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inauguration day in america. >> it's a movement that we've never seen any. where in the world. >> the celebrations already under way. a salute to the lincoln memorial. a fist pump to the crowd. a patriotic concert. ♪ ♪ proud to be an american where at least i know i'm free ♪ >> the black-tie dinner overnight where trump joked about his hair. >> if it really pour, that's okay because people will realize it's my real hair. >> fireworks illuminating the capitol sky spelling out u-s-a. >> the pageantry, protests and
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empty rooms in the white house waiting for the trumps' arrival as the peaceful transition of power from president obama begins. quite a beautiful night in washington, d.c. and a beautiful morning there and here, as well. good morning, everyone. i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm erielle reshef in for diane macedo. we begin this morning with donald trump just hours away from being sworn in as president. >> and we want to give you this live look right now at the west front of the capitol building where trump will take the oath of office. here's how this day will play out. just before 10:00 a.m., president obama greets donald trump at the white house where they'll have tea with mrs. obama as well as melania trump and then the president and trump will share a 15-minute limo ride roughly three miles down to the capitol building. >> ah, to be a fly on the wall. that is where just before noon donald trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the united states. >> the white house is undergoing
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its transition already. this photo snapped and quite telling. these empty picture frames that until this week were filled with images from barack obama's two terms in office. >> former president jimmy carter was spotted on delta air lines on a flight in coach by the way where he was caught on camera shaking hands with passengers while heading to the inauguration. >> and former presidential candidate hillary clinton will be back in the political spotlight today as a former first lady she will be at the inauguration sitting roughly about five yards from former rival donald trump when he takes that oath. >> the president-elect kept a packed schedule on the eve of the inauguration making one stop after another. >> kind of a buildup till today which will have plenty of stops joined by vice president-elect mike pence for a solemn ceremony at arlington national cemetery placing a wreath at the tomb of the unknowns. later on you can see him singing upbeat with toby keith and lee greenwood at a make america great again concert on the steps of the lincoln memorial.
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he's really gotten into it. abc's lana zak joins us from capitol hill, the site of today's main event. good morning, lana. >> reporter: good morning, kendis and erielle. in less than six hours, donald j. trump will stand on that podium behind me and promise to preserve, protect and deferred the constitution of the united states. with those sacred words he will become the leader of the free world. one chapter of history closes today as a new one opens to the donald trump era. >> a lot of people didn't give us much of a chance, but we understood what was happening. >> reporter: mr. trump will be the first to ascend to the presidency without having ever served in public office or in the military before. last night with the lincoln memorial as his backdrop he thanked those who fueled his outsider campaign. >> you're going to be cheering me on but i'll be cheering you on because what we've done is so special. all over the world they're talking about it. >> reporter: it is an emotional time. >> this is a bittersweet moment
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for us for all that is before us i have to tell you, words cannot describe the honor and the gratitude we feel. >> reporter: but we are a divided nation. amid the celebration -- ♪ hallelujah >> reporter: -- protests. from washington. >> i need to be here and fight against that rhetoric and fight against that mind-set. >> reporter: and across the country. >> i'm not depressed i i'm not sad. i'm angry and there are other people that feel the same way. >> reporter: celebrities joined with protesters. >> this is us celebrating our values as americans, as being inclusive, being diverse. >> reporter: as conservative and liberal americans say separate prayers for the future of the united states and, kendis and erielle, you mentioned that ride, that president obama and president-elect trump will take together on the road behind me from the white house to the capitol. that tradition is nearly 200 years old. what a powerful show of
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solidarity and an honor, a tip of the hat to american democracy. >> and that car ride will pass by the new trump hotel. i could imagine he'll point out some things there to them -- to the president. lana, thank you. >> after criticizing the intelligence community for months donald trump is planning to visit the cia headquarters in virginia tomorrow. >> yeah, the incoming white house press secretary says trump wants the staff to know how much he appreciates their service. but one source says trump was also hoping to swear in his new cia director. that's if he's confirmed beforehand. >> trump will likely get two cabinet members confirmed on his first day in office, later today lawmakers are expected to confirm general james mattis for defense secretary and general john kelly for homeland security secretary. >> and this was interesting. one ambassadorship of note. woody johnson, the billionaire owner of the new york jets will be named u.s. ambassador to the united king doom. during the primaries he was the finance chairman for jeb bush's campaign but later endorsed
