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live in washington. what a spectacle we witnessed today as the 45th president to the united states was sworn into office with all of the pomp and circumstance you would expect. it did not rain, which the forecast called for some rain. it was very cool and the crowds were not as big as expected, but certainly very well attended. it was really quite a moving scene in many ways, with four other living presidents in attendance looking on at the u.s. capitol. donald trump took the oath of office to become the 45th president of these united states from chief justice john roberts right at noon eastern time, 9:00 in the morning back home in the bay area. >> preserve, protect and defend. >> preserve, protect and defend. >> the constitution of the united states. >> the constitution of the united states. >> so help me god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> a 21-gun salute followed by
"hail to the chief" by the band. moments later mr. trump spoke to the first time as president of the united states. >> 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. >> reporter: it was a fiery speech that sounded as much a campaign speech as an inaugural address. a 16-minute long address to the nation, president trump returned to familiar themes from his campaign, promising to be a man of the people. he said there was no room for prejudice, quoted a bible verse about unity and welcomed debate with the pursuit of solidarity. he also talked about bringing
back jobs, securing borders, and his familiar tag line of making america great again. president obama became former president obama today, of course, after president trump was sworn in. he and former first lady michelle obama took a helicopter to joint base andrews in maryland where they got on a plane to palm springs for a vacation. the president gave some brief remarks thanking his supporters and telling them they proved the power of hope. the obamas are expected to land in palm springs any minute now, but they were diverted to riverside because of bad weather in california. while president trump's inaugural address is being described by some as unusually combative, he struck a more conciliatory note moments later at his luncheon, thanking bill and hillary clinton for attending the inauguration ceremony. >> i was very honored, 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'd like you to stand up. and honestly, there's nothing more i can say because i have a lot of respect for those two people. >> it was quite remarkable, actually, to see his former political adversary there on the dais as he was sworn into office. earlier today mrs. clinton tweeted that she attended today's inauguration to honor our democracy and its enduring values, saying that she will never stop believing in our country and its future. of course a number of representatives, including many from the bay area, chose not to attend today. later in the day, the inaugural parade. at one point president trump, the first lady and other members of the family as is custom in recent inaugurations stepped out of the limousine and walked briefly down pennsylvania avenue waving to the crowd. more than 200 people were arrested during the inauguration protests at the nation's capital today. it was not all celebration, as you well know.
one limousine was set on fire and the windows of some other cars were smashed. at one point a few protesters used sticks to vandalize a starbucks store and a bank as well. a pile of overturned newspaper boxes and trash cans were also set on fire in the streets. police responded by using flash bang grenades and pepper spray, attempting to chase down some of the vandals. and again, about 200 were arrested. washington police say six officers suffered injury, but only minor injuries. now, this is video just in showing president trump in the oval office signing an executive order telling federal agencies to ease the burden of the affordable care act. of course this comes just after the republican-led congress passed a bill to repeal president obama's health care law. happening right now, it is a night of celebration. three major balls are taking place tonight, three official events tonight for the president and the vice president and their wives as well.
let's show you a live look now at the liberty ball. this event and the freedom ball are both open to the public. tickets are $50 a person. they will be attended by huge numbers of people. there's also the salute to our armed services ball. that one is invitation only. the inaugural balls are a washington tradition, dating back to 1809. and they have been in existence ever since. and it's a big part of the celebration here tonight. people who came out dressed in their warm clothing today put on their finery tonight to attending these balls. it has been a day of pomp and circumstance, celebration and protests. not just here in washington, but around the country. but here we are, a new era begins. and i spent the day talking to a lot of people from the bay area who came out to hear what the president had to say. they wanted to fly throw,000 miles to be here in person. >> all right, dan, thanks so much. we'll see you later.
in the meantime president trump's opponents raised their voices and aired their frustrations here in the bay area. >> protesters marched through oakland. cornell bernard has followed today's protests and he joins us live now with more. cornell? >> reporter: kristen, eric, lots of rain here tonight. it appears the rain has sent people home early. there was a large group of demonstrators here, many of them have taken shelter, but earlier rallies and marches were peaceful. >> power to the people! >> reporter: it began with a rally at oakland city hall. a collective protest against our new president, donald trump. >> this is very bizarre. >> reporter: karen nelson says it's all too surreal for her. >> i used to wonder what i would do if there was a threat of fascism in this country and i'm afraid i'll find out. >> people like trump, i'll never call him president, but trump, he has no business being in the white house.
