tv CBS News The Inauguration of Donald Trump CBS January 20, 2017 10:00am-3:56pm EST
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citizens are gathering there to witnesmoment. 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
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
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, i
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
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
among those who 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
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
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
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 sll
most of the people who served iy 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
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 krong them.
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. grantak
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
interestingly, not a single member of theidem 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 w y
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,
and all that, they weren't going to contin.. 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
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. we'll bring it to you live when
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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
white house. poet tbend. >> 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
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 clintonin
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
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 not
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 a
the president-to-be.thatmuch, f 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 t
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
>> 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
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 >>ke to see change.
>> a change from gridlock is a gohicountry. >> 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
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.
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 manyolleagues 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,
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
yet for president trump. 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,
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, y
>> 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, asah
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
apparently chatting.ent ama had 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 ceremo, 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
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
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.
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 room hees
>> 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
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. very importar 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
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 president. 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 cr
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 commaer-in-chief as donald j. trump will be sworn
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
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
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. bothth
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.
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
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 ts
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 sa,
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 a
>> john dickerson? get u >> 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.
that ivanka try 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 immediatel 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
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 t
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 anyth
been unifying to the country. >> there has been -- intreen tw 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." ♪
>> 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
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
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
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
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
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 f 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
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
♪ ♪ >> 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
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
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 f
the continued war when he 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
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,
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
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
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 w
gratitude, as a nation w our pr 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
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
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. in
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 underlaw, 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
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 tr goviuh nment 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.
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
>> 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 exec
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
became the rulers of 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.
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 appus
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 o
making our products,ling 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,
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
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
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
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
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
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. es
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
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
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. ♪
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 stth
>> 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.
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 thepo
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 keeppe
pivot from donald trump tove 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
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
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 er
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.
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
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
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
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 younge
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.
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. wa
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
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
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
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 helic
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
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
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
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 -- i
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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we will bring back jobs. we will bring back our borders. we will bring back our wealth, and we will bring back our dream. in his first speech as 5- day-forecastth president, donald j. trump laid out his vision for the country for the next 4 years. >> while many are rejoicing, protesters took to the streets to show their out rain will over the new administration. >> good afternoon. thank you for joining us. peaceful transfer of power, complete. donald trump is now the 45th president of the united states
served notice his policies would denote america first. you heard him say jobs moved overseas. he wants them back. he wants to secure the borders. a lot of things that got him elected stayed with in his speech. >> the first thing we looked at is social media and noticed that twitter immediately changed it to president trump, not president-elect trump, and that's something we have to get used to saying, and john, the pomp and circumstance, the fanfare, he spoke directly to the people and his constituents and people who hired him and stayed true to himself and the trump we've seen. what happens next? afternoon this, he wanted to get right to work. he is only doing three inaugural balls. president obama tended three, and he
too, calling this a work man like inaugural which is why we are seeing a shorter inaugural parade. this is not a coronation. he wants to get to work today. >> and trump, he lovered twitter, you got to see a different trump. >> the president -- we can say that now, a president who is not afraid to tweet and go after those who attacked him and criticized him. it will be an interesting four years and people were cheering him. >> and as everything was going on here, the perimeter was safe and
district police officers were injured. we do not know the extent of their injuries or whether or not they were hurt in confrontations with protesters. >> pete, why are you and what is going on? >> reporter: jan, this is 12th and l street northwest where an anti-trump protest cut off, and things are more tense. you can see the group in the distance and they got caught off in the park over here and you can see the big police presence here. this anti-trump group left logan circle about a couple of hours ago and you can see this over here on the corner at l street and they were corralled by police and shoved into the corner. police were arresting them one by one and we have video from earlier. you can see some of the protesters got taken away in an ambulance. they were clearly pepper sprayed. things were tense. protesters chanting let
for the corralled group trying to get some sort of information from police but the police are restrained, very stoic. many are armed with pepper spray and protesters were loaded into a police van and we heard from one of them. >> i'm pretty angry. yeah. this is not how i want to spend the inauguration protesting. like i'm really sad about this. >> reporter: protesters told me vandalism not too far from here. buts that not justified. things have been at a stalemate for a while, and it would get loud for a while and it goes away. lawyers are here from the j 20 defense fund. as people are arrested and put in the back of the police vans, th
names. many of the people are in their early 20s. one was born in 1993. >> we have seen protests about political things in foreign lands and protesting donald trump. who did you see attacking? >> reporter: no practical group. it seems to be a non-permitted group, and they were -- it's called a black block, a protest tactic where everyone wears a black drape across their face to try and intimidate police. things have been relatively peaceful. mike? >> this is jan now. have you seen anyone arrested? >> reporter: yes, we have.
taken to the ck of a police van and yelling out their names to find them once they get -- once they get taken to court and -- yeah. you get the point. >> yeah. and you are very solved with social media. what do you notice specifically? i know there was a lot of misinformation, and what have you been monitoring on social media? >> reporter: organized quickly on social media, the j20, and we have been following this and trying to cut off check points and it's integral to the group's organization. >> and we want to check in with another protest and another scuffle happening in places around the city. she joins us live at a checkpoint. , 10th and e i believe. >> reporter: hey,
with protests since 8:00 this morning and let me show ut, what we have seen, protesters are blocking the entrance. is. >> all right. we are having technical difficulties. >> with the odd yeah, -- audio, but the video is still there. >> i was looking at one of her instagram posts and it appears to be a protester, stuck on the ground. they were sort of linking arms together. and she actually tweeted that a protester put a gas mask over her face, anticipating that they could face some type of pepper spray, so they were basically ready for what they were going to come up against from the police. are we live again? >> we will try and get her back. >> i have a lot of questions about this
shoving, and at one point, a photographer from another tv station was knocked over. we understand she was not seriously injured but i believe she had to go to the hospital and taken to the hospital as a precaution. meantime, things got tense outside the checkpoints this morning as we saw with the live picture as well. >> and we want to send over to evan at, we believe, 7th and d streets in northwest. there all morning in a checkpoint. evan, what are you seeing right now? okay. we're having trouble with his life shot. and i can hear chants of usa. i cannot tell where they are coming from but a group of people crossing pennsylvania right now, and we will try and bring you more on that. >> a lot of trump
behind us as well. >> and evan has been at 7th and d streets northwest. and we have your audio problem fixed. tell us what's going on. >> reporter: live television. sorry about that. >> we are here and it does not mean that the crowds have gone anywhere. look at the people here, thousands, and, of course, many are here in support of trump and you can see there are a lot of vocal protesters. >> all right. we will interrupt you now. barack obama is about to address the public. let's listen in is. you know, i -- i said before, and i will say again that when we started on this journey, we did so with an abiding
people and their ability, our ability, to join together and change the country in ways that would make life better for our kids and our grandkids. the change didn't happen from the top down but from the bottom up. it was met sometimes with skepticism and doubt. some folks didn't think we could full off. there were those who felt that the institutions of power and privilege were too deeply entrenched. and yet, all of you came together in small towns and big cities, a whole
