidyanathan on the mall for us, it's always extraordinary how many people come from all over the country, they turn out to vote and
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months later they get on buses, get into cars, get on planes and trains and come here for this extraordinary day where there is this peaceful tra nsfer of day where there is this peaceful transfer of power. it is a fundamental tenant of american democracy. something americans are incredibly proud of, especially when they watch other countries around they watch other countries around the world. we can see it happening in the gambia today, that transition of power is not happening peacefully. whether it is a change of administration or the successful second term of an existing president, inauguration sorry big day for celebration. that is the white house where donald trump, michelle obama, ba rack white house where donald trump, michelle obama, barack obama and melania trump will be wrapping up their coffee morning and getting into their cars to come to capitol hill -- into their cars to come to capitol hill —— inauguration day. you cannot
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have an inauguration ceremony without a fairly strict schedule! people do not show up late to these events, donald trump will be heading down to the capitol very shortly... in the beast, which has been read version for his successor, that will be the last time the obamas, i do not know if they will take a moment before stepping out, saying goodbye to the home of the last eight years, it is where they have raised their two daughters here in washington. it has been a family home and michelle obama's mother has lived with them as well. they had to say goodbye to theirfamily home, as well. they had to say goodbye to their family home, moving as well. they had to say goodbye to theirfamily home, moving a couple of miles down the road to a rented house here in washington, dc. anna kerr, tell us about the white house and what it will be like for the obama is to be leaving it as george bush did in 2009 himself?m isa george bush did in 2009 himself?m is a bitter ex—variants, to be
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short. i didn't live there but i worked there. i slept on the couch in the west wing, that happened! it is incredible to be there. you slept on the house ash on the couch in the west wing, let's pause for a moment! west wing, let's pause for a moment! we are expecting the president and the president elect. they dry together in the beast and the first lady will dry separately and the vice president and the vice president elect. that is not michelle obama, that is somebody coming out to check everything is ready. this is a day that has two work very well. anna carr, you were telling us about sleeping in the white house. —— anneke. telling us about sleeping in the white house. -- anneke. when i left the white house, i took a pic of
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everything. george bush's little dog was a scottie dog. i walked around, leo —— realising i was leaving, and you cannot just walk leo —— realising i was leaving, and you cannotjust walk back in again. the obama daughters, a significant portion of their lives was spent growing up there. a playground that was donated to them, they have given that away to an organisation. each first family makes it their own and the staff that go in there with them really see themselves as a part of it. talk to us about what happens to the staff? they hand in their passes and that is it? there are a few people who stay through to the very end and the chief of staff is one of them. many have already left, they
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have packed up their offices. i would be surprised if anyone was still there, saving file, or printing documents. everyone has patched their things and are just waiting. when the obama is leave, they will film that. there will be staff there, in the corner, crying, and watching that happened, and saying thank you. that is true, regardless of what your politics are. a friend from barack obama's chicago days we could picture of herself taking a final walk the white house grounds with a it'll message saying, after tomorrow, i will be a citizen and watching from the outside in. you literally lose your privileges. you cannot go back in. as anneke said before, so many have people have given so much. they are looking forward to it all down
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time and for the most part, that is the feeling. we have had in recent years a few presidents in particular... we have pictures of what seemed to be president obama in the oval office, wow, leaving. perhaps there is a custom, the president leaves a note for his successor. george w bush and bob barack obama and barack obama is doing it. mrobama, barack obama and barack obama is doing it. mr obama, leaving the oval office. his time as a resident almost at an end. he leaves that nodein almost at an end. he leaves that node in the draw of the desk that was made from the timber of the ship that was donated by the british. not when we but it down. no! this is a remarkable moment. this is the tra nsfer of remarkable moment. this is the transfer of power. president obama in the oval office. walking out of
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the oval office. he has been resolutely... you have to wonder what he and his wife are going through in these final moments. there has rarely been a transition web people with such different worldviews and a lot of it between these two men, during the course of these two men, during the course of the last two years. but he has during the last few weeks been resolutely positive and up beat about his time and the state of america. indeed. and for several each reasons. one is the reference for office love of democracy. i remember his campaign manager telling me that the loss that the obama campaign had in 2008 in new hampshire was critical because from that point forward, he never had to remind his team again not to take anything for granted. i am sure part of what president obama is saying to lots of young people and particularly young progressive women
