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world. i'm poppy harlow. this is the inauguration of donald j. trump. final inaugural ball wrapped up a short time ago. the new president and wife dancing to frank sinatra's "my way." before the balls, president trump managed to squeeze in work at the oval office signing an executive order relate the to the repeal of obamacare. he also reversed the cut on federal mortgage insurance premiums that president obama had just announced earlier this month. so far, only two of trump's cabinet picks have been confirmed including defense secretary james maddis. this as a fight looms over the rest of his nominees all of it covered including the fashion live tonight from capitol hill. we begin right now.
> i donald john trump do solemnly swe swear -- >> from this day forward, a new vision will govern our land. the time for empty talk is over. now arrives the hour of action. so to all americans in every city near and far, hear these words. you will never be ignored again. we will make america proud again. we will make america safe again. and yes, together, we will make america great again.
you're looking at live pictures of the white house where president trump and the first family are spending their first night. there won't be any sleeping in though because in just nine short hours, president trump, vice president pence, and their families will attend a prayer service at the national cathedral. i'm signaling to my crew because i'm hearing myself. at the same time, tens of thousands of anti-trump protesters will gather at the capitol for the women's march on washington with sister marches planned across the country and across the globe. let's bring in my panel with me. robert p. jones, founder and ceo of the public religion research institute and the author of "the end of white christian america," tim naftali, historian, republican strategist, sara murray, cnn white house correspondent, mark preston, cnn senior political analyst maria
cardona. andre bauer and former lieutenant governor of south carolina and wajaha aaliyah contributor for "the new york times." a panel at 1:00 in the morning. >> are you out of breath yet? >> not really. not really. mark, let me gbegin with you. when you think where this speech will go down in history, this was populist. this was not particularly conservative. this was i think will become known to many as sort of the american carnage speech where he says the american carnage stops here. it doesn't matter what side of the political aisle you're on, you were not on the right side of donald trump in this speech because he said, you have both, both parties have failed the american people. >> you're not on the right side of donald trump unless you're one of the folks standing out there in the drizzle looking up at him on the u.s. capitol where he lambasted a former presidents, republicans and democrats alike.
it was a populist message that had a collision with a sense of nationalism, as well. it was this is collision course between these ideas where as you pointed out, he not only went after democrats, he went after republicans. >> of course, he did, more so some say george bush than others. >> for viewers around the world that are watching, he went after our enemies and allies how he was going to form new alliances around the world and rethink what america's role is when it comes to democracy. i got to tell you, for me, i thought it was a very dark speech for half of america that voted for him, they probably embraced it. it really does come down to one simple thing. can he deliver. you know what? we'll have to see in the next few months. >> the trump promise. sara, he said, you will no longer be ignored. this is your day. 2017 will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation. if we thought that this
president was going to pivot when he became president, he's not. >> i don't know why we keep thinking all of a sudden we're going to wake up one day and he will be a different person. this speech had a few more rhetorical flourishes than we're used to. it was more honed and edited. this is his stump speech. i heard it every single day for over a year on the campaign trail. this is what he campaigned on and won him the presidency. he was never going to come out and try to offer the kind of unifying speech or you know something we might have heard from president barack obama because that's not how donald trump thinks. he knows he's not going to show up and win over hearts and minds of people who disagree with him in a 20-minute address. he feels like he will win them over by following through on this agenda that heal go up in six months to a year and say look at all these jobs i've created. look at your paycheck. now can you get behind me. >> his team said in the weeks leading up to this this was going to be a speech of unity. you had some lawmakers pointing
out granted some of them democrats this was not a speech that necessarily spoke to or mentioned the americans that did not vote for him. he did not get up there and say, for those of you who did not vote for me, for those of you who may be disappointed too, here is what i promise to try to do for you. should he have done that? did that surprise you? >> i think he did when he stressed america is at its greatest when it's unified. to mark's point, this speech and this address was for those people standing out there. this is the first time ever had the opportunity to listen to a speech actually out there as opposed to in a news room or someplace else. the people really connected. mostly with that line you mentioned that today is the day the people are the rulers of this nation. >> they clap the emphatically for that. as well as the forgotten will be forgotten no more. this is something that connected with the base. they appreciated the importance for american strength and working together.
and certainly, they all talked with him in the very last line, it's time to make america great again. he was speaking to them but also the need to unify. >> as the presidential historian, tim, here with us. there was not a great nod to history. there was a repudiation of politicians on both sides of the aisle. and there was very clear populist message but not a lot of history. did that surprise you? >> yes, it's the first inaugural address that had no references to any historical events no, battles described, no times in our history. the sense was that american history was to begin on january 20th, 2017. i want to point out, a gracenote that was missing. one of the ways to show unity is to show respect for the person you're following. when barack obama gauv his inaugural speech in 2009, the first thing he did was to thank george w. bush for his service to the country. today, donald trump. >> he did say the obamas have
been magnificent. >> in the transition. basically gave us tea on time. the point is this was an opportunity to send a message that we work together. and the last thing i'd mention is that i think one of the things that we will remember from this speech is that it's the first enunciation confident trump doctrine. yes it's a repeat of things he said on the campaign trail. but when you're a campaigner, it's different from being president. now that language is freighted with more meaning. today when he talked about america first is our guiding principle in the international arena, that's his doctrine. >> as we've all said, this is a president unlike any other. robert, to you. the president is not known as a particularly religious president. although we did see him talk about his religion on the campaign trail a bit. you say that this inaugural address has the most exclusively christian rhetoric of any in recent memory. >> well, i want to say that it's the entire inaugural ceremony.
what's important is that the speech is situated actually between usually prayers and this one set a record for the number of religious leaders on platform at six. it's usually one or two. even though there was this kind of a lot of numbers there, it set a record for the number of times that jesus christ was mentioned before and after this very explicitly christian and sectarian rhetoric that in the past caused some controversy when it's come up. franklin graham, for example, when he previously gave an address caused a fair amount of controversy. the reason for that as soon as you say things like franklin graham said, there is no other mediator between god and man except our lord jesus christ, about a third of the countries can no longer identify with that statement. so in the same way i think the ignored people you're not going to be ignored again inside the speech was talking to his base, not really to everyone. in the same way that those prayers i think echoed in a religious register a very
similar sentiment, back to his base, back to the conservative white christian base that put him over the top. at the same time, the thing that an inaugural is supposed to do, it's a ritual moment. he legally becomes the president but the ritual performance is what makes him embody the presidency. there i think he didn't get there. >> in his speech, he specifically used the term radical islamic terror. something that president obama refused to do, that he was criticized for by a number of conservatives. your take when you heard that. >> i certainly don't feel great again after that speech. i wanted to really feel great again. but it was interesting he makes a lot of promises. one of the proxss is he's going to unite the civilized world to eradicate islamic terrorism interesting considering isis and al qaeda are currently celebrating his victory publicly. they wanted him to win. why? based on his rhetoric and policies such as the muslim
registry, temporary ban of muslims. it's interesting for this speech had a moment of reconciliation to reach out for the majority of american who's did not vote for him. i did hear that. i heard british first. a far right nationalistic message and most of us felt ignored by this message. i cannot see into donald trump's trump. i'm not a cardiologist and not dr. strange. i take him by his words, policies and rhetoric. he said islam islam hates us. not just radical islam. islam hates us. >> what did he have to say to not win you over but get you on the path to acceptance. >> he had an opportunity. i would love to have heard i'm the president for all-americans. muslim americans, mention them by names. the mexicans we called rapists and criminals. the women we offended. mention them by name. their contributions and mention just like george w. bush did who probably would not be elected
today that immigrants anise lam are contributing positive factor in the force of the american fabric. he did not say that. >> i want to get you guys in here quick flip maria talking about unifying people, some 60 democrats did not show up. they boycotted. not exactly an olive branch. >> well, i think it underscores what we have seen up till now which is today he did have a great opportunity to unify the country. he didn't do that. he has had an opportunity since he got elected on november 8th. >> let's wait and do that. >> we're a few hours noor this presidency. >> how long have we been say agthat? >> now he's the president of all-americans. andre bauer, i wanted to quickly play what he said at about twitter, of course he talked about twitter on his first night as president. let's play it. >> should i keep the twitter going or not? keep it going? i think so. i think so.
you know, the enemies keep saying oh, that's terrible. but you it's a way of by passing dishonest media, right? >> so andre, the tweets are here to stay. >> probably so. and they're a very powerful tool. lincoln had a practice where when he wrote a letter, he put it in his desk draw, sat for awhile before he mailed it out. sometimes he didn't mail the letter out. i would like to see donald trump do the same practice. >> there's a filter if you're inebriated and shouldn't send an e-mail, it makes you stop. >> that ain't happening. > there are times when tr probably doesn't serve him as well as it could. >> i just had an image of honest abe tweeting. >> using emojis. >> a lot more to get to tonight. we're just getting started with the special live coverage of cnn's live coverage of donald trump's inauguration.