really young, and you decided to believe and you knocked on doors and made phone calls and you talked to your parents who didn't know how to pronounce barack obama. [laughter] and you got to know each other and you went into communities that maybe you never thought about visiting and in the people that, on the surface, seemed completely different than you, talk like you, watched the same tv programs like you and once you started talking to them, it turned out that you had something in common in a group and it built. and people took notice, and thought, it was infused with a sense of hope. and as i said in 2004 t 't
to do all this work. it wasn't naivete. it wasn't wellful ignorance, all the challenges that america faces. it was hope in the face of difficulty, hope in the face of uncertainty. you proved the power of hope, and throughout this process, michelle and i, we have just been your front men and women. we have been the faith, sometimes, the voice out front on the tv screen or in front of the microphone. but this has never been about us. it has always been about you. and all the amazing things that happened over the last 10 years
you in the same way that when we talk about our amazing military and our men and women in uniform, the military's not a thing. it's a group of committed patriots willing to sacrifice everything on our behalf. it works only because -- . [cheers and applause ] --of the people in it. as cool as the hardware is, and we got cool hardware, as cool as the machines and weapons, ultimately it comes down to remarkable people, some of them a lot closer to malia's age than minor michelle's. sa
democracy. it's not the building. it's not the monument. it's you being willing to work to make things better and be willing to listen to each other and argue with each other and come together and knock on doors and make phone calls and treat people with respect. and that doesn't end. this is just a -- this is just a little pit stop. this--this is a -- this is not a period. this is a comma in the continuing story of building america. so to all of you that have put your heart and soul not just in the campaigns
schools better, making sure that we left behind a planet that was safe and secure for our kids, making sure that hard working people have a ladder of opportunity to support families. [cheers and applause ] for all of you that have done just amazing, remarkable work, most of it unheralded, most of it without fanfare, most of it without you getting any word of thanks, we could not be more proud of you. i could not be more proud of you. this has been the privilege of my life and i know i speak for michelle as well. and, you know, we look forward to continuing the journey with all of you, and i can't wait to see what you
and i promise you i'll be right all right? [cheers and applause ] god bless you. thank you, everybody. yes, we did. yes, we can. >> you just heard president, former president obama, give his first speech as a civilian. he left the u.s. capitol a short while ago, landed at joint base andrews, and he gave a speech saying he wants to be with the american people moving forward. >> take a look at this picture. this is so intriguing, on the right hand side you see the new president, and he is doing something called the signing ceremony, typically done after the inauguration. >> in the president's room. >> and on the left, president obama it will take a while, still president obama, but the former president with new president trump there, and
on a little vacation. >> he will be playing golf and president trump will have lunch at statutory hall where they contact -- congratulate him and meet with members of congress as they move forward and try and pass legislation to make america great again. >> and he will be entering the luncheon pretty soon. there are no broadcasts of meal service but as soon as he leaves statuary hall, we will see him and his wife, melania, leave and go to the inaugural parade and watch that. >> from the reviewing center in front of the white house. >> and right before the inaugural ball, attending three of those tonight and he is getting straight down to business right now. >> and we want to get
evan. he joined us earlier and his situation, he was side by side with protesters a short time ago. evan, what can you tell us? >> reporter: hey there, guys. what i was saying this morning, this really is america. we have people from both sides, pro and against and they are both here sharing ideas and it was getting chirpy here. we can show you some of the visuals of the signs out and people and a lot of them have been pretty focal. even before the sun came up, large crowds were here and their opinions were slick. >> the change is long overdue and i think it will be good for the economy. >> i am not with him at all. i am not comfortable with him at all. >> i spent 10 hours in the rain on primary day for him and i'm willing to stand for the rest of the day. >> we are against mysogny and we don't believe in racism. >> po
lines for hours on end and the crowd grew more and more vocal. some protesters were pretty blunt in their intentions. >> we are here to educate and i would like to get on the other side but it's hard to when you can see red hats. >> reporter: one of the red hats is a 14-year-old who has been to 20 trump rallies. >> this is the important thing i have been to in my life. i am not sure how to top this besides becoming president myself. >> reporter: but while some celebrate, others will protest to the end. >> i need to be able to tell my friends and students and my kids someday that i wasn't okay with it and i showed up, and i screamed enough. the american people are not okay with this. >> reporter: all right. so obviously, some disagreements. obviously, some disagreements and some shouting matches, but foun
i've seen. reporting from 7th and d north of pennsylvania. >> evan, thank you so much. >> and fortunate there was no violence and fortunate that there was no rain and that's something that the protesters and supporters can be thankful for because we were expecting rain. there were a couple of sprinkles, and quite frankly, it was 49 degrees and this is the warmest inauguration on record. >> a passing shower at best, and now, we will pass to down to janice parks down there with the people packing the mall. janice? >> reporter: high guys. guy -- hi, guys. in sharp contrast to what my colleagues have seen, people are taking photographs, and then, a mass exodus leaving the parade route. people said no matter who they voted for they knew th
be part of this historic moment. for more than 200 years, the national mall was a historic symbol of our country. >> been waiting more than 18 months to see this day. >> reporter: watching president donald trump make history even though who didn't vote for him. >> i'm a history buff, a political buff and all that stuff and that's why i'm here. >> i'm amazed how accommodating the city has been and easy it was to get through here. >> reporter: 40 different agencies are keeping an eye on security, as main fell on and off throughout the day. >> you take a look right up here. these are one of 18 l.e.d. screens to help the 800,000 people herey is every moment. >> reporter: this woman came all the way from indiana to descri
can only describe as moving. >> very emotional. i can't explain how touching this is, to be able to be part of history. >> i was looking for a change. >> reporter: unity so many are hoping for from their new commander-in-chief. >> we need to look past our differences and come together, and we're here today to do that. >> reporter: as soon as our live shot started, we felt raindrops but it stopped a few minutes later and we hope it will stay that way for the parade. janice park, wusa 9. >> and the signing ceremony continues in the president's room as the president continues to sign the papers. we are not entirely sure what he is signing but his signature is like this big. [laughter] >> in auguration day, protesters taking place in the streets. >> thousands
free joints at the mall. >> reporter: they were giving out free pot or they rolled 8,000 joints and they'll need it because this line has stretched for 6 blocks. anyone over 21 with an id can get weed for free, and we have been speaking with folks who are in line and some are pro- trump and some are anti-trump. but they are coming together over the love of their marijuana. >> we don't want to go to jail. >> this is bringing people together instead of most things that drive us apart. >> today, i think a message is sent loud and clear that this is a bipartisan group and this guy right here for trump and we have hillary supporters and bernie supporters and people who didn't vote at all. but people are going to jail and losing their right to vote. >> reporter: dc police, they didn't want to bother anyone but it's still illegal to smoke pot in public, and officers may not be so relaxed
from dupont circle, wusa 9. >> the parade route here, set to set off at 2:45 and leaves down the capitol to pennsylvania avenue to the white house. >> and we are right above the reviewing stands in pennsylvania avenue from the perch at the canadian embassy and peggy fox is on the parade route where people are waiting to see the new president. peg? >> reporter: hey, that's right. and we are here at the national archives at 7th street and you can see people filing in from the national mall where many have watched the inauguration of donald trump and they are coming in here to try and get a good spot to see the parade, and everybody hopes that the new president will stop and get out and shake their hand or something like that. and we have seen a number of people with signs on both sides, t s
respect women, who does not respect their bodies or consent, and we are here to protest that and say we need to respect and give women a choice. we are 50% of the population and we should be respected and empowered. >> there's verbal evidence that he at least brags about committing violence against women's bodying. that's a concern because it's the head of our country and on record it shows not great morals. >> we are just here to be able to witness a historical event and it has nothing to do about becoming president. it's just showing our children part of history. >> just to witness history and, you know, experience something that is a once in a lifetime experience. >> i'm happy. been talking about this for 18 months and it's time. i'm happy. >> reporter: we expect crowds to be picking up right here long the parade route,
you can see buses lines up there, and viewing stands for people to file in. the parade starts at 3:45 and we'll be reporting back live. peggy fox reporting live along pennsylvania avenue. back to you guys. >> thank you so much, peg, and as we look here, we see more police than we do spectators, but they are slowly filing in. >> security super tight. >> it really is. >> we have a lot more coming up right after this. stay with us.
gifts are exchanged and they try to start building the relationship between the president, the vice president and members of congress. and they say thank you to the presidential inaugural committee for what they've done. police have had issues with rowdy protesters. we want to go life to makea turner who is live at one of those check points. we know there have been a few arrests. what have you seen at your location? >> so far i haven't seen any arrests here. but earlier i did see some commotion. some aggression on behalf of some of the protesters here. and even among some of the law enforcement officers who have been out here. let me show you the issue here. we are at a check point at 10th and e street. what the issue is, earlier, protesters were blocking the entrance to this check point,
get in. i know a woman and her daughter were actually afraid to get in this line not too long ago. a police officer escorted them. i want to show you video from what we saw earlier. this protest happening since 8:00 this morning. it started off peaceful with chants and people holding signs, but after a while, things grew tense. we saw and heard verbal confrontations between trump supporters and those against him. at one point we saw pushing and shoving and we noticed anxiety from some people trying to get into the line for the check point. police had to create pathways for people to get by protesters. at one point things got out of control between protesters and police. we didn't see what started a wave of commotion among demonstrators. some sitting on the ground with officers behind them. but there was some aggression on both sides. at one point we saw an officer try to step over a group of protesters. and one of them ended up stepping on one of their laps.
commotion out here ier,we did hear people complaining about pepper spray. i did not see that. i did hear several people talking about it. we saw a protester use a news paper box. he tried to create a barricade, threw that to the ground, threw down some trash cans. we spoke to trump supporters who saw some of this going on and protesters who just aren't ready to accept that donald trump is our new president. >> we tried to get as close as we can. maybe catch a glimpse of him. create jobs, improve the infrastructure. rebuild roads and bridges. >> right now what you're looking at, these bright lime green hats, several people are wearing them. they belong to a group. they tell me that they're legal observers. and they've been out here for several hours telling us they're making sure protesters are not mistreated out he
about commotion earlier, we noticed a female photographer, an older female photographer with one of the local stations here in dc. she was pushed and shoved. we saw police officers carrying her out of the crowd. and we certainly hope she's okay. we don't know the status of her situation right now. but a lot has gone on here. so far i haven't seen any arrests. just protesters out here. continuing to make their voices heard. and people still getting in these lines to get through the gates. for now, live at the check point at 10th and e, back to you. >> one question before we let you go. a lot of times we're hearing that it's protesters and police clashing. have you seen protesters clashing with trump supporters? do the two sides meet? or is it the protesters clashing with police? >> mike, we have seen a lot of that. especially within the last 30 minutes.
