monday. have a great weekend. >> hundreds and thousands of people expected to be gathered here on the national mall to watch donald j. trump takes place in history as the 45th president of the united states. >> this is a day that's been a year and a half in the making. it started with the presidential bid that many did not take seriously at all. >> is this real? this is real. i am officially running for president of the united states and we are going to make our country great again. leading in just about every state. i am going knock the hell out of isis.
>> he's like a regular guy. >> donald trump will lead from strength. he will rebuild the arsenal of democracy. >> i am your voice! build the wall, believe me folk folks. >> it's pretty clear -- >> drain the swamp! we are going to washington, we are going to drain the swamp! >> donald trump will be the 45th president of the united states. >> i spend my entire life and business looking at the untapped potential in projects and people all over the world. there is a great spirit going on right now, a spirit many people have told me they've never seen before aberrant ever. >> announcer: ladies and
gentlemen, escorting the president-elect, the staff director for the joint election -- sergeant at arms, frank larkin. tell sergeant of arms, paul irving. the chairman of the joint inaugural committee, roy blunt. senate democratic leader, travel is a schumer. the speaker of the house, paul d ryan. kevin mccartney and democratic house leader nancy pelosi. [trumpets playing. [trumpets playing]
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. [cheering and applauding] today, the legislature, the judicial branches of our government come together for the 58th inauguration of the president of the united states. millions of people will watch and listen to this event. 36 years ago at his first inauguration was also the first inauguration on this side of the capital, president ronald reagan said 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 have taken control of the government up until then, but few people have ever turned that control willingly to anyone else. as important as the transfer for 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, they discovered a flaw in the constitution itself, which was remedied by the 12 commitment. thomas jefferson in that inauguration beyond the chaos of the election that pass 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 earlier wrote about those prayers that one side must be and both sides may be wrong, but in 1865, he looked to the future and a 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 the country, the great question that day was, "ask what you can do for your country." we come to this place again, commonplace and miraculous, a national moment of celebration, but not a celebration of victory, but a celebration of democracy. and as we do that celebration, i call on his eminence, timothy michael cardinal dolan, dr. samuel rodriguez, and paula kane to provide readings and the indication. implications invocations. >> the prayer of king solomon from the book of wisdom. let us pray.
god of our and sensors and lord mercy, you have made all things. and in your providence to roll the creatures ruled 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. week and a short live, lacking in comprehension of judgment and of laws. indeed, though one might be perfect among mortals, if wisdom which comes from you be lacking, we count for nothing. 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 dispatcher that they may with us, 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 our glory. amen. >> from the gospel, god blesses those who are poor and realizes that 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 earth. god blesses those who hunger and thirst for justice, for they will be satisfied. god blesses those who are merciful, for they will be shown
mercy. he blesses those who are pure at heart for they will seek god. god blesses those for peace, so they will be called children of god. god blesses those who are persecuted for doing right, for the kingdom of heaven is theirs. and god blesses you when people mock you and persecute you and lie about you and say all sorts of evil things against you because you are my followers. you are the light of the world. like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. no one lights a lamp, and then puts it under a basket. instead, a lamp is placed on a stand where it is light to everyone in the house. in the same way that 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 a grateful heart, 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. from which we proclaim that attitude. as a nation, we may pray for our president, donald john tromp. trump. we ask you bestow on our president the wisdom necessary to lead this great nation. move greatest to unify us and the strength to stand what is honorable and right in your sid
side. proverbs 21: one, our leaders heart is in the hand. gracious god, -- you are well. the confidence to lead us in justice and righteousness. the compassion to yield to our better angels. while we know there are many challenges before us, and 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. find 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 these united states of america be that beacon of hope
♪ keep faith ♪ keep watch ♪ take hard ♪ take courage ♪ feed longing ♪ feed longing ♪ here are the cities where we have gathered ♪ ♪ here are the barns where hope is stored ♪ ♪ we are the gleams of every being ♪ ♪ once we were strangers ♪ filled with the dreams built by day ♪ ♪ once we were strangers ♪ we were welcomed
♪ feed love [applauding] >> the missouri state university crowd practices and performs about two blocks from my home in springfield, missouri, so it's easy to find them and we are pleased they are here. [applauding] also a great opportunity for me to introduce my colleague, the senator from new york, chuck schumer. [applauding]
>> my fellow americans. we live in a challenging and tumultuous time. he quickly evolving, ever more interconnected world. a rapidly changing economy that benefits too a few while leaving also many behind. a fractured media. a politics. frequently consumed by rancor. we face threats foreign and domestic. in such times, faith in our government, our institutions, and even our country can erode. despite these challenges, i stand here today confident in this great country for one reason. you will, 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 immigrants or nativeborn, 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 attributes. 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 law under all. the freedom of press, religion. the things that make america america. and we can gain strength from your 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 baloo, when the north and south were lining up for their first battle, a time when our country was bitterly divided and faith in the future of our country was at in the a nadir, he penned a letter to his wife sarah. it's one of the greatest letters in american history. it shows the strength of the average american. allow me to read some of his words, which echo through the
