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tonight, we're just 24 hours away from america's newest first family moving into the white house. >> your father said he would be so presidential he would be boring. when is that going to happen exactly? >> they touched down in d.c. just hours ago, and tonight, are talking to only "20/20." the next president. from the people who know him best, his family. exclusive all new interviews about their inner most workings. >> you can do it. you can do it. >> who has got his ear? >> does it trouble you that a lot of people are fearful of your dad's presidency? >> ivanka. >> people are saying that you
will essentially be the first lady. >> father dad is entrusting the company for you and your brother to run. >> what does this say about their father's late night tweets? had. >> do you ever say to him, knock it off? >> sure. i'm his daughter. >> and melania trump. >> we had that sparkle. >> and barron, the youngest first boy since john john. and the backstage secrets of moving one family out and a new one in with only a five-hour turn around. >> i sent out an e-mail. shampoo. feather pillows. >> tonight a new chapter, celebrations and concerns. >> i mean, you rewrote the rules. >> he is still rewriting them. >> america's new first family, the trumps go to washington. now live from washington, d.c., david muir and elizabeth vargas. >> and good evening, we're to
coming to you live from washington where we're hours away flt inauguration. tomorrow president-elect donald trump becomes president trump before noon becoming the 45th president of the united states. it will happen behind us here at the capitol where he'll deliver the most important speech of his life. >> even today has been full of tradition for the untraditional president-elect. his last full day as a civilian. he was at a black tie gala where he worked the crowd, and his ha hair. >> i mean, the truth is if it really pours that's okay because people will realize it's my real hair, and that's okay. it's okay. >> he even surprised his counselor kellyanne conway by calling her up on stage to thank her for her tenacity as his manager. >> and the lincoln memorial
included lee greenwood for singing his anthem. ♪ i'm proud to be an american where at least i know i'm free ♪ >> and by his identiside, the p who know him best, and here on "20/20," they sit down with us, and the father doesn't know how he'll feel when he takes that oath. >> we start with ivanka trump, the favorite child according to her brothers. the peace keeper to his quick temper. she opened up to deborah roberts this week in this exclusive interview. >> reporter: you could say that ivanka trump's life has prepared her to become a first daughter. born between don jr. and ere irk during donald's first marriage to ivana, more diamonds than denim.
with enough beauty to work as a model and brains. she is the apple of her father's eye. >> who was his favorite? >> i'm going with ivanka. >> reporter: 35-year-old ivanka is in a whirlwind. days before the inauguration, she invited "20/20" two her tower, now an armed fortress. >> welcome. >> thank you. this is brand new. >> brand new. we had other office spaces, be you we just opened this one. >> reporter: in true trump fashion, ivanka is firing herself, stepping away from the trump organization and her own apparel and accessories business. ♪ happy birthday to you >> reporter: she and husband jared kushner along with their three children are moving into a
$5.5 million home near the obamas. >> what are you saying about this new venture and grandpa's new job? >> i tell them that their grandfather is going to washington, d.c. with the goal of helping as many people as he possibly can, and their father and i want to contribute to that in any way that we are able. >> in the meantime, wboxes aroud the house. moving van. >> and that. we have moving boxes coming out of our ears. >> grab an apple! >> reporter: ivanka is known share private family moments on social media. the nurturing side of washington's newest power couple. >> the orchard. >> reporter: her instagram filled with home videos and family photos. >> you can do it! >> ivanka trump and her family harassed -- >> reporter: but there's a downside to their new public
life. >> some guy went up to her and started giving her a hard time and told her that, you know, her father was ruining the country. >> was that frightening? what was that like for you? and a lot of people were asking what you were doing on a commercial flight anyway. >> i think it's never okay to harass anyone regardless of what your viewpoints are, especially when you are with childrens but, you know, i think that this is a new world, and aisi'm adjusting. >> reporter: she says the low point is overshadowed by the high moments which began in june of 2015. >> today, i have the honor of introducing a man who needs no introduction. >> reporter: she became a booster for her dad. a regular on the campaign trail. >> our next president and my father -- >> reporter: that tight dad/daughter bond with rumors that melania and barron won't
move to the white house right away -- >> his wife and son are expected to stay in new york until next spring. >> reporter: has fueled rumors about ivanka's role. >> that you will be the first lady. >> there is one first lady, and melania will be an incredible first lady. i'm proud of her. he is intelligent, warm, caring and a remarkable first person. >> will you have an office in the east wing? >> my focus is moving to washington, traveling around the country and listening and getting great feedback on how i can add positive value. >> reporter: she says she is still figuring out her role, but it's clear jared, her husband of seven years, will be a key player. like his wife, jared knows a life of privilege. a harvard grad, he too comes from a family who made a fortune in real estate.