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washington, d.c. on president trump's inauguration day, and the senate confirmed trump's first two cabinet members. james matt maddis sworn in as defense secretary friday as well as general john kelley as secretary of homeland security. both retired generals. president trump celebrated their confirmations at the armed services ball. >> i just want to tell you that general mattis was just approved by the senate. first one. general kelly was just approved by the senate.
and isn't it something, two generals are the first ones with all the people and all the politicians, the generals get approved first. >> trump's presidency begins without a full national security team though. republicans wanted cia director mime pompeo confirmed today. some democrats objected stating no cia director in history has ever been confirmed on inauguration day. the senate will vote on his nomination on monday. my panel is back with me. also joining us is cnn politics reporter eugene scott and celine anyway zito and columnist for the "new york post." when we look at all of this salena, and look at the numbers and what we know factually, president trump, president george w. bush each had seven cabinet level positions in place by today. president trump has two. he's got a long way to go. is this a cause for concern or is the greater concern you've
got 96% of those executive branch positions still open? >> that's more of a concern seen in people running the government. >> i think by the end of next week, the rest of his cabinet picks are probably going to be confirmed. it will be incredibly difficult for the democrats to stall it. they can make it hard. they can you know, nudge at them but i don't think at the end of the day that there's no indication none of them are going to not get confirmed by the end of next week. >> he hasn't made a decision on tillerson. >> i think that's -- that might be what happens. you know, there might be some positioning going on right there with that. so i'm not convinced that they don't get confirmed. and the bigger problem is what you talked about is the people, you know that, squishy middle that actually run things every day. >> you've got andre, so far, only 4% of the 690 key pv praex
branch positions have been filled. some people from the obama administration staying over to sort of fill the gap for now. does that concern you? >> historically what most presidents do is cherry pick the best and brightest within the chambers. >> you know you generally don't have 96% of these positions open. >> you've got a businessmen getting the best and brightest. the two generals confirmed are what are called mustangs, things that never ever happen. both guys did not come from service academies and rose to the rank of general which doesn't happen. you ask a troop, a basic training guy, that's what they aspire to be. it never happens. >> there are a lot of democrats who love the mattis pick. i'm saying what do you do with over 600 open positions and the government's got to function on monday. >> they're going to get there with the best people that he can absolutely find anywhere in the country. >> i wonder, alice, are we going to see more ladies joining? let's look at the cabinet makeup
here. when you look at his cabinet nominees and picks, you've got 13 white men two, women. by race, 14 white people, one african-american, and you asian. no hispanics even when they represent 17% of the country right now. sean spicer said that is a "very narrow way to look at it." i don't know what he means by that because those are the fantastics. >> when he elaborated on ha response, what he was referring to was there's a lot of people in the administration not necessarily in the cabinet positions but underneath there that is a good cross reference and mix of the population. >> as you know those aren't front facing public facing positions. >> right. but at the same time, we're not finished yet. there's still some people that need to be appointed and moved into place and sean did reinforce and stress they are working to get diversity. at the same time, to andre's point, they're working to get the best of the best not looking to get someone right here right now. they're looking to get someone who is the best. it is unfortunate that the
democrats are slow rolling some of these in particular pompeo who we need to flesh out the national security team. senator cotton said hope the jihadis take the weekend off because we have work we have to finish up with the help of democrats. that should happen on monday. >> eugene, alice makes a point not everyone's in position. he's made the nominees for almost all these top positions for all of the top positions. so the chances of getting much more diversity cabinet at this point are any, aren't they. >> not at that top level. what we have is what we will probably have at best. what mr. spicer said is when we look further down, we can see more diversity in that. but the optics of putting people in color in positions only at lower parts of the government opposed to some of the highest, it's alarming. it's not just that. there's no latinos nominated for the cabinet. this hasn't happened in like 30 years despite the progress that has been made in terms of diversity and government. time will tell if there's some
change in this. spicer said there will be but we'll be watching. >> the president made in his inaugural address he talked about no matter what color we are, we au bleed the same blood. that's not reflected in these picks, tim. >> it isn't. and i mean, he's going to have to walk the walk not just talk the talk. i there a very interesting question when we're talking about the national security team is whether president trump is going to back away from his current position that anybody who signed a letter saying never trump cannot be in his national security team. some very fine republican foreign policy experts are not getting into this administration because of this an apparent ban. and that would fill the second and third tiers in the national security team. >> one thing i found interesting, maria is general mattis said when he was asked about this in his hearings, you disagree with the then president-elect on certain
things, he said you don't want the tyranny of consensus of a group. it's healthy. it's not tidy. that was an interesting point. don't you want really smart people around you arguing about the best path and then you as commander in chief choose. >> absolutely. you mention earlier. mattis is one of the picks that calms democrats and calms folks who were very concerned, for example, about general flynn who you know, a lot of people think he's a danger to national security because of what he has said and done in the past. mattis is one of those folks who does reassure democrats and those hose oppose trump. i want to go back to the diversity piece. i have to underscore how egregious this is is. since 1988, reagan was the first one to put a latino in his cabinet. there has been multilatinos on his cabinet. not just that, you have only three women. have you one african-american, one asian. zero latinos when sean spicer says things like, but he's got the best and brightest, that is
an insult to these communities of color when they keep saying but he's going to have -- he has the best and brightest and not just anybody. that is such an insult to these communities because in fact he's saying that he doesn't believe that people from those communities represent. >> what's done is done, right? you all have your opinions on it. wajahat, what can he do from here on this issue of diversity? >> first of all, i have to push against this is remarkable be spin it's the creme de la creme and the quality picks keeping him from filling 96% of these seats. ben car on is the head of hud and rick perry who didn't know what the energy department did as the department of energy. >> wanted to get rid oft. >> and forgot in 2011 the department he wanted to get rid of. >> we all forget things. he did say he wanted to get rid of it. >> the bar is very low. i drive a car so maybe i can replace elaine chao as the director of transportation. you have 96% of vacancy.
that is more a sign of incompetence and not knowing how to run the government. what he can do as we mentioned the cabinet is already almost uniformly white. much like the base that came out in today's event. i saw it. i'm a minority. we play a game called spot a minority. i think i spotted five. you can put it in a small skittle bag. we have only row sae also. let's bring her in, as well. >> and elaine chao, wonderful making america great again by ignoring the rest of us. 96% at least in words say like i said before, we want to you come and join the trump administration. muslims, latinos. we want you. bring your best of the best. >> and dra, final thought. >> this is another way to divide us. it's not right. the guy's finding good people and he's found people he's comfortable with. it's not can i pick the person that fits every little block. it's who can i work with and get the things i want done for the american people. it's who can he take care of. that's the millions of americans across this country looking for hope and change. >> why is he only comfortable
with white people? >> those are the people he has dealt with, the people he's had relationships with. >> it's not good for the country. >> guys i got to leave it there. >> another way to divide country. >> thank you all very much. for us live here from washington, just hours into donald trump's presidency and a day before a large planned demonstration not only here in the nation's capital but across the country, protesters are popping up in at least ten cities in the united states. we'll so you where. this is special cnn coverage. live all night. stay right here. ♪ ♪ after becoming one of the largest broadband companies in the country. after expanding our fiber network coast to coast. these are the places we call home. we are centurylink. we believe in the power of the digital world. the power to connect. and that's what drives us everyday.