ages. "my very dear sarah," he wrote, "indications we shall move a few days. perhaps tomorrow. if it is necessary 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 how great a debt that we owe for those who went before us, through the blood and suffering of the revolution. and i am willing, perfectly willing, to lay down all of my joys in this life to help maintain this government and to pay that debt. sarah, my love for you is depth lists it seems to bind me to you
that nothing that omnipotence can break. and yet, my love of country comes over me like a strong wind and bears me irresistibly on with all these chains 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 encounters and countless others believe in something other 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 you have 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. >> placed her hand on the right 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... >> justice thomas: that i will support and defend the
constitution of the united states... >> that i will support and defend the conception of united states. >> against all enemies, foreign and domestic. >> 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 i will well and faithfully discharge... >> the duties of the office of which i'm about to enter. >> the duties of the office in which i am about to enter. >> so help me god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations. [applauding]
[applauding] >> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, the mormon tabernacle choir accompanied by the presidential united states marine band. ♪ oh beautiful ♪ for spacious skies ♪ for amber waves of grain, for personal mounting majesties ♪ ♪ above the fruited plain ♪ america ♪ america ♪ god shed his grace on the ♪ and crown thy good ♪ with brotherhood
♪ from sea to shining sea ♪ oh beautiful for pilgrim feet feet ♪ ♪ foods during impassioned stress ♪ ♪ a thoroughfare of freedom beat ♪ ♪ across the wilderness ♪ america ♪ america ♪ god manned the mend thine every flaw ♪ ♪ confirmed by soul in self-control ♪ ♪ thy liberty in law ♪ oh beautiful ♪ for heroes proved ♪ in liberating strife ♪ who more than self their country loved ♪ ♪ and mercy more than life
♪ with brotherhood ♪ from sea to shining sea ♪ and crown thy good ♪ with brotherhood ♪ from sea to shining sea!' ♪ from sea to shining sea! [applauding] >> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, it is an honor to introduce the chief justice of the united states, john g. roberts, jr., who will administer the oath of office. everybody, please stand.
[applauding] >> chief justice roberts: please raise your right hand and repeat after me. i, donald john trump, do solemnly swear... >> president-elect trump: i, donald john trump, do solemnly swear... >> chief justice roberts: that i will faithfully execute... >> president-elect trump: that i will faithfully execute... >> chief justice roberts: the office of president of the united states... >> president-elect trump: the office of president of the united states... >> chief justice roberts: and will to the best of my ability... >> president-elect trump: and will to the best of my ability... >> chief justice roberts: preserve, protect, and defend... >> president-elect trump: preserve, protect, and defend... >> chief justice roberts: the constitution of the united states. >> president-elect trump: the constitution of the united states. >> chief justice roberts: so help me god. >> president-elect trump: so help me god. >> chief justice roberts: congratulations, mr. president. [applauding]
>> what a great honor to be able to introduce for the first time anywhere, the 45th president of the united states of america, donald j j. trump. [applauding] >> chief justice roberts, president carter, president clinton, president bush, president obama. fellow americans, and people of the world thank you. [applauding]
we the citizens of america are now joined a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promises for all of our people. together, we will determine the course of americans 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 the steps to carry out the orderly of peaceful transfer of power, and we are grateful to president obama and first lady michelle obama for the gracious aid throughout this transition. they have been magnificent. thank you. [applauding]
today's ceremony, however, has very special meaning. because today, we are not merely transferring power from one administration to the other four from one party to the other, but we are transferring power from washington, d.c., and giving it back to you, the people. [applauding] for too long, and a small group in our nation's capital hasn't reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the costs. washington flourished, but the people did not share in its wealth. politicians prospered, but the jobs left in the factories closed.
the establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country. their victories have not been your victories. they are have not been your triumphs, and while they celebrated in our nation's capital, there was little to celebrate all across our land. that all changes starting right here and right now. because this moment is you are moment it to you 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. [cheering and applauding] 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. [applauding] the forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer. everyone is listening to you no now. you gain by the tens of millions to become part of the 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 familie 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 inner cities. rusted out factories across the landscape of our country. an education system flush with
cash which leaves are young and beautiful students deprived of all knowledge. and the crime and the gangs and the drugs that have stolen too many times and robbed our country of so much unrealized potential. this american carnage stops right here and stops right now. [applauding] we are one nation and their pain is our pain. their dreams is 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 tody
is an oath to allusions to all americans -- at the expense of american industry. subsidized the armies of other countries while allowing for the very sad depletion of our military. we defended other nations' borders while refusing to defend our own. [applauding] and spend trillions and trillions of dollars overseas while america's infrastructure has fallen into disrepair and 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 shuddered 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 issuing a new decree to be heard in every city, and at every foreign capitol and every hall of power. from this day forward, a new
vision will govern our land. from this day forward, it's only going to be america first! america first! [cheering and applauding] at 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. [applauding] 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.
