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dignitaries and ordinary citizens are gathering there to witness an historic moment. in less than two hours, donald trump will become our 45th president. we have cameras all around washington for this inauguration and we are on the national mall where hundreds of thousands of spectators are expected to watch this morning's swearing in. >> welcome to thbs news coverage of the inauguration. the ceremony officially begins in a little more than an hour. earlier this morning the president-elect and his family left blair house where hey spent the night and attended a prayer service at st. john's episcopal church. mr. and mrs. trump then went to the white house to meet president and mrs. obama. >> jan crawford is at the east front of the capitol where the president and president-elect just drove in moments ago. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we've seen a steady stream of dignitaries arriving in the last half hour or so including former
vice president dan quayle, president george w. bush and his wife laura. president bush said his father and mother both were doing well. of course, trump's children also have arrived. pence's children have arrived. trump's children, of course, will be playing an important role in continuing to advise him. his son-in-law jared was an important adviser during the campaign, will be a senior adviser in the white house. he's to divest himself from some of his assets. trump's daughter ivanka who was a close and trusted adviser during the campaign will not have a formal role in the administration, but also will be stepping back from her business and also some of the add -- advising she's been doing for the trump organization, they'll leave that to the trump sons, eric and donald junior who will be running the trump business. everyone is inside, going in now. across the way is a poignant image. it's marine one, but it will be
called executive one because it will take president obama away after president trump takes over, and he will be -- former president obama will be going to andrews air force base and of course on to palm springs with his family, no longer president. >> all right. jan there at the capitol there. cbs news anchor scott pelley at the jones day law firm, with him bob schieffer and "cbs this morning saturday" co-host anthony mason and alex wagner. scott, good morning to you again. >> good morning, norah. great to be with you. in about 25 minutes we are expecting to see the president and first lady with the president-elect and mrs. trump heading to the capitol, riding together in the presidential
limousine. bob schieffer, in reflecting on the election of donald trump, i wonder what does this say about us, the american people. >> well, maybe barbara bush had it right when she said the country is tired of kennedys, bushes and clintons. that might well be how donald trump won this. this is not what i would call a victory of the republican party as all of us have known it over these many, many years. this was the victory of someone who appeared to people who were just tired and sick of everything and thought they were getting a bad deal, who thought they were being left behind. people especially in the lurl areas of the midwest where, if you couldn't get a job at the local walmart, there just wasn't going to be a job for you. they took a chance on donald trump. they took a flier, as it were. some liked him and some didn't. but they were determined they wanted something different from what they had seen before. so he comes here in a very
different way than most people who have been elected to the presidency arrive. for one thing, his approval rating is still quite low. that's to be expected. you had two candidates here that the majority of the american people neither liked nor trusted. his ratings did not go up very much after he was elected. so this is going to make it somewhat difficult for him. i'm not saying he can't over come these things, but he's off to a different start. >> anthony mason there is, among many americans, something like buyer's remorse. bob just mentioned he has the lowest approval ratings of any modern president going into office. >> what's interesting, scott, where he does get strong marks in those same polls going into this inauguration is he'll bring change to washington. 59% said that. if you go back to the exit polls the night of the election, that's what we saw then, too. the most important quality that people told us was they wanted a candidate who could bring
change. 39% said that. among those who ranked that, trump won in a landslide, like 80%. so this again -- people see him as an agent of change, also like someone who really will come in and fire bomb washington which an element of this country has wanted for a long time. s that what he's written. >> they see him as a risk worth taking. elaine quijano is down among the gathering crowd at the national mall. who are you seeing down there? >> reporter: you can probably hear the marine band behind me playing. the crowd, this is the view for them on the west side of the capitol. you can see the crowd has really filled in here where we are. this is the standing section, one of the areas where i've had a chance to talk to some of the folks in the crowd who, as you can see, are very enthusiastic despite some of them having arrived here as early as 4:00 a.m. i've asked them about why it is they wanted to come today. they wanted to witness this in
person. they have hope, they say. change is what john dickerson was talking about a moment ago. change is what many people are looking for from a trump presidency, specifically when it comes to jobs. that's been an overarching theme among the folks i've talked to this morning. they are hopeful donald trump will help boost the economy. there are other issues important to them as well, immigration, supreme court justice. but jobs seems to be a very common theme among those folks, some of whom have traveled from as far away as hawaii to be here and secure a spot on the lawn to be able to watch what is going to be happening here in just a short time. right now you see the crowd, still very enthusiastic, anxiously awaiting this. this is a moment that some of them said they did not expect to see, but are so proud to be here today. scott? >> elaine quijano, one of the anchors on our streaming news service, cbsn. she mentioned the marine corps
band. that's what we're hearing just now. the marine corps band has played in every presidential inauguration since thomas jefferson's second inauguration in 1801. so this is one of the great traditions that we're seeing here today. alex wagner, the trump administration has been scrambling in some respects to get organized for this transition and to put its people in place in the government. yesterday they announced they're going to hang on to about 50 obama appointees in key positions because they can't quite get them filled yet. >> we're learning an obama deputy is actually going to be heading the state department until rex tillerson is presumed to be confirmed later on. we're also hearing 29 out of 660 positions that donald trump is supposed to be appointing are still vacant. the implications for that are fairly serious. i think there are concerns aing
cross the aisle about how quickly they can be filmed. >> john boehner, the former speaker of the house is being escorted to the platform. that's where we find nancy cordes, our congressional correspondent. nancy? >> reporter: i'm here on the west front of the capitol. you now see some of the dignitaries starting to be led in. the lucky ticket holders sitting in this section are the vips of the vips. they are donors, friends, in some case staffers, senior members of congress, members of the inaugural committee. across from me on the other side of the west terrace, those seats are empty, because members of congress will be filling them. right now they are still inside. this is a situation, scott, where all men are not necessarily created equal. from my vantage point, down next to the podium, i can see that there are a few seats that have umbrellas hung on the backs of them, the president and michelle
obama, the president-elect, his wife, the vice president elect and his wife and what looks like the supreme court, and that's it. if you're not one of them, you're out of look if it starts raining here. >> all men created equal but not all have the right to an umbrella. nancy cordes, our own vip there -- >> you deserve an umbrella, nancy. >> -- on the platform for us. >> i have one stashed away. >> bob schieffer, donald trump becomes the first president of the united states to have no political experience and no military experience. the last time we had a president with no political experience was dwight eisenhower, but he did have the advantage of having won world were ii. >> that was a good thing for his resume i think. you're absolutely right, scott. we're reaching the stage where, when i was a young man growing
up, we still had a draft. most of the people who served in government had had some military experience. we went to the all-volunteer army, back in the '70s i guess it was. so more and more you're seeing people that have had no military experience. but what is unique and what's very different about mr. trump is that he has had virtually no political experience. and i think that's one of the reasons that he is so different. going back again to what andy carr, the former chief of staff was talking about, about how it's very important to make decisions not based on emotion but after you've heard all of the pluses and minuses of what the decision involved, i think one of the things that the president-elect is going to find it difficult to get used to is to understand that what you say as a real estate developer, what you say as even a political
candidate is very different from the consequences of what the president of the united states says. when the president of the united states says something, it has ramifications close to home and far away. i think that's why there is so much concern here in washington about this whole business of tweeting. so many foreign policy people are worried about the impact that that might have in other parts of the world. we've got north korea where you have a leader who is totally isolated from the rest of the world. he may come away with a different impression of what is being said than others here. >> anthony my soason, it seems me, the important point is not that he's tweeting, he's blurting, his first idea is the best idea. >> there's an impulsive quality.
in the last six days, tweeted an average of six times a day. he now has 20.5 million followers, the 68th most followed person in the world. he's got a very large megaphone. it's also interesting to note, it's curious, who he follows. there's only 42 people, a very eclectic list. it includes reince priebus, his chief of staff, the actress roma downey, not sure why she's there. sean hannity, geraldo rivera and the golfer gary player. that's the best portrait of twitter i can give you. his activity accelerated as his following has accelerated. it's not very big. >> we'd like to hear more from the many americans who have made the trip to washington and found the national mall today to watch this historic occasion. kris van cleave is down there among them.