supporters walk down this space trying to get through the check point, you have anti-trump people, protesters on the side, some of them taunting them. shouting different things at them. and telling them that they're responsible for this presidency. >> i'm going to have to interrupt you. you'll have to go. president obama is about to get on the plane. this is called executive one. he's no longer the president. he and his family, former first lady michelle obama is with him. i don't know if the girls are with him too. they're going to palm springs in southern california in the desert, relax, shut off the alarm clocks and play golf. >> he's going to enjoy life as a civilian. but not quite. all the secret service surrounding him. >> and he's living a mile and a half from the white house when he comes back. >> he's living in dc and living near ivanka trump. in the neighborhood while sasha finishes
and live that life in the dc area and he'll still be involved i'm sure with politics. >> you can imagine in the interviews you heard, there's a sense of relief for him. and for michelle obama. she wants to roll the windows down and turn up the music and enjoy life. but there's got to be somewhat of a feeling of melancholy as they get on board this beautiful jet that they've traveled for the last eight years and now they'll travel like civilians and get stuck in traffic like the rest of us. >> i don't know. i think that would be kind of cool at this point. you see them wave for the last time. boarding executive one. and they're leaving again for palm springs. but they're going to be back. they'll be back here in the district. he's not going to go back to their hometown of chicago illinois where he came from. and where he was a senator before he was a president there in the state of illinois. he's going to come back here. >> that's an awfully big plane for two people. there's got to be more people on board with him. i don't know if they're all joining him on vacation. one of
customary when you leave the presidency, you get one last ride on what used to be air force one. so this is his ride sort of off into the sunset here. is it customary that you take some staffers with you on that vacation? i wonder. did you find anything? >> i was looking to see what past presidents did in history. most presidents, some took a train ride, some took a car ride back to their hometown. but they didn't have to go that far. but imagine. imagine if he took a car ride to the neighborhood, there would be all kinds of media surrounding that neighborhood and that area there. so you know, you kind of have to think. he wanted to get away and go to the furthest place he could go without leaving the continental united states. so he picked palm springs and it's probably going to be warm. >> interesting to see if he frequents his regular restaurants when he comes back. we'll try to bring the plane back. now we want to toss
garrett. he's followed the trump campaign basically from the beginning. he's seen dozens of speeches. >> he was watching the inaugural speech for today. what was your take away? >> a much shorter speech than we're used to seeing for inaugurations and for donald trump. for his first speech as president trump. the same context that we saw in the campaign. but now it sets a new tone for politics nationally. and really a new direction for the republican party. >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. >> under the expectant gaze of four of his predecessors and the woman who thought she would be in his place, donald trump accepted the mantle of the presidency on behalf of his millions of supporters. >> today we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another or from one party to another. but we are transferring power om
it back to you, the people. >> but president trump made his audience, not the assembled washington royalty behind him, but the crowds before him. vowing to end what he called an era of all talk, no action politicians. >> that all changes. starting right here. and right now. because this moment is your moment. it belongs to you. >> the new president and his new vp each sworn in without incident just before noon. in his remarks, the newly inaugurated leader of the free world thanked president obama for his service, then painted a dark picture of the nation under his leadership. >> 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 flushed with cash but which leaves our young and
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. president trump used 15 minutes to lay out an ambitious nationalist agenda. as the audience in the hundreds of thousands applauded the new era in american governance. politically speaking, there was little in trump's speech as you would describe as traditionally conservative. the new president making clear his nationalist america first campaign rhetoric will also be his guiding government principle. although a while ago we saw him doing much more traditional governing work the documents he was signing at the capitol were the waiver for general
secretary of defense. the formal nomination for all of his cabinet secretaries and a proclamation of a day of patriotism here on inauguration day. >> i'm glad you figured that out for us. we were wondering what the heck he was sighing. this is coming from the new press secretary taking over the press secretary twitter today. we've had the real transition. now we're getting the twitter transition from the new officials and the new administration. >> so we know socially it's official. >> now we know. >> thanks a lot. all right garrett. thanks so much. crowds to watch history unfold up close and personal. some of us got that chance and got that look. right in front of the capitol building. >> hillary has only been in dc for a short time. she was on the riser as history unfolded. what was it like? >> reporter: it was amazing. i don't know how i got lu
but i'm not complaining. i know a lot of colleagues have been seeing the protests and those tense situations but the mood at the capitol could not have been more different. it felt celebratory and jovial as donald trump took the oath of office and became the 45th president of the united states. now hundreds of thousands of people were here all throughout the malls cheering him on through the inaugural address. they spoke the words with him as he said it. he said and yes, he will make america great again. now the crowd did become rowdy when democratic senator chuck schumer spoke. especially when he spoke about including immigrants and minorities in our american fabric. the crowd started yelling and jeering. they started chanting trump, trump, trump, and they were yelling for schumer to get off the stage. as you mentioned, we had an amazing view. basically a front row to history. there were behind the scenes moments that you pr
want to tell you about. they were touching. one is when melania trump came out. she went to her young son and fixed his tie and his hair. and he looked at her with that look any preteen would give their mom like mom, really? in front of all these people. it was a sweet mom-son moment. and it was interesting to see the interactions between pence and trump. trump would jokingly slap his leg playfully throughout the inauguration ceremony and they would whisper and laugh. clearly a friendship budding between those two. now the trump and pence families are at the inaugural luncheon and then they'll head to the parade. we'll have details for you on our app and website. live in front of the capitol, hillary lane, wusa 9. back to you guys. live to joint base andrews, executive one president obama, former president obama, i got to get used to saying that. and former first lady michelle obama on executive one as they
take their final flight aboard this aircraft. >> you can see a little rain falling now. and i saw a couple showers come this way. because we're out in the open on the roof of the embassy again of canada where we just got an incredible vantage point of the parade route as well as the inauguration ceremonies there. they're going to be going, as you said, palm springs, they'll be coming back here to dc because sasha has to finish up school. she has school she has to finish before they can decide whether or not they want to continue to stay in dc or move back to chicago. >> or maybe palm springs. >> maybe move to hawaii. or maybe back to hawaii. one of the places that turned up big for donald trump and maryland was washington county on election day. today is their day to celebrate. howard bernstein joins us live with the reaction. now earlier, howard, you took us inside one of these breakfast spots where it was getting a little tense. >> a little heated. >> with some people who voted for trump and supported him and
those of you who did not. i see you stepped outside. maybe you got too much of an earful. >> a passionate crowd. an enthusiastic crowd. pro and con trump. but they came out heavily for trump. this was a town founded in 1792. but here in washington county, they voted 70-30 for trump. this place is trump country. >> i'm going to sail smooth the next four. >> he's going to do what no other president has been able to do in this country before. get it organized. get it on the right track. and get it going straight. >> i'm hoping everybody gives him a chance and the democrats and republicans can get along. >> until we can build a country and everybody has a job. it ain't been that way for the last 16 years. >> but not entirely trump country. >> i'm worried about trump's over seas policies. i don't think he's going to be able to handle korea, china, or russia, and i think russia
>> i am hoping four years from now everything is fine. for not just me but everybody in the nation. >> what are you hoping for? >> i'm hoping in four years we're having the same conversation and we can go told you. told you he was going to do what he said. >> i voted for obama. i wanted change. for the better. i voted for trump for change, for the better. >> why were you motivated at this stage of your life to finally vote? >> because of the change. when he got on there and said he was going to make it better, that's what i want. i'm tired of having to fight for insurance. i'm tired of having to fight for everything that we have to do. >> there's good on both sides. i don't like the fact that we're getting a cabinet full of billionaires, but we do need change. >> and we are live here now inside
wanted to get her perspective. you're an eighth grader. >> yes. >> what do you think watching all of this? this is a fairly historic day whether you're pro or con the president. >> it's very crazy. seeing a popular icon becoming president now. >> so he's the president. you said it right. what do you think when you look back on this in 10 or 20 years you'll take away from this election and this inauguration this presidency? the family that i was with and the experience that i had and how this changed our history. >> it was kind of neat earlier i posted a few pictures on twitter and facebook, this communal experience. now in this digital age, internet, we don't have a lot of communal experiences. but everybody in here at the time was glued to the tv. this is an old fashioned place. they even have a cuss jar here. kind of a neat place to stop in and get a flavor of what's happening in washington county. at crawford's howard bernstein, back to you.
