hello. i'm kasia madera with a bbc news special programme on donald trump's first hours as 45th president of the united states. the big moment — mr trump takes the oath of office in a ceremony on capitol hill. i, donald john trump, do solemnly swear. to protect the constitution of the united states, so help me god. tens of thousands gather to watch as mr trump vows to give power to them, to the people. a musician will govan our land. from this day forward its going to be only america first. america first. there's violence before and after the inauguration. more than 200 people are arrested. others make their point more peacefully.
i think there's many people who are vulnerable in our country who will suffer under this presidency. and the walk to the white house. president trump and his wife melania make their way to their new home. donald trump is now the 45th president of the united states. he was sworn in before several 100 thousand people on the steps of capitol hill in washington. in his inaugural speech he said that from this day forward, "it's going to be america first". that means buying american and hiring american. and in what he called the scourge of
abandoned factories and rampant crime. this is a live shot from the white house where the 40—15 said and of the united states and his first lady a now getting ready for... to attend one of three balls they will be attending this evening. there are many be attending this evening. there are ma ny eve nts be attending this evening. there are many events taking place tonight but they will be present at three. they will be attending the official presidential inaugural balls, the liberty ball and the freedom ball. there is also a salute to the military ball which will be open to invited guests only who are part of the military who have served in our country and in the community. let's look back at the historic events of today. announcer: ladies and gentlemen, the president—elect of the united states, donald john trump.
a scenario few scarcely thought possible, the billionaire reality tv host about to become commander—in—chief of the most powerful nation on earth. # america # it's a ceremony going back over 200 years that has changed little in that time. i, donald john trump, do solemnly swear. that i will faithfully execute. the office of president of the united states. and will to the best of my ability. preserve, protect and defend. the constitution of the united states. so help me god. with those 35 words the formality was complete but after that inaugural address that was anything but a continuation of tradition.
the 45th president had won a mandate to be a disrupter to politics as normal. today we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another, orfrom one party to another, but we are transferring power from washington dc and giving it back to you, the people. if the vips on the podium were starting to feel uncomfortable, president trump was just getting started. he painted a hellish picture of america, a very different picture to the one that barack obama was leaving behind. 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. and an education system flush with cash but which leaves our young and beautiful students deprived of all knowledge.
and the crime and the gangs and the drugs that have stolen too many lives and robbed our country of so much unrealised potential. this american carnage stops right here and stops right now. and then a message to the rest of the world — don't look to us to bail you out, we have different priorities now. we assembled here today, are issuing a new decree to be heard in every city in every foreign capital and in every hall of power. 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. economic nationalism would be the order of the day.
we will follow two simple rules. buy american and hire american. and then an appeal for unity couched in these terms. it's time to remember that old wisdom our soldiers will never forget that whether we are black or brown or white we all bleed the same red blood of patriots. but surely if there is one takeout from this inaugural, it is that president trump fully intends to govern as he campaigned, uncompromisingly. together we make america strong again. we will make america wealthy again. we will make america proud again. we will make america safe again. and, yes, together we will make america great again. thank you, god bless you, and god bless america. thank you.