kris? >> reporter: it took a while to get the people down in here, but now the general admission folks are filling -- they expected about 800,000 poem to fill the mall. if you look around, you can see it's starting to look like a sea of people that you would traditionally see during an inauguration. for the most part, these are donald trump supporters, but not exclusively. we have seen some protesters, some people with anti trump signs. for the most part people are getting along and it is a sell bra tore environment down here. music is playing and people are waiting for the show to get started. >> kris van cleave, thank you very much. it's a matter of history that there were three united states presidents who boycotted the inauguration of their successor. john adams refused to see thomas jefferson ascend to the presidency. his son, john quincy adams didn't want to see andrew jackson elevated to the presidency. and then andrew johnson refused
to watch u.s. grant take the oath. nancy cordes has been counting the noses of democratic congressmen who have declined to be here today. nancy? >> reporter: we're up to 62 who have announced they will not be attending today's inauguration. not all of them have said that they are boycotting this president-elect. some just said that they don't plan to attend, but for the most part they are doing this as a form of protest against some of the things that the president-elect has said both during the campaign and in the months since. number of them were inspired by congressman john lewis who a couple of weeks ago said he viewed the president-elect as illegitimate and then, of course, the president-elect responded on twitter, as you were just discussing. many democrats didn't like what he said about congressman lewis. so that really hastened the number of democrats who said that they're just not going to attend. that's about a quarter of the democratic caucus that won't be
here. interestingly, not a single member of the democratic caucus in the senate has said they're not going to be attending. they've all hung together. senators have a different constituency than a lot of these house members. these house members come from overwhelmingly democratic districts where they're not likely to experience a lot of backlash for boycotting. the event today for senators who represent an entire state, they have a different electoral situation. they've all said they're going to be here, and it's important to recognize a peaceful transfer of power. >> nancy cordes, thanks very much. let's go back down to the national mall with charlie rose, gayle king and norah o'donnell. >> we're all here. john dickerson also joins us at the table to continue the conversation. >> as we watch people come in -- >> i like what they just said, the group that was talking said all men are created equal except for today when it comes to an umbrella. navigating the rain, depending
on where you're sitting you get an umbrella or not. all the vips are there at the political rotunda today. >> it may be raining, but it's not the biting frigid cold that we usually get in the inauguration. >> for some reason, the 20th amendment to the constitution they lay out that the president has to be sworn in by noon on january 20th. i was wondering why do they do it in the middle of winter? >> good question. >> andrew jackson that everyone refers to in 1829, march 5th. yes, a good spring time renewal and all that. >> an interesting reference because many people think donald trump has some of andrew jackson in him. >> when jackson was inaugurated, all the establishment in washington, they were going crazy because he had come in promising not only with his electorate, the people that elevated him, but he was going to turn everybody out of office,
in other words, cap net posts and all that, they weren't going to continue. people were showing up. they didn't know who they were. they had to put a ship's cable across the east front of the white house because they were worried the people would overrun the new president. he didn't wear a hat and bowed to the crowd showing that i am your servant, i am not a king, i am the person -- i am there for you. and we all know about the white house later in the day, overrun with people, jackson had to climb out the window. why were they there? they wanted jobs. they weren't there to say we love you, andy. they were there to say, you promised reform, but we want the jobs where you're kicking everybody out. >> is this information you've gleaned from writing a book? >> i was going to say, now is a time to bring out that whistle stop knowledge. >> thank you. >> charlie, i was just thinking that. >> we're seeing another large motorcade here. that's because it is the clintons. former first lady, senator, former secretary of state hillary clinton arriving there as well along with her husband,
former president ben. a devastating defeat for her in this last election as she lost to donald trump, but she is showing her respect for the process and for the new president of the united states. >> so many democrats have said they're not going to show up today, when president barack obama was asked about it, he said, i can't speak for them. all i can say is i will be there. >> and she's coming with a former president. >> a big moment for him, reflecting back on his own transfer of power, his own time when he is saying how the country has changed. >> we just saw former vice president dick cheney and his wife, signature cowboy hat. a man from wyoming. all these vips gather on the west front of the capitol because donald trump is scheduled to arrive within the hour. we are investigating for the president-elect to leave the white house with the obamas. in fact, the former president -- he's not the former president yet. president obama and the president-elect will ride together.
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we are waiting for president-elect donald trump and president barack obama to exit the white house here on the north portico with their wives, and then they will get in the presidential limo, which is also known as the beast. >> the beast. >> they've been having tea coffee for the last hour. i like how andy told us, it's an emotional time for both sides, one saying good-bye and one saying hello. >> in terms of saying good-bye, we learned earlier this month president obama was presented by the resident staff, presented him with a flag from his first day in office and his last day in office. what an incredible keep sake. >> that is a treasure. we just saw pete sousa leave the
white house. poet t potus can't be far behind. >> since 1837 the outgoing president rides with the president-elect from the white house where they are now to the capitol for the inauguration ceremony and where the president-elect takes the oath of office. >> the white house confirmed that president barack obama did indeed leave a letter for president-elect donald trump. it will be some time, if ever, we get to see the contents of that. >> we're fortunate to have major garrett who is at the white house awaiting the departure of the white house and president-elect, major. >> thankfully and for posterity, president obama allowed a little video evidence of the fact that he did draft a letter for incoming president-elect donald trump and left it on the resolute office. this is footage of the last time president obama was in the oval office. that ladder there is proof positive that the white house is in the middle of a transformation from one outgoing
administration to the next. he walked with the letter in his hand, bending over the resolute desk, leaving it there for incoming president trump. that's a tradition that has been adhered to by many previous presidents. we do have evidence of what these letters say to the incoming president. for example, we have copies of william jefferson clinton's letter to incoming president george w. bush, and george w. bush's letter to incoming president barack obama. interestingly, in william jefferson clinton's letter to george w. bush, there's one line that jumped out at me. he said the burdens you will face are great, but often exaggerated. this is in a pre 9/11 context. george w. bush left his letter for incoming president obama, one thing that jumped out he said, your friends will disappoint you. many of these letters are about challenges and good wishes. those two lines, one from
william jefferson clinton saying the pressures and burden dons are often exaggerated and george w. bush saying your friends will disappoint you, interesting lines given from one president to the other as the transition continues. >> at the same time, major, president bush went to say you will have an almighty god to comfort you, a family who loves you, a country that is pulling for you including me. >> reporter: that's another part of these letters, that i'm with you, i'm here in spirit, i'm here in counsel. call on me if you will, call on me if you want. what's interesting about the way president obama is leaving, he's making it clear on the final day of office with a video posted to his new website, he intends to be engaged, be active in the conversation about the direction of the country. he has made it clear he's going to take a little time off, but already volunteering himself as a voice, if one is necessary, possibly to oppose or possibly to redirect policies of president trump. it is certainly worth noting
that these two gentlemen are meeting, and though the transition has been smooth and their relationship is certainly cordial, outgoing president obama knows a good deal of his legacy is now in the hands of a president who opposed it on the campaign trail and a republican congress who tried, while he was president, to undermine it if not repeal it entirely. much of the obama legacy, even in this cordial atmosphere and one that is sanctified by the trappings of transition is up for grabs. that is a reality that we should not forget about. >> you're right, major. can we just say the things you pointed out in the presidential letters are exact same passages we picked as well. it has been an additional relationship, but that seems to be changing today. major, thank you. we'll get back to you in just a second. we want to bring back nancy cordes on the west front of the capitol. nancy? >> reporter: gayle, as members of the house of representatives begin to stream in, it's
interesting to note that the man who led them not that long ago, former house speaker john boehner is here as well, greeting them. a man who was forced out by the same political forces that ushered in the presidency of donald j. trump, his own party, members on the right who felt he was insufficient fishily conservative and washington needed to be shaken up. that is certainly going to happen now and his successor, paul ryan is trying to navigate those same tricky waters now that he is holding the job. another person who will be here shortly who probably would rather be anywhere else today, frank frankly, is hillary clinton. of course, as the wife of the former president, she's expected to be here. her absence would be notable. she will be here as her opponent is sworn in. she's been keeping a very low profile. her former aides tell me she didn't want to do anything that would take attention away from