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welcome back to our special live coverage of the inauguration of president trump. just after 1:30 in the morning here. who needs to sleep. we are live for you from the nation's capital. just hours from now, hundreds of thousands of people are expected to gather here in washington and across the country all those red dots you see on the map, those are planned protests. protesting the 45th president in this inauguration. 200,000 folks expected here in washington, d.c. boston is expected to be the second largest march with some 60,000 people expected to
attend. meantime, tonight in d.c., police use flash bangs and disperse protesters just blocks from donald trump's inaugural parade. also a limo was set on fire. the windows of several businesses were smashed and two police officers suffered injuries. nearly 100 people were arrested in the scattered demonstrations. >> we were there to serve notice, we are not celebrating this. in fact, we're acting to stop it. we're going to bring did the same message to the women's march. we're going to march with them and call on them to not go back loam after a one-daypro test but to stay here in the streets, if you got to go back home, get in the streets where you go to. >> i should note it's called the women's march tomorrow but there are going to be a lot of men there, as well. one of the women who will be there is sue fulton, a former army captain and west point graduate and the founder of sparta a group of lgbt individuals who currently serve or have served in the military
and their family members. i've met just as many men going to the march as i have women. that's important to note. thank you for your service to this country first of all. >> thank you. >> you're a former army captain marching tomorrow to protest the inauguration and this president. what's your message? what are you marching for? >> well, i think there's been a concerted effort, poppy to make this a march based on principle rather than to protest an individual. it's about principles that we believe in. and for me as a veteran, look, it's been a little over 40 years since i first raised my right hand and swore to support and defend the constitution of the united states. and at had point in time, i think a lot of people feel as i do that our constitutional rights are under threat. that freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, freedom of the press, the right to due process, equal protection under the laws all these are constitutional rights that have been openly threatened
in the past few months. and so we're here to stand and make that principled statement that we will not stand by while our constitution is threatened. that's really important to me because i feel like i can't be silent and keep faith with my oath. >> so after tomorrow, after the streets here filled with thousands of people, after they dissipate, the question becomes action. right? and what you do and those fellow protesters do next. have you thought about that? do you have plans for taking action? >> yes, well, i mean, first i want to say, i haven't spoken to anyone who supports any kind of violence in the protests. in fact, there are a great deal of efforts going on to avoid violence in any way and in fact, to be aware of provocateurs who would try to motivate people. >> because that harms the message. >> absolutely. that's not what this is about. >> what do you want to do next. >> listen, we're not the -- we as veterans are not the only one
who's swore an oath. our members of congress take that oath to support and defend the constitution. one way that we hold our president accountable is to hold our members of congress accountable. >> i'm interested in your take on the almost 60 democratic members of congress who boycotted this inauguration. there were those who boycotted in '73 with nixon. at one of them, representative john lewis who said that trump was not a legitimate president. do you agree with their actions to boycott the inauguration and do you believe that donald trump is a legitimate president? >> first off, i support their actions. i believe that that's within their rights within their freedoms. and look, there's a custom. there's custom and courtesy. and we would like to see those followed. actually, many of those customs have gone out the window over the past few months.
but when you weigh customs and courtesy against principle, particularly going back to the fundamental principles of the constitution, i can see where it's a legitimate decision to say, i can't be there to celebrate that. >> final question. i always like to focus on where do we go from here because so much of what happens in this media that i'm part of is arguing. what happens next? is there something that the president could do or say that would get you on a path to thinking that he was more representative of you as an american and was fighting for your values? >> well, i think he'd have to -- i think we have to address some of the issues that we've come into. the notion that people might be singled out because of their religion. he needs to come out and say, we will never do that. the notion that people in
authority in this government would say as they have said to members of the press and to members of congress, you'd better watch what you say. that's acallying effect. that's not a line. he needs to come out and say. >> apologize. >> well, an apology or i think even more. a commitment that here, i will abide by these principles. not just i'm going to abide by the constitution. i swore to that but to say where i've given reason for you to doubt my commitment to these constitutional principles, let me assure you, i would never abbro gate the freedom of the press. here's how i'm going to open up more to the press not just the press who agree with me. here's how i'm going to respect freedom of religion and specifically of our muslim brothers and sisters and other people who are nonchristian. here's how i'm going to do that. i think that because of all the water under the bridge, there's a long way to go. >> sue, thank you for joining me. i wish we had more time.
we're only 13 hours in. we will all be watching annen see what happens. >> thanks very much. >> coming up for us, while this huge march that is planned just hours from now is set to take place, numerous anti-trump protests did flare up across the country on friday night. demonstrations were held any atlanta, austin, chicago, dallas, seattle, boston, portland, milwaukee, new york and miami. in seattle, one man is right now in critical condition after being shot at a demonstration near the university of washington where police say a crowd of protesters threw bricks and fireworks. police say protesters in portland, oregon were armed with clubs, sticks and threw an unknown liquid at some of the officers. coming up live here in the nation's capital, we continue late into the night. the world certainly was watching as donald trump took the oath of office today and addressed the world. so how will countries around the globe respond to his america first, very nationalist populist
speech? we'll get live reaction from moscow, beijing and mexico city next. first, a new president and a flu look for the oval office. on the left, his predecessor's office. on the right, the new office for the 45th office for donald trump, changing the drapes from red to yellow with blue trim. other changes new couches brocade instead of gray suede. a new carpet with a sun burst pattern. also a bust of winston churchill, a hero of president trump brought back into the only office. quick break. we're back live in a moment. as a control enthusiast, i'm all-business when i travel... even when i travel... for leisure. so i go national, where i can choose any available upgrade in the aisle - without starting any conversations- -or paying any upcharges. what can i say? control suits me.
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a new decree that he wants every foreign capital around the world to hear. one of those capitals that heard his words today, mexico city. [ speaking foreign language ] >> in mexico city, an effigy of president donald trump people carrying signs with some select words for the new american leader, not all of them polite. after the inauguration, mexico's president sent out congratulations and high hopes for the two countries' relationships. n's lela santiago is in mexico city for us tonight. hi, laila. >> reporter: protesters surrounded the angel of independence here in mexico city and then marched in unity for miles. and in my conversations with protesters, they brought up what they believe is a lack of respect from trump. they believe his inauguration speech really didn't do much to improve his relationship with mexico. they had signs that read "make
american human again," and some with a bit more colorful language. one protester specifically told me he's asking trump to change his tone on nafta. another said he doesn't like trump's arrogance saying he's not better than us. and nearly two hours after the inauguration, mexico's president congratulated president trump on twitter and expressed interest in strengthening the relationship between the two countries. now, former mexican president vicente fox took a very different tone on twitter saying "today we turn into an era of uncertainty." and it wasn't just mexicans protesting here in mexico city. we met two men from wisconsin who came here to let mexicans know there is opposition to donald trump in the
thank you, now to russia, the country the new u.s. president promises to improve relations with significantly. jill so glad you're here. because i love your candid take on what you think the expectation is now of the kremlin of vladimir putin to president donald trump. who said very clearly this is all about america first. >> reporter: yeah, i don't think poppy that they're really paying that much attention to that part of it oddly enough. i mean, let's start with the official thing, we have no official response from the kremlin yet. it's a saturday morning, kind of quiet, i am sure something will come. but there was a very interesting facebook page from the spokesperson for the foreign ministry. she said many things can happen
in the world, but wouldn't, and that is that mr. obama will not say anything again. now, the member of parliament tweets a lot and expresses kind of the official kind of view. and he said break politician of a new type. they will try to obstruct him. good luck, mr. trump. so i think if there is any type of overall feeling it is that the world is now moving forward with trump and mr. putin. and together, both of them can solve all the problems in the world. there is very much that feeling of going back to russia as a super power again. >> many, many u.s. presidents and secretaries of state have tried to form a better relationship with russia. it has not succeeded. we will see what happens this time around. jill doherty for us in moscow, thank you. our matt rivers is live for
us in beijing, and matt in today's inaugural speech, the president mentioned companies who he said are stealing american companies and destroying american jobs. his exact words. do officials there in beijing see that as a direct statement to them? >> reporter: well, we haven't gotten an official response yet from the chinese government but i think it's safe to say that chinese officials watching that speech would certainly take those speeches aimed at them because of what donald trump has said over the past several months and even during the campaign, during the election. the kind of things he said, stealing wealth, taking jobs out of the u.s. and putting americans' hard-earned jobs and putting them in china. china really was his number one focus in terms of a negative economic rhetoric. and so for chinese officials watching that speech i would not be surprised if they were watching at all saying yep,