the crowds weren't enormous, certainly nothing like they were 8 years ago for barack obama's inauguration. but for those who had come, this was a day to remember. for others a day to forget. how painful this must have been for hillary clinton who polled three million more votes than donald trump, yet lost the electoral college. later, the new president would salute the person he vanquished. let me tell you. there is something i wanted to say because i was very honoured, very, very honoured when i heard that president bill clinton and secretary hillary clinton was coming today. i think it is appropriate to say and i'd like you to stand up. i'd like you to stand up. applause after the inauguration ceremony, the final act for the obamas. power had passed, they are now private citizens. a us marine helicopter standing
by to ferry them out of the city to start their new life. earlier this morning one final act in the white house for the outgoing president. a handwritten letter to his successor. and then the formal welcome. barack obama and michelle greeting the new occupants of the house, donald and melania trump, and a gift to the outgoing first lady from her successor. and then the pose for posterity, the 44th and 45th presidents together. the ceremonial is over and the gladhanding for the moment is done. now donald trump is making his way along pennsylvania avenue back to the white house and the awesome responsibility of being president of the united states of america. and now the real work begins. the parade is another central piece of the pageant on inauguration day with military bands marching
through the streets. but this being donald trump there had to be one surprise, and it came as he was approaching the white house. he got out of the car near the fbi building, but more importantly right across the road from the trump international hotel. donald trump the businessman, and donald trump the president seemed to be going hand—in—hand. the day after his surprise election victory, barack obama said the world would keep on spinning, the sun would continue to rise. he's right, it has. but this morning, washington, america, and the rest of the world has woken to an uncertain new dawn. jon sopel, bbc news, washington. let's bring you that live image of the white house where the new
residents, the 45th president of the united states is there at home preparing for one of three balls that he and the first lady will be attending. let's have a look now at the washington convention centre. this is where two of the balls will be taking place. the third one is for members of the army and that is a closed all, so to speak. just for invited guests and members of the army. these images from the washington convention centre where to balls will be taking place, same building but to different events. they will be occurring at the same time and donald trump and his wife are expected at. let's talk about the both day today with barbara in washington. it has been an incredible day. and we start with the inauguration speech? very much centred on the united states. yes.
and he painted quite a dark vision ofa and he painted quite a dark vision of a nation exploited by the washington elite. it was very confrontational in that sense. he has had an antiestablishment theme throughout his campaign and he continued it at the beginning of his speech saying that the washington establishment had been protecting itself at the expense of the people and his election was for the people. everything he did was be for american workers and families. he went on to speak about protectionist and nationalists vision of what he had in mind for the united states. it had to be good forjobs, it had to be good for american interest. he did not paint to any order vision of what the role of america in the world would be. it was quite america centric, confrontational and although he had a couple of lines about the importance of unity in the country i think even some of his supporters told him could have done
more there to be more conciliatory and reach out to those who did not vote for him and who are frankly uncertain and afraid about what his presidency will bring. the speech in the end seemed to be a kind of amplification of what had been his campaign message. in that sense in was reaching out more to his supporters than to the nation as a whole. you said he started work immediately on signing executive orders. he is to sign an executive orders. he is to sign an executive order on obamacare which, obviously, we all expected. my understanding is that the executive orders he has signed have largely sort of presidential paperwork. he had to send the official request for nomination of his cabinet peaks to the senate. two of them have been confirmed now. the secretary of defence and the secretary for homeland security. the beginning of his national security team are being put in place but still it is only
two cabinet members he begins with. there will be a lot of quick work done to get the administration in place. he is planning, as he said, to sign executive orders to make changes as quickly as he can and there he will be held in a sense that obama actually did a lot of his policy making by executive order, especially in the second term when you are stymied by a republican congress who tried to block his attem pts congress who tried to block his atte m pts to congress who tried to block his attempts to have reform about immigration and environmental law. mrtrump can immigration and environmental law. mr trump can probably take action to reverse some of those policies, environmental regulations and issues dealing with immigration and he will probably sign orders signalling intent to with draw from or renegotiate trade deals, the north american trade deal, the pacific trade deal that he feels are unfair to americans. he is going to have a busy week ahead of him and he has defined himself as a man of action
andi defined himself as a man of action and i think he wants to wheel that pen is much as it can. i know you will be monitoring this for us. thank you very much for your time. we will continue with a lot more coverage so please we will continue with a lot more coverage so please stay with us here on bbc news. we will be looking at the divided country and a divided capital and we will hear from both sides of the trump debate. the people of saigon have just heard there is to be a ceasefire. the reaction of american servicemen was predictable. i'm going home! demonstrators waiting for mike gatting and his rebel cricket team were attacked with teargas and set upon by police dogs. anti—apartheid campaigners say they will carry on the protests throughout the tour. they called him the butcher of lyon. klaus altmann is being held on a fraud charge in bolivia but the west germans want to extradite him for crimes committed in wartime france.