the president-to-be. we don't know that much, frank lip, about what she wants to do next. even those close to her say they're waiting to see what her next chapter will be. they expect it will be something notable, perhaps with the clinton foundation, but they're watching just like the rest of us. >> is she attending the women's march tomorrow, nancy, do you know? >> reporter: we don't know. i think that would be unlikely because it would be seen, perhaps, as a slap in the face of the man who has just become president. that's why some other democrats have told me that they don't plan to attend. certainly there are many more who will be on the mall tomorrow to make their feelings known. and so it's possible we'll see her, but we haven't gotten an indication yet. >> some people would like her to run for mayor of new york, although she has said -- her representative said it's not going to happen. i assume lots of universities
would like to have her as their president. she can have a very busy life. she has two new grandchildren. >> a lot of people who would like to see her sitting on a board, too. we're sitting here waiting for president obama and president-elect trump to leave the white house. they were supposed to leave at 10:30. right now it's 10:32. pretty much running on schedule. >> not as bad as you are. >> so i've been told. >> you're always on time. >> thank you for pointing that out, charlie. >> what time did you get here this morning, mister? we were here early. >> this is a moment of national unity. let's not have the bickering. >> norah, i wasn't going to bring that up. >> i did for you, thank you. >> charlie drinking a little glass of hatorade this morning. >> you only tell people you love that. >> this is the north portico of the white house. they're having a good time in there. they have to get to the west
front before 12:00. >> 200-year-old deadline. >> barack obama is president until he takes the oath of office. >> yes. he is the president but all he does is sit there and wait for the oath. >> i want to speak to this idea, donald trump has referenced this often, that he is the leader of a movement. >> all presidents say that because you want to make it look like you were elevated on the shoulders of the people. there was a movement behind donald trump, no question. it is an intense movement. the size of the movement is not all that's required now. he's president of the whole country. >> big enough to get him elected. >> sure. >> as we watch, and waiting to see president obama and president-elect trump, we should note we're here on the mall, and you can see now hundreds and thousands of people starting to stream onto the mall. >> it's like they opened a gate
or something. >> like they just opened the gate, knowing we're approaching this incredable moment when donald trump will take the soegt of office, 35 words, the only words in the constitution i'm told that have quotes around them. he will say those words which are delivered -- the oath is delivered by the chief justice, john roberts. >> who has had some experience in this. >> that's right, his third time doing this. you and i have been reading the same research. >> we are well prepared. >> this is an incredible moment. that's why people, not just only watch it on tv, but also come here and want to see it in person. the mall becomes full. this beautiful architecture here in washington, d.c. is filled with people. >> there are a lot of talk about the norms that donald trump has broken. during the campaign he broke so many of them. which ones is he going to break. the norms exist. this is more than a norm. it's in the constitution. it's a law -- not a law, but you
have to abide by it. all the ceremony we're watching today, all of the things that both sides are doing are the traditions that kind of act as a shoe horn to get the new president in line with an existing american story. that's why we have norms. it's because -- it keeps ups from being at each other's throats. on a day when so many are being observed, still the question is how many of the other kinds of norms will be observed going forward in this new presidency which promises to be very, very active. a lot of people that brought donald trump here that charlie was talking about that movement, they believe the traditions and norms of washington are there for the establishment. >> and the elites. >> and the elites. >> what's also interesting, yesterday, john, i was out walking around. there were a lot of democrats in the crowd who said i may not have voted for him, i do respect the office of the presidency and i respect what's happening in our country. it's interesting to make that observation, that there are people there as well. >> and a lot of people would like to see change.
>> sure. >> a change from gridlock is a good thing for the country. >> yes. i think there would be some people who would say unless the change goes in the direction that i don't want, and that's certainly what people felt with barack obama when his supporters said change and they were excited about it there was a portion in the country who said no, we're afraid of change. >> bernie sanders just arriving. >> on the west front of the capitol they built a platform for all the vips and dignitaries, about a thousand people on this platform of the west front of the capitol. from where we are, we can see the west front here. it used to be they would do the inaugurations on the east front of the capitol. that's now where the arrivals take place. >> do we know whether this president will be speaking from teleprompters, the president-elect? >> i believe so. >> and he will be holding two bibles, will take the oath on two bibles.
it was not only the bible of president lincoln -- called the lincoln bible i should say, and also one from his childhood. >> one from his childhood as well. and then he's promised a short speech which is his first act of bipartisanship, i think everybody can get behind a short speech. 20 minutes is what we've been told. of course, he's a famous add-libber. >> can you imagine the add-libbing of an inaugural address. >> that's a norm that might be interesting to break. >> people are saying it will be concise and unifying. >> and a bit aspirational. we know he'll talk about america first. they said that, his central theme of his campaign. >> and then begins the hard part. >> governing. everybody is anticipating the same picture, anticipating when the president-elect and the president will walk out that door and get in a car and ride down pennsylvania avenue.
we all would love to know what they'll say to each other, although we know they've been talking to each other and have gotten to know each other. >> this is the most extraordinary rental handover in history, the rental property at the white house going from one occupant to another. >> there, of course, is the chief justice roberts as well as clarence thomas who will deliver the oath to the vice president. that will be a first for him. ruth bader ginsburg, of course, justice alito, justice sotomayor, justice kagan. it appears all eight justices are here today. of course, there are only eight justices on the supreme court. that will be one of the first acts by the then president trump. we're told by advisers this may come in the first two weeks of his presidency. >> that's right. to add a member to that lawn. we're talking about the symbols
and the unity and all that. that can disappear quickly in the fight over the supreme court, not because of who donald trump picks, but because so many hot button issues go through the supreme court. the control of the court itself is up for grabs. >> we just saw senator cory booker who many colleagues decided they would not attend. i saw an interview recently where he said that's their decision. >> he is one of the people who people think might think about running for president in 2020. it's interesting. they were supposed to come out at 10:30. it's now 10:39. remember the meeting two days after the election was supposed to be 20 minutes and went after an hour. do we take this as a good sign? >> there we see. it looks like some have left. there's senator schumer leaving the white house there. >> and trent lott, former majority leader there. >> exactly. >> i notice bill frisk was in
the there, bob doel arrived earlier, republican nominee from 1996. >> marine guard. >> there's senator elizabeth warren. >> senator john cornyn of texas taking a picture of something. >> as you can see, a number of the senators there on the west front and on the platform there are wearing raincoats. it is just a slight drizzle here. >> senator jim inhofe of oklahoma talking with bernie sanders. that is probably the furthest you can get two humans together. >> elizabeth warren was there. >> they're all going to gather, too, for lunch. but then there's still work to be done, even though this is a holiday. there are confirmationless. there have not yet been any
cabinet secretaries confirmed yet for president trump. some suggestions it's been a slow moving process. he does expect by the end of the day to have a defense secretary and homeland security. >> nancy cordes certainly has a front row seat at the capitol. nancy? >> reporter: i've been speaking to aides to senator mcconnell, the leader of the republicans in the senate, who say it is still possible that the cia director pick, mike pompeo could be confirmed later tonight if democrats get a couple hours of debate which is what they want. most likely, that vote will come on monday, but it is still possible for tonight. as members of congress started to file in, we noticed that a lot of the democrats were wearing big blue buttons, not the small pins that all members of congress wear, these large blue buttons. what they say is "protect our care," a reference to obamacare which of course is on the
chopping block now as republicans move very swiftly to repeal major chunks of the law. so while more than a quarter of house democrats have said they won't be attending today, it appears the rest of them have their own sort of silent protest going on even as they attend the transfer of power. >> this is an awesome gathering of power in our nation's capitol, the supreme court, the congress, cabinet members past and present. >> there's jared kushner. >> the very powerful son-in-law of the president-elect. >> and daughter. >> that's lara trump. >> i don't see ivanka trump in that picture. >> i wonder whether ivanka stayed behind at the white house with her father. she also has young children that have come here. many members of the family, too,
want to be there as well on the west front to witness this. and the incoming chief of staff to the white house, reince priebus, who is 44 years old, young for a white house chief of staff. he'll need that youth and vigor because it's a demanding job. >> his hair, too, will turn white if he's there eight years. >> you were talking earlier with andy carr, the number of people who have walk-in privileges to the president. jared kushner is one, ivanka trump is another, steve bannon, kellyanne conway, and reince priebus will be there. donald trump is the kind of person who seeks a lot of opinions, and that's great, except for the fact that there's so much on your plate during the day, you don't have time to seek opinions. a story that barack obama in 2009 said to president bush, i want to call on you. he said go ahead and call, but you're going to be getting so