donald trump is certainly talking about us yet again. >> they would also take issue with him repeatedly saying they're devaluing their currency, something they insist they are not doing. matt, thank you. and the presidential inaugural ball is first and foremost about transfer of power and come on, also a bit about fashion. first lady melania trump looked stunning today in her cashmere dress and bolero jacket. and at the inaugural ball she donned a white gown which was a collaboration. she donned a champagne colored dress with a v-neck cut and long sleeves and many, many crystals,
and joining us is the chief fashion critic from "the new york times." thank you for joining us. >> thanks for having me. >> let's begin with the inauguration itself and what melania trump wore. because here is a quote of what you wrote, if you want to send a message about putting the past body you learning from peers and embracing the staff and office, you could not do much more than that, what did you mean? >> well, the dress and cut is ralph lauren, the quintessential american designer, someone who has built the american dream, somebody associated with the wild, wild west, but also associated with hillary clinton, who in the past dressed nancy reagan, betty ford. so he was a bipartisan designer,
by wearing his clothing, she was saying look, come on in. >> there were a number of big name designers, mark jacob, derek lamb, and others, and then thomas brown and tommy hilfiger, who said no, no, no, it's an honor to dress the first lady, where do you think the fashion world goes from here? will there be an aversion to her during the entire presidency? >> it will remain to be seen, maybe ralph lauren is saying, it's our responsibility to dress the office, not necessarily the platform. and we're going to do it. but this was also by far the most politically contentious issue in the fashion community that i have ever seen. the fashion industry is traditionally not a political industry. i don't know. >> i wonder if some of them will be marching -- >> some of them will definitely
be out here marching. >> let's talk about the balls, what a beautiful scene. let's talk about this gown. i think it is stunning. it is a collaboration between melania herself, and her designer. he is a big name in the fashion industry but this is his first gown with his name on it worn by the first lady. >> he is a name that is known, but very much in the background, the creative director at carolina herrera. the fact that no one had any idea, none of the speculation -- i had no idea. no idea. and that is actually quite impressive. >> yeah, that they could keep a lid on it. michelle obama made a point to wear many, many american designers. obviously she did so much for jason wu by wearing his gown, and then a dress of his today,
what do you expect from melania? perhaps where she is from? >> i don't know, her choices this week have been incredibly interesting and really surprising from the dress she wore when she got off the plane for the arlington cemetery ceremony to you know, herve. so i think what she will do may well surprise us all. >> well, she looked stunning. they all did. all of the children there as well as the second lady, karen pence, what a night. the knock-offs are already being made. >> i'm sure they are. already, run to the store. thank you, nice to have you on, we appreciate it. as we head to 2:00 a.m., we are still getting started. still to come, the inauguration is over, the inaugural balls have just ended. the after parties are still probably going on. the protests are next. we will show you where the demonstrations are growing,
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top of the hour, i'm poppy harlow, live in the nation's capital, with special coverage as we enter our phase of donald trump's presidency. the president and first lady picking the sinatra classic, "my way," for their first dance. vice president mike pence and his wife, karen, joined them. the president got straight to work signing an executive order aimed at fulfilling one of the campaign promises, rolling back obamacare. two cabinet picks, general james mattis has been confirmed. as the fight looms over the rest of his cabinet, we are covering it all live from the nation's capital and we begin right now.
>> i, donald j. trump, do solemnly swear. >> from this day forward, a new vision will govern our land. the time for empty talk is over. now arrives the hour of action. so to all americans in every city near and far, hear these words. you will never be ignored again. we will make america proud again. we will make america safe again. and yes, together, we will make
america great again. ♪ ♪ >> it has been a historic night indeed. but even after all the parades or balls, there will not be any sleeping in for the president. the president and families will attend a memorial at the national washington cathedral. later, they will gather at capitol hill with sister marches planned across the country. let's talk with my panel. well, we could throw our own ball, well, where is the champagne? cnn politics reporter mark
preston, alice stewart, and also marie cardona. >> well done. >> thank you all for being here. really i mean that, thank you for being here and not at a party. mark preston, let's listen to what he said, it will all go down in history, many will remember the word, carnage. >> and the crime and gangs and drugs that have stolen too many lives and robbed our country of so much unrealized potential. this american carnage stops right here, and stops right now. >> as our jake tapper said,
immediately reacting to this, one of the most radical inaugural addresses of all time. did it paint an accurate picture of america? >> well, let me just say his speech was a collision of nationalism and populism, coming together in a very strange way. it does not depict an accurate view all the way, but there is some truth, no doubt about that. you are not going to see people from the inner city embrace. he didn't have an uplifting speech that people would look to and say that was soaring. he went after democrats and republicans. he went after our allies and after our enemies. >> he repudiated them all. he also went to the office and
signed an executive order focused squarely on making obamacare as weak as possible as much as he can do before the repeal process. >> right, i don't think we should be surprised to see this is one of his top priorities. they have been laying the groundwork, donald trump has been talking about it. the challenge is, people now have these benefits under the health care law and accessibility under insurance. it is becoming more popular, people realize they're going to lose something, that is the hardest thing to do is take back a benefit you have given to somebody and survive it politicly. so to see what donald trump does with this, and how he replaces it, will be pivotal to his legacy. >> we heard him talk about -- i don't know if he used the word diversity, but he did address it, no matter what color our
skin is we all bleed the same blood. the same thing is not reflected in his cabinet, which we'll see later in the show. did you see signs of unity? because that is what we were promised leading up to this. >> i actually did, many saw that, there was quite a bit of attention given the fact that more than 50 democrat lawmakers boycotted this inauguration. i don't think we've seen that in years, and there was concern that many said donald trump ran one of the most divisive campaigns in history, would not focus in bringing people on to the trump train that were not there before. i think trump was communicating that this is the american train, and people in politics need to be on the same page. >> he then went inside and sort of yukked it up with chuck schuman, the leading democrat.
there was this moment when nancy pelosi, he was hanging out with nancy pelosi, she is handing him pens to sign all of this. what do you think, selina, the fight looks like ahead when he is signing some of the cabinet positions but then later signing an executive order for obamacare. what does the fight look like ahead? if those confirmations were any indication, the democrats are digging in. >> they're digging in, but also see places they can work with him, especially on infrastructure. >> which he mentioned, he mentioned obamacare or the wall. he mentioned this infrastructure plan. >> i think it's important what mark said about just you know, just pulling people together. and one thing i want to -- like get across. is there were democrats back in pennsylvania who were texting me and calling me and saying that was a powerful speech. >> really? >> they were saying, we were afraid for 2020.
>> because it was not, paris, a shining city on the hill or a reaganesque speech in that way. but i think you saw optimism. >> yeah, i would disagree with you. i would encourage people to go back and read the speech. we are used to having somebody who was very eloquent, barack obama, speak in a way that really inspired a lot of people. president trump speaks in a different manner. when you go back and read the speech you will find the speech to be inspiring, and he talked about not just detroit, but appalachians. this is about being an american team, not the trump train but the american train. let's get this thing together and move forward. >> actually pitting people against their own politicians, it's factual what he has said, they have gotten rich. this area of washington has
gotten rich, as much of the american society has fallen in class. she said do you remember -- during the campaign just imagine january 20th, 2017, when donald trump is taking the oath of office, and indeed he did. but he did mention her, not in his inaugural address but at the capital luncheon, let's take a listen. >> i was very, very honored when i heard that president bill clinton and secretary hillary clinton was coming today. and i think it's appropriate to say. and i would like you to stand up. i would like you to stand up. >> she is a strong woman. and to come and to respond in
that way, what a great deal of class and dignity she showed. this was a tough, tough campaign. and regardless of how a campaign is run, smoothly, which they ever are, and tough to lose, it stinks really bad. for her to come out and be so grateful i think it says a lot about her, and even further when she gave a concession speech, she gave a great speech, and said people need to give him the benefit of the doubt. >> you are in a unique position because you followed him. you did not get many nights sleep at home this year, i hope my friend you do this year. did you see at all a different donald trump recognizing the moment, the enormous moment of the sitting 45th president of this country? >> i was actually talking to one of his friends who was at the
church with him yesterday morning, who said when donald trump was leaving he was openly emotional. he was teary eyed and hugging members of his cabinet. this is somebody who has been friends with donald trump a lot longer than we've all known him, this is hitting him. i think as we watched homicide -- watched him on the dais, he was rocking back and forth. yes, it didn't sound so different from what we heard on the campaign trail, his mannerisms were different, i don't think we're going to wake up in four hours and see an entirely brand-new donald trump but i think there were some revelations about the magnitude of the job. >> this president doesn't sleep, so we're not going to probably sleep. we know that president obama left a note for president trump in the oval office. i think we have video of that and can show our viewers.