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is that after this campaign, you will never listen to polls and you will never listen to polls and you will never listen —— take things for granted again. the end of the world only happens when it is the end of the world and everything so something you learn and grow from. he has spent a lot of time on the phone with president—elect trump. they have worked closely with kellyanne conway. she has said that a numberof times. kellyanne conway. she has said that a number of times. all of that speaks well to both sides at this point. carlos watson and anneke green, thank you forjoining us. that's go to nick bryant. you do know a lot about american politics. how does this rank in historic terms? this will be memorable for the
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surreal nature of it. nobody really expected this moment to happen. we are seeing gathering behind me senators and congressmen from both parties. on both sides here in washington, very few people gave him any chance of winning. he set out for the presidency back injune 2015 and even on the morning of the election itself, some people, senior republicans saying, it would take a miracle for him to winds but he has
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johnjust that. and miracle for him to winds but he has john just that. and what seemed to be the physically impossible is about to come true. i'm going to interrupt you. we can see pictures of the protesters. we have been speaking a lot... they seem to have frozen. we are getting rather grainy pictures of protests in the city. we have been talking a lot about the supporters. there are hundreds of thousands of trump supporters in the city as well. let's not forget that this is a very divided country. donald trump has the lowest approval rating is on record of any president—elect. a lot of people in the country are very angry at the moment, who do not feel that donald trump represents american values and who are fearful about what the trump presidency will mean for this country. there are people who feel that he ran a very divisive and negative campaign, minorities who say they feel threatened by the this administration's tone, and muslim americans who feel they are in some
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jeopardy, of course, now what we are seeing is that some of these protesters, it is hard to know exactly how many there are, i can hear them from where i am, some of these protesters. apparently, we are hearing that shop windows have been smashed. this seems to be a fairly violent protest that has taken place, which is unusual on inauguration day. i have not seen violent protests take place on inauguration day since i have been reporting. people in balaclavas. they are running away, perhaps, from the police. this is a couple of
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blocks from where i am, so very close to the parade route and capital help stop it looks like there are several dozen protesters running away from the scene. it looks like people have come prepared with their faces covered. yes. this looks like an organised and potentially violent protest. we are getting reports of shop windows being looted. ok, let's bring in ron christie, a republican strategist who is here with me, up on our perch above the parade route. we spent election night together. it was a long night. and an unexpected result. and we made it through. i think it is an amazing day for america. whether you support or oppose donald trump, one of the things that makes us a hallmark is our beacon of democracy. i'm going to get you to talk about these pictures. this is fairly dramatic. it looks organised and liberty violent. looks like they know what they are doing. look at that, people smashing windows of a mcdonald's downtown. this is very unusual. we can hear this from where we are. we
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can hear this from where we are. we can hear this from where we are. we can hear the yelling going on. this is unprecedented. none of us expected this today. there is a lot of security in town. we have been hearing. it looks like the police are responding as well. using water to try and disperse the protest is, getting them out of the area. i think this is very close to where we are sitting at the moment. i know that macdonald is very well. it is a couple of blocks away from here. during the day, if there wasn't an inauguration going on, there would bea inauguration going on, there would be a lot of people there. wow. look at that picture. carlos. as you have said, your people have —— fewer people have turned up in support of this resident. we may see as many of the couple of hundred hours and protesters. there was a sense on the
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pa rt of protesters. there was a sense on the part of the number of the protesters from the access hollywood remarks to the disagreement with the con family and the arguments in terms of the muslim registry that donald trump talked about, and i think that has caused a greater level of agitation and protest than you might normally have seen in 2000 and one or in 2009. we were having a party switch but there is more than a party switch going on here. these are clearly organised protests, they had come prepared with their bases covered, there are all night security measures which is why we are seeing these protesters running away from the scene. we saw some of them smashing shop windows. also on them smashing shop windows. also on the streets of washington, dc today, they will work hard to dispel these
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protests as quickly as possible. they will work hard to dispel these protests as quickly as possiblelj think you will see a fair number of protests over the next year. we often focus on the first 100 days, in terms of what the president will do but i think one of the hallmarks of this next year, and for some, they will feel it is unfortunate, i think you will see very strong, very frustrated, very angry protests. i don't think they will be small and i don't think they will be small and i don't think they will be limited to washington dc. the level of frustration, i think, washington dc. the level of frustration, ithink, that washington dc. the level of frustration, i think, that you see in some of the polling going on, is significant. the last 60 days of transition, it is normally a time when the president—elect bills more support, and unfortunately in the case of resident elect trump, you see fewer people supporting him so he hasn't gone from 46% to 60% support, is dead he went from 46% of the vote to 40%. i think we are