much advice, you won't want anymore advice. >> what andy carr said earlier today, the most important thing a chief of staff can do is maintain space inside the president's head, for him to think about issues and not be clouded by too many things. >> that's right. but then you've had those presidents in the past, and i'm not suggesting anything about president trump, but presidents in the past who don't like to be alone, because they're weighed down by all the things they have to think about. you get a president who seeks affirmation and opinion. that's where the white house starts to unravel. it lacks a discipline. that's why you heard barack obama talk so much as previous presidents have about the necessity of that discipline. >> we are now just about 15 minutes behind schedule which means the coffee and tea is going well. scott pelley and bob schieffer is also joining us. scott? >> bob schieffer, you were reminding us that dwight eisenhower refused to even walk into the white house to meet with harry truman. now we're 15 minutes behind schedule, as norah said, things
must be going well over coffee. >> went back for seconds. they like the sweets. i do think that is a good thing, and it does show that, you know, as president and mrs. bush said, and i think i said earlier today, they developed -- there's president carter and rosalind carter coming in, they said that the beginning of the warm friendship that they developed with the obamas began on that day when they all were there together at the capitol and rode up to capitol hill. every transition, that ride is sometimes different, all the way back from the very beginning. >> there's chief justice job roberts who will be administering the oath of office to the president, and as we watch the supreme court members file in, we also see the door behind which the president, the first lady, the president-elect
and mrs. trump are still apparently chatting. maybe president obama had a great deal of advice to give to mr. trump. >> already they may be exchanging advice. norah, i heard you say that this will be -- that the chief justice has given the oath three times. the fact is he's actually given it four times. when he gave it at the official ceremony, he misstated it one point. he sort of sneaked back to the white house the next day, and just to make sure everything was perfect, gave the oath again to president obama. >> that was in the first inauguration. the chief justice of the united states had made two mistakes, just misplaced a couple of words. it wasn't really believed necessary at the time, but just to make absolutely sure with the first african-american president of the united states, the next day privately in a small ceremony, mr. obama was administered the oath with all
of the words in the right order, just to make absolutely sure. >> that's what you call, scott, crossing every t and dotting every i. they wanted to make sure -- >> the doors are opening now. >> here we go. >> here we go. >> here we go. >> that's dr. jill biden and karen pence coming out first. >> they will ride together. it should be noted, too, they both have sons who served in the military. so they both have a special affinity and understanding of the service and sacrifice. we've not heard that the cause that mrs. pence may take up as the vice president's wife, but no doubt it will be a continuation of service and honoring our men and women who serve. >> have we found out yet what the gift was that mrs. trump gave to mrs. obama? >> we assume it was a tiffany
box, but we don't know what's in it. >> i may be an autographed picture of donald trump. >> it may be something close to tiffany, with tiffany's so close to trump tower, so hard to get in and out. >> now we have the first ladies, melania trump an michelle obama. both of them fashion icons. >> i was going to say, both of them looking absolutely lovely today. >> do we know who did this dress? >> we know melania trump is ralph lauren. >> we haven't heard about michelle baem's outfit yet. >> john, do you know? >> i was racking my brain for what donald trump is wearing. >> probably a donald trump tie no less. >> but this is -- we should note, this san important moment.
>> what's the consensus of the group here, do we think that michelle obama may somehow get into politics? i think it's an open question. >> no. >> i don't even think that's an open question. if i had to vote, and from what i've been hearing, i would say no. this is vice president joe biden, of course, and vice president-elect mike pence getting in the car for their trip to the capitol. >> this will likely be one of the last times that president obama is in the white house, a place that has been his residence for eight years. he said good-bye to the resident staff which we heard from a chief of staff can be very emotional. there are times that a president returns, but the last time as president. >> that's right. the symbols are everywhere. two marines we see there will have a new commander-in-chief in an hour. barack obama will sleep in a new bed for the first time tonight. donald trump will have a new
>> a very powerful picture, to see the two of them get into the beast together. >> this is democracy in action here. >> it really is, charlie. >> the final hour of a time in which there's a peaceful transition of power from a democrat to a republican. a man who had served for eight years to a man who has never held political office. >> the two of them will drive up pennsylvania avenue to the united states capitol to the east front. this is also an opportunity for them to have a discussion inside the presidential limo which is known as the beast. just so you know, it's made of military grade armor. the doors are so heavy that even if the president wanted to open them himself, it is said that
they can't. it is so heavy, to open that door it is bult let proof. >> regardless of how you feel about this campaign and these two candidates, because it was so acrimonious, it gives you goose bumps on both sides to see the two of them get in the car together to go to make the final transfer of power. it's a very important moment for all of us to see, and it's so civilized. >> scott? >> it was not always this civilized. ulysses s. grant declined to give andrew johnson the ride to the capitol, so johnson declined to attend the inauguration. that was the last president to boycott the inauguration. >> another thing to think abou , to sort of underline what this ceremony means. think about it. when they get to capitol hill,
up there on the podium with them will be former president clinton, former president bush, former president carter and soon-to-be former president obama. so you will have four of the five living ex-presidents, none of whom voted for donald trump, but they are here to underline that this is not about who you're for or who you're against. they're there to honor this tradition of a smooth transition. >> donald trump enters the most exclusive club in the world, presidents and former presidents. the interesting thing is that, you're looking at the politics past and the politics future all there on that stage. >> notice how slowly the mode to motorcade moves and everyone is in salute, there along what is just outside the white house, that closed street now of
pennsylvania avenue which two decades ago was open to the public and to traffic and is now closed. >> saluting the commander-in-chief. >> as we've been pointing out, this is the only time that they will be alone. all morning long they've been with other people. margaret brennan is there at 15th and pennsylvania as the motorcade drives by. margaret, what can you tell us? >> reporter: well, donald trump and barack obama just drove past us here at 15th and pennsylvania, passing by the treasury department. a fleet of suburbans, armored vehicles, policemen escorting them. we're surrounded by snipers on all of the buildings here protecting this stream of some of the most powerful men-to-be and currently up to the capitol along with the first ladies and the vice president-elect's wife along with joe biden all passing by us.
this corner will likely be packed later today once we see the handoff of power and watch the crowds cheer them on to return to the white house. right now we're seeing some people here -- everyone has their iphone out. everyone is filming that glimpse of the president-to-be and the current president with all the emergency vehicles behind them. you see american flags, a lot of patriotic outfits here and loads and loads of security here all watching this motorcade on the very short drive up to the capitol. you can see the last of the vehicles passing us just now. >> again, a salute to the current commander-in-chief and the future commander-in-chief as donald j. trump will be sworn in
in the next hour as the 45th president of the united states. he will take that 35-word oath that says that he solemnly swears to protect -- preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the united states. you might be able to hear the bagpipes playing behind us here on the mall. there's jimmy carter and rosalind carter. as bob schieffer has mentioned, we have almost every living president here except, of course, 41st president -- >> good to see jimmy carter. he had a bought with cancer and is 90 years old. >> he's also 90 years old and in good health. he says his cancer is cured. andy carr says george h.w. bush is on the upswing and that barbara bush is on the upswing and wanted to be here.
>> jimmy carter is 92 years old, guys, loom at him. considering he gave everybody quite a scare recently, he's fine. >> i wanted to note when donald trump does take the oath of office, he will place his hand on his childhood bible that he's owned for more than 60 years. his mother mary ann gave it to him. while donald trump is not known as a particularly religious man, he still has his childhood bible. he will use that as well as the lincoln bible. 156 years later that bible that lincoln used will be used again today. it was a bible that president obama used in both of his inaugurals. >> nancy cordes, the vips are settling in. we just saw the carters arrive. what can you tell us from your vantage point at the capitol? >> reporter: i can tell you, gail, this is a pretty unusual and uncertain moment in time for members of congress as they await the prelkt, not just for
democrats but republicans as well who will tell you in candid moments that they really aren't quite sure what to expect. mr. trump for most of them frankly, was not their first choice, not their second choice, not their third choice. i saw governor john kasich a few moments ago who at one point called donald trump the prince of darkness. they are going to have to figure out how to navigate their new relationship with donald trump. they're certainly thrilled that a republican was elected, but some of his ways are unfamiliar to them. and it's an uneasy relationship right now. >> president bill clinton and former secretary of state and former first lady hillary clinton. >> united states senator. >> this has to be a very bittersweet moment for her. she, of course, like many people thought, she would be the one taking the oath of office today. >> and won the popular vote. >> and won the popular vote. there's former president bill
clinton. both of them said they wanted to be here today. that's an important point. >> since now tweets are news, hillary clinton has also tweelted today saying i'm here today to hon our our democracy, its enduring values. i will never stop believing in our country and its future. >> scott pelley and bob dickerson -- john dickerson is here. scott pelley and bob schieffer. sorry about that. >> pretty interchangeable. >> your thoughts, guys? >> hillary clinton won the popular vote by 2.8 million. donald trump won the election by 77,000, if you add together his margin in pennsylvania, michigan and wisconsin. it's an indication of how divided the country remains. i wonder if this election says less about donald trump than it does about america.