even more than the trumps. the kushners are an orthodox jewish family. she converted. >> a lot of people don't know your husband. he is the mystery guy in the background. >> he is a remarkable human being. he is kind and thoughtful. i feel in a lot of ways we got married pretty young by i guess new york standards, and i feel like we have really grown up together and we have three children, and he is an unbelievable father. >> does he change diapers? >> he does. >> reporter: there will likely be fewer pampers in his future. he is about to become one of the most powerful men in the west wing. when meeting ivanka, there is no denying her diplomatic skills. despite the ice cold tension between her dad and hillary clinton when they wouldn't even shake hands during the second debate. ivanka and chelsea clinton found
a warmer moment. >> she is a very good friend of mine. she has been a friend of mine before the campaign. >> still now? >> of course, she will be a friend of mine after. so i haven't spoken about the specific challenges about this next chapter with her just yet, but i intend to. >> reporter: details matter to ivanka trump. she is even writing a new book called "women who work." the proceeds will go to charity. critics would point out the irony. there will be a march with a lot of women who feel your dad will turn back the clock. what do you say? >> i say, give my father a chance. i think that what he has shown his entire life is, his support and advocacy of women. >> reporter: he ignites controversy with his tweeting. your dad is known for his
tweets. do you ever say knock it off? let it go. >> sure. >> you do? >> sure. >> does he listen? >> i'm his daughter, so -- i give him my feedback, solicited or otherwise. it's a unique moment because he has so many people that are engaged with him who he can bring his message to directly. it's very powerful, but of course, at times, i tell him not to. >> does he listen to you, and does anybody say, don't send that? >> depends on the day. >> we're in a divided nation right now. does it trouble you that a lot of people are fearful of your dad's presidency? >> the country is very divided, and it has been very divided, and i have seen my whole life. my father is an incredible unifier. for every critic, i would say give him time. let him come into office. let him prove you wrong. >> your dad's speech will probably be more important than
any one he has ever given. have you weighed in on his inauguration speech? do you have a sense of what he is going to say? >> he has been working on it extensively. it's excellent, and he is refining it. just like his speech on election night, it will focus on unity, on optimism, and on the future. >> short, sweet, long? do you know? >> it's not overly long. and it's not too short. >> reporter: ivanka trump's life is about to change dramatically, but she says not completely. friday after he is sworn in, is he dad? is he mr. president? >> he is always dad. he is always dad. >> and while you heard deborah ask there, the first daughter hasn't said if she will have an office in the white house or any official role, but you know she will be a trusted confidant for her father. >> eshe said he is always dad. join us on facebook and twitter,
and use the hashtag abc2020. we'll be back with the sons. >> what will be off limits with their father? >> you will never discuss business? >> has he had his own off moments on twitter? >> should he be calling people liar, loser, sleaze bag? >> sometimes he is right. >> when we return. 1040ez for free. (director) what? you know that's not your line, right? (jon) did you know that h&r block will file your 1040ez for free? (director) ahhh...yeah. the line is, "rome."