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trump and raised money for him as well. foreign leaders from london to moscow to just about everywhere else are waiting to see what donald trump's administration will look like. >> you may recall many world leaders were lukewarm to the idea of a trump presidency. just imagine what they're saying today about all of this. abc's alex marquardt is getting a sense of that mood from london. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, kendis, good morning, erielle. you heard trump right there saying all over the world they're talking about it, indeed, they are. trump on front pages of newspapers around the world including here in the uk. this is "the daily mirror" one of the big tabloid, measured front page for this tab employed. it says the 45th president of the u.s., now the world holds its breath and that's a pretty accurate summation of how the world is feeling this morning. there is nervousness, fear, anger, trepidation. remember that if the world had had a vote in this election, hillary clinton would have won overwhelmingly. of course, they don't. this is a man who campaigned on and has promised to govern on
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upending the international order, whether it has to do with nato or trade deals or the climate change pact or the deal with iran, how to fight the war in syria, building that wall on the mexican border so there are a lot of questions of how he will govern on the international stage. we will see protests in various cities around the world. just a short time ago a banner was unfurled at the iconic london bridge here in the capital of the uk. it says act now, build bridges, not walls. so, yes, today the world is holding its breath. >> it looks as if they've put out the welcome signs for mr. trump there in london. so one exception to that rule, though, is russia. you just got back from moscow. what's the mood there when it comes to the trump presidency? >> reporter: well, that's right. russia perhaps more than any other country wanted a trump victory. in speaking to people on the street they say that trump will be able to bring the two countries closer together. of course, they're very damaged ties after eight years of an obama administration. they also point to his business
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acumen. of course, we know that the kremlin was in favor of a trump victory less because they support candidate trump but because they support unrest and fermenting division in the u.s. russia was accused of meddling in the election with that hacking but there is also nervousness inside those big kremlin walls. they see him as inexperienced, as untested, as unpredictable, so president putin and the kremlin, they too are jittery. kendis, erielle. >> at least the leaders of two countries looking forward to this day, russia and israel. alex marquardt, no doubt, joining us from london. there is rain in the forecast for washington, d.c. on this inauguration day. but in a moment of levity last night donald trump basically said he's not too concerned about it. >> he had one very specific reason in mind, take a listen. >> if it really pour, that's okay, because people will realize it's my real hair and that's okay. it's okay.
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might be a mess. but they're going to see that it's my real -- >> deprecation and got a big laugh out of it so you can understand. still ahead the relentless rain again pounding the west coast. we're tracking it all. and el chapo extradited. the notorious mexican drug lord landing in the u.s. flanked by federal agents and a new video coming in. >> what's expected for the first 100 days of the trump presidency. but first -- >> this inauguration fun fact, the actual oath of office is just 35 words and the words so help me god are not included. it's said that president george washington ad-libbed that phrase
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welcome back. west coast radar showing a
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second straight storm moving into california. heavy rain from san francisco to l.a. and as far inland as las vegas and phoenix. some flash flooding is possible particularly in the southern california area. higher elevations will see more snow. breaking overnight, chaos on the streets of australia's second largest city when a man dproef his car right into a crowd. at least three people were killed in the melbourne attack. unlike similar attacks in germany, france and israel, this does not appear to be terror related. 20 people were injured and the suspect was taken into custody. the australian open is under way there in melbourne right now and was not affected. back in this country the infamous mexican drug lord joaquin "el chapo" guzman who escaped from prison twice is back in custody. he arrived at an airport in long island overnight and taken to a new york city lockup set to appear in federal court later today. a former drug chief calls this a milestone. >> i was on the job for 32
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years. this is the best day of my life. he's responsible for more deaths, far more deaths than al qaeda or bin laden ever in my opinion and this is a great day for the good guys on both sides of the border. >> guzman famously pulled off two dramatic escapes from mexican prisons including this one in 2015 captured on surveillance video. law enforcement officials insist it will not happen here. the search for survivors under way at a mountain resort buried by an avalanche in central italy. but hope is fading as rescuers have found no signs of life. at least 30 people are believed to be trapped. two bodies have been recovered and two more located in the snow. four powerful earthquakes on wednesday may have triggered that avalanche. when we come back, the glitz and glamour after the oath. details on tonight's three inaugural balls for soon-to-be
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so we can all eat better. you're looking at a live picture of the u.s. capitol where donald trump will be sworn in as the nation's 45th president. the overnight temperatures, 40 degrees. it will be an extraordinary transition as president obama returns to life as a private citizen for the first time in eight years. and once trump officially becomes president, he is also expected to sign a series of executive actions starting as early as today. >> abc news political director rick klein has more on what trump is immediately facing as he tries to make good on his signature promises. >> kendis and erielle, getting inaugurated is easy, it's governing that is difficult and the first 100 days for donald trump are littered with potential land mines. he is going to start with his campaign promises. obamacare and work on the border wall feeds right into his second big priority which is that he