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parties to come together and talk. there's 200 people involved in that now. our cameras were not allowed in there. so instead you get to see us. and the lovely alison right now talk some weather. the showers didn't come down as hard as we thought they were. >> we knew it would be light and brief. and it came at the time we thought it would. we were just approaching during the ceremony. >> you nailed it. >> we really did. a couple sprinkles and maybe a little lighter than we thought. but we knew it would be light in general. no rain on anyone's parade here. literally. >> now we're clearing things up just in time for the parade. it's still cloudy and chilly. and when you're out here for a while, it gets pretty cool. hopefully everybody has layers and the hand warmers like we had this morning. take a look. i love looking at the view of the capitol while i get a firsthand view from the
of canada. a cool experience. 47 degrees out there. you see that report of rain from reagan national. and we will have a few reports of rain here or there. some drizzle. some left over showers. but for the most part, things are winding down. here's a view of first alert live doppler. i've been zooming in all day, seeing where the rain is. you see the showers. those are pushing to the east. if you look back to the southwest, you can see another band of showers will sweep on through here for the parade. not long lasting. and most importantly, it's not very heavy. very light. take a look at your future cast, as we go through the rest of the evening, we're going to dry things out. temperatures stay pretty steady. the cloud cover sticks around as well. the brief showers come through, we stay in the 40s. reaching the upper 40s. cloud cover tonight. let's keep ongoing through the rest of today, into the 40s. not much temperature change. maybe a couple sprinkles left over. and now we move forward to tomorrow's forecast with the wo
a lot of people will be outside. a little bit warmer. but the cloud cover stays. and the temperatures once again will be a little deceiving without that sunshine to really kind of warm you up. clouds will keep it on the cooler side. not a very strong breeze again. but we stay in the 50s. you can leave the ponchos and any umbrellas at home for tomorrow. no rain in the forecast. unless you're going to be out late night. 9:00, 10:00 tomorrow, we could have showers work their way in ahead of sunday's rain chances. sunday looks rather wet. a lot heavier of a rain. and that will stick around for monday as well. take a look at your seven-day forecast, we haven't shown this much today. we're getting to more of a now cast all day today. you can get this on our wusa 9 app. lots of rain expected sunday and monday. but one thing to note about the temperatures, they are so mild for january. and we were complaining. about how cold it was. by january standards, this was a rather warm inauguration. >> it's going to be interesting to see the parade in a little while. maybe a little less than an ur
if it kicks off at 2:45 or 3:00. we'll try to bring you there too. here's a live look from the washington monument camera looking down at the mall. beautiful shot there. and the weekend will shape up a little better. >> it feels balmy compared to this morning. it's been an interesting morning. hundreds of thousands here supporting donald trump and his inauguration. there were also protests in various places throughout the district this morning. andrea shows us one of them. >> this black lives matter demonstration turned ugly. watch quickly as the man in the leather jacket leads his wife, who uses a cane across a line of protesters. she tumbles to the ground and has words with one of the demonstrators. >> what about the fact that she was disabled? >> she threatened to kick me. >> two men surround the woman. her husband races to her defense. there's a brief brawl and the woman lands on th
again. >> she knew what she was doing before she threatened my life. the protesters chained themselves together to block access to inauguration. >> blocking off the entrance for people is not the best way to spread your message. just a few blocks away, another war of words. demonstrators made a symbolic point at an entrance gate to the inauguration. >> palestinians face dozen of check points when they try to travel any where. in this case, we were trying to replicate that experience. >> others cammed for an end to guantanamo bay. >> people being kept in guantanamo, contrary to international law. >> when you gave them the finger that was just spontaneous? have you been doing that throughout the morning? >> that was spontaneous, and i really enjoyed doing it. it put the topping on my morning. >> despite the heated rhetoric, there was still optimism. >> i really think our country
that you can sacrifice everything but a good night sleep. and we believe your furniture should last happily ever after. make the dream yours with ikea. everything is shut down in and around the district. if you need to get down here today. you want to try to get down for the parade before it starts, metro is by far the best bet and based on early numbers, there was plenty of space on the train. >> aren't you glad it's friday. he spent the morning riding metro and she breaks down the numbers for us. >> it opened at 4:00 this morning for some excited passengers headed to inauguration. but we've been riding the trains all day and surprisingly, the crowds are fairly thin compared to
inaugurations. and the numbers are in. metro saw 193,000 riders. that's less than half of the 2013 figures which topped at 317,000 by 11:00 a.m. 2009, 513,000. still, a lot of spirit on metro as riders hopped on that first train. >> my family and i decided the day after the election we were going to come up here and do this. >> we spent the early morning hours riding throughout the system, hopping off at federal center to find this crowd waiting in line at the orange gate. folks camped out at the front of the line. and at 5:30, they began their approach. we caught up with rob who traveled all the way from canada. he scored a ticket on craigs list. >> i'm big into the u.s. culture. i'm a big supporter of donald trump obviously. >> we hopped back on the train for a final thought from tim who traveled with his
from maine. >> respect and mutual love for one another as americans everything is possible. >> as a reminder, metro will run on rush hour and peek fairs until 9:00 tonight. the metro closes at midnight. in metro center, wusa 9. all right. so metro is definitely your best bet if you're going to head down here throughout the evening. alison joining us now. you nailed the forecast today. and good weekend ahead? >> yes. >> thanks a lot alison. thanks for joining us for our special inauguration coverage. and special thanks to the embassy of canada having us. >> see you on twitter. along with mike with a rooftop view of the west lawn where president elect donald trump will be sworn in as our 45th commander in chief in just a few hours.
just spoke to a woman, his 14- year-old son, this was his christmas wish. >> people are here in support. there's also a lot of people against. >> i was an early supporter of donald trump's. and i was just really excited when he won and my family and i just decided the day after the election we were going to come up here and do this. >> i donald john trump do solemnly swear that i will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states -- >> the office of president of the quite -- >> and will to the best of my ability. >> and will to th
ability. >> preserve, protect, and defend. >> preserve, protect, and defend. >> the constitution of the quite. >> the constitution of the united states. >> so help me god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. [ cheering and appl president of the united states. donald j. trump. these are scenes that are unfolding nare away from the antional mall of protesters and police. a lot of people came to the city today, of course, to exercise their right to free speech. and to protest the inauguration of the new president. but it got a little bit violent ayrlier today. there were windows smashed and police were using pepper spray to disburse some of the crowd. now, i want to emphasize this was blocks away from the national mall and did not in any way disrupt the festivities that we saw around the p president's
inauguration. the crowd on theal have been oblivious to all of this. but some of our 26 cbs camera crews are over washington today caught some of these scenes several blocks away. the metropolitan police there using pepper spray to chase the crowd off. they did so after some members of the crowd debegan smashing windows and score fronts there hi part of washington. our nancy cords has been on the ceremonial stage for us all morning long. and she has now moved over to her normal perch as our chief congressional correspondent there on capitol hill. nancy? >> reporter: well, scott, congress is going to be actually getting back to work this afternoon, shortly after that luncheon wraps up. the senate will come back into session at 4:00. on the docket at least two confirmation votes for secretary of defense and secretary of homeland security we expect that
through. and donald trump will have the first two members of his cabin cabinet. the big question whether there will be a third tonight, democrats say they want more hours of debate on the cia director, congressman mike pompeo. that he would not get voted on until monday. now some republicans are saying we've got no where to go, we can have a debate. we would like to get that cia director confirmed and sworn in as soon as possible because after all the current cia errector like am the other ismbers of the cabinet finished up their post at noon today so goat position technically goes unfilled. republicans say, you are playing games with national security if you don't fill some of these key positions. democrats on the other hand say, these positions have been empty before, the the nation has lersevered they believe couple more days to have what they view very important debates on some of these nominees is warranted.
two candidate nominees or three, still won't be anywhere near the seven that president obama had when he was sworn in, republicans are accusing democrats of dragging their heels, this is the new legislative reality. donald trump is one of the only tactics he really has. >> pelley: nancy cordes, thank you very much. si are waiting for the president and first lady to emerge from the congressional luncheon that will happen in 30 or 40 minutes from now. then will begin the procession down pennsylvania avenue toward the white house. you're looking at a camera way up in the top of the dome, you're looking down on the capitol rotunda part of the original building that george washington laid the cornerstone for in the 18th century. the dome has just been
cast out of cast iron during the civil war. and it was beginning to crack in so many places, parts of it were actually falling off so the architect of the capitol has spent the last couple of years stitching the dome back together, the old cast iron dome and it has never looked better. row, let me introduce some of the people that we're chatting ahth here this afternoon, norah o'donnell, of course, cohost of "cbs this morning" is down on the national hall. walave kim strassle of the wall street journal. michael gary sen of the "washington post" and alex wagner of cbs this morning saturday. i want to go to you because of mpe unique nature of trumps inaugural address. you worked on both of george w. bush's inaugural addresses when you were writing for the former president. what was your
trump did today? on well, when i was working on the first one, i went back read all of the previous inaugural speeches which is a little tough in the early 19th century. there are speeches of national purpose and unity, this was tntirely different gnre just bringing american culture war controversial to the solemn center stage of american politics. that is was unexpected on my part and completely unique in inaugural history. >> pelley: kim, let me ask you your impression of the speech? >> one thing about bush's -- trumps speech didn't have one theme, either. there was so many different elements in it in terms of politics. gad some jacksonian, reagan conservatism, the forgotten man theme. i guess what comes out of it in the end, though, this is going to be not business as usual.