>> it is a very divided country, and it is not -- it did not come together during this election, and it did not come and it did not come together, for sure, during this transition period. i look at senator clinton there. and you wonder, has she run her last race? because already some people are talking in new york about, perhaps, she should run for mayor of new york. i have no information as to whether she is thinking about that or not. but certainly talking about it. here is president george w. bush and laura bush. he spent most of the first term of president obama sort of being quiet. he said one president at a time. >> one president at a time. >> really didn't say very much until he wrote the book about his dad. and then he started giving a few interviews along the way. >> president bush's father, george h.w. bush, is in the
hospital in houston today, being treated for pneumonia. the signs are good. he has been improving. he was take n out of intensive care recently. he had sent a note to donald trump earlier, even before he was admitted to the hospital, and said i'm not going to be able to be at the inauguration, because my doctors tell me sitting out there in the cold might, quote, put me six feet under, end quote. so what we have today is four out of five former presidents attending the inauguration. >> and just for the record, it's about 44 degrees in washington. rain has been expected. but so far, it's holding off. >> and president bush's father had said he was coming. and he was planning on coming until he was taken ill a couple of days ago. >> jan crawford is watching the pageantry down there on the national mall. jan?
>> yes. we are here at the carriage house at the capitol. the arrival. there's been a steady stream of people arriving throughout the morning. but now you can see the motorca motorcade, as the president and the future president and the entourage get out. we see melania here, the future first lady, and others, all arriving to go and take their positions where president obama will turn over those reins of power and president-elect trump will become president. >> you know, scott, the inaugurations when ronald reagan came to town were held on this side of the capital. ronald reagan being an old movie capital and his aide, mike dever they came up to scope things out
as they were getting ready for the inauguration and they said, wait a minute. the good pictures are on the other side of the capital, on the west side of the capital. and for that reason, they decided to start holding it on the west side of the capital and since reagan, that's where it's been. and it is a much better picture. it's a magnificent picture. because you can look all the way down the mall to the washington monument and the lincoln memorial. here, you have the president-elect and the president for a few more minutes, barack obama, making their way now up to the stands. >> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, the children of vice president --
>> hello, everybody. >> congratulations, sir. >> thank you. >> all right. we're moving. >> yes, we're moving now. >> and there, of course, we just saw president obama, the 44th president, enter with the soon-to-be 45th president of the united states, donald trump, with both the congressional leadership of both the house and senate. they will be announced along with their families on the west front of the capital. so we will see that shortly. one piece of information to pass on, the end of the obama era in the white house was marked by valerie jarrett turning off the
lights, it is said, and so now begins what is called organized chaos at the white house. >> yes. >> where they're doing everything from removing president obama and mrs. obama's personal stuff to be replaced by the trumps. and here is ivanka trump, the second oldest child of donald trump and ivana trump. >> walking next to her brother, don jr. and there's eric and tiffany trump. and there's barron, bringing up the rear, melania and donald trump's 10-year-old son. >> donald trump has been very close to his family, as we all know. >> especially their adult children. he has become very close with them. they work with him. the two oldest sons will -- and you just spoke with eric trump recently. >> i said what's your biggest fear for your dad, he said bringing new people in. we've been a very insular
family, we trust each other and that's been the hardest thing for all of them to get used to. >> john dickerson? >> you know, i -- there is such a weight on their father now. >> yes. >> and they are his support system and have been in that tightness. and i was reminded of fdr after he beat herbert hoover. he said to his son, i'm just afraid i might may not have the strength to do this job. after you leave me tonight i am going to pray to god that he will help me, give me the strength and guidance to do this job and do it right and i hope that you will pray for me, too. a father leaning on his son at that moment in 1932. and this is a moment for a family, not just for a new president. >> and i think that donald trump, as president, will lean on his family, in particular his daught daughter, ivanka trump, who has left her business in new york, so that she can help her husband, son-in-law named as
senior adviser. >> they will all admit, too, that ivanka trump, they believe srkts favorite. when it's unusual that you hear them say that about the other. >> favorite child. >> yeah, favorite child. >> on this journey with donald trump and the campaign, who can make him change his mind. >> it is ivana trump. >> she is the one they name. >> listen now as they announce the children. >> chief administrative officer, philip g. keko. ♪
>> one note. barron trump and his mother, melania trump, will not immediately move to the white house until he finishes school. when he does, he will be the first son to live in the white house since jfk jr. >> that's been more than 50 years to have a boy that age in the white house. >> yes because, of course, george w. bush had two daughters, barack obama has two daughter daughters. >> as we watch this, you wonder, what are the thoughts of donald j. trump and barack obama. >> well, what they are looking at, from their vantage point, is the entire washington mall, which is about half full with supporters. there are estimates it could be anywhere from 800,000 to a million, about half the size as barack obama's. but look at this crowd. this is what they see right now.
a sea of people, who supported donald trump throughout this extraordinary campaign and are here to witness the peaceful transition of power. >> what we will see, once everybody is there, is we will see opening ceremonies, then the associate justice, clarence thomas, will administer the vice presidential oath to mike pence and then the chief justice will step forward to administer the presidential oath to donald trump. that oath must be administered before 12:00 noon. before 12:00 noon. and they're a little behind, coming from the white house. so they will make sure that that happens before 12:00. >> john, should we talk about this inaugural address? i mean, you know, he is going to be taking the oath of office on the lincoln bible. president lincoln, of course, appealed to our better angels. >> sure. >> what does trump need to do? >> the key hurdle is not just to say the word unity, but to make
people feel it. that's the key with any piece of rhetoric. and that doesn't mean that the day after the speech, everything won't change, because he's going to start doing things and that's going to create either unity or division. actions are more powerful than words. but as we've been talking about, this is the moment where he has a lot of tools given to him by the ceremony and the traditions of america and all those ex-presidents who are up there with him and who, as bob pointed out, didn't vote for him. and the history and all he has available to him offer him a great opportunity in this speech to create something special. and it is a moment. and those moments do last. and they set the tone. and we'll get a sense today for his sense of history, for a sense of his place in history, for a sense of how his movement fits in with the country, where there is a movement on the other side of him. all those questions will be answered. >> susan page told us earlier today that he has not -- that he has to deliver a spectacular address, those were her words, and from election night, he
hasn't said anything that has been unifying to the country. >> there has been -- in donald trump, there has been two trumps, the donald trump we know and also like election night, where there haven't been symbols of reaching out since that speech. >> these count, but small gestures make a difference. you are looking at the beginning of the definition of the trump president. >> that's exactly right. these are the first steps. just like your mom taught but the first day in school, first impressions do matter. now donald trump made a lot of impressions, obviously, over the course of a campaign. >> the crowd is chanting "usa, usa." ♪
of president and mrs. obama. >> interesting to see ohio governor john kasich sit nth audience today. >> scott? >> norah, about 45 minutes to go. a little bit over 45 minutes to go, as prescribed by the 20th amendment of the constitution, which says that the oath must be administered by noon on january 20th. only part of what we're seeing today that is written into the constitution is the president's 35-word oath. all the rest is traditional and also governed by the 20th amendment of the constitution. bob schieffer, as we were looking at some of the pictures of the national mall, 45 minutes away from the inauguration, the
crowd is, by historic standards, a little bit thin. >> yes, it is. it is an enormous crowd. these things draw an enormous amount of people. compared to, say, the obama inauguration, this is probably a third, i would say, the size of the crowd that showed up. but that -- that was the largest crowd in the history of washington, the largest number of people to descend on the city at one time. as you can see, those look like ice skating arenas there. actually, what they have done is laid down a kind of carpet of white plastic there to protect the grass on the mall. and, as you can see, it's far from being filled in. but it's still a good sized crowd. >> i'm going to bet that that high angle shot we just looked at was from the washington monument. in previous administrations, previous inaugurations, you've seen that entire area there
completely filled up. certainly in mr. obama's first inauguration, which was tremendously historic for the obvious reasons. it's been estimated that the crowd was well over 1 million. here comes the former first -- or the first lady. first lady for another 45 minutes. and dr. jill biden. >> you know, the obamas, of course, they're going to fly away in a helicopter when this is over and go, i think, somewhere in florida. but then they'll be coming -- palm springs, i think it is. then they'll be coming back to washington. they're going to live just down the street from the white house, in the kalorama avenue off massachusetts avenue. very nice neighborhood. i used to live there. and you then my kids grew up and my wife got tired of mowing the lawn.