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has to watch his right. he needs to start delivering on the conservative promises early. he needs to start reining in the budget. he needs to deliver on a supreme court nominee that the right gets behind. that is how he solidifies his base then the intriguing part. watch his left. president trump will try to reach out to democrats and pick them off for other priorities including a giant infrastructure package and enrage some in his own party when he does it but that's part of the scrambled coalitions he's going to seek to achieve. he will have to walk a tightrope throughout that first 100 days. kendis and erielle. >> thanks, rick. soon-to-be first daughter ivanka trump will have a front row seat to her father's presidency. ivanka, of course, married to jared kushner, one of trump's top advisers. but she's going out of her way to knock down the speculation about possibly serving as a surrogate first lady. >> well, i think it's an inappropriate observation. there's one first lady and she'll do remarkable things. >> she also says that she won't
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be occupying an office in the east wing of the white house, which is traditionally reserved for the president's wife. in the past ivanka has said that she would concentrate on just being a mother to her three children. >> well, tonight after all the formalities are out of the way, time to party. the inaugural balls when more of the new first family's sense of fashion will be on display. this is melania and ivanka trump from last night's festivities. you can bet they and everyone attending will be dressed to the nines. the trumps' own party planner tells us what they can expect. >> all the details on the inaugural balls from trump's own party planner. from the white tie and tails of kennedy to obama's "at last" two-step. nothing gets the nation's capital quite jazzed up like an inaugural ball. and when trump's washington lets their hair down they called stefanie winston-wilkoff to
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organize the buzziest parties of the night. >> here's our 20-foot bars. >> reporter: he is attending three soirees, two held at the convention center, freedom and liberty balls broadcast simultaneously and no vips here, anyone can come with tickets starting at just 50 bucks. a good deal. entertaining the president tonight will be grammy award winner soulman sam moore and michael flatley and his lord of the dance troupe. some other headlines this morning, doctors at a houston hospital say former president george h.w. bush and his wife barbara are improving. they're considering removing mr. bush's breathing tube. he's been suffering from pneumonia. mrs. bush is taking medication for bronchitis and says she's feeling 1,000% better. >> okay, so from florida tourries getting up close with an alligator. yeah, stunning himself right net to the boat when all of a sudden he jumps on the boat.
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what else. his wife melania, muse. >> we heard from ivanka trump. moments ago she's marvel. plenty of ms going on. donald trump jr. mountaineer and eric trump who is as a side hobby is a marksman. >> that is a lot of ms. writing down words of wisdom to the incoming president has become a tradition for the outgoing commander in chief. >> in his letter to george w. bush, president bill clinton said the burdens you now shoulder are great but often exaggerated. my prayers are with you and your family. godspeed. >> and president bush told barack obama, no matter what comes, you will be inspired by the character and the compassion of the people you now lead. >> good words of wisdom there. >> see what the tradition holes for obama to trump. now, the switch from the old administration to the new one is
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>> good morning, i'm tamala edwards, it is friday, january 20th, inauguration day, we're live in washington, d.c. as president-elect trump trump prepares to take the oath of office. we'll catch up with local people who are making the trek down to washington, d.c. some to support the new president and others to protest. break out the trench coat, the weekend is off to a damp start, a lot ahead on "action news." and snow along the west coast and into the southwest. and usually the weather is the only thing unpredictable on inauguration day. it is a tightly scripted event. the day's movements are planned out in exacting detail.
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>> that includes what goes on at the white house while everything else is happening in other places, abc's elizabeth vargas with details. >> reporter: when the obamas leave at about 10:30 in the morning the action begins. >> i had it laid out to the five-minute detail of what happened every five minutes. >> reporter: admiral steven roshaun was in charge of the move the last time it happened eight years ago when president bush moved out and barack obama moved in. >> it is very intense to execute both of those moves, most of the time you don't find the new family coming in within five hours. >> 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. >> reporter: as soon as the limo pulls away, the move begins. and it's no small tank. the white house is a three-story, 132-room mansion.
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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 with all the precision and the preparations ultimately roshaun says moving day can be emotional. greeting barack obama held special significance for him 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 including the bushes. you really get attached. they get attached to you. it does become family. >> elizabeth vargas there. the editors of the tabloids with a similar mind-set. don of a new day. >> may it is inauguration day
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donald trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the united states. >> the president-elect echoed his campaign slogan saying he will make america great again for everyone. good morning, 4:30 a.m., friday, january 20th. >> we'll have a look at weather and traffic, but first our coverage of the inauguration, the president-elect and vice president-elect mike pence will be taking the oath of office around noontime. there

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