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edition of "20/20" on the eve of the inauguration. in a moment here in washington this evening after the lincoln memorial concert as the entire trump family approached that monument, one of the most iconic landmarks in history. trump standing before lincoln as he is about to become leader of the free world. >> but his sons have other shoes to fill. their father's. while donald trump remains in washington, d.c., his adult sons will return home to new york and take over the reigns of their father's billion dollar businesses. for the men who told they they had been in the white house, the trump address is the only one that matters at least for the next four years. >> reporter: pause for a moment and consider -- what must it be like for donald trump to call you "son?" eric and donald jr. -- the original apprentices -- know the answer. >> i think on that criteria,
eric and i probably agree with you. >> he was always kind of a father and a mentor and a boss. >> reporter: i sat down with eric, with his wife lara, and don jr. earlier this week to talk about growing up trump. >> we'd run in to give him a kiss before we went to, to school in the morning. and he'd look at us. i was 5 or 6 years old. he'd always look at us, "no drinking, no drugs, no smoking. and, by the way, you've -- >> at five? >> "and by the way, you guys better get good grades." exactly. at five. i go, "dad, what's drinking? what's drugs? what's smoking?" >> this is my room, it's kinda like going back in time. >> reporter: showing off their childhood bedrooms, the two princes of the trump empire told barbara walters in 2004 that they grew up with priceless manhattan views. >> the cabs, they always look like micro machines, they're just so small from up here. >> this is a blast of nostalgia. >> reporter: but it wasn't always limos and bespoke suits. the two boys learned to fish and hunt while summering with mother ivana's frugal working class parents in czechoslovakia. and don jr. went through a rebellious phase -- first as a hard partying college kid, then
an aspen ski bum who sometimes hid his famous last name. >> there were times when you just didn't want to have to deal with everyone making those assumptions however ignorant they may be. i would introduce myself as just don or avoid the last name at all costs. >> reporter: but in 2001, don jr. ante'd back in -- starting at his dad's atlantic city casino working outside as a dock attendant. then, along with brother eric, they labored in construction for the trump organization, cutting trees, riding tractors. making their way up alongside sister ivanka. >> with the four of us, i think we just have a great opportunity to just take over the city and -- >> to take over the city? >> to take over the city. >> stop thinking so small, eric. think, the world. >> reporter: okay, so maybe ambition is genetic. now the sons are top organization executives and their hard-driving father has attained the most ambitious goal of all. >> do you call him mr. president?
seriously, he is now the president. not just your father. >> i walked into his office, and said, mr. president-elect, and he smiles. >> reporter: the brothers have new titles. the younger, the mountaineer, and eric known for his silent strength is code named marksman. but despite the security arrangements, they will be staying in new york. especially with barron and melania staying here, will your dad move into the white house? how much time will he spend there? >> he'll be there. >> 50/50? >> virtually all of to his time will be there. his working time. he doesn't do anything halfway. >> is any part of you jealous that your sister gets to play more of a role? >> there's an element. anybody would be able to do that, but i'm content with the decision we have made to stay here. >> reporter: keeping 39-year-old
don jr. company here are his wife vanessa and five children and brother, eric. married to wife lara. they never imagined their first few years of marriage would be spent on a campaign trail. >> it was not in the plan, but you can't plan for this. election night was our two-year anniversary, and it was an incredible way to spend it with our whole family. >> reporter: just last week, the boys were by their father's side again as the president-elect announced his plan to end conflict of interest criticism by turning his business holdings over to them, and as always, expectations will be high. >> if they do a bad job, i'll say, you're fired. >> no pressure. >> no pressure. what could go wrong? >> seriously though, how is this going to work? you're never going to speak to your dad about business? you have been intimately involved with him and business for years. >> 16 years now, and we
understand how this business works. >> you're in each other's office seven times a day. how will you pull the plug on that? >> my father has the biggest responsibility of any person arguably on the planet. his focus will be running this country, and my focus will be running a great company. >> and you will never discuss this, like, over family dinner? nothing? you can't even ask me how it's going? >> it's important to keep separation of church and state. >> there has been a huge outcry of some ethics experts that it will not remove the suspicion that your father is profiting from the office of presidency, and he needs to divest the company. >> you use the word suspicion, and that's all it is. we have taken sfrooextraordinar measures. >> why not just divest and silence them for once and for all? >> it's a multibillion dollar
company. it would take years to do it, and there would beg the question of, is that person paying a premium? there is no win on this. >> one of the things your father infamously said is he would be so presidential he would be boring. when is that going to happen dpa exactly? >> you have to ask him that question. it's amazing. he wrote the rules of politics in this country and around the world. >> he is still rewriting them. often on twitter. >> reporter: but along with rewriting the rules, many have said he has also frequently crossed line. when you are tweeting out things like liar, loser, sleaze bag, is that how the president should be talking? >> sometimes he right. >> doesn't mean he should saty it. >> i see how deceptive the media can be. and if he can get to the source, that's great.