there he was the gestapo chief klaus barbie. millions came to bathe as close as possible to this spot, a tide of humanity which is believed by officials to have broken all records. welcome to this special programme on bbc news. i and kasia madera. donald trump has been sworn in as the 45th president of delighted is that it is. in his inauguration speech, he vowed to transfer power from washington to the people. tens of thousands of people watched the ceremony in front of the us capital. there have also been clashes in
washington by those opposed to his presidency. let us focus on those tens of thousands of donald trump supporters. as we heard, away from the ceremony at capitol hill and along pennsylvania avenue, violent clashes are taking place between police and protesters who are opposed to donald trump. we spent the day with americans on both sides of the argument. # every little thing is gonna be all right # when american presidents are sworn in, it's usually a time at least to talk about healing divisions, but few have had such divided states to try to reunite. on one side is team trump and hundreds of thousands of them turned out from across the land. once people see, give him a year, they'll see they have more money in their pockets and be like, whoa, this is a good deal, you know? we don't need anybody else talking, blah, blah, blah. i feel it's like asking
president trump or wishing that he fails is like being on a plane he's piloting and hoping it crashes. you know? he's president, so you've got to hope for the best now. an underground movement of the disillusioned and dispossessed rallied around the trump campaign. today, they came from parts of the country many feel have been forgotten. emerging to the dawning of a very different day in america. i think it's going to bring a new era of hope and prosperity for our country. the thing i like about donald trump is he's an alpha male. as opposed to our previous president commander—in—chief. he is an alpha male, he's a shaker and a mover. he has no other agenda than to do the right thing, basically. which is pretty much the opposite of what today's protesters think as they swarmed past a car of trump supporters. who are you? bbc news. i am a trump supporter. london.
awesome. i can see the mask. we are conservative, and love america. this is ridiculous. you don't think they have a right to object and protest? at the right time, not this, there's no class in this. usa! there was anger on the streets of the capital today, but even more striking was the sense of fear about what the next four years will bring. hundreds of people have converged in washington dc to protest the inauguration of donald trump. this is a real expression of the anger felt across america by many people. some of them are objecting to the policies that donald trump plans to introduce. others question the very legitimacy of the 45th president. not my president! they may have lost the election but don't expect divisions to heal any time soon.
ifeel a little bit afraid, mostly for my communities. you said you feel scared. what are you apprehensive about? i think there's a lot of people who are vulnerable in our country who are going to suffer under this presidency. from anger to violence. some businesses were attacked by a small group of protesters. dozens were arrested. it seems donald trump will have to work hard to be president of a united states of america. ian pannell, bbc news, washington. in one of his first moves, donald trump signed a waiver to allow the retired marine general games is to serve as defence secretary. —— james mattis. he has been approved by the
senate. john kelly was affirmed as secretary of homeland security. a man best known for his role in a reality television show and now resides in the white house. let us speak to resides in the white house. let us speakto an resides in the white house. let us speak to an american commentator, broadcaster, and writer. carol gordon has been watching everything happening. when the financial crisis to place you suggested we needed a businessman in charge. we have got one. i was on bbc any questions. it was hosted byjonathan kydd will be. it must have been eight years ago. —— dimbleby. you asked me to conjure up —— dimbleby. you asked me to conjure upa —— dimbleby. you asked me to conjure up a one—liner. i had an idea. but i said we have got spain, greece,
ireland, going down the drain. it is time business people ran countries. the audience went silent. i thought, oh no, i will never be brought back. i mentioned richard branson, bill gates, george soros but never donald trump. i went through a litany of enormously wealthy business billionaires. i said they should be running countries because if they are running countries because if they a re successful running countries because if they are successful they can turn the countries around. look what has happened. it is extraordinary. but ina happened. it is extraordinary. but in a sense he has captured the mood of the american people. but the dark side of it is that no one has talked about over the past few weeks the impact of shock jocks about over the past few weeks the impact of shockjocks on the radio. we do not have this in britain. we have some powerful voices, but the impact of rush limbaugh, glenn beck, these enormous personalities. since
