in the oval office. he was sworn in as the 45th president of the united states earlier in the day. in his inauguration speech he vowed to transfer power from washington to the people and protect americanjobs. tens of thousands of people watched the ceremony in front of the us capitol. many were there to support the new president. but there have also been clashes in washington between police and people opposed to mr trump's presidency. president trump and the new first lady took part in the tradition of dancing to ‘my way'. now a special programme looking back at today's inauguration of donald trump, the 45th president of the united states. this is a bbc news special, looking
back at the highlights of donald trump's presidential inauguration. i wasjoined by trump's presidential inauguration. i was joined by carlos what's on of media and john sobel. donald trump came to capital killed where hundreds of thousands came to witness the ceremony. —— came to capitol hill. the republican and democratic leadership coming in before the president—elect. this is not just a new before the president—elect. this is notjust a new president, it's a change of power were here in washington. very firmly switching from democrats to republicans. this is going to be a different america, with a different political line. this is a conservative, hard right turn that america is about to take. donald trump, about to come out onto the platform. the last person to
arrive. ladies and gentlemen, the president—elect of the united states, donaldj trump —— trump. ladies and gentlemen, the honourable roy blunt. ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the inauguration of the 45t h welcome to the inauguration of the 45th president of the united states of america. today the legislative, the executive, the judicial rajas of constitutional government come together for the 58 inauguration of the president of the united states. millions of people all over the world will watch and will listen to this event. so we come to this place
again, commonplace and miraculous, a national moment of celebration, but not a celebration of victory, a celebration of democracy. mr vice president elect, would you raise your right hand and repeat after me. i. your right hand and repeat after me. i, michael richard p, do solemnly swear. . . i, michael richard p, do solemnly swear... aya, michael richard pence, do solemnly swear... but i will support and defend the constitution of the united states. that i will support and defend the constitution of the united states. against all enemies, foreign and domestic. against all enemies, foreign and domestic. but i will bear true faith and allegiance. but i will bear true faith and allegiance to the same. but i take this obligation freely. that i take this obligation freely. without any mental reservation or a
purpose of evasion. without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion. and that i will well and faithfully discharge. that i will well and faithfully discharge. the duties of the office on which i am about to enter. the duties on the office of which i am about to enter. so help me god. so help a god. congratulations. mike pence hasjust been sworn in as the next vice president of the united states. the tra nsfer of president of the united states. the transfer of power is partially com plete transfer of power is partially complete now. next, donald trump will take the oath of office. this is the beginning of the speech. you can see president obama smiling in the background. mike pence, the former governor of indiana, waving to the crowd. here it is, the moment
that many thought would never happen. donald john trump is about to become president of the united states. he will take the list of office and once he has done so his america's 45th president. please raise your right hand and repeat after me. i, donaldjohn raise your right hand and repeat after me. i, donald john trump, raise your right hand and repeat after me. i, donaldjohn trump, do solemnly swear... aya, donald john trump do solemnly swear... that i will faithfully execute... trump do solemnly swear... that i will faithfully execute. . . but trump do solemnly swear... that i will faithfully execute... but i will faithfully execute... but i will faithfully execute. . . the office of president of the united states. he office of president of the united states. and will, to the best of my ability... and will do the best of my ability... preserve, protect and defend. preserve, protect and defend. preserve, protect and defend. the constitution of the united states. the constitution of the united states. so help me god. so help me god.
congratulations, mr president. chief justice roberts, chiefjustice roberts, president carter, president clinton, resident bush, president obama, fellow americans and people of the world, thank you. —— president bush. we, the citizens of america, are now joined ina the citizens of america, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise for all of our people. together we will determine the course of america and the world for many, course of america and the world for any course of america and the world for many, many years to come. we will
face hardships and challenges, but we will get thejob face hardships and challenges, but we will get the job done. every four yea rs we will get the job done. every four years we gather on the steps to carry out the orderly and peaceful tra nsfer of carry out the orderly and peaceful transfer of power, and we are grateful to president obama and first lady michelle obama for their gracious aid throughout this transition. they have been magnificent, thank you. today's ceremony, however, has a very special meaning — because today we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another or from one party to another, but we are transferring power from washington, d.c., and giving it back to you, the people. for too long, a small group in our nation's
capital has reaped the rewards of government, while the people have borne the cost. washington flourished, but the people did not share in its wealth. politicians prospered, but the jobs left and the factories closed. the establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country. their victories have not been your victories. their triumphs have not been your triumphs. and while they celebrated in our nation's capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land. applause
that all changes starting friday here, and right now. because this moment is your moment, it belongs to you. the oath of office, i take today is an oath of allegiance to all americans. for many decades, we have enriched foreign industry at the expense of american industry. subsidised the armies of other countries, while allowing for the very sad depletion of our military. we have defended other nation's borders, while refusing to defend our own. applause and spent trillions and jillions of
dollars overseas while american infrastructures have fallen into disrepair and decay. we've made other countries rich while the wealth, strength and confidence of our country has dissipated over the horizon. one by one, the factories shuttered and left our shores. with not even a thought about the millions and millions of american workers that were left behind. the wealth of our middle class has been ripped from their homes and redistributed all across the world. but that is the past, and now we are looking only to the future. applause 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 is going to be only america first. applause every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs will be made to benefit american workers and american families. we must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries making our products, stealing our companies,
and destroying our jobs. applause protection will lead to greater prosperity and strength. i will fight for you with every breath in my body and i will never, ever let you down. applause america will start winning again, winning like never before. applause we will bring back ourjobs, we will bring back our borders, we will bring back our wealth, and we will bring back our dreams. we will build a new roads, and highways, and bridges, and airports, and tunnels, and railways, all across our
wonderful nation. we will get our people off of welfare and back to work, rebuilding our country with american hands, and american labour. applause we will follow two simple rules. buy american and hire american. applause we will seek friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world. but we do so with the understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their own interests first. we do not seek to impose our way of life on anybody. but rather to let it shine as an example we will shine. for everyone to follow.