>> his words were dangerous a few days ago when he equates u. intelligence to nazi germany. do you think he'll pull back on the twitter? >> he will, but if something happens, he'll call them out. >> does he know that the nation is hanging on every syllable. >> >> probably in the politically correct, but i don't care. >> tell me about how you feel about people who don't like your dad. what do they not know? >> he has a heart of gold, and he has been a great father to don, ivanka and i. >> are you going to fight? >> even the people protoasting the streets will be protesting on inauguration day. i think once they see he cares about this country and they have more money, and their children
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we're coming back to you with this beautiful live shot of the u.s. capital where thousands will gather to watch donald j. trump to swear in on two bibles. the abraham lincoln bible, and the one his mother gave him. >> and melania will be by his side, be y side, but the big question for any first lady, what kind of influence will she have? once again, deborah roberts. >> reporter: when it comes to first ladies this unconventional 46-year-old, former model is a wellspring of "firsts." >> melania trump is
non-traditional in so many ways. the first third wife of a president. the first, first lady we've had who's born outside the u.s. since louisa adams, the first where english isn't her first language. she is the first first lady with a pre-nup. >> loo look who we have. >> reporter: much of america first got to know melania trump when she sat down with barbara walters. were you involved in the decision of your husband to become president? >> yes, and i encouraged him. >> reporter: you did? you encouraged him? >> i encouraged him because i know what he will do, and what he can do for america. he is a master negotiator, master deal maker and he loves the country. >> reporter: for this unusual first lady -- before the magazine covers, the marriage to the donald, and the billionaire jet-set lifestyle, melania trump was melanija knavs. born in the small riverside town of sevnica in slovenia, then part of communist yugoslavia, melania grew up in this humble apartment. her father a car salesman, her
mother a clothing designer. melania did her first catwalk at the age of 5, and at 17, began modeling professionally. childhood friends say the small town girl always stood out. >> two words, grace kelly. >> she was like an angel. >> she was never typical slovenian girl. very, very classy. >> reporter: after studying architecture at a university in slovenia, she left school to pursue her modeling career in new york. she spoke about the mercurial career of a model on the campaign trail. >> there are ups and downs, high highs, and ridicule, and rejection too. >> reporter: at a fashion party in 1998, the 28-year-old model ran into the then 52-year-old real estate tycoon. he came up to you, you rebuffed him. yeah? >> he came with a date. so he asked me for the number
and i said, i will not give you my number. so if you give me your numbers i will call you. we met a week later. >> reporter: a -- and then it was okay? >> well, he was very charming and -- he -- we had the great sparkle. >> reporter: soon after melania added sparkle to the cover of gq posing nude, another first-lady first. your image, looking the way you do, is that a liability for your husband? >> i don't think so. i think people will always judge. i was a very successful model and i did some photo shoots. yes, they were a little, little risky, but nothing more than you see every year in "sports illustrated." and this is everything my design. >> reporter: but not just a pretty face, melania revealed her entrepreneurial side launching a skin care and jewelry line. >> it's really fun and creative for me, and it's something else than being a mommy and a wife. >> reporter: all along, the would be new first lady has remained steadfast in support of her lightening-rod husband. you know, your husband has come under fire here and there for
making disparaging remarks about women. does this bother you? >> it doesn't bother me. he treats everybody the same. he talked about men as well, not about women only. >> reporter: do you think occasionally he's too nasty? >> i don't think he's nasty. i think he's tough, and you need that. you need that in business world, you need that as a president -- you need that to be successful. >> thank you very much. >> reporter: melania is not without her own controversy accused of plagiarizing michelle obama's speech during the republican national convention. >> you work hard for what you want in life. that your work is your bond, and uh- you do what you say. >> reporter: becoming fodder for late night jokes. >> she gave the speech of michelle obama's life last night >> reporter: even her husband couldn't resist. >> michelle obama gives a speech and everyone loves it. my wife, melania, gives the
exact same speech and people get on her case. >> reporter: however, melania recently vowed to make a cause her very own, cyberbullying. >> it's very bad out there and children get hurt. >> by? >> by social media. by what's going on, and by negativity. >> it's a real problem in schools. >> reporter: douglas brinkley is a presidential historian and author of the book "rightful heritage." >> she wants to pick up the issue of cyber bullying, which caused some laughter by some people, 'cause donald trump seems to do that himself quite a bit. but, it is a huge issue. >> reporter: but when the new president unpacks his toothbrush and bathrobe in their new house, melania won't be joining him, adding to her list of firsts says kate anderson brower, author of "first women." >> this is the first time we've ever had a first lady not move to the white house, um, since you know, martha washington when there was no white house. >> reporter: instead, mrs. trump will remain at the couple's new york luxury penthouse at least
until 10-year-old son barron finishes the school year. >> give a lot of credit to melania to reserve that kind of privacy for herself and her son with somebody as high profile as donald trump. >> reporter: and once melania does move into the white house, the question will be just how much this unconventional first lady of firsts will change the white house and how much it will change her? >> next, barron goes to daddy's office, but will he go to the white house? >> last time we had a young boy in the white house, we had john kennedy jr. >> growing up in a playground like none other. complete with secret code names. guess who had turquoise and tinkle? when we return. you have the freedom to do virtually whatever you want. is there no worrying about gigabytes, shmigabytes, overages, bill phobia? that's the dream right there. well, then mama is gonna text, ping, post, tweet, snap...
