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it's inauguration day on "world news now," and the transition has begun. the trumps descend on d.c. a salute for lincoln. fireworks over the mall spelling out usa. overnight the president-elect and melania trump at a black tie dinner. >> we are going to make america great again. greater than ever before. >> now a historic day is about to unfold. the car ride to the capitol with only president obama, the oath of office with hillary clinton just steps away. we're looking back at inaugurations past and ahead to the first 100 days of the trump era. the nation gets a new president on this january 20th, 2017.
from abc news, this is "world news now." >> we do say good morning, everybody, on this friday, january 20th. i'm kendis gibson. >> a momentus occasion for the country. >> just about a year ago when we were getting ready for the caucuses in iowa donald trump is just hours away now from becoming the leader of the free world. >> here's a live look at the capitol. where trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the united states. he attended a. >> trump is keeping with tradition by spending his final night as president-elect at blair house, the president's guest house across the street from the white house. and then there's this photo that we saw this image, a poignant onero
picture frames in the west wing area that once held photos of president obama now empty. abc's marci gonzalez has more on trump's busy day as a private citizen. >> reporter: a booming celebration on inauguration eve. ♪ >> reporter: just hours before taking the oath of office, president-elect donald trump at a black tie dinner and taking a verbal victory lap. >> there's never been a movement like this. >> reporter: outlining his optimism. >> we're going to unify our country. >> reporter: at his make america great again concert. trump arrived on a military plane holding a luncheon before joining mike pence laying a
wreath at the tomb of the unknowns. a solemn tradition ahead of the pageantry and the protests from clashes with police in d.c. to a more peaceful star studded demonstration in new york city. >> are you going to fight? are we going to have 100 days of resis stance? >> reporter: thousands saying they'll keep their opposition after trump moves into the white house. he spent the last night in the presidential guest house preparing for the inaugural address later today. thanks to marci gonzalez in today. apparently he penned the address himself. now, she mentioned that trump's luncheon at his new hotel on pennsylvania avenue. >> it was his second stop this week at the hotel which has become something of a hub of inaugural activity. you can see a flurry of activity outside the doors. reporters asked if
a spotlight on his hotel. sean spicer dismissed the issue. >> the idea that he's going to his own hotel shouldn't be a shocker. it's a beautiful place. it's proud of it. >> reporter: >> the hotel could prove to be the first clash between his business interest and the presidency. there's a clause barring elected u.s. officials from deriving benefit from it. hillary clinton is somewhat low profile after the election. she will be there for the swearing in soceremony she hope would be her own. we learned she will be about five yards from trump as he takes the oath of office. >> once he becomes president, trump is expected to sign a series of executives starting as early as today. >> rick klein has more on what the new president is immediately
on his signature promises. >> reporter: getting inaugurated is easy. governing is difficult. he is going to start with the campaign promises. look for him to deliver early and thoroughly on repealing and replacing obama care. and the border wall. that feeds to his second big priority. he has to watch his right. he needs to start giving on the conservative promises early. he needs to start reigning in the budget and deliver on a supreme court nominee that the right gets behind. that's how he solidifies his base. and then watch his left. president trump is going to try to reach out to democrats and pick them off for other priorities including a giant infrastructure package. he's going to enrage some in his party when he does it. that's part of what he's trying to achieve. there's people rooting for his failure. he's going to have to walk a tight rope in the first 100 days. >> needless to say,
plate. remember to stay tuned to abc throughout the morning for coverage. >> our live coverage of the inauguration begins at 7:00 a.m. eastern time. >> we should note this is the end of an era as well. president obama making history in his final hours in the white house by commuting sentences for 339 nonviolent drug offenders. that brings the total number of clemencies to 1700. more than any president in the nation's history. he also set a one day record with the 330. he reduced sentences for hundreds of inmates including chelsea manning. the clemency was -- >> all chau poe gudman is now in new york. he'll appear in federal court today to face trafficking and other charges. the leader of what's described as the world's most powerful drug cartel
under extremely tight security after his extradition from mexico. jack riley who helped bring the case against guzman says this is a milestone for u.s. law enforcement. >> i was on the job for 32 years. this is the best day of my life. he's responsible for more deaths than elal qaeda or bin laden ev. this is a great day for the good guys on both sides of the border. >> guzman escaped twice. law enforcement officials say it won't happen in the u.s., he'll be watched around the clock. overseas the search for survivors of an avalanche in central city. the clock winds down. the avalanche flattened a four