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going to see a fair amount of protest. i think it unfortunate. the way we have the electoral college system, it is not the popular vote that winds. you have seen this several times over the last hundred yea rs. several times over the last hundred years. we are coming away from the protests now. jimmy carter, alderley and recovering from cancer. that is and recovering from cancer. that is a beautiful shot of. chiefjustice john roberts who would live the oath of office and there are the supreme court justices following of office and there are the supreme courtjustices following him in. there are only eight of them at the moment since the death of one of them last year. this is a very moment fought president trump as well because he has the chance to put in place a supreme courtjustice and tilt the supreme court in favour
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of conservatives. he hasn't named who that will be but we expect that to be one of the first things that he does, ron, in the next couple of weeks. we should point out these are unelected people at, my goodness, are they powerful, in the way they affect american life and possibly one of the most important things out of the selection will be that they will be more conservative for the next generation. and once you are a federal judge, next generation. and once you are a federaljudge, you are appointed for life. it is not a term, you are there for life. there is a lot of speculation that the new president will select someone who is very young, could be on the court for 40 years that could have a rheumatic impact on jurisprudence. —— dramatic. he could get as many as four. the reality is some —— several of them are elderly and have had
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public struggles with health issues. we know that in the case ofjustice ginsburg. some of them are 80 or close to 80 and they will step down. this is something which point out. i think we are going to start getting the pig just when the white house as well. —— the pictures. presidentjo biden's wife has already left. vice presidentjo biden's wife, they are starting to get ready, all of them, to get —— make their way down. starting to get ready, all of them, to get -- make their way down. you will hear the helicopters, down pennsylvania avenue, you will hear protests from others. a remarkable sight. and the former president jimmy carter, the oldest living
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former president. she flew up yesterday from atlanta on a commercial elt airlines. he made a point on his flight of saying hello to every single person on the —— every single person's hand. 40 years ago, he was a surprise winner. or one term governorfrom georgia. ago, he was a surprise winner. or one term governor from georgia. and there we have melania trump and michelle obama leaving the white house. this will be the last time michelle obama is in the white house as first lady. this is an emotional moment for her. this has been her home for eight years. she gets into the car, without a look back she gets into the limousine and she and melania together will drive down pennsylvania avenue. donald john trump and barack obama, two very different men and two very different
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agendas, leaving the white house together, as is part of the custom. here they go. no. jo biden and mike pence come out first. full start! the vice president and the vice president elect. getting into their limousine. jo biden, one of the more consequential bice presidents. a very close duration ship with barack obama and he himself thought of running for the presidency and there was a lot of speculation between democrats. if it had been mr biden, would be mr biden taking office now? i think he would have. the support he had. he is very popular amongst them american people and sadly with them american people and sadly with the passing of his son, i think he would have had a groundswell of popular support. it might have been him in the limousine. and what a
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different moment, what a different day that would have been in american history. an even older president than donald trump. and here we go. donald john trump and barack and saying obama coming out of the white house. that is the last time they will come out. too sombre looking men. this is an important sombre looking —— sombre day. a moment of advice there, perhaps, from barack obama to his successor. and in they get, into the beast. 90 days ago, very few people thought we would be seeing that scene. you have to wonder what is going on in the mind of those two men. a sense of relief... the expectation is now on
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him, he is going to be our president and he has to lead us forward. he will spend the next four years at least travelling in this limousine. this is his life now. he is about to become the president with all the trappings of office and all the seriousness of office and as you said earlier, carlos, he has not necessarily made the progression yet from candidate trump in his behaviour to president trumper. todayis behaviour to president trumper. today is the day he has to do that. he becomes the 45th president of the united states. —— president trumper. —— president trump. they are leaving the white house. a mile down the road. they
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head down pennsylvania avenue, they come down to, and the honour guard is all out, there are no press to —— no protesters anywhere near this route, they have been moved swiftly along, i don't know whether donald trump will be aware that there were violent trump will be aware that there were viole nt scuffles trump will be aware that there were violent scuffles on the morning of his inauguration. he is talking firmly to his supporters are the moment. there you can see bill clinton and hillary clinton. of course, all of the former president apart from george hw bush who is sick in hospital. there is george w bush and laura bush as well. george bush and laura bush as well. george bush has made it even though his father and his mother are both in hospital. george h bush sent a nice note. he said his doctor said if he