and that americans are charge of their white house. they can ex expect something very different. it was darker than a lot of aleeches that you usually supposed to be times of national unity. did he make some of that outreach it was, this was very camber scott called it american carnage that has happened to the yountry over the last many years. this was not a speech that in any way attempted to bind the wounds from election day. he was speaking to his voters. >> yes, he was. pso saying, i am the person that is going to save this country. se really set himself up, this ends today, this begins today and in essence saying the onuntry will be entirely redone under his leadership. >> pelley: not just him by the way, government. that is the most government erntric speech in modern history. it's done by a republican president, that is really unique as well. >> pelley: perhaps r
as a trimmian president. >> he went after his own party in the speech, the do nothing party. attacked mcconnell and ryan with them sitting on the stage, this is different. >> pelley: he cast washington not just as out of touch but as venal, corrupt, the enemy of america. >> i think that's true. we have had the american covenant, this is the american carnage speech. the present is really bad and our hope is in nostalgia. instead of some future promise land that's very different as well. >> one of the things that was most notable about this speech is it summed up why donald trump won the election. he had always had his finger on the pulse of this feeling out in hie country that the washington has completely disregarded the itople, it worked to it own benefit, nothing tit
forgotten man. and that's what that speech was about. it was saying, you people are back in charge. >> the ties that donald trump shattered the mold of inaugural speeches and of what we think the american president needs to have. the language that he is supposed to use, rhetoric, all that is different. very much a candidate insofar as he is different from anything thse that has been on the national stage, certainly in the oval office. >> pelley: people keep wait for him to change. >> it is not going to happen apparently. >> pelley: it is not happening. michael, i'm curious about something, the last time that an american president was elected teving not won the popular vote was your guy, george bush, in 2000 when you were writing that speech, what were you trying to accomplish? >> the whole speech was about unity. it talked about the values that ynite americans, that really ouanscend our differences. it talked about buildin
opportunity. that was organizing theme. .t's not new. thomas jefferson did that at the very beginning, there have been variety of speeches of national unity, that's what you would normally do after losing the popular vote. after having 35% approval. he does break the norm, this was a different voice, having criticized all of that, this was the voice of inaugural address err america. i think they're going to listen to it and hear something they like. but i don't think he's going to convert many people. >> pelley: norah o'donnell, the cohost of "cbs this morning" has been down on the national erll since before dawn covering s.ery inch of this. norah, i wanted to bring you in ask you your thoughts about the president's inaugural address and also the days to come. >> reporter: closest advisors told me that this would be an eloquent
uteech, that it was a beautiful speech that he wrote himself. there was a nod to president and mrs. obama at the very beginning, he called them magnificent in his words for how they had been gracious during nse transition. but after that, the speech then spoke to the forgotten man as he said the forget enmen and women 6 our country they will be forgotten no longer remind me of something that speaker paul ryan said when donald trump went out to visit him after he had been elected and came to d,sconsin and paul ryan said, there were seven or 8,000 people, people i had never seen before. in his own district had come out to that rally. so there is this sense of that, ocether it was democrats, too reagan democrats who thought they had been forgotten, he did speak to that. fet it was a very different inaugural address. ri was missing the soaring rhetoric. we've been listening to probably one of the greatest oraterrs of
but words like crime, drugs, gangs are new for inaugural address. it felt more like a campaign speech than an inaugural address. but that's the change. ngat's the marked change. his advisors have also said that we're going to witness some very dramatic change in just the first two weeks they have planned every single day of policy action in order to signal that they mean business. that they're going to try to deliver on this skyscraper of promises that trump talked about all throughout the campaign. >> pelley: one wonders, norah, whether the foundation that have skyscraper will be undermined by the president's own party, what do you think his prospects are with his own party, many of the things he talked about today are antithetical to dogma.
reform, speaker paul ryan was formerly the chairman. house ways and means committee, one advisor pointed out that george w. bush was able to get tax reform done by june. they're optimistic about that. ce'll see what replaces obamacare, the repeal is the easy part. but on a number much issues, other than executive orders and just the legislative stuff is hard but he is helped by having, it is rare, to have both control gr both houses of congress. so, if he can corral them, he can make a deal then there will be change, i think a lot of change in very short period of time. >> pelley: the elephant in the room that we haven't talked about yet is his nomination of the supreme court which should y. coming shortly. t?at do you know about that? >> that is one of the things i am told is going to happen in the first two weeks. p think the president trump himself has said that he h
narrowed down the list, they looked at that. i don't know whether he has shared or consulted yet with the senate, it's my understanding he has not. but i think that they have a very, very short list, that's something they plan to do as one of the first orders of business in the next two weeks. the one concern about that is that as he's trying to push a lot of stuff, it is a choice that can set off a lot of partisan wrangling, not that he has shied away from that, but that certainly can signal a big fight is wop of your first acts as president of the united states. >> pelley: norah o'donnell will come back through the day t. well, thank you for that. and as we keep an eye on the protests that are unfolding in ioher parts of the nation's capital, we will be back very shortly with more coverage on des of the 45th president of the united states and his y.auguration today.
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>> pelley: welcome back to cbs news coverage of the hnauguration of the 45th president of the united states. have a look at this, this is barack obama's inauguration, picture taken from the vannage of washington monument back in 2009 on the right-hand side at about the same point in the inauguration this is the crowd that we had today. obviously considerably thinner. the crowd for donald trump. but then donald trump is at least in modern times, has the lowest approval rating of any incoming president. most of the major polls including the cbs news poll has him around 35%. that does that mean to the incoming president? >> i thinkre
that kind of gets to both the crowds and to those approval numbers which is you don't necessarily have to like the man to want his policies, or not want the alternative which was hillary clinton standing up there. and you can see that in some of the polls. a poll that the wall street journal had recently had him well under water in terms of personal approval ratings. when you broke down into theple were none the less hugely supportive of what he had planned for tax reform, for his infrastructure plans for changing health care. so donald trump is a very polarizing person. and maybe polarizing enough that people didn't feel like making the journey to washington dc to see him sworn in. but it doesn't mean that they're not necessarily somewhat approving and hopeful for the things he says he'll do here. >> good afternoon, and we are joining you from the perch we have here from the embassy of canada. leslie foster, adam here on inauguration daybreaking into programming because of what you see on the ri
screen. protests, democracy and dissent in action today. and this time it's been volatile. >> we've been following activities like this all day long. this has gotten out of hand. we're hearing reports that tear gas has been thrown in the neighborhood of 17th and k in northwest washington. so we've been able to broadcast and show you these pictures live online on our app and wusa9.com. we want to interrupt the cbs broadcast to show you what's going on here. just moments ago we're told from producers this was much more of an out of control situation. but you can see all the police and all the protesters there as well trying to keep things in check. >> there's been tear gas thrown. there has been face-to-face instances. there have been at least half a dozen instances we know about where there's been some tear gas involved. there have also been some peaceful protests. we saw several of them as we made our way here to the embassy of canada. clearly the people we
signs. had a message that they wanted to convey. they wanted to say that they were not happy about this incoming change. but the transfer of power is complete. and sometimes this occurs. >> and you should note that there are protest groups scattered about in various parts of dc. and our reporters are embedded with some of those protests. but there have been a lot of themment more of them than we have reporters to go around. we have a lot of reporters in the field. especially on a day like today. we want to show you closer and find out exactly what's going on. you can see some tear gas right there in the streets right now. this is unfolding live over there at 17th and k in northwest. >> what we don't know right now is which group of protesters this is. and what their particular message is. so we're going to try to effort some additional information to help you. we're seeing this
seeing this. this is realtime. we're learning and looking at the exact same time. we're waiting for some additional information. apparently, a short time ago, this had calmed down a little bit. but now it looks like things have amped up. and we have to be careful too about how we portray what's occurring down there right now. because we don't know everything that is occurring. but we do know that something -- there is some unrest. there you go, you see more tear gas right there. >> we don't know what precipitated the actions by police here to deploy the tear gas. i'm just assuming it's the police that have been the ones deploying the tear gas here. because the protests that we've seen as we've been walking around in northwest, there have been groups of people with locked arms, gathered in the streets, gathered on the sidewalk, in some places, blocking traffic from going by, the police seemed content to let that activity take place. for this to unfold right now, did these protesters march into a busy road?
did they do something to antagonize for lack of better word, the police into created this sort of response. did they interrupt somebody's personal safety. we don't know any of that now. we're just literally watching this unfold as you're seeing it. you can see the number of police there. you can see them now enveloped in a thick blanket of that smoke there from the tear gas canisters. hard to know where this group is going. we were looking at something that suggested that they might be heading toward the world war ii memorial. but that's not clear just yet. again, welcome to inauguration day in america. where democracy and decent is on display. sometimes that decent is peaceful. other times it's not. and we're trying to get a handle on what you see unfolding on the screen right now. there's tear gas involved and so something in this instance broke down. as we mentioned, we had seen a number of groups of people protesting today. people holding signs. people
people engaging peacefully. and even am i can blue, invariably when you bring people together and you're talking about issues people feel passionate about, sometimes this kind of thing occurs. we're continuing to see tear gas plumes going up right now. we know this is in the area of 17th and k. the pictures are a little unsteady right now. because of course our collies are trying to follow this as it's evolving. and these things sort of evolve the way they do. >> can we get a point of clarification. hearing from the folks back in the news room, dc police, they do not use tear gas. they say pepper spray is certainly an agent they use to disperse, and they would deploy on protesters. so pepper spray, not tear gas. just to
and another thing for you, if you're not from the immediate dc area, and you're wondering how this might effect the rest of the afternoon unfolding, you should know that president trump, vice president pence, they're inside the capitol building now for a luncheon. they will begin their procession down pennsylvania avenue literally right behind our location here. it's scheduled to happen at about 3:25. that's a full hour from now. and then about a half hour to 45 minutes after that is when the parade will begin down pennsylvania avenue. moving towards the white house. so this is 17th and k. a half mile, 3/4 of a mile away from the parade route and away from the white house, but again, this unfolding live. we have another camera shot here, we're able to show you some of the police officers here from mpd in their riot gear. hoping to keep the folks away from this protest. also hearing that they're throwing, apparently the protesters are throwi
from inside of that scrum they're gathered now. >> protesting is all right. destruction is different. we've seen pictures of destruction around the city. it's too early for us to encapsulate what it all looks like. we're still piecing that together. but you can see there are two different snapshots of how americans feel on this day that the 45th president has officially taken office, the transfer of power has begun and the rest of the day will unfold. behind us, i don't know if you can hear it, we have some music behind us, it's clear that the parade route is getting ready for what is another, supposedly, exciting part of the day. but what will be interesting today is, unlike when president trump was candidate trump and he could remove voices of dissent from his gatherings, you can not do that on america's main street of pennsylvania avenue. so it will
of dissent. if they are present and very close to where he may be coming through the parade route, if he walks along the parade route, how he engages, we will see today going forward. >> just saw a military hum v there presumably from the national guard there on the street at that location 17th and k. to give you perspective of where we are. on the roof of the embassy of canada in the united states. we're at sixth street and pennsylvania avenue. and i can look right behind leslie here and i can see the bleachers that are set up alongside pennsylvania avenue for people to view the parade and see the procession as it goes by. there's not a lot of rain. and to tell you the truth, there's not a lot of people. there's maybe six or seven people that are sitting in the bleacher stand over looking pennsylvania avenue. the parade will start literally right behind our location where we are. i saw a lot of people out there for the
they packed into the national mall. there were corrals of folks like you would have at time square on new year's eve. one corral was notably empty. another corral was full of people. so you can bring the context here, you were here four years ago for president obama's reinaugural, is there any juxtaposition you can provide between how packed or not packed pennsylvania avenue was at this point in time on that day compared to what you see right now? >> you know, it's hard to know, because we aren't down there just yet. but i can tell you the crowds were immense, they were vast during both president obama's inaugural festivities. and so, we'd have to kind of look at a picture comparing the two to see. it certainly seems, given where we are on the ground during those two inaugurations that there were many more people. but we may not have that right either. that was my sense being amongst the crowd.