>> reporter: the group, up to a thousand strong, took to the streets, shutting down broadway. oakland police were monitoring keeping a close eye. from sky 7, the group appeared to get smaller when it started to rain. >> i am not a stereotype. >> reporter: if you wanted to talk sidewalk talk, a community listening project was there to listen. >> lots of different emotions, mixed emotions, a lot of people not knowing what to expect. >> reporter: for many, a new reality, with the promise of more protests. in oakland, cornell bernard, abc 7 news. >> and abc 7 news reporter wayne freedman continues our team coverage. >> he's live in santa rosa with bay area republicans who are ecstatic over president trump's inauguration. >> reporter: ecstatic is a good word. in sonoma county, 22% of the populous voted for president trump, just 22%. they did not necessarily expect a victory, but they got one.
and tonight in this ballroom behind me, they're going to have it. the tables are set, the room is ready for an inauguration ball at santa rosa's iconic flamingo hotel. it would not be the only celebration in the north bay today. >> there are a lot more of us than you can imagine. >> reporter: but not in liberal marin county, where president donald trump received a bit more than 15% of the popular vote. 15% would be a few more people than the ones who gathered to watch this morning's inauguration at the trek winery. they did not invite us inside for fear of repercussions by their neighbors. >> we don't want people to hate us. we don't want people to excommunicate us or decide not to talk with us anymore. and there is a lot of that that's gone on with our friends and our colleagues. they're just like, oh, my god, you support trump? what a jerk you are. >> reporter: meantime we spent a morning on the outside looking in and then watching visuals of protesting elsewhere. >> it's freedom of speech. i have the right just as much as
they do to speak my mind and if they want to speak their mind, fine, but don't destroy other people's property. >> reporter: so begins day one of the trump presidency on the left coast where the victorious minority remains somewhat guarded. in the north bay, wayne freedman, abc 7 news. >> and those opposed to president trump turned out to protest his inauguration. >> melanie woodrow is live in san francisco with a look at that demonstration. melanie? >> reporter: well, this is one of the larger gatherings that we've seen today. you can see hundreds of people have gathered here at u.n. plaza. just a couple of moments ago the sky opened up, there was a torrential downpour, but that has not stopped these people from coming out. this is a peaceful protest. we saw other peaceful protests earlier today, including at 4:00 outside of city hall. but earlier this morning, there were some tense moments as protesters ignored police orders to disperse. we have some video of that
protest. that was at 16th and 7th streets where protesters linked themselves together over the caltrain tracks. law enforcement officers had to lift those protesters off the tracks after they ignored orders to disperse. while caltrain employees cut the chains that were around those individuals. those protesters would not move. >> there were at least two people that i was close enough to see to where i was concerned about arms being broken. >> reporter: another group of protesters gathered on california street earlier this afternoon as police stood nearby, but said they did not have to take any enforcement actions. those protesters were in front of a building that they said is partially owned by president trump. again, most of the protests that we have seen today in san francisco have been peaceful. live from u.n. plaza, melanie
woodrow, abc 7 news. >> all right, melanie, thank you so much. and now another look, a live look from washington, d.c. dan ashley is back in just a minute with more on bay area residents who spent inauguration day there on capitol hill. to the weather now, more flooding today in hollister. sky 7 spotted what appears to be a levee breach on pacheco creek. 21 homes have been evacuated in what's known as the lovers lane neighborhood. that same area flooded last week due to another levee break. we're also tracking another storm this friday night. >> let's take a look now. lightning from overnight but more rain is on the way. meteorologist sandhya patel will have the full forecast. >> i'm 7 on your side's michael finney. you can go to a dog show for free and get a special over 1,000,000 californians have gotten something that's been out of reach for far too long: health insurance. how? they enrolled through covered california. it's the health insurance marketplace where you'll find a
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welcome back live to washington, d.c., where behind me the u.s. capitol was the location of the swearing-in of the 45th president of the united states. a lot of people from the bay area traveled 3,000 miles to be here in person. i spoke with a number of them today. >> i thought it was good. i think he's talking to all of america now. he's going to be the leader for all of america. >> he speaks in a very straightforward manner and he speaks to the lives of the people who are his constituency. things have been really tough for a lot of americans, and a lot of people think that we just have to say, well, it's globalization, automation, get over it. people need lives of purpose and meaning and we have to figure out how to make sure that people have work that gives them that purpos purpose. >> reporter: we heard so many people talking about why they wanted to be here today. i spoke with a great many people from the bay area and i've also been talking with people who