star mountain resort. the research for survivors is hampered by heavy snowfall and concerns the building itself may collapse. at least two bodies recovered so far. four powerful earthquakes that hit wednesday may have triggered that avalanche. america sees a smooth transfer of power today, but in gambia, not so much. the long time leader who lost the election refusing to step down. the guy who won has taken the oath of office but from another country. now military troops from several countries have been sent in to remove the old leader who once said he could rule for a billion years. no matter what you think in this political season, it is fortunate we have that peaceful transition of power in the u.s. >> just wait. it's not midday yet. >> here's hoping. >> we'll keep this afternoon -- things international for this one. this is like the running of the bulls. it takes place in a small town in spain. >>ll
are waiting for the devil to arrive. >> oh. >> youch. >> just so they can pelt him with turnips. >> how did he get this gig? what karma did he have to receive this torture in folklore said the devil was a cattle thief and villagers pelted them with turnips and eventually banished him from the village. whatever the legend, ouch. >> how do you get that job every year? >> i don't know. he seeps to be pretty resilient. >> he's like this is the last time i answer a craigslist ad. >> getting laughs from the background here. >> coming up, how will today's presidential inauguration of donald trump compare to those of his predecessor. >> we'll look at past inaugurations and look at profound words. >> and remember you can weigh in on facebook at wnnfans.com and
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shot of capitol hill just hours away from the inauguration of america's 45th president. >> it is a cool 38 degrees in the overnight hours in d.c. and the air in the nation's capital is clear. expect a washout later today after the swearing in of president-elect donald trump. we'll continue the coverage on that later. we want to turn our
other things. the backlash over the new movie "a dog's purpose". >> the preview was cancelled after the video was released of a dog. >> time after time our furry four legged friends have stolen the show on the silver screen. >> toto, i feel a feeling we're not in kansas anymore. >> reporter: but the latest hollywood film is coming under fire. >> okay, ready? go. >> reporter: the soon to be released "a dog's purpose" being investigated after this video became public. in the video a german shepard appears to be struggling to stay out of a pool of rushing water. a handler seemingly trying to force the dog in. >> just got to throw him in. >> reporter: the dog then seems to go under water.
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and just hours away from president-elect donald trump's swearing in his campaign manager kellyanne conway says that mr. trump is ready to go with an inaugural speech that she describes as elegant, beautiful, and powerful. quite an endorsement. >> and roughly about 20 minutes long. how will it compare to the speeches of his predecessor?
>> this is the time to speak the truth and boldly. >> 44 americans have now taken the presidential oath. >> we meet again as upon a like moment four years ago. >> this is a solemn and momentous occasion. >> we make new beginnings. >> you are part of this day. you are part of the life of our great nation. >> the faith we hold belongs not to us alone but to the free of all the world. >> may we pursue the rights without self-righteousness. may we know unity without conformity. >> with god's help, the future of mankind will be assured. >> we cannot learn from one another
at one another. until we speak quietly enough so that our words can be heard. >> if we succeed, it will not be because of what we have. but it will be because of what we are. >> we are a proudly idealistic nation. let no one confuse our idealism with weakness. >> it is time for us to realize that we are too great a nation to limit ourselves to small dreams. we have every right to dream heroic dreams. >> let it be said by our children's children that when we were tested we refused to let this journey end. we did not turn back or falter. and with eyes fixed on the horizon and god's eyes upon
we delivered it safely to future generations. >> the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. >> this is our summons to greatness. >> can we solve the problems confronting us? the answer is an emphatic yes. >> the great nation will endure. >> this is the journey we continue today. >> there is nothing wrong with america that cannot be cured by what is right with america. >> renewed in our strength, tested but not weary. we are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom. >> and so, my fellow americans, ask not what your country can do for you. ask what you can do for your country. >> definitely great lines over the decades. >> profound words. i loved this. the shortest
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this morning on "world news now," the inauguration of donald j. trump. >> i have a feeling it's going to be beautiful. >> the president-elect gearing up for the biggest day of his life. rain or shine. it will be beautiful. set to take the oath of office for the highest office in the land in front of nearly a million people in the nation's capital. we'll have a preview of the festivities and what's expected. and sharing it will be his family by his side. we'll hear from the trump children including daughter ivanka's response to rumors she'll be kicking her stepmother out of the first lady's office. >> i think it's an inappropriate observation. the'