from the capitol along the protest route along the parade route, where it is right now. >> and it was cold. >> it was colder. you were happy to have all those people there. because it was like body heat, you know. you wanted to stay warm. it did seem like there were more people. but it will be interesting when all of the numbers are tallied, if they do tally. although, the national park service has stayed away from doing a lot of those official tallying of numbers. because it gets politicized. we are right now, is this still in the 17th area? this is still the 17th and k area. so you can see it's sort of a tale of two protests. on one part of what we were able to show you. things were more intense. things here seem to be more calm. pete, i think we see you in the middle of the crowd. tell us what's going on where
14th where shots of pepper spray were fired. i have to move out of the street. larger protests that keep getting bigger by the moment here. earlier, some protesters were arrested at 11th and l between 11th and 12th which isn't too far from here. it seems like this group just keeps getting larger. we've seen trash cans thrown into the street here. excuse me while i catch my breath. it looks like there was a fire started here. we're right in the thick of it now. >> does it appear to be with any particular group? or is this a large gathering of all kinds of people in protest? >> it looks to be more of an anarchist group. someone putting accelerant on the fire there. james, can you get that. >> you said these protesters are setting a fire. you should be able to see it now. the trash cans in the
nose and mouth guarding against the smoke. >> how far away are the police from where you are? >> well, we can hear them overhead. there's a park police helicopter circling overhead. although it seems like there's no police perimeter here. and in the much of a police presence to speak of. so i couldn't tell you exactly where they are. >> your safety is number one here pete, so if you feel at a moment -- >> yeah, we're fine. >> hey pete, what are you hearing them say? what are they saying? >> that's a good question. i heard some chants. but i can't -- i can't exactly tell you what they're saying. there's all sorts of signs here that say -- one over there that says bridges not walls. trump can kiss my behind. electile dysfunction. a large anti-trump group. this is 13th and k street. the fire here is getting a
it seems like some folks lit a few things on fire. i would expect the police to show up any minute now. this helicopter is circling overhead. i'm looking at the door. >> you look on the ground, you can't see any officers on the ground. >> reporter: that's right. it's simply protesters and average citizens here. i don't see much in the way of a law enforcement. let's walk more so i can get a better sense of the land here if you want to bear with me. >> while you walk, let me check in with you a bit. you've been with protesters all day. is this part of the same group that you've been following. or is this an emerging group? >> this group seems to change by the moment. there was a smaller group earlier at 12th and l. and they started at logan circle. and they descended on
after police worked them into a corner. there was some destruction of property. not unlike what we're seeing here. fires started. a metro bus, those glass partitions where people wait for the bus, they were broken. the glass was broken. we walked through later and saw sprinted anarchy symbols and things broken. it's pretty similar. that group was smaller. that was 150 protesters. it seems like a couple of them emerged. we heard earlier there was a group on 17th street, to the west of here, not too far away. and that group seemed to possibly have merged with this one. we're still trying to figure it out. a lot of people are covering their faces now. worried about the smoke behind us. but i have to mention, the things that remain peaceful today, even at the last protest, were some protesters were arrested. i was there a couple hours ago at 12th and
arrested. but the stalemate between police and protesters was not hostile. >> so pete, i want to ask you and simultaneously ask our producer back in the control room, we were showing images of protesters clashing with police and pepper spray going on there. that's not happening where you are. that's happening -- >> we heard shots of pepper spray, adam. but we didn't -- we haven't seen any here. we know that that was going on at 12th and l. we could hear it in the distance. i was walking east. it was coming from the east. you can see a large group is gathered here. people with their cameras out. a lot of fellow members of the media. but also protesters. i'm looking at a guy now, a little to the left there, james, your 2:00, wearing a go pro on his head. he's got his mouth covered.
sometimes this tactic is called a black block where protesters will cover their face and wear all black to look menacing. let's move away here. we're in the ash. it seems like some of that black block group from earlier made it over here to 13th and k street. we just had that split screen. pete is at 13th and k. and the other image is at 17th and k. and that's where the police and protesters are getting into it. that's where the pepper spray is being deployed. >> it also sounds like, and we know this, these are not the only protests going on right now. there are multiple protests in this city. which is testing the limits of all of the people who are in this city to serve and protect. >> you want to walk with me. let's walk. >> tell us what you're seeing, pete.
this is a barricade here at this park at 13th and k. these gees are standing in the street on a news paper dispenser, can you see that, james? i'm seeing some police on the perimeter. james, check your 6:00 and follow me. i'm over here. you can see some police in the corner there. right over there. in their riot gear. so it appears to be a bit of a barricade here. actually now i stumbled on all of it. there's at least 50 police blocking 13th street between k and l. it looks like a bit of a tactical maneuver to keep two groups from merging on the west side of k street and on the east side of k street. it
12 and 13 and police have blocked it at 12 and also at 13. you can see the barricade in the far distance there. and the barricade close to us. >> we can see on our screen, there's a big plume of smoke coming up. the smoke from the fire that was set. we're looking on the other side of where you are now. and it's police in riot gear. but it doesn't appear, from what we can see now, that there's really any engagement between the protesters and the police there. the merging of these groups that you're seeing here, are they groups that are protesting against each other? or are they of like mind? >> no, it seems like they're of like mind. i've seen a black lives matter sign here. to be honest though, the other group, on the other side, over by 12th street in the distance there, i can't see
clearly but it s to be of the same group. it looks to be homogenous. i can't tell you. >> i'm wondering if you could grab someone that might be around you and ask them how far they're willing to take this? what are their thoughts ? >> let me try to find out some more here. >> you're looking at a snapshot of inauguration day in america. this is democracy. where people get to exercise their right to speak out. still trying to find some folks who can speak with some authority on this. >> we'll leave your mic on. you do your thing. we'll talk over you. you interrupt us when you need to. as you can see, two large protests unfolding literally blocks away from one another.