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you're now looking at a live picture of the white house. 132 rooms. it has been turned into a home for some 26 children presidents and first ladies raising their families there. >> much has been made of the one first child who won't be living there, at least for a little while. barron trump. he probably has all he needs or could ever want at home in new york city new york, but there's more waiting for him at the most famous house investigate world. >> i brought my family, okay? and barron trump, you know barron. >> reporter: when the obamas leave at approximately 10:30 in the morning the action begins. the bushes called this a rarefied club and wrote to sasha and malia obama. >> now you're about to join another rarefied club.
>> reporter: children who have called the white house home. >> last time we had a young boy in the white house, john kennedy jr. and the children were part of camelot. >> reporter: and waiting for barron to finish the school year in new york city when he does arrive in washington, he and the trump grandchildren will enjoy the many perks at 1600 pennsylvania avenue. a movie theater, bowling alley. swimming pool, basketball court and barron might even enjoy the putting green installed by general eisenhower. the staff goes the extra mile to make sure the first children feel at home as they did for sasha and malia obama. >> the first night we were in the house, and the staff had a scavenger hunt planned for the girls, and there were the jonas
brothers. ♪ >> reporter: former chief usher, steven roshan remembers watching the girls grow up. >> i had the pleasure of picking out the swing set, and we hadn't had one on the lawn since john john kennedy. >> reporter: the white house grounds make a swashs backyard. it's where 9-year-old amy carter played during jimmy carter's administration. like barron trump, amy was an only child in the white house. so was chelsea clinton. steve ford wrote a letter to chelsea when her father was elected. >> i thought, gosh. what a tough situation she will have. she had no siblings. i said, you know, make your secret service guys your best friends. >> reporter: steve was 18 when president richard nixon resigned. >> i --
>> reporter: steve's father became the 38th president of the united states. >> dwe don't get to move into te white house. we have to move to our house in suburbia. mom is cooking the family dinner, and she goes, jerry, something is wrong here. you just became president of the united states, and i'm still cooking. >> reporter: they had to wait a week until the nixons moved out. steve remembers his first night in the white house. >> i could my best friend. you have to come over here. there is a solarium on the roof of the white house. we set my stereo up, and i think we were playing led zeppelin, "stairway to heaven," and it was, like, dumb and dumber on the roof of the white house ♪ and she is buying a stairway to heaven ♪ >> reporter: the trumps like other first families will face
the challenge of making the 132-room mansion feel like a family home. and security being a priority, sometimes it's easier to bring the party to you. >> i think it should be a pretty room. >> reporter: jackie kennedy converted the solarium on the third floor into a kindergarten for daughter caroline, and others would become a family room where the girls would have sleepovers. >> it was as normal as it could be although they had a view of the washington monument out their window. >> reporter: it could be the same one barron sees, before occupied by caroline and john john kennedy. the trump kids might sleep in the bedrooms where ronald reagan jr. stayed. another aspect of being a son or daughter is your own secret
service detail. here's steve ford in montana, decked out in cowboy gear, and you get a kocode name. >> mine was peso. >> sasha was rosebud. malia, radiance. >> wherever you go, you have secret service around you. >> how do you normalize that? >> very hard. and that's why i think it takes some parenting and i think melania has to do that on a full-time way and make sure that her son comes out well-adjusted, and by all indications, she is doing her best to do that. >> melania has been unbelievable in terms of how she has been adjusting him to the changes that will be occurring in his own life. but he is very excited. >> reporter: and what will life be like for barron in the white house and beyond? >> i think any of the children of a former president feel very
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>> reporter: when the obamas leave at approximately 10:30 in the morning the action begins. >> so the minute the door shuts after the obamas leave, frenzy? >> it's over. yes -- >> they start racing around. >> they do. it all switches out that quickly -- >> really? all the clothes. do all the mattresses come out? >> everything. >> i mean, you can't have president trump sleeping in the same bed president obama just slept in -- >> it's almost -- you know, i only can use the word s.w.a.t. team because that's what it feels like. and it's done quickly and efficiently. >> i had it laid out to the five-minute detail of what happened every five minutes. >> reporter: admiral stephen rochon was in charge of the move that last time it happened eight years ago when president george w. bush's family moved out and newly-elected president barack obama's moved in. >> it's very intense in those five hours to execute both of those moves. most of the time, you don't find