what do you hope it says? >> tweet less, act more presidential. and maybe you can take 140 characters to maybe criticize putin for once. because you've gone after mexicans and john louis, and maybe it would be nice if you put aside your ego and consider yourself with the americans, and maybe cry some tears when you apologize to mexicans and women whom you have offended in the last year and a half. >> i know that is your dream letter. >> tweet less, act more. >> i actually think it will be an inspiration to him, hopefully aspirational. we have seen president obama act that way, and president trump says he has actually given president obama a lot of credit
for being magnanamous, i hope he takes this opportunity to unify the country, i did not see it in the speech today. he also had no references to history. that is fine, that is who donald trump is, but the one historical thing he had in common with all the other presidents before him, he put his hand on lincoln's bible. and just like lincoln, he is inheriting a very divided country. we're not in a civil war, i hope he understands like lincoln did, that a house divided cannot stand by itself. he is not abraham lincoln. >> coming up, president trump taking over with hundreds of government jobs not filled. so what happens on monday morning when the government reopens? what will it mean for the new president? and frankly running the country, also melania's off the shoulder
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festivities had nothing to do with politics but fashion. we talk about politics all the time on this network. we're going to take four minutes, first lady melania trump stunning the crowd by this off the shoulder gown by herve pierre, and carolina herrera, a dazzling one, with a beautiful princess skirt. >> hello. >> your name needs to be a brand, like derek lamb. >> i'll take it. >> let's begin with the gowns -- >> and would i dress the first family? >> you would. i think you would be very -- >> i think i would, too, but more so than any other election, inauguration, who would design dresses for the first family was a hot topic issue. there has been a lot of websites keeping track of who said yes, who said no, some designers said
no, including mark jacobs, tom ford, but -- >> and who said yes, with her very jackie o look, which was stunning, herve pierre, at carolina herrera, stunning. >> ralph lauren was the bipartisan designer today, not only did he design melania trump's designer dress, he made hillary clinton's cream suit. but about that dress tonight that melania wore, it was also a collaboration with her, she obviously has a history in fashion, she is a former model so i think she probably likes to have a bit of fun with this. and i think at the risk of sounding pro-trumpian, i thought she looked fabulous. >> what do you think she will do for designers like michelle obama did for other designers, such as jason wu, once she wore
them they really rose in popularity. will melania do the same? >> well, herve pierre will be very busy tomorrow. and that is something that michelle obama did with jason wu, and he made her first and second dress, and she left today with something on from jason wu. and melania will also have a relationship -- >> she also wore j. crew a lot, not expensive, but not couture, so that more people could afford. do you think we'll see something more similar? like when sharon stone wore that gapped dress to the oscars -- what if melania wore old navy? >> the internet would be very impressed if melania trump showed up in old navy. i don't expect that tomorrow, i
don't know how good old navy looks, but i'd be glad to see it. >> this is a $630 gucci coat. why do people keep talking about it? >> for one, she is an easy character, easy to poke fun at. but she looked like a drum majorette, a bold choice, but i think this is not the end -- i don't think this is the end of that gucci coat. >> all right, thank you my friend. >> thanks. >> you get to go to sleep now. >> finally, geez louise. >> thank you so much, as we head to break, a look back at some of the most memorable moments from tonight's inaugural balls.
download the xfinity tv app today. welcome back, we're live in the nation's capital. the morning after president trump's inauguration day. the senate confirmed his first two cabinet members so far. james mattis sworn in as defense secretary, and kelly as security. >> i just want to tell you that general mattis was just approved by the senate.
first one. general kelly was just approved by the senate. and isn't it something, two generals are the first ones, with all the people and all the politicians the generals get approved first. >> trump's presidency begins without a full national security team. republicans had wanted to see cia director nominee michael pompeo confirmed today. he will not be voted on until monday, three democrats objected to that, stating that no one was confirmed on inauguration day. he will have to wait. my panel is back, i don't need to rename all of you. he has two -- president trump has two picks, president bush had seven, not that much of a
gap, do you think this is normal? >> i can understand the frustration from donald trump and a little bit of confusion, i think he expected a number of these people would be confirmed easily. it was sort of expected that there were enough republican votes and that it would not be a problem. this is what happens for every president and cabinet. this is an opportunity for senators to express their displeasure about any number of things, whether it is the person or policy position that donald trump has taken. so i don't think we should be surprised to see the democrats flex the levers of power they still have at their disposal, however limited they may be. >> and even marco rubio says he has not made up his mind yet on tillerson. i should say the lack of diversity, jean, on this panel in these cabinet picks is stunning. i mean, our panel is more diverse, seriously, than the
cabinet representative of the american people. you have 13 white men of 16 positions. you have three women, you have two -- one african-american and no -- you have no latinos. >> right, this is the first actually group of cabinets that have been absent of a latino nominee in 30 years. and this is alarming in part because hispanics are the large largest ethnic group in the united states. shawn says that as we watch, there will be more. >> we won't see them at the top level unless there is a radical change. >> and there won't be, people would really like to see an administration that is more reflective of where america is right now. >> so paris, as somebody who has been a vocal supporter and as an african-american yourself, the say that shawn spicer defended it.
he says they're taking a very narrow way of looking at it. he said the number one thing that americans should focus on is he hiring the best and brightest? people that are committed to enacting real change? when you say that is he hiring the best and brightest, does it also send a message that there are not minorities among the best and brightest? >> no, i mean, when you are in hr, you get the people presented to you and hope that they're the best and brightest within the pool that you're given. >> actually, companies work towards diversity for many, many reasons, not because it is right but because they can get sued if they don't. >> i think we have to be careful how we define diversity, if you're talking about racial diversity. do you want to have a hispanic on there or do you want to have people on there that understand the issues that are important to the hispanic community and other
fragile communities and other african-american communities things of that nature. there are 4,000 other jobs. >> can you do that? i can't walk in your shoes, right? i didn't grow up african-american, you can't walk in a latino's shoes, you didn't grow up latino, so at what point do we need to be more representative of the country? >> i believe that donald trump is not a woman, or hispanic, and represents all of us. you, poppy, have a passion. i believe that his cabinet will do that especially at hud. >> but empathy is different than true understanding of what it is like to walk in somebody's shoes. >> because i'm black, here is the false narrative, because i'm black doesn't mean that i know what it means for every black person. >> exactly, different -- >> let me jump in, there are
zero latinos for the first time since 1988, it is very egregi s egregious, and when they say it is because they have hired the best and brightest. it is an insult to the communities that have the best and brightest if they are looked for. if donald trump took the time to surround himself with people of color, with people who actually represent this country, then he may know people who are very bright and who are the best in their field and do represent the interests not just of the hispanic community, not just the african-american community, but america in general. and when you have a country that is moving in the direction where it will be a majority/minority country in less than 20 years i think the fact that there is a lack of this kind of diversity on his cabinet is not just egregious and insulting it is bad for america. because diversity is one of those things you not only get sued if you don't have it in a company but it's good on the bottom line.