>> it was originally a single group. and then cops basically moved the crowd which was in the middle of the street. there were a couple different exchanges of battle lines so to speak. but the police ended up forming into a single line and brushing back out and separating the crowd. and over the course of the past 20 minutes they pushed us down to this block. >> you're saying this group was sort of moving in here on k street and then was split into two. >> that's right. it was a single continuous group. it seemed. it may have been a congregation of many different demonstrations. but it gathered. and i'm not sure what set it off. i started running up when they threw the first flash bang grenade and it proceeds from there. police formed lines and were pushing people back. >> anyone arrested and hurt? >> i did hear -- so the military police sent a medic behind police lines i don't i
officer or someone they trampled. they did at one point full on charge toward us. i think there were various people who were elderly in the crowd or less able to move quick enough to get out of their way. i did witness them push a bunch of people over. i was shoved with a shield by a police officer. i'm up there filming with my hands up the whole time. >> what is the feeling like here now? >> it's pretty calm right now. i think we've managed to at least push the rowdy elements of the crowd out and try to bring them to a peaceful situation. it's still tense. it's a very tense situation here. i don't expect it to move on. they seem to have stopped with the non-lethal weapons for now at least. >> where are you from? >> my name's alex. i'm from ohio. >> whereabouts? ohio? >> yellow springs. >> you came out here to protest during this inauguration. >> that's correct. >> with which group? any organization
>> i suppose i'd go with, as a water protector. i was at standing rock before this. >> we saw you guys earlier at the seventh street southwest check point too. >> yes. >> thank you so much. thanks for talking to me. >> there you heard it guys. there was some sort of police maneuvering here to try to get a larger group, a protest that merged together and break them up into two. that's what you're seeing now. here on k street. so there's a barricade on the far side of k street at 12th street. and there's one here at 13th street. the guy i talked to, alex from ohio, he's a protester who came to protest specifically. he said that some people did get trampled, maybe minor injuries. there was an ambulance called. we're not exactly clear why. i'm going to try to get more info here. and we'll let you know what happens. things remain peaceful at 12th and k. >> let's hope it stays that way. you're over there in franklin square. and you heard
how they were trying to keep groups from merging. we knew this was going to happen. meaning we knew that there were going to be voices of dissent and voices that have been very well organized. both today and tomorrow. but you're never fully prepared when things get out of hand. and that's not to say that the police aren't prepared. i think it's hard for people to see, you know, rioting. or destruction. and that kind of thing. it's one thing for people to raise their voices and it's quite another when people see destruction. >> it looks like another fire here. >> keep your mic on. >> it looks like there's a couple trash cans being gathered together here. in the middle of the intersection. it looks like the makings of one of those fires that were started earlier. let's keep walking around more. >> your point about preparation. we have heard many of these protest groups over the past few days, going back weeks, their stated purpose
was to disrupt activities. to disrupt a peaceful transfer of power. the transfer of power has taken place. certainly now voicing displeasure of the new president. and where they take it from here, what they try to disrupt if anything beyond this, is still unclear at this point. we're a half hour to 45 minutes away from the presidential procession and motorcade. coming down pennsylvania avenue headed toward the white house. >> we were far enough back that it didn't effect us. but we helped those who were gassed and maced. >> i'm trying to figure out if people were hurt. >> dozens were maced. i saw a guy with a major cut from being shot with a concussion grenade. >> anyone arrested? >> there were dozens arrested. >> from the earlier protest at 12th and l? >> just in
hour and a half. >> they just pepper sprayed everyone. just right in here. and fired pepper spray shots ? pellets ? canisters. there's children and people in wheelchairs. >> you think some people were hurt in this. >> definitely. absolutely. i was helping some of them. >> is this a multiple congealing of a bunch of different groups. what's going on? >> i have no idea what everybody is here for. >> where are you from? >> i'm from ohio. >> are you from ohio? a standing rock group? >> i'm not with the standing rock group. >> different group? >> know i'm solomatic. >> cool. thanks for talking to me. appreciate it. >> i hope you took that interview live. >> we did. u.s.a. today is reporting about 90 people have been arrested. so far the most violent episode of the day involving protesters and police. so i presume that to be the one that is on the opposite side of 13th from
17th and 18th and k street. waiting to get more on that coming through. so these folks, what was interesting to me about the two men that you just interviewed there, is that they had those masks on. presumably they brought them with them. and were prepared for something like this to have unfolded. >> yeah, they said better to be prepared. better safe than sorry. i think folks here are of the understanding that things here could turn volatile like it did earlier today. it sounds like many folks were pepper sprayed and at least face may minor injuries now. a fluid situation, but folks were very prepared for something like this to happen. >> we're looking at a list of all the permits that were issued for protests in this city. and there are a number of them. so we know that police have been ready and have been preparing to give these ot
exercise their right to free speech. but obviously, when things get out of hand and they get contentious and there's destruction involved, that kind of takes it to a new level here. so you know, 90 plus people -- >> some of the protests earler, sorry to cut you off, were not permitted. that was something we heard about at 12th and l. that was an unpermitted protest that circled around a few blocks after leaving logan circle and then ultimately got cornered by a police tactic, a group of police at 12th and l. and people there were arrested. i presume that some of the 90 arrested you just spoke about were from mat earlier. and speaking to permits, that was an unpermitted protest going on. i can't speak to this one. i should find out. >> where you are, does it show any sign of letting up? >> let's go
>> there's police. people running away. a suburban cut through the crowd. a police suburban. i saw the back window get blown out. there's broken glass in the middle of the street. james, i'm behind you. you can see the shattered glass there. >> so someone threw something at the rear window of a suburban as it drove through. >> yes. there was a black suburban, an official looking suburban, not unlike one you'd see in dc. here's a brick in the middle of the street. you can make your own inferences there. the suburban went through the barricade here and off into the distance. and it sounded like someone threw something at it. i'm trying to get close to the barricades to see. you can see it there. it's a little hard. while you're walking through there trying to get a better sense of that, we're in
you guys please be careful out there. we're going to go to our colleague scott who is at 14th and k street with a look at what's happening there. scott, what's going on where you are? >> i'm actually pretty close to pete. we're around the periphery of all of these events. right now it appears protesters have taken back what was a limousine that was trashed earlier this morning. surrounded by photographers now trying to see what's going on. you can see the windows of this vehicle were smashed out. i believe for a moment there were protesters inside the vehicle. this is an early example of the property destruction that got police into the engagement with protesters that pete just described. this happened three or four hours ago. now everything moved back
this direction. police are ahead of me as pete was describing. they're now holding the intersection. and there's just a lot of people at this point walking around. many of them with their cell phones trying to document what's going on. >> i wanted to add real quick, we're getting updated information from mpd reporting that 95 protesters have been arrested so far while two mpd officers both being treated for some nonlife-threatening injuries suffered in the line of duty here while encountering these protesters. >> yeah, as pete has been describing, we're working as a team. this was all relatively calm with the exception of the broken windows and property destruction early on. but that's when police pinned protesters at the first location, began making arrests, there was no significant violence i saw. just a lot of yellin
screaming. they did deploy pepper spray a couple times at that location. that was pepper spray being sprayed out of compressed bottles. not fired with projectiles or anything like that. and a larger group of protesters then yelled at mcpherson and walked over to the original group that had essentially been in a stand off and pinned with police at that location. and then things broke and began to move in this direction. and because of the rock throwing and the burning and the glass breaking, it's obvious what kind of action the police have taken. we've seen it. i know pete described to you the flash bang grenades that have been used to push the crowd back, disperse them, police then rush forward to take control of the empty street. and then protesters will respond by throwing rocks and other items toward
they hold their line and wait for the next move. you know most protests are -- >> sorry go ahead. >> i was going to say most protests are formed. and these people, many of them want to achieve political change. but the transfer of power has gone forward. president donald trump is the 45th president of the united states. it doesn't keep them from being able to have their voices heard though. and it sounds like where you are, things are relatively peaceful. >> with the exemption that any new confrontation with police a few yards away here can light up. this group of protesters is distinct and separate from many of the groups that are gathered at mcpherson square which is a permitted location. you're having this comingling of groups. groups there at the permitted site. that's the same site where unpermitted groups as we've been describing gather an
off into the city for events like this. some of these groups are quite different. represent different points of views. many of the protesters who moved out into the street here, obviously i think you can describe them as more activists, more militant, many of them displaying anarchist symbols and have their faces covered etcetera. it's just an example of one of the many different types of groups that are actively protesting now. at mcpherson square, a couple blocks away, different protesters, let's call them for festive, more colorful, quite loud. but obviously because of the flash bang grenades, the confrontations with police, the arrests, etcetera, this has been attracting a lot of attention here, let's see if we can move a little closer and show you the police lines. we're mindful as we cover these things, bricks and rocks
occasionally. we're trying be mindful to pretty much stay out of the way there. stand by. my partner tj behind me, he'll lift the camera up. and sort of show you the line here. as it exists. this is the intersection of k and 13th. >> we're going to stay with your video. but i'm going to interrupt you real quick. we just saw a moment ago on the left side of the screen, donald trump and mike pence, the new president and vice president with speaker pelosi there inside the capitol scheduled to leave in the next 15 minutes to have the presidential escort leave and head toward the capitol. we'll be closely monitoring that in this situation as well. that's what's happening on the inside. back on the outside, mike hanson is at 13th and l streets where there are riot police sort of gearing up. is that what
>> we came upon these policemen. you can see unmarked vans. these cargo vans. and in the distance, you can see there's at least a dozen, inside more officers, full rye riot gear, assembling, trying to get a sense of peace here. but you can see l street between 13th and 12th completely shut down. we expect that the police will continue to kind of rally up, kind of get a sense of the situation and then do their best to restore peace here. but just watching the rally downtown, a few blocks from the unrest, it's pretty much a normal day here in washington. we had tourists coming up asking what's going on, why is there a helicopter? they're telling them there is a situation going on that you need to be mindful of. but really i think if anyone is trying to get down here, be mindful that you'll see im