the new family coming in within five hours. >> reporter: the staff can attend to the smallest detail, rochon says because they've done their homework. >> i sent out a questionnaire to the advance team right after the election and it's a huge list. what brand of shampoo? what brand of soap? uh, what type of carpets? bedding? do you want foam pillows or feather pillows? mattresses. all of those things are laid out to the finest detail of knowing what they want. >> reporter: for security reasons no outside movers are allowed, so the entire staff must pitch in. >> all 95 staff members. no leave is granted, no liberty. they start usually come to work at about 4:00 in the morning. we may not leave till well after midnight, after the inaugural parties, after the balls. ♪ >> reporter: moving trucks for both families occupy the sweeping driveway. >> you have one truck on the
south lawn facing south and the other truck on the south lawn facing north ready to move in. the house still belongs to the sitting president until they step into that limousine. >> reporter: as soon as the limo pulls away, the move begins. and it's no small task. the white house is a three-story, 132-room mansion. while the ground floor is open to the public, the first family occupies the second and third floors with 16 bedrooms, 35 bathrooms, family rooms and a private kitchen. it's about 20,000 square feet of living space which means the trumps will be down-sizing from their 30,000 square foot penthouse in new york city. >> for many, the white house is a step up. i am looking around this room. the white house might be a step down.
>> the white house is the white house. it's just a spectacular place. and, you know, it's something that represents something very special. >> reporter: the new first family is free to decorate the top two private floors however they like. but the first floor rooms are too historically significant to change. >> the idea that donald trump is gonna come in and bling out the white house, that's not really possible. >> reporter: and it's not just decor. there's also the question of cuisine. >> he might wanna change things around. >> the obamas famously had a very healthy chef. >> donald trump might be doin' fast food -- >> donald trump likes his burgers -- >> so there's no question the white house is the imprint of whoever the president of the moment is. >> reporter: the obamas put their own imprint on the white house. and although the president's private residence is typically off-limits, the public recently got a glimpse behind the scenes. when the obamas opened their home to architectural digest. >> there is a real fascination
with how people with so much stature and power live in their private time. you could see the touches of administration and how they want to live. >> reporter: but few improvements are as famous as jackie kennedy's when she renovated the white house during j.f.k.'s presidency. here she is giving a tour that was broadcast in 1962. with all the precision and the preparations, ultimately rochon says moving day can be very emotional, greeting barack obama held special significance for rochon. >> being the first african-american chief usher, here i am having the opportunity to say, "welcome home, mr. president" to the first african- american president. >> reporter: and he still remembers the feeling of saying good-bye to george and laura bush. >> i remember inauguration day, in the morning, to say farewell in the east room and there wasn't a dry eye in the room,
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in as the 45th president of the united states. >> and abc news will be covering all of it live starting with special edition of "good morning america" at 7:00 eastern. live coverage all day with the oath of office shortly before noon followed by his address. as you heard his children say, he has been working on it for weeks now, and kellyanne conway we vealing that the speech is done. >> i would hope so. and all the balls capping off at 10:00 p.m. eastern with a live edition of "20/20," the inauguration of donald j. trump. >> i'll meet you here tomorrow. >> you bet you. >> we want to talk about presidents leaving behind a note. >> bill clinton wrote to george w. bush, today, you will embark on the greatest adventure. >> and gorge w. bush wrote, there will be trying moments, and we'll know what barack obama will leave for what he'll leave to donald trump.
>> we send our best wishes to george h.w. bush, 41, and we leave you with toby keith performing at the concert from the lincoln memorial. ♪ ♪ courtesy of the red, white and blue ♪ ♪ red, white and blue ♪ of the red, white and blue god bless our military. thank you. god bless america. >> coming up on "action news," live coverage of inauguration eve in washington as the
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