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sat outside, he would be six speed under. his sense of humour still in evidence there! a true gent. and george bush himself who went through this recess in 2001 after a very contested election. he too lost the popular vote but by much less than donald trump has lost the popular vote, and his wife laura. they have had eight years out of the public eye by and large, and i've actually had a very good relationship with the obama is. george bush has had a very good relationship with ill clinton working on things like haiti and international aid efforts.” clinton working on things like haiti and international aid efforts. i was there on the last day, eight years ago, and when you go through this,
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it is so emotional from the sense of the president is going through a lot of emotions and he will fly out on a helicopter to andrews air force base and the staff is there to wish the president well but i have to say, it isa president well but i have to say, it is a remarkable feeling, katty, to be there with them when they transition from resident to private citizen. —— president. it will be... former president bush dr sell—off in the sunset, several thousand miles away to texas but obama is staying in dc, in part because one daughter is still in school. i wonder whether that will be making the transition easier or more difficult. and that has never happened before. you have never had a former president decamping a couple of drops down the road from the president. this is the
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cavalcade, it is heading along pennsylvania avenue from the white house. at some point, i ink, on their route, they will pass donald trump's new hotel, which is also quite a thing, the fact that donald trump has this big, swanky hotel, which is a couple of hundred yards from the white house. the new residence for trump will be in pennsylvania avenue.” residence for trump will be in pennsylvania avenue. i have a feeling we will see him a little bit there over the next fool years. the helicopters. -- the next four years. here they are, the cavalcade, carrying the 44th president of the united states and the 45th president
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of the united states, two very different men, with two very different men, with two very different world views sharing a car together in this important process of the transfer of power here in america. there is a new government on its way, a new way of doing business coming into town, and there you go, the trump hotel, theyjust drove straight past it. maybe mr obama will stay there one day when he isa obama will stay there one day when he is a private citizen. some of the tape i saw when lbj was in office and you hear him talking about former come editors and eisenhower and truman and you know it is a rare fraternity and you know that president trumper will be talking to former resident of obama and seeking advice. they have both said that conversation had been cordial. the
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obama team has left stacks of national security documents, who knows whether the trump team has read them. everything from north korea to iran. to the state of the rest of the world. china, relations with china. russia, i imagine. and those documents sitting on the desk now are heading on their way. i can look over my shoulder, i can start to see the motorcade. there are the outriders on the motorbikes and police cars. they are all starting to head our way. coming to capitol hill. it is worth pointing out that donald trump comes into office in quite a storm of controversy is. this is not a smooth, calm, quiet, necessarily dignified transition.
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you can lift them from russia to his taking on civil rights leaders, this is quite... it is a troubled transition, would you say? i big you would. i think you would look at everything that donald trump ran on, i think everything that donald trump ran on, ithink are everything that donald trump ran on, i think are kabbalah who is leaving will say is this man going to and do this legacy. will this man transformed the artist steve and harm my legacy —— there is investigation of the russian involvement. it is a relatively small number of people who have been nominated head. more important people have denominated and will move through the process. not only is there significant dissension and their buck he won't have a full team as soon as he might want it. it will
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be interesting to see what kind of support he gets from paul lying and mitch o'connell, the two leaders of the house of representatives. —— paul ryan. will they be supportive as trump takes on if a cult policies and takesa as trump takes on if a cult policies and takes a different approach. one of the things that will be difficult for donald trump is what will his relations be with those two leaders, can he govern with them or will they try to support his administration's plans, along with the democrats? bill clinton and hillary clinton there, the woman who wanted to be there, the woman who wanted to be the first female president of the united states. there is the beast. the president and the president elect inside the car, making their weight to the capital.
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welcome to washington, where in the next hour, donald john trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the united states. i'm katty kay, bringing you this extraordinary day of ceremony and celebration on bbc news. hundreds of thousands of people have gathered along the national mall, where the ceremony will start very soon. in the last 30 minutes, donald trump arrived at the capitol where he is due to take the presidential oath just before noon, washington time, before delivering his inaugural address. earlier today, the president—elect and his wife melania trump met barack obama

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