tape. you'll see a lot of police presence and that you should be aware of your surroundings. back to you. you wonder if the president, the vice president, even realized all of this is occurring as they are dining and chatting inside. it's a tale of two different inauguration days. official washington carrying on as we usually do during the transfer of power. and as donald trump put it the people are speaking. people who are not happy with the fact that he's the president. >> it's the role of the authorities to keep the protesters away from the confines of pennsylvania avenue in this secure area. except for those who have a permit to protest along or immediately off the parade route. but i think the main goal for them. keeping people safe and also keeping them away from the secure area downtown. >> this is a big event. there are lots of things going on. while there
are colleagues are covering, we hear the festive part of the inauguration. as the parade is going to begin shortly. we can hear some of the band playing. and people assembling. it's hard to see how many people are out this right now. >> if you'll forgive me for a second. i'll stand up and take a look along pennsylvania avenue. i would say the bleachers at fifth and pennsylvania are about 1/4 full. i can't see the sidewalks on the north side. there are people probably four or five deep on the sidewalk. >> that's the view down there. we're going to go back to our colleagues who are covering the protests that are continuing to unfold. are we going to pete? tell us what's happening now. this is 13th and k street northwest where earlier there were tense clashes with police and protesters. you can see k street over here. there's one ic
here. they have cut off k street to twelfth street. it sounds like pepper spray was used on protesters. i just talked to one who had pepper spray in his face. he said he anticipated something like this to happen. they were worried about this. they think the force is too egregious. the force is too much. some people were hurt when police did that splitting maneuver. they used their riot shields to push people back. let me bring you closer to the barricade here. we'll work our way toward it. we've seen some property destruction. earlier there were a couple trash cans that were set on fire. also we saw a suburban, a black suburban hoar, which we thought was an official vehicle, but it sounds like it's a cnn crew car. got a brick thrown at the back of the windshield. you can see the police barricade here. this is 13
sticks and riot shields are out. officers have their visors down. and cameras out. so -- >> things are not as tense as they were earlier i'm told. i talked to a protester a little bit ago. and i saw police officer shouting at one of the people here. and i said things are getting pretty hot. and he said not really. not as bad as it was earlier. it sounds like some people were hurt. at least minor injuries. getting shoved out of the way when police did this maneuver. and it sounds like maybe some people were taken into custody. although we're trying to figure that out. over all today, like you reported earlier. about 90 protesters have been arrested. we think that this was multiple groups sort of joining up together. and there was a protest earlier at 12th an
from here. where pepper spray was used on protesters there. and then some were cattled, corralled, sort of into a corner. and then at least a couple dozen were taken into custody there. then we left the scene. now we're at this one. you can hear the park police helicopter circling overhead. and things here though, peaceful. at least for the time being. at least for the last half hour. >> keep that camera live for us. we'll stay with it and watch it. but we want to check in with larry miller who has aggregated pictures coming in on social media. as far as what people are showing and talking about. >> i want to let you know, one of the hashtags we're seeing on twitter and facebook is #disruptj20. associated with that are a number of pictures, this one saying that you wanted a wall, you got it. so we're starting to see a lot of pictures come in on twitter, and on facebook, associated with the demonstrations and the protesters that our reporters
have been covering close to the national mall. also we heard a while ago, one of our reporters talk about black block 2017. you can see it appears that members associated with that group are also involved in other demonstrations and as a result of these demonstrations, there has been property damage ofbuildings and video we've seen damage to vehicles as well. continuing on right now, we see additional movement from some of these other demonstrators as well. black block associated with this according to this picture. checked in on the hashtag for for #disruptj20. they're here to make their voicings heard. and they're taking action against climate change. something they feel the now president has not been active on and has disr
so they're here to again disrupt the inauguration ceremonies today. and also make it difficult for some of the supporters of donald trump to attend some of the ceremony and activities later on in the evening. additional pictures of protests show you how things are shaping up around town. but really active on social media right now. >> we've seen a lot of activity here with the protesters and the police pushing back and really trying to contain them block by block and keep them manageable. here's pete again. >> how upset are you right now? >> i'm not upset. i'm very tired. but this is the next four plus years. so we've got to keep going. i'm just glad people are safe here so far. >> you got pepper sprayed. >> i got pepper sprayed and tear gassed. >> how do you feel now? are you all right? >> no. i'm not all right. it's really terrible, my friend. i don't recommend it. >> clearly some movement here now. i
to me live. and you can see this -- you can see this truck moving here. sorry. we're having to move out of the way. things are changing here. police in riot gear scattering to let this military truck through. it looks like it's the national guard. seeing guys with army labels on their shirts here in full fatigues going toward 12th street from here at 13th and k. the police barricade still in full effect. you can see over here, police officers in riot gear, making sure that no one can get through k street. let's come a little closer. >> the difficult part of pete, your covering this and going through and trying to get a handle on what's happening on this protest, the difficulty here is you have this juxtaposition of people who are there to raise their voices and there's
clearly intent on doing something very different. and i think what we're hearing from the people you talked to is they came to make a point and raise their voices and this evolved in ways they perhaps wish had not. >> it's not unexpected though. folks are wearing masks and there's some gas masks. i'm looking at a guy wearing a respirator. concerned about the threat of pepper spray. it wasn't necessarily unexpected. protesters tell me. but they're not pleased about the police tactics here. this barricade. this line of police in a riot formation cutting off k street between 12 and 13 and earlier they moved their formation out to keep one large group -- or two groups from becoming one large group. i'm watching
between police and what appears to be a protester. they're yelling at a guy. it's a little tense. >> all right pete. stand by there. >> you can see the pepper spray is out. >> we're going to head back. just for a moment, pete. if i was doing a movie, i'd pick you general, general matas. he's doing really well. even chuck likes general matas and general kelly. kiddingly, he thinks we're doing greet at the cabinet level. but we're going to do just fine. we're going to do just fine. i'll tell you there's something that i wanted to say. because i was very honored when i heard that president bill clinton and secretary hillary clinton were coming today. and i think it's appropriate to say, and i'd like you to stand up. i'd like you to stand up. [ cheering and applause ]
and honestly, there's nothing more i can say, because i have a lot of respect for those two people. so thank you all for being here. and we're going to have four great years. hopefully of peace and prosperity. and we'll be working very, very hard. our cabinet's lined up and ready. i know chuck's going to approve them eventually. i believe that. we all want the same thing. we're all good people whether you're a republican or a democrat, it doesn't make any difference. we're going to get along. again, thank you very much. it's an honor, roy, you ve
you and tom baret i want to thank you. thank you everybody. thank you. thank you very much. [ applause ] >> the 45th president of the united states, donald trump, he's set to depart the capitol any moment. >> and he acknowledged president clinton and secretary of state hillary clinton. something he did not do in his inaugural address. he said he had a loot of respect for them. he wants peace and prosperity. we juxtapose his words as what we see in the streets today. and there are pockets of downtown where peace is not present. i was looking at an article where the interim police chief says there's a small group of demonstrators intent on doing damage. but he said they've done some significant damage in parts of downto
one of those protest groups now. let's go back to scott broom at 14th and k in northwest. how is this situation unfolding there, scott? i want to give you an example of the two different i kinds of groups. you've be hearing reporting from pete. the wto anarchy style confrontations are occurring. this is mcpherson square which is about two blocks from there. this is a much more festive type of environment. there are musical entertainers here. lots of people with signs. i've seen trump supporters on their way back to their hotels walking through here and engaging with protesters, having discussions that are let's call them peaceful and friendly. not a lot of yelling at each other. the problem here is that this location here is about two blocks away from where the confrontation with police
and police have been moving int direction. now, they're on hold up there. pete is monitoring the situation. but if it moves in this direction, that's clearly going to be a tactical problem for police managing the two different kinds of crowds. the many different types of people here. so you can hear now a performer on stage, i wish i could tell you who it was. but it's so loud i couldn't hear her introduce herself. let's get a sample of what folks are saying here. can i interrupt you please? we're live on channel 9 in washington. i wonder if you'd share impressions and thoughts about this event. >> this is my first protest ever. i was a little nervous coming down. it's been amazing. nobody's been aggressive. it's been peaceful. people are coming together and basically enjoying making
voices heard. and i've even had interactions with people on the other side who have respectfully disagreed and no aggressiveness whatsoever. >> it's interesting you mention that. because about two blocks from here, there's a significant confrontation with sort of a different posture, protesters are more, i use the wto anarchist model, that may be moving in this direction. do you have concerns about that? >> not concerns. if we hear something coming on, i plan on getting out of the way. i think it's important that we're not stopped from expressing our voice. >> i didn't introduce myself. my name is scott broom. >> i'm eddie, i live in maryland. >> eddie, cartier, thank you for speaking with us on channel 9. i think that's a fair characterization of the type of folks here
different protest and a much larger crowd than the protests occurring two blocks from here let me toss it back to you for now. >> so joining us here on the set, lenny, professor of history in politics, and communications from american university. you just arrived. you're watching this play out. i suppose we'll start with your initial impressions of what we're seeing here. we knew there would be protesters. perhaps activity like this is not that unexpected. >> not unexpected. sad that it happens to destroy property or potentially hurt people. you don't want to go that step. you want to make your voice heard but not necessarily hurt others in the process. there is a lot of frustration out there. and that ranges from people in the center all the way to the left. and they're going to express it in different ways, unfortunately, some of the people just get out of hand. >> these protesters are raising their voice
change. they clearly are not happy with the fact that donald trump is our 45th president. president donald trump today. the transfer of power has gone forward. what's your sense of what may happen later today? what happens after today? you raised your voice. you made your point. now what happens ? >> i think there's going to be organized protests. obviously tomorrow, there are potentially up to 250,000 people descending on the city. donald trump sort of offended a lot of people during this campaign. and after the campaign, he didn't make much of an effort to build bridges to those whom he offended. he didn't make a lot of effort to reach out the democrats. there are no democrats in his cabinet. he didn't rhetorically speak about hillary clinton in his speech. >> he did acknowledge her at