>> and they will be there as their daughters remain in school. >> yeah. >> president obama said in his last news conference a few days ago that he was not going to run for office again. his name wouldn't be on any ballot, but he promised to be part of the national debate on those issues that he holds dear, including things that he said including things like immigration and social justice and reform of the criminal justice system. >> but i think he will be quiet for a while. he said that. he said i just want to be quiet for a while. there is rick perry. >> former governor of texas, now the nominee to be energy secretary. once called for the dismantling of the energy department. yesterday, before congress, he apologized for that. he said he learned so much about the work that the energy
department does that he figures it would be worth keeping around. of course, bernie sanders, the insurgent candidate on the democratic side, who gave hillary clinton such a run for her money. >> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, the first lady, michelle obama, and the wife of the vice president, jill biden, as escorted by the chairman of the senate committee rules and administrati administration, mr. paul pelosi. [ cheers and applause ]
>> i think it's important to remember that the first lady and dr. biden, it's an unpaid position, and they do -- they give up their lives in many ways to do great public service. these two have become very close friends. >> yes. >> and do a great deal to bring attention to our members of the milita military. >> i think this will be a lifelong friendship on both sides. they have a great affection for each other. >> and, of course, there alongside the clintons. as they watch this moment. it's not always been easy for mrs. obama as first lady. she's talked about some of the constraints. they say they're looking forward not only to sleeping in, but also going to the grocery store. >> i heard her say i'll be excited just to be able to roll my window down without people getting alarmed at that. >> yes.
so -- and they will be leaving washington in about an hour. it won't be marine one. when you're on the helicopter it's called executive one. they will take off to andrews air force base and then fly a plane that's formally -- same as air force one but not called air force one, to take a vacation. >> heading to palm springs, california. they said they both need down time. interesting to see who will be on the plane with them when they take off today. >> and if they follow tradition, they'll meet with staff at andrews as they leave the helicopter and go to the plane taking them to palm springs. >> up next, we are awaiting mrs. trump and mrs. pence to be announced, the future first lady. let's listen. congressional leadership. paul ryan's wife, elaine chao.
l.chao and mrs. julia mccarthy. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> well, there is the president and vice president coming in. ahead of them, the speaker of the house and the democratic majority -- minority leader in the senate, chuck schumer, all in anticipation of this magical moment of the transfer of power,
waiting for the president-elect to come forward to, obviously, great, great joy of so many people in the audience, who have come here, who supported him and now have come to see him and his team take power. >> and as president obama gets on former marine one to fly to andrews air force base, joe biden is getting on the m track to go home. >> as he has done. >> leaving just like he came. >> let's listen. ♪
>> the president-elect. there we see the president-elect as he comes forward to be greeted by a crowd that's already beginning to say "trump, trump, trump" behind paul ryan, speake of the house. and kevin mccarthy. >> what must he be thinking, john, at this moment, as he's walking down? you see a sea of humanity waiting for you and hear the calls, as charlie pointed out "trump, trump, trump." this is his moment right now. >> yeah. i can't imagine what he's thinking, but it is a solitary
♪ ♪ >> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, escorting the president-elect, staff director for the joint congressional committee on inaugural committees, sergeant in arms frank larton. the chairman of the joint congressional committee on inaugural ceremony, roy blount. rules ranking member charles e.schumer. speaker of the house of representatives, paul d. ryan. senate majority leader, mitch mcconnell. house leader kevin mccarthy and
♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the chairman of the joint congressional committee for inaugural ceremonies the honorable roy blount. >> 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. [ cheers and applause ] today the lenltaenlgs lative, executive and judicial branches come together for the 58th 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 inaugurati inauguration, 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 believes the inauguration of the second president would be more important than the inauguration of the first. many people had taken control of the government up until then, but few people had ever turned
that control willingly over to anyone else. and as important as the transfer -- the first transfer of power was, many historians believe that the next election was even more important when an 18-1, 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 timothy michael dolan and paula white cane to provic cain to provide readings and 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 lived,
lacking in comprehension of judgment and of laws, indeed thoughm one might be perfect among mortals. if wisdom from you 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 thrown, 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. ame 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 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 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, 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. for 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 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. >> amen. >> 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 the 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 our 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 leader's heart is in your hands. gracious god, reveal unto our president the ability to know the will, your will, the confidence to lead us in justice and righteousness, and the compassion to yield to our better angels. 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 bind 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 your favor be upon this one nation under god. let these united states of america be that beacon of hope to all people and nations under your dominion. a true hope for 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.
>> well, the missouri state university corral practices and performing about two blocks from my home in missouri. it was easy to find them and we're pleased they're here. [ cheers and applause ] also a great opportunity for me to introduce my colleague, senator from new york, chuck schumer. [ applause ] >> my fellow americans, we live in a challenging and tumultuous time. a quickly evolving, ever-more interconnected world, a rapidly changing economy that benefits too few while leaving too many behind, a fractured media, a politics frequently consumed by
r 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, the american people. [ applause ] we americans have always been a forward-looking, problem-involving, 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 democracies 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 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 belu. in 1861 when the north and south
were lining up for their first battle, a time when our country was bitterly divided in faith and the future of our country was major belu pend a letter to his wife, sarah. it is 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 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 belu gave his life on the battlefield a week later at the first battle of bull run.
it is because sul have you known bellu and countless others believed in something bigger than themselves and were willing to sacrifice for it that we stand 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 bellu'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. [ cheers and applause ]
>> mr. vice president-elect, will 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 faithfully discharge. >> the duties of the office of which i am about to enter. >> the duties of the office of which i am about to enter. >> so help me god. >> so help me god. congratulations. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪
♪ ♪ oh beautiful for spacious skies ♪ ♪ for amber waves of grain ♪ ♪ for purple mountains' majesty above the fruited plain ♪ ♪ america america ♪ ♪ god shed his grace on thee ♪ ♪ and crown thy good with brotherhood ♪ ♪ from sea to shining sea ♪ ♪ o beautiful for pilgrim feet ♪ ♪ whose stern impassioned stress ♪ ♪ a thoroughfare for freedom beat across the wilderness ♪ ♪ america america ♪ ♪ god mend thine every flaw ♪
>> announcer: 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 john trump, do sole solemnly swear. >> i, donald john trump, do solemnly swear. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> that i will faithfully
people did not share in its proe jobs left and the factories closed. the establishment protected itself. but not the silt sense of our country. victories have not been your victories. their triumph muchs have not been yours. as they celebrateddish 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. [ applause ] 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 trolled by the people. is controlled by the people. [ applause ] january 20th, 2017, will be remembered as the day the people
became the rulers of this nation again. [ cheering and applause ] 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 inner cities. rusted out factories scattered like tombstones across 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.
[ cheering and applause ] 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've enriched foreign industry at the expense of american industry, subsidized the armies of other countries while allowing for the very saadi please of our hill -- very sad depletion of our military. 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 factors rees -- knack tore rees shuttered and left our shores without a thought about 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.