obama was elected they have said he is dangerous, there are anti—obama people influencing the american people influencing the american people to think that the obama administration is the worst thing that ever happened. it also generated the sarah pailin started tea party. it is not something that happened quickly. it happened the yea rs happened quickly. it happened the years and years and years, the idea we need radical change from the obama administration. and today use all those sad faces, especially michelle obama. at the beginning of his speech, donald trump actually denigrated the obama administration. if you listen carefully he said look at what we had to put up with. now the country is going to go back to the country is going to go back to the people. half the country loved obama. you obviously had many supporters of donald trump. he may not have gotten the popular vote but he got the college vote. when we see
him speaking about a strong country, others may wonder what is in store for them. but a strong country country is a strong allied. maybe this is beneficial for country is a strong allied. maybe this is beneficialfor world order. is it? jack ma, the billionaire who i’u ns is it? jack ma, the billionaire who runs aliba ba, he is it? jack ma, the billionaire who runs alibaba, he was speaking yesterday at the world economic forum in davos, saying that the united states has wasted what in the early dollars on making war, war, war. he said that money should have been used inside the us. is donald trump can make america strong economically, it is actually not in bad shape. but if he can, then the idea of a deal with the united kingdom, he wants a big "trade deal" with the uk and wants to sit other economic allies. he is thrilled about brexit, for example. if it
works, then for the people in middle america, ten years, they have lost their homes, it could be a good thing. i know you will stay with us for the next edition, so thank you for the next edition, so thank you for you all expertise. and of course, the president, the first lady, getting ready for some of those balls later on this evening. we will leave you with some of these highlights from washington earlier today. # oh, say can you see # by the dawn‘s early light, # what so proudly we hailed # at the twilights last gleaming? # who's broad striped and bright stars # through the perilous fight # o'er the ramparts we watch... please, raise your right hand and repeat after me.
i will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states. congratulations, mr president. fanfare. # o'er the land of the free... from this day forward it is going to be only america first, america first. # and the home of the brave.# many of us have enjoyed a settled speu many of us have enjoyed a settled spell of weather over the last few days. that doesn't mean we are all
enjoying the same conditions. cold and frosty starts in the south of britain. converting to gloriously sunny days in many spots. this is what i was talking about. in the flow of high—pressure we have had, the weather front, it has produced cloudy and murky conditions for many at times. wales, the midlands, and at times. wales, the midlands, and at times, it has gone a little bit further north and east, which means it will be a player in the east on saturday. cloud in parts of devon and cornwall. keeping the trust at bay for some here. underneath those clear skies, i do not doubt any of those in the countryside on the borders between england and wales will be recording temperatures on the first part of saturday at —5, -6. it the first part of saturday at —5, —6. it will be a bright start across a good part of scotland. as a consequence, a frosty one. as i was
saying, the cloud from the weather fronts still lurking in the north sea. as the day progresses, it may just come to play and did a bit further into central parts of england. may be getting into the scottish borders as well. if you underneath that, you may find the higher ground may have some snow. that will not be an issue for the fourth round of the scottish cup. some cloud further south into england for the premier league. something of a hit and miss with regards to the night—time frost, taking you from saturday into sunday. the north of scotland should see some frost. so should the southern counties of england. sunday. watch out for the odd patch of fog around. as i said, something of fog around. as i said, something ofa of fog around. as i said, something of a patchwork. an area of cloud producing showers. may be a patch of ice. summer showers in the eastern shores. temperatures not overly
spectacular. the start of next week, keeping a close eye on developments. fog could be a real player in the heart of england down the wood central and southern parts as well. if you won the move, some of that could be dense. just be first signs on tuesday of the wind freshening. may be a frontal system bringing cloud rain to western parts. the latest headlines from bbc news. i'm kasia madera. donald trump has been sworn in as the 45th president of the united states. in his inauguration speech he vowed to transfer power from washington to the people and protect americanjobs. he also vowed to end what he referred to as the scourge of abandoned factories and rampant crime. tens of thousands of people watched the ceremony in front of the us
capitol. but there have also been clashes in washington between police and people opposed to mr trump's presidency. president trump and his wife melania have walked part of the way from capitol hill towards their new their new home, the white house. tonight they are attending some of the inaugural balls being held in washington. now a special programme looking back at today's inauguration of donald trump, the 45th president of the united states.