came from the bay area to protest donald trump's inauguration today. we've heard some very interesting comments. all in all, been a fascinating day. eric, kristen, back to you. >> we heard from a couple of those folks you talked with. how about the others, what was their thoughts about the speech that president trump gave today? >> reporter: you know, interesting. of course there were diehard supporters who thought the speech was terrific and right on point and there were others that thought it was a bit harsh and nontraditional. by and large they agreed with the message, of course, but this was not a typical inauguration speech in a lot of ways. a lot of people picked up on that. but again, you're speaking to the faithful and they were delighted to be here and agreed with what the president had to say. >> dan reporting live from washington, d.c. thank you very much. >> those celebrating the dawn of the trump era in the heavily democratic bay area have mostly elected to keep their parties private. they fear protesters will show up. >> but one place opened their
doors to david louie in downtown campbell. >> reporter: here in downtown campbell, people are gathered here at the socialite restaurant. it's a place where supporters of mr. trump have gathered today to celebrate his inauguration in washington, a place where republicans feel comfortable about expressing their support for their candidate. they didn't have tickets to attend the inauguration, but these south bay supporters of donald trump show their enthusiasm by gathering early in the morning to watch the ceremonies on big screen tvs. the socialize restaurant and wine bar opened its doors early. organizer lin dunn can was energized by the turnout. >> so to get an all trump, all republican following here, very passionate this morning. everybody cheering. everybody was happy. some tears. so it was great. >> reporter: and the party will continue this evening for other trump supporters who couldn't drop by in the morning. >> people united, we'll never be
defeated. >> reporter: however, crowds gathered in downtown san jose to protest rather than celebrate mr. trump's inauguration. they assembled at cesar chavez plaza. their signs and banners listing grooef grievances that a wide range of groups think the president will not embrace. >> i hope that the new president is going to hear the people. he is our new president, so we have to demand that he fights injustice, that he doesn't take away our civil rights. >> reporter: the number of protesters grew as the march moved on to the san jose federal build and then san jose city hall. the crowd estimated to exceed 500. in san jose, david louie, abc 7 news. on to the weather now. this morning's downpour caused a lot of damage in one san francisco neighborhood. this is video from a resident on cayuga street. the intense rain overflowed the sewer system and homes on the street took in about a foot of water. city crews were there to help screen up. a mudslide has palomaris
road closed. abc 7 news caught up with a crew there trying to divert the runoff bringing mud and trees down and onto the road. rain and wind a bad combination. this was on high street. arborists and public works crews worked together to clean things up and clear the power lines. our next storm coming in this weekend could cause some more problems like what you just saw. good evening to all of you. live doppler 7 tracking scattered showers. they're light to moderate in intensity. yellows and oranges indicating moderate rain around hayward boulevard, castro valley. as we show you the peninsula, stanford, palo alto, seeing pockets of downpours as well. in the north bay, it's lighter rain right around sonoma area, but that's where the concern is around sonoma county. a flood warning is in effect until 8:00 tonight. creeks have overflowed and
they're seeing the potential for more problems as it takes a while for that rain to run off. flood warnings also until this evening for parts of santa cruz county, santa clara counties until monday at 3:45. so be aware of that. we are tracking some snow over mt. hamilton there shaded in the blue. mixed precipitation will continue as we head into tomorrow and it's snowing in the mountains. chain controls right now. if you're heading up to tahoe, not a good time to go. we are expecting the winter storm warning to remain up until monday morning. 4 to 6 feet of snow is expected above 4,000 feet by monday, so more snow coming. whiteout conditions, travel delays, just be aware of that and hold off on the travel. we're seeing quite a bit of cloudiness, temperatures upper 40s to the low 50s so we're target to feel the chill in the air as the system is pushing through. from our emeryville camera, still seeing raindrops. temperatures 47 santa rosa, concord 51 degrees. slick roadways for your evening commute still so watch out,
golden gate bridge camera showing you what's ahead. scattered showers into tomorrow morning. our next storm saturday night into sunday morning with downpours and gusty winds. we have a high surf warning until 4:00 tomorrow. the waves are continuing to remain large. rip current risk will be high. westerly swell 25 to 29 feet. watch those waves from way back. don't go close to the ocean, obviously, to get up close and personal. moderate strength storm, level 2 on our storm impact scale saturday night into sunday. heavy rain at times, flooding is expected and strong gusty winds. here's a look at the high wind watch. gusts between 40 to 50 miles an hour saturday, 8:00 p.m. sunday. could see gusts in the hills and trees and power lines may go down. flash flood watch 12:00 a.m. sunday until 6:00 p.m. now that the ground is saturated, it's not going to take much to cause rock and mudslides and flooding on the roadways. so saturday afternoon here's your break. even though there will still be showers, saturday night 7:00 p.m., the next storm moves in.
you will notice it intensifies saturday night around 10:00 p.m. oranges and yellow in the santa cruz mountains indicating heavier rainfall. 4:00 a.m. sunday it's pouring in places. pie 7:00 a.m. it starts to move out but scattered showers will continue right on through your sunday evening and going into monday morning, so don't be surprised if you run into a downpour even though it's just showers. rainfall totals with the system getting close to 4 inches pby sunday in the sandy cruz mountains. tomorrow morning showers, chilly start in the 40s. bundle up. make sure you have your rain gear for you for the afternoon. you can download the abc 7 news app to help you track these storms. so two down, one more to go and that is sunday. that's your sunday storm. but we do have a 2 there on the accuweather seven-day. a 1 for saturday and monday, just some scattered showers. but now that the ground is saturated, we're going to continue to see problems. by the middle and latter part of the workweek we'll finally get a chance to dry out. >> that will be nice. >> look forward to that, right?
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finally this friday night, as i stand here in washington, d.c., overlooking the capitol building where i witnessed the hallmark of our democracy today, the peaceful transition of power. it was an impressive affair in many respects. and so now we move forward after this event here today. gone is the campaign. now president trump with his first chance to lead our country. he has many challenges and he has promised to be someone who will unite the country. he has a long way to go in that regard because as we speak tonight there is a great deal of
division about the incoming president. here are some of the memorable moments from this day. >> preserve, protect and defend. >> the constitution of the united states. >> the constitution of the united states. >> so help me god. >> so help me god. >> i stand here today confident in this great country for one reason, you, the american people. >> when you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice. >> and we look forward to continuing this journey with all of you. and i can't wait to see what you do next. >> when america is united, america is totally unstoppable. very, very honored when i heard that president bill clinton and secretary hillary clinton was coming today. whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots.
. >> reporter: really a very moving day in many respects. you see american democracy on full display, something about the peaceful transfer of power that is very moving for a lot of people. it certainly was for the people here in attendance today who came to support president trump and it was an emotional day for those who came in opposition to president trump as protesters tried to make their voices heard here during the ceremony and also in the streets afterward. but all in all, a very interesting day. for our country. i'll have a lot more for you on it coming up at 6:00. you'll hear from more bay area people. for now, live in washington, i'm dan ashley. we appreciate your time. >> we'll see you in a little bit. world news with david muir is coming up next. i'm kristen sze.
>> i'm eric thomas. for the rest of the abc 7 news team thanks for inviting us into your homes toni tonight, we're live outside the white house. america has a new president. a day of history. the president-elect arriving at the white house this morning. president obama and the first lady waiting. both men then sharing the ride to the capitol. former presidents bush and clinton, and the president-elect's one-time rival, hillary clinton, all here to mark the transfer of power. as the 45th president of the united states, donald trump, takes the oath of office. >> so help me god. >> president trump delivering his inaugural address, attacking the washington establishment, and offering a promise to americans who have felt left behind. but on this day of history, amid the pageantry, the protests. police in riot gear clashing with demonstrators. protesters taking to the streets. and then, the parade down pennsylvania avenue. president trump emerging with