[ applause ] we assembled here today are issuing a new decree to be heard in every city, in every foreign capital and 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. [ cheering and applause ] every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs will be made to benefit american workers and american families. we must protect our borders from
the ravages of other countries making our products, stealing our companies and destroying our jobs. 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. [ cheering and applause ] 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 rail ways 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 goodwill with the nations of the world, but we do so with the understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their own interests first. we do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example, we
will shine for everyone to follow. [ applause ] we will reinforce old alliances and form new ones and unite the civilized world against radical islamic terrorism which we will eradicate completely from the face of the earth. [ cheering and applause ] at the bedrock 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. [ applause ] 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. [ cheering and applause ] 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. [ applause ] 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 energies industries and technologies of tomorrow. a new national pride will lift hour sights and heal our divisions. it's time to remember that old wisdom our soldiers will never forget, that whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots. [ cheering and applause ] 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. [ applause ] so to all americans in every city near and far, small and large, from mountain to mountainf ocean to ocean, hear these words, you will never be ignored again. [ cheering and applause ] 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
op your holy mountain, one that does what is right and speaks the truth. who knows that when you reap the labor of your hands you are praise worthy that he who sows shall leap 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 plant for others, while it is not for us to complete the task, neither are we free to resist from them. disspence justice for the needy for they have no one but their fellow citizen. because the nation's wealth is measured by her values and not
by her faults. 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 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 abide in the fertile fields. and the work of righteousness will be peace, quietness and comfort and forever, 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 our people. for kings, 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, who wants all people to be saved and come to a knowledge of the
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, this great moment together. let us not take for granted the air we breathe or the life you've given us. we were all created by you with one blood, all nations to dwell upon this land together. we're not enemies, we're brothers and sisters, we're not adversaries but allies.
we're not foes but we're 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 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, the leader of christ, solomon kept peace among many nations, joseph wanted better for the people and christ who accepted us all. o, lord, mend our hearts and stitch together the fabric of this great country in the spirit of the legendary gospel songwriter, mahalia, jackson, 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, o, deep in my hearted, i do believe america we shall overcome. may the lord bless and keep america and make us shine upon us be gracious unto us and give us peace. in the name of jesus, amen. >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome jackie evacho accompanied by the president's own 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 o say does that star spangled banner yet wave ♪ o'er the land of the free and the home of the brave ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> ladies and gentlemen, please remain standing while the president and official party depart the platform. you will be released by sections shortly.
>> donald trump, 45th president of the united states. and the pendulum swings as it does throughout our history. this time the swings toward a populous isolationist philosophy, part of the american debate from the earliest days has found 21st century voice in donald trump. bob schieffer, that was not to my mind the speech of republican or democrat, he he is core evacuated both both parties, he called the american landscape an american landscape which had factories from sea to sea that were shuttered, people out of work, american carnage, he called it. >> schieffer: i'm telling you this was very strong stuff. very strong stuff. i did not see any outreach either across the aisle or even
to his own party. i mean, he basically took the hide off everybody sitting on that platform telling him that politicians of washington have prospered while the people out there have suffered and he said it's going to stop here and now. he kept saying "here and now" just as you say, he talked about more protectionist kind of trade policy i would assume, we're going to buy american, we're going to hide -- going to hire american. he said we have enriched other governments stand defended other borders while we fail to do that for our own borders. that is part of all this he's been talking about is nato obsolete. we're going to be unpacking this speech for -- it will take us the rest of the day to get around to this. i'm not quite sure i've ever heard any inauguration speech quite like this. >> pelley: here is hillary clinton who won the popular vote
by 2.8 million votes. donald trump won by 77,000 votes when you add together the states of pennsylvania, wisconsin and michigan, states that put him over the top. donald trump used the word, he said, protection will lead to great prosperity and strength. protection generally meant as taxation of goods coming town the united states in order to give american goods an advantage in free trade. the american carnage, he said, stops right here and stops right now. you know, bob, unlike most of these inaugural speeches i didn't hear donald trump ask the american people to do anything. >> schieffer: once again, as we've been talking about, people
keep expect somebody kind of a pivot from donald trump to move from primary elections to the general election to the presidency. he came here being donald trump and this was once again very much what we saw throughout the last two years. this was donald trump. >> pelley: let's go down to norah o'donnell, gayle king, charlie rose and john dickerson on the mall. >> scott, thank you, i thought this speech was call to arms rather than appeal for unity. it was a populous message that got him to the presidency, tough language about eliminating the american carnage, talking about eliminating from the face of the earth. radical islamic extremism, it was a call to arms, norah. >> we kept hearing it would be a speech about unity and healing. i kept waiting to hear something about unity and healing. that never came. i think that's very surprising. and to say the way he slammed everything that has happened in the last eight years with the
former president of the united states sitting there listening to that after they had just come from tea and coffee together. i think lot of people are very surprised by this tone today. >> it lacked the rhetoric of most inaugural addresses that speak to our better angels as president lincoln declared more than a hundred years ago. instead he talked about righteous people and a righteous public. i don't know that i've ever heard inaugural address where crime, drugs, gangs, american carnage, rusted out factories, it was darker than most inaugural addresses. but it did speak to the electorate that put him in office, that feels that they have been left out. >> it had echoes of his nominating speech at the republican convention, this is a speech to -- the emotional connection he had with that group of voters who felt washington wasn't listening to them. but going back to bob's point, the people around him were his
first target, the politicians who not only acted too slowly but who were had sold out the american people. who were more interested in their comforts, he shot both parties, more interested than their comforts than the american people. that is a bout a big criticism you can make of the people in politics and criticism of the people with whom he's now going to have to work not just leaving aside barack obama. on the rhetoric question, he was to the extent that he deployed rhetoric it was always painting that dark, desolate, dangerous american landscape. there was none of that parceled out to anything up lifting or around which people could unify. >> it was also a reaffirmation of his idea of america first. america first, restore jobs, america first in terms of taking people and bringing them back. whatever he means by make
america great again. >> i didn't hear a lot of applause while we're sitting here looking at the crowd. he got his biggest applause said we will eliminate isis that was the first time that i heard saw significant amount of applause while we're watching the crowd here. i'm curious to see how it played in the country this speech. >> america first means that wall, that protection, the american jobs, american companies in america, not overseas these are battle lines within his own party where you have a lot of republicans believe in tree trade as part of the capitalist system then secondarily who believe as ronald reagan did that there are values worth protecting and promoting overseas for their own sake and promote them, to exercise u.s. power as a way to promote those ideas keeps america safe, there was -- this was real clear break from that. >> i just wouldn't point out we're seeing now president donald trump and president barack obama walking into the capitol row tin da, they're going now to what will be a luncheon with members of congress and president trump.
they will say goodbye to the first family, the obamas who will leave out the east front of the capitol board what is known traditionally as marine one, since he is no longer, it's called executive one they will go on to their post presidency life. >> one more of the tradition, is that are part of every inaugural day, meeting with the leaders of congress after you make the inaugural speech. >> talking to people who watched donald trump through his whole career, they define his opening gambit as richard frack said throw hand grenades at the beginning. destabilize everyone that some instances negotiating ploy which is to say, he knows ultimately he's going to have to be somewhere else but if you start at the furthest edge, then you can come back to it. >> we're on the national mall on the other end of the u.s. capital is the lincoln memorial. on the memorial are etched the words from president lincoln's inaugural address. that's why these inaugural addresses matter they get etched in stone. what of this address does he
want to have etched in stone? that will be something to look closely at, to mark his future monument, to mark his future library, what are the most iconic speeches, some of the most iconic things of american history. >> american known forever as the american speech, that was the most striking thing. he was speaking to, in my estimation and only to, the people who got him elected. >> let me just -- add one thing here, charlie, when first george bush made his inaugural address, he said, we meet on democracy's front porch a grand place to talk as neighbors and friends. that is the day our nation is made whole. this was not a speech, a friendly speech to the neighbors. this was serving notice that there's a new guy on the block
and we're going to do things in a different way. >> his way. >> it was a speech to those people elected him, there we see the former president and the new president walking through congress to attend a lunch together. president obama not going to the lunch he'll say goodbye to him the president will come back. >> this is the east of the capitol and the steps they will say goodbye. it's a beautiful way goodbye. obamas will get on the helicopter go to joint air force base. >> wonder what they're saying? you think about this, this is the way the former president traditionally left. to think about back in the day of harry truman, he put his suitcases in the family car, he and his wife drove back to missouri. what a difference a few years makes. >> president obama kissing his wife's hand as they are preparing to head down the the
the new vice president sending off the old. >> i remember the day that ronald reagan left and sam donaldson of abc news shouted a question, barbara bush about to go to the white house said, he got his last shout. >> barbara bush and her husband, former president, 92-year-old george herbert walker bush have been in the hospital. but late reports are that they are both doing much better, the former president has had pneumonia but we are told that all signs are toward improvement they hope to have him out of the hospital soon. >> i guess the former vice president, he's going down to the railroad station getting on amtrak going back to delaware which he did, he commuted back
and forth in the senate for so many years. >> there has been a little bit of trouble in washington, nare away from the ceremonies there laugh been some unruly crowds, some broken store windows at one point the metropolitan police used pepper spray to quell those crowds. some people came to town today bent on trouble, that in no way has had any impact on the ceremonies here on the national mall. let's watch and listen now as the first african american president says his final goodbye.