[applauding] america will start winning again. when they 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. [applauding] 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 higher american ! hire american! we will seek goodwill with the nations of the world, but 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 all the alliances and reignite the entire world against radical islamic terrorism which we will eliminate from the face of the earth. [applauding]
at the bedrock of our politics will be a total allegiance of the united states of america and through our loyalty through our country we will rediscover our loyalty to each other. when you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice. [applauding] 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. [applauding] 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. [applauding] finally, we must think they and dream even bigger. in america, we understand that a nation's only living as far as that is striving. we will no longer accept politicians who are all talk and no action, constantly complaining but never doing anything about it. [applauding] 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 the new millennium, unlocking the mysteries of space, free beer at the miseries of disease and harness the energies of tomorrow. a new national pride will lift our sites and heal our division divisions. it's time to remember that the wisdom our soldiers will never
forget, whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots. we all enjoy the same glorious freedoms, and we salute the great same american flag. and whether a child is born in the urban sprawl of detroit or the windswept plains of nebraska, they feel their heart with the same dreams, and they are infused with the breath of light by the same almighty creator. [applauding] so to all americans in every city near and far, small and
large, from mountain to mountain, all to ocean ocean, hear these words. you will never be ignored again. [applauding] your voice, your hopes, and your dreams will define our american destiny. and your courage and goodness of love will for ever guide us the way. together, we will make america strong again. we will make america wealthy again. we will make america proud agai again. we will make america safe again. and, yes, together we will make america great again. thank you. god bless you. and god bless america! thank you. [cheering and applauding] god bless america!
-- and bishop wayne t jackson to provide readings and the benediction. >> eternal god, bless president donald j. trump and america, our great nation. guide us to remember the words of the psalmist who may dwell on your holy mountain, one that does what is right and speaks the truth. who knows that when you eat the labor of your hands, you are praiseworthy. that he who sows in tears shall reap in joy, because the freedoms we enjoy are not granted in perpetuity, but must be reclaimed by each generation.
as our ancestors have planted for us, so we must plan for others. while it is not for us to complete the task, neither are we free to assist from them. dispense justice to 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 wept as we remembered zion. if i forget thee, old jerusalem, may my hand forget its skill.
the doer of all these shall never falter. may the days come soon where justice will dwell in the wilderness and righteousness will abide in the fertile fields. and the work of righteousness will be peace, quietness, and confidence forever. amen. >> mr. president, in the bible, rain is a sign of god's blessing. it started raining, mr. president, when it came to the platform. 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 two. i urged them, first of all, that petitions, players, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people. 14's , for all those in authority that we may live peacefully, quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. this is good. and it pleases god, our savior. once all people to be saved and come to a knowledge of the trut 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, the glory, forever and ever, in jesus' name, amen.
[applauding] >> we thank you, father, for letting us share this great moment together. let us not take granted the air we breathe or the life you've given us. we were all recreated by you, one blood, all nations dwell upon this land together. we are not enemies but brothers and sisters. we aren't enemies but allies but we are not foes, but friends. let us be healed by the power of your love and united by the bond of your spirit. today, we pray for our 45th president, the vice president, and their families, and give them the guidance for this great nation, the strength to protected, and the hands to heal it. we bless for general day john bolton j
-- for the people and christ, who accepted us all. oh lord, mend our hearts and stitch together the fabric of this great country and the spirit of the legendary gospel writer, old deep in my heart, i do believe, the lord will see us through, i do 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. keep america and make it shine upon us, be gracious unto us, give us peace. in the mighty name of jesus, amen. >> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, please welcome jackie
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 ♪ ♪ o say, does that star spangled banner yet wave ♪ ♪ o'er the land of the free, ♪ o'er the land of the free,
[cheers and applause] e. [cheers and applause] he. >> and that is the peacefuld transfer of power. the 45th president of thel united states is now donald j. trump. speaking for 16 minutes in ann inaugural address, which he talked about rebuilding andl restoring the country. transforming and transferring power from washington, d.c. to the american people saying this moment is your moment, it belongs to you. it was a theme he came back to s election. people were fed up with