>> and every -- >> you put -- >> every study has borne that out. that companies perform better when they're more diverse. but alice to you, for some looking at this and saw largely a white crowd in the inauguration, some say we took a step back. what do you say? >> i saw a good mix of people, all ages, i saw kids on their dads' shoulders and teens climbing up in trees so they could catch a glimpse of donald trump. it was a well rounded mix of people and they were very inspired to hear what donald trump had to say. not the least of which was him saying that the people are the rulers of this country. but to his point on this issue, donald trump stressed the need to bring about unity, he said regardless of the color of your skin we all bleed red american patriotic blood. and that is the message he said to all of the people, we all
have red patriotic blood. >> can we have that without a more diverse and representative cabinet? would you like to see -- you also at times have been critical of him, i know you support him. would you like to see more diversity? >> as shawn spicer has said, we haven't seen the full range. >> we've seen the topics, those are the front-facing picks. >> he also stressed there are people not necessarily at the top cabinet positions but many people in the administration that are very diverse and do have a cross view of the society. and i think that is important, too. would we like to see more? absolutely, but at the same time i think we'll give them the benefit that they -- >> i will make one note, kellyanne conway writes, the first woman ever to lead a republican candidate that has gotten this far and won, by the way. so she certainly made history in her own right. >> that is a big thing, it
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capital, protests began to flare up across the country. police in washington used flash bangs to disperse demonstrators there just a few blocks from the inaugural parade. two police officers suffered minor injuries after they were hit with rocks. the windows of several businesses were smashed. the limo was actually set on fire. nearly 100 people were arrested during the scattered protests. six people were arrested in clashes with the anti-trump demonstrations. and the protests will continue on saturday, that is when hundreds of thousands of women and men are expected to protest in the cities with red dots. some traveling as far away as california to bring their message. >> the popular vote doesn't count. then we have to show up in
person. >> because we're not sitting behind our computers. we're actually physically there. >> we're going to make them listen. >> we're not okay with the choices and rhetoric they have been saying. >> later today, those marches are expected to go global. people will march in these demonstrations and cities all around the world, including in north and south america, in europe and africa, asia and australia. my panel is back with me to discuss. i'm going to begin with you, mark preston, look, hundreds of thousands are expected tomorrow, what do you make of the big picture and give us some historical context? >> right, what we saw yesterday was not supporters of hillary clinton or supporters of democratic policies. they were anarchists, there to cause havoc, there to go against the police. they were not there for a political reason other than they
believe in anarchy, which is very unfortunate, what we'll see tomorrow is democracy, the fact that assuming all goes well in marches across the country and here in the u.s. that is fine. that is the way this country was founded. i do want to point out though as we saw donald trump take the oath of office today we had drops in west africa that had gone into gambia to force out a president who refused to leave office. he had lost the election and you had west african troops, countries surrounded it, backed by the united nations to remove him. now, this gentleman has decided to step down. it just goes to show you when we talk about the peaceful transfer of power we throw it out there so casually. we don't have it here. democrats don't agree with republicans, republicans don't agree with democrats, but at the ends of the day this is our country and we should cherish it. >> that is such an important
point. on the day this president is inaugurated. these protests follow almost 60 democratic lawmakers who boycotted the election, a number we have not seen in a very, very long time. congressman john lewis saying he is boycotting because he doesn't believe that trump is a legitimate president. you know, this is not exactly extending an olive branch. >> no, it is not, but he says it is based on maybe russian's interference with this election. we have a senate investigation that is going on, and the justice department investigation going on. we have to see what the intelligence shows, how much russia influenced the election and if it did and how much messaging there was -- >> what do you hope to see from the protests tomorrow? >> well, i love the protest tomorrow. let's give props to the retired attorney from hawaii who did a
facebook post, who says, i'm going to march because this is not my president. this is a grass roots, organic, pro-active, multi-cultural of the willing, there will be nasty women and taco trucks. there will be real diversity. i know some people said there was diversity. i saw a brunette white person, a blonde white person, and a short person and you. and tomorrow there will be 51% of the population that says this president is illegitimate to us because he doesn't represent our rights, no reproductive rights. >> paris, should the president come out and address the protesters and what should he say? >> no, he should not address the protesters, he has other things to do. he is already starting. he is governing this country,
but i believe if he understood the heart and message of this president, he is our president i believe they would understand. he is not anti-women. he is all for women. if you listen to him on the campaign trail, you heard things that republicans haven't really said before. he said i want to be strong on women's health. i'm going to do things to support planned parenthood. >> he wants -- >> the point that women should be punished for having abortions. he is giving a lot of different -- i'm not going to give a big debate here, but clearly the women and men marching here want to hear something different. so alice, why not, if you were reince priebus, would you say do something radical? go out there and talk to them? >> well, who knows, they may do that. this is a pro-abortion protest is what is happening. these people are pro-abortion getting together, no pro-life leaders or organizers were voted to this. i do work for concerned women of
america the nation's largest conservative group, they were not invited to come. right now we have polls show these women don't support abortion. when you have the largest section of the population not included. this is not a woman's group, this is a segment of the population that just can't accept the fact that donald trump -- >> final thought, when you look at the polling numbers, the president-elect has -- the president has about 40% approval. and a cnn -- new cnn poll shows his favorability rating is only at 44%. do you expect that to tick higher? >> yeah, i do. i think hillary clinton would probably have had equal numbers. >> you do? >> i do. this was a very divided race, pretty much right down the middle. i think that both of them -- there was a grueling campaign. i think it will up-tick. because we kept -- he kept the
campaign going on from election day until the inauguration. there was still -- he still talked about it and litigated it. you know, so i think that is what kept it at that level. >> all right, guys, thank you very much to my panel i appreciate it. you can all go party now, it's only 2:46 in the morning. coming up. we'll take you to moscow and beyond how the world is reacting to the inauguration of donald trump. as we go to break look at the video. time lapse video of the crowds that turned out today on the national mall despite the rain. america's beverage companies have come together to bring you more ways to help reduce calories from sugar. with more great tasting beverages with less sugar or no sugar at all, smaller portion sizes, clear calorie
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today is his new decree, he wants heard around the world his decision that he makes around the world will be to benefit the united states. as he puts it, america first. we have our cnn correspondents all over the world watching the reaction to that mentssage. live in jerusalem, and ivan watson is live in hong kong. thank you all for being here, jill, let me begin with you. as you well know, donald trump has promised that the united states will have a better relationship with russia going forward. and a russian official just took a parting shot at president obama, what did they say? >> reporter: yeah, that was the spokesperson for the foreign ministry, she said you know a lot of things can happen in the world but one thing won't happen and that is president obama will not say anything about russia any more. so the last final slap against president obama. as the new president comes in.
and russia of course has been very complementary about president trump. and i think the tone is that he wants to make america great and that may just rub off on russia in the sense that both countries now can go to fix the world. here is a response from a member of parliament. and a lot of his opinions, especially on twitter, express kind of the official view. he said he is a bright politician of a new type. but they will try to obstruct him and good luck, mr. trump. he said also that the meeting with president putin which they want and hope will happen very soon will be the most important event in world politics. and a defining moment in history. there are some things that president trump is saying that i think would be very good for president putin in the sense of his policy that he would agree with. about nato, you know, he did not use the word nato, but he said
we subsidized the armies of other countries for far too long. and we don't seek to impose our views on anyone. that also is something that vladimir putin will be glad to hear. poppy? >> jill doherty live for us in moscow. and not that far from the border. any talk along the border, with kim jong-un, whether they're eager to test this new president? >> everybody has been watching to see whether or not kim jong-un will make some noise, but poppy, what we are hearing is the reaction in south korea because they got the message, america first. the message that was sent around the world even to u.s.'s allies, and here they question what it means to the u.s.'s security commitments overseas. you have the news agency here saying that donald trump's unconventional unorthodox to
long undisputed values have put the rest of the world on edge. that was published shortly after the inaugural address. but later, they sent a message to donald trump, underscoring the alliance between the u.s. and south korea, calling for a need to strengthen and enhancing this alliance, and also underscoring the need to work together to counter any nuclear threat. the u.s., japan and south korea are all currently involved in naval exercises to counter any such threat, poppy? >> alexandria field, in south korea. there is no love lost between president obama and benjamin netanyahu. it is clear his admiration for president trump. what are officials saying now
about the new leadership? >> because we haven't gotten the full array of responses yet, but prime minister benjamin netanyahu sent a tweet saying congratulations to my friend, donald trump, i look forward to making the alliance between the u.s. and israel even stronger. this is something they have been looking forward to a long time, that has been evident with the continuation of the deterioration of relations between obama and netanyahu. it was israel's ambassador to the u.n. saying we look forward to hosting trump in jerusalem, the capital of israel, and that is something we heard echoed across jerusalem, they even started a welcome trump. the first words were after eight difficult years under president obama, very clear that the israeli government, even if they're quiet on the sabbath, is
excited for what comes ahead. >> we'll hear what they say in just a few hours from now. thank you very much. ivan watson live for us in hong kong, you are watching the reaction around the world in a number of countries to the new president. and also in mexico where he has promised to build that wall. >> reporter: that is right, what we've seen is basically a series of peaceful anti-trump protests, poppy, in cities and capitals around the world. with this kind of common theme, criticizing the 45th american president here in the asia-pacific region we saw protests of hundreds though thousa-- to thousands of people in at least dozens of cities, in australia, and areas with treaties, messages like love trump hate. and there was a message in sidney supporting trump. we also saw protests in european
capitals, the candlelight vigil in belgium, for example. these seem to be related to the women's rights protest that will descend on washington on saturday. so-called sister marches. and demonstrators putting up a fake wall in front of the embassy there. i have to say in nearly 20 years i reported overseas, poppy, i covered many anti-american protests, but never have i seen protests such as this on the inauguration day inspired by this. >> thank you so much. all of you, jill, alexandria, ivan, thank you very much as president trump took the reins today, president obama said good-bye to the white house. perhaps no image captured better than this one. the former president looking one last time at the white house from aboard air force one, and
took a trip to palm springs. the president and first lady will vacation there before returning to their new home in washington, former vice president joe biden hopped on board for the amtrak, bound for home in delaware as he has done so many times before. >> i made over -- actually calculated, 8,200 round trips, over 2 million miles, 259 miles round trip a day. not every day, but averaged 217 days a year. this is my family. and this is why i wanted to go home the way i came. full circle. going home to delaware. >> and as we end this hour, let's show you this iconic photo, it's a reminder of the true uniqueness of this country. the united states, a country with a strong foundation of
honoring the peaceful transfer of power from one leader to the next. no matter how far apart their political views may be. thank you so much for joining us tonight. it has been a pleasure to be with you. for our international viewers, cnn news begins right now. you are live in cnn news room, i'm poppy harlow, it is 3:00 a.m. here in washington, and you are looking at live pictures of the white house where our 45th president, donald j. trump, is spending the first day at the white house. just hours from now the president will attend a prayer service at the national cathedral. but at the same time, tens of thousands of anti-trump protesters gathered at the capital and cities around the
world for demonstrations. on friday, donald trump gave his inaugural address, with a line that certainly made headlines saying this american carnage stops right here and stops right now. cnn will cover the protests, and the first day in office, one hour from now 4:00 a.m. eastern time. first, we bring you the historic inauguration of our 45th president, donald j. trump.
♪ ♪ ♪ >> the vice president-elect, former vice president joe biden. there he is, shaking hands with hillary clinton. i think he shook hands with her, i'm not exactly sure he did. but meeting with the family. melania, this is a moment that mike pence did not necessarily anticipate. >> no, there were questions about whether or not he would be able to be reelected governor in indiana, but he was asked to be vice president and he has been a dutiful soldier. and a good representative, an envoy for president-elect trump on capitol hill.
he used to be a member of the cabinet here, he has lots of relationships. he will be sworn in. there is the vice president and president. he will be sworn in, mike pence, using a bible that was used in one of the reagan inaugurals. >> the staff director for the joint congressional committee on inaugural ceremonies, stacey mcbride, the senate sergeant at arms, rules committee ranking member and charles e. schumer, speaker of the house of representatives, paul ryan, and house democratic leader, nancy pelosi
>> ladies and gentlemen, the chairman of the joint congressional committee for inaugural ceremonies, the honorable roy blunt. >> thank you all, if you have a seat you can sit down. mr. president, mr. vice president. mr. president-elect, mr. vice president-elect. ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the inauguration of the 45th president of the united states of america. today, the legislative, the executive, the judicial branches of our constitutional government, come together for the 45th inauguration of the president of the united states. millions of people all over the world will watch and will listen to this event. 36 years ago in his first inauguration, it was also the first inauguration on this side
of the capital, president ronald reagan said that what we do here is both commonplace and miraculous. commonplace, every four years since 1789 when president george washington took this exact same oath. miraculous, because we've done it every four years since 1789 and the example it sets for democracies everywhere. washington believed the inauguration of the second president would be more important than the inauguration of the first. many people had taken control of a government up until then, but few people had ever turned that control willingly over to anyone else. and as important as the transfer of the -- the first transfer of power was, many historians believe that the next election was even more important.
when in 1801, one group of people arguably for the first time ever in history willingly if not enthusiastically gave control of the government to people they believed had a dramatically different view of what the government would, should and could do. after that election that actually discovered a flaw in the constitution itself, which was remedied by the 12th amendment, thomas jefferson at that inauguration, beyond the chaos of the election that had just passed said, we are all republicans, we are all federalists. after four years of civil war, lincoln's second inaugural speech tried to find reason for the continued war when he pointed out that both sides prayed to the same god. he had earlier written about those fervent prayers that one
side must be, and both sides may be wrong, but in 1865 he looked to the future and the memorable moment in that speech was with malice toward none and charity for all. in the middle of the depression, the country was told that the only thing we had to fear was fear itself. and president kennedy talked about the obligation in democracy to country, the great question that day was ask what you can do for your country. 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. and as we begin that celebration i call on his eminence cardinal
dolan, and pastor white to read the invocation. >> the prayer of king solomon from the book of wisdom. let us pray, god of our ancestors and lord of mercy, you have made all things. and in your providence have charged us to rule the creatures produced by you. to govern the world in holiness and righteousness and to render judgment with integrity of heart. give us wisdom for we are your servants weak and short lacking in comprehension of judgment and laws, indeed, though one might be perfect among mortals, if
wisdom which comes from you may be lacking we count for nothing. now with you is wisdom who knows your will and was there when you made the world. who understands what is pleasing in your eyes, what is conformable with your commands. send her forth from your holy heavens, from your glorious throne dispatch her. that she may be with us and work with us, that we may grasp what is pleasing to you. for she knows and understands all things and will guide us prudently in our affairs and safeguard us by her glory, amen. >> from the gospel of matthew, the fifth chapter, god blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him, for the kingdom of heaven is theirs. god blesses those who mourn for
they will be comforted. god blesses those who are humble for they will inherit the world. god blesses those who hunger and search for justice for they will be satisfied. god blesses those who show mercy, he blesses those pure in heart for they will see god. god blesses those who work for peace for they will be called children of god, god blesses those who are persecuted for doing right. and god blesses you when people lie about you and say all sorts of things about you because you are my followers. for you are the light of the world, like a city on a hill top that cannot be hidden, no one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket, instead a light is placed on its stand where it gives light to everyone in the
house. in the same way let your good deeds shine out for all to see that everyone will praise your heavenly father, respectfully in jesus' name. >> we come to you, heavenly father, in the name of jesus with grateful hearts thanking you for this great country that you have decreed to your people. we acknowledge we are a blessed nation with a rich history of faith and fortitude. with a future that is filled with promise and purpose we recognize that every good and every perfect gift comes from you. and the united states of america is your gift. for which we proclaim or gratitude. as a nation we now pray for our president. donald john trump. vice president michael richard
pence. and their families. we ask that you would bestow upon our president the wisdom necessary to lead this great nation. the grace to unify us. and the strength to stand for what is honorable and right in your sight. in proverbs 21: 1, you instruct us that our leaders are in your hands, be gracious, god, the ability to know your will, the confidence to lead us in justice and righteousness. while we know there are many challenges before us in every generation you have provided the strength and power to become that blessed nation. guide us in discernment, lord, and give us that strength to persevere and thrive, now beside and heal our wounds and
divisions and join our nation to your purpose. thy kingdom come, thy will be done, the psalm is declared let this nation be one under god. let this united states of america be that beacon of hope to all people, and nations, a true hope to all human kind. glory to the father, the son and the holy spirit, we pray this in the name of jesus christ, amen. >> ladies and gentlemen, the missouri state university corral. ♪ ♪ ♪ hear the voices ♪ ♪ ♪ here is a place of strangers
them and we're pleased they're here. [ applause ] also, a great opportunity for me to introduce my colleague, the senator from new york, chuck schumer. >> my fellow americans, we live in a challenging and tumultuous time, a rapidly changing economy that benefits too few, while leaving too many behind. a fractured media. politics, frequently c lly consy rancor. we face threats foreign and domestic, in such times faith in our government, our institutions and even our country can er ode.
despite these challenges i stand here today confident in this great country for one reason. you. the american people. we americans have always been a forward-looking problem-solving, optimistic, patriotic and decent people. whatever our race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, whether we are immigrant or native born, whether we live with disabilities or do not, in wealth or in poverty we are all exceptional in our commonly held yet fierce devotion to our country. and in our willingness to sacrifice our time, energy and even our lives to making it a more perfect union. today, we celebrate one of
democracy's core contributes. the peaceful transfer of power. and every day we stand up for core democratic principles enshrined in the constitution. the rule of law, equal protection for all under law. the freedom of speech, press, religion. the things that make america, america. and we can gain strength from reading our history and listening to the voices of average americans. they always save us in times of strife. one such american was major sullivan ballou, on july 14th, 1861 when the north and south were lining up for their first battle. a time when our country was bitterly divided and faith in our country was eroded, major
ballou penned a letter to his wife, sarah, one of the greatest letters in american history. it shows the strength and courage of the average american. allow me to read some of his words which echo through the ages. my very dear sarah, he wrote, the indications are very strong that we shall move in a few days, perhaps tomorrow. if it is necessary that i should fall on the battlefield for my country i am ready. i have no misgivings about or lack of confidence in the cause in which i am engaged. and my courage does not halt or falter. i know how strongly american civilization now leans upon the triumph of the government. and how great a debt we owe to those who went before us through
the blood and suffering of the revolution. and i am willing, perfectly willing, to lay down all my joys in this life to help maintain this government and to pay that debt. sarah, my love for you is deathless. it seems to bind me to you with the mighty cables that nothing but omnipotence can break. and yet my love of country comes over me like a strong wind and bears me irreisably on with all the changes to the battlefield. sullivan ballou gave his life on the battlefield a week later at the first battle of bull run. it is because sullivan ballou and countless others believed in something bigger than themselves and were willing to sacrifice for it that we stand today in the full blessings of liberty. in the greatest country on earth. and that spirit lives on in each
of us. americans whose families have been here for generations, and those who have just arrived. and i know our best days are yet to come. i urge all americans to read ballou's full letter. his words give me solace, strength, i hope they will give you the same. now, please stand while the associate justice of the supreme court, clarence thomas, administers the oath of office to the vice president of the united states. >> place your hand on the bible.
>> mr. vice president-elect, would you raise your right hand and repeat after me. i, michael richard pence do solemnly swear. >> i, michael richard pence do solemnly swear. >> that 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. >> that i will bear true faith and allegiance to the same. >> that i will bear true faith and allegiance to the same. >> that i take this obligation freely. >> that i take this obligation freely. >> without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion. >> without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion. >> and that i will well and faithfully discharge. >> and that i will well and
>> ladies and gentlemen, it's an honor to introduce the chief justice of the united states john g. roberts jr., who will administer the presidential oath of office. everyone please stand. please raise your right hand and repeat after me. i, donald j. trump, do solemnly swear. >> i, donald j. trump, do solemnly swear. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> the office of president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united states. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> preserve, protect and defend. >> preserve, protect and defend.
carter, president clinton. president bush. president obama. fellow americans, and people of the world, thank you. we, 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, many years to come. we will face challenges. we will confront hardships. but we will get the job done. every four years we gather on these steps to 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 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. that all changes starting right here and right now. because this moment is your moment. it belongs to you.
it belongs to everyone gathered here today and everyone watching all across america. this is your day. this is your celebration. and this, the united states of america, is your country. what truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people. january 20th, 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again.
the forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer. everyone is listening to you now. you came by the tens of millions to become part of a historic movement, the likes of which the world has never seen before. at the center of this movement is a crucial conviction, that a nation exists to serve its citizens. americans want great schools for their children, safe neighborhoods for their families and good jobs for themselves. these are just and reasonable demands of righteous people and a righteous public.
but for too many of our citizens a different reality exists. mothers and children trapped in poverty in our cities, rusted out factories scattered like tombstones over the landscape of our nation. 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 unrealized potential. this american carnage stops right here, and stops right now. we are one nation, and their pain is our pain. their dreams are our dreams.
and their success will be our success. we share one heart, one home, and one glorious destiny. 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. subsidized the armies of other countries while allowing for the very sad depletion of our nation, we've defended other nation's borders while refusing to defend our own. and spent trillions and trillions of dollars overseas while america's infrastructure
has 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 then redistributed all across the world. but that is the past. and now we are looking only to the future.
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. 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.
protection will lead to great prosperity and strength. i will fight for you with every breath in my body and i will never, ever let you down. america will start winning again. winning like never before. we will bring back our jobs. we will bring back our borders. we will bring back our wealth. and we will bring back our dreams. we will build 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 labor. we will follow two simple rules. buy american and hire american. we will seek friendship and good will 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 anyone. but rather, to let it shine as an example. we will shine for everyone to follow. we will reinforce old alliances and form new ones, and united
the civilized world against radical islamic terrorism, which we will eradicate completely from the face of the earth. at the bed rock of our politics will be a total allegiance to the united states of america. and through our loyalty to our country we will rediscover our loyalty to each other. when you open your heart to patriotism there is no room for prejudice. the bible tells us how good and pleasant it is when god's people live together in unity. we must speak our minds openly. debate our disagreements
honestly. but always pursue solidarity. when america is united, america is totally unstoppable. there should be no fear. we are protected. and we will always be protected. we will be protected by the great men and women of our military and law enforcement. and most importantly, we will be protected by god. finally, we must think big and dream even bigger. in america, we understand that a nation is only living as long as it is striving, we will no
longer accept politicians who are all talk and no action, constantly complaining but never doing anything about it. the time for empty talk is over. now arrives the hour of action. do not allow anyone to tell you that it cannot be done. no challenge can match the heart and fight and spirit of america. we will not fail. our country will thrive and prosper again. we stand at the birth of a new millennium, ready to unlock the mysteries of space, to free the earth from the miseries of disease, and to harness the
industries, energies and technologies of tomorrow. a new national pride will stir our souls, lift our pride and heal our division divisions. it's time to remember that old wisdom that our soldiers will never forget, that whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same blood of patriots. we all enjoy the same glorious freedoms and we all salute the same great american flag. and whether a child is born in the urban sprawl of detroit or the wind-swept plains of nebraska they look up at the same night sky. they fill their heart with the same dreams and they are infused
with the breath of life by the same almighty creator. so to all americans in every city near and far, small and large, from mountain to mountain, from ocean to ocean, hear these words. you will never be ignored again. your voice, your hopes, and your dreams will define our american destiny. and your courage and goodness and love will forever guide us along the way. together we will make america strong again. we will make america wealthy again. we will make america proud again. we will make america safe again.
at this time i call on rabbi marvin hier, reverend franklin graham to provide the benediction benediction. >> eternal god, bless president donald j. trump, and america, our great nation. guide us to remember the words of the psalmists, who may dwell on your holy mountain, one who does what is right and speaks the truth. who knows that when you eat the labor of your hands you are
praise-worthy. that he who sews in tears shall reap in joy, because the freedoms we enjoy are not granted in peppuity but must be reclaimed by the next generation. as our ancestors have planned for us so we must plan for others. while it is not for us to complete the task neither are we free to desist from them. dispense justice for the needy and the orphan, for they have no one but their fellow citizens. and because a nation's wealth is measured by her values and not by her vaults. bless all of our allies around the world who share our beliefs. by the rivers of babylon, we
went as we remembered zion. if i forget the old jerusalem, may my right hand forget its skill. the doer of all these shall never falter. may the days come soon when justice will dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness will i behind in the fertile fields. and the work of righteousness will be peace, quietness and confidence forever. amen amen. >> mr. president, in the bible rain is a sign of god's blessing. and it started to rain, mr. president, when you came to the
platform. and it's my prayer that god will bless you, your family, your administration, and may he bless america. the passage of scripture comes from first timothy chapter 2. i urge them first of all that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people. for kings, for all of those in authority that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. this is good and it pleases god, our savior, who wants all people to be saved and come to the knowledge of truth. for there is one god and one mediator between god and
mankind, the man, christ jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people. now to the king eternal, immortal, invisible, the only god, the honor and glory, forever and ever, in jesus' name, amen. >> we thank you, father, for letting us share this great moment together. let us not take for granted the air we breathe or the life you have given us. we were all created by you with one blood, all nation to dwell upon this land together. we're not enemies, we're brothers and sisters. we're not adversearies but allies, let us be healed by the bond of your expert.
today we pray for the president, the vice president and their families and give them the wisdom to guide this great nation, the strength to protect it and the hands to heal it. we bless president donald j. trump. we ask that you give him the wisdom of solomon, solomon who kept peace for people. and joseph, and christ who accept those. and stitch together the great fabric of this country and the spirit of the legendary gospel songwriter, mehalia jackson, oh, do i believe, the lord will see us through i believe. we are on our way to victory, i do believe. we will walk hand in hand i do believe. we shall live in peace i do believe. oh, deep in my heart i do believe america we shall overcome. and may the lord's blessing keep america and make his face shine
upon us and be gracious unto us and give us peace in the mighty name of jesus. amen. >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome jackie evancho, accompanied by the united states marine band. please stand for the singing of the national anthem. ♪ ♪ o say, can you see by the dawn's early light ♪ ♪ what so proudly we hailed at
the twilight's last gleaming? ♪ ♪ whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight ♪ ♪ o'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming? ♪ ♪ and the rockets' red glare the bombs bursting in air ♪ ♪ gave proof through the night that our flag was still there ♪ ♪ oh, say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave ♪