president obama waves goodbye to the nation's capitol. as the helicopter, formerly known as marine one now prepares to lift off from the grounds of the capitol. the new president of the united states, donald j. trumpnd and new first lady are headed back in to the capitol for a traditional luncheon with members of congress. and then he will be heading to the white house and there will be hours of parades and festivities that go well into the night.
mr. obama said in his final news conference that he was looking forward to his time after the presidency, one of the things he said was, he was looking forward to when he wouldn't have to hear himself talking all the time. >> some of us in television, we get that same feeling sometimes, school. it will be interesting now, some former presidents in years past that helicopter has lifted off, headed down the mall, of course we'll see if that's what they choose to do today to give them one last look at washington where they have spent eight previous years. >> i'll have to check my history here, bob, but barack obama is certainly one of the youngest former presidents in our
historyf not the youngest. he has a long career ahead of him. >> yes, he does. we'll now have five former presidents which may be a record number. i'm trying to think back. >> president obama's inauguration day, first one eight years ago has been estimated that there were more than 1.6 million people in washington. it was potentially the largest gathering in the history of the nation's capitol. >> certainly the largest in the 47 years i've been here.
the former first lady will be flown to joint base andrews as it's now called, old andrews air force base. we can hear the helicopter going over our studio right now. >> just couple hundred feet above where we are. >> right above us. very short trip to joint base andrews and then they will board a plane and leave the washington area. going on vacation. >> schieffer: i'm always -- i watched a lot of presidents leave washington, it's always a touching moment for want of a better phrase for me. some leave happily, i remember seeing richard nixon leave in one of the most bizarre and almost surreal kind of scenes that i saw at andrews air force base.
waving goodbye, as he always did, yet he had just resigned the presidency. lyndon johnson left a beaten man, the war had worn him down and yet as the years went by we came to recognize the enormous things that he had been able to do in the civil rights area. more than 400 pieces of significant legislation. we basically today live in lyndon johnson's america. >> pelley: that is the tower of the trump hotel that the helicopter just flew by, the old 19th century post office building here in washington. the former president said in his last news conference that his family, his daughters in particular, were disappointed --
there's the washington monument, of course -- were disappointed in the way the election turned out. but he also said, quote, i think we're going to be okay, referring to the nation, the transfer of power. and the president's former residence now the residence of president trump and the new first lady. let's go down to charlie rose, norah o'donnell, gayle king and john dickerson. >> dickerson: looking at the speech that new president just made, he also said, it is time to remember that old wisdom our soldiers will never forget whether we are black or brown or white we all bleed the same blood patriots, whether a child is born in irrelevant bandy it to or the wind swept plains of nebraska they look up at the same night sky and they fill their hearts with the same dream.
that was what he also said near the end of his speech. but it was call to action to put america first. >> but following up on that, charlie, there was part that struck out to me when you open your heart to patriotism there's no room for prejudice. i hope that is at least a message that people take away from today. >> i think it will be over shadowed by the direct message that he gave, it was a warning to his own party with whom we'll now see how things move in practice. but if you are a republican, he's putting you on notice, too if you don't move fast enough and with the people's interest he could deploy that kind of rhetoric towards republican lawmakers who he is by today's actions by his campaign remember campaign paul ryan was one of his chief targets, that they will be as quickly on the wrong end of his view as perhaps democrats. you can imagine democrats being more pleased with some of the lines in that speech than
traditional republicans in terms of protectionism and america first. >> this is now donald trump's washington. what you see on the left-hand side of the screen there is the congressional luncheon for him, this is actually been tradition more than a century, there will be about 200 guests there including the president and vice president, their families, supreme court justices as well all gathered there for several hours. major garrett reported earlier that trump asked if he could just skip the lunch get straight to work. because he wants to quickly built pen to paper and issue some executive action. it will be very short inaugural parade after that. but there will somebody ceremony that will cover, what we're get can that sense here, we see represented by these pictures obama said farewell. that is an end of an era. >> off to california. i do like that he told "60 minutes" that wherever he ends up tomorrow morning he will not be setting his alarm. >> i assume that that helicopter
is making one last trip around washington as most presidents or former presidents want to do. let us not forget what we saw here at this inaugural day was a gathering of republicans and democrats, members of the supreme court and congress, all here to be part of what democracy is about, peaceful transfer of power. sometimes between people who do not see america in terms of policies the same way, that was certainly true. >> we're seeing the bidens now, that is a train station, they're at union station here -- >> that was quick. >> not far to go. >> they have held that is known as 1:00 p.m. for the bidens who will go back to delaware. for those who know, vice president biden, former senator biden, he went home to delaware every night. he's taken more than 8,000 round trips in his career on amtrak.
>> he's been doing that since he was 29 years old. >> should get? free ones by now. >> he's back on the train. he's back on the train, back home, also with senator carter there from the great state of delaware. no doubt many of the conductors those who work on this amtrak know biden by name and he may know their children's name. >> he knows them, too. >> nancy cordes has covered vice president biden and his time in the senate, she's also there on the hill covering this luncheon, nancy? >> norah, well, the west front of the capitol has now cleared out, one of the last people who leave was, was steve bannon who now going to be a close advisor to president trump in the white house he joined the campaign late in the game, a lot of people have said that heard a
lot of steve bannon in that presidential address. it was very interesting, as the senators were filing out i asked about ten of them, democrats and republicans what they thought of this speech. frankly they had very little to say. most of them looked kind of shell shocked. the democrats, of course, disagreed with a lot of what mr. trump had to say but don't want to go there on a day like today. and for the republicans, they are mostly wondering how in the world they are now going to achieve some of the objectives that he laid out. how are they going to roll backed forces of globalization and modernization which they believe are much more responsible for job losses than u.s. trade policies or u.s. tax policy for that matter. how do they simultaneously cut taxes and make enormous invest. how do they roll back obamacare but cover everyone. this speech was as much a challenge to them as anyone. they are going to be grappling
with that challenge, because after all if they aren't able to achieve the objectives that he has laid out the objectives that a lot of trump supporters are desperately hoping they can achieve, then they, along with mr. trump will get the blame. >> nancy cordes there on capitol hill we take a look at the pictures for this kong depressional luncheon that is well attended. by a group that's going to try to work together and next several months to enacts -- first got to vote on his cabinet, fill his government then fill his promises to the american people. >> john, you think the president helped himself or hurt himself with this speech? >> wellf he got elected because he was himself, then in this speech he was himself and there for he stuck with what brought him. i think if his goal was to unify people, that i don't think the speech did that. i think that -- it's
extraordinary he's going to have this lunch after just describing all of the members as total sellouts for their own comfort and selling out the american people. but his mode in business has been to do these big opening gambits use that to control the negotiation and this was his big opening gambit. >> it has worked for him. >> that put him where he is today. >> built on the other hand he has to deal with the political rally, the landscape he faces which is his approval ratings are low. he has an intense following but there is also a lot of nervousness in the country and this probably deepened both of those feelings. the followers who got just that they wanted and those who are nervous who are maybe more so. >> you said at one point, john, some times his mo to throw down a hand grenade then dial it back. would you describe this as hand grenade being thrown? >> they so. to all of washington not just
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the transfer of power is complete -- as donald trump officially becomes the 45th president of the united i donald john trump do faithfully swear that i will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states. >> the transfer of power is complete. donald trump officially becomes the 45th president of the united states. good morning, i'm kenny choi. >> i'm michelle griego. here's a live look from washington, dc where just over an hour ago, president trump took the oath of office in front of a huge crowd. all over the bay area, protestors are making their voices heard. here's the golden gate bridge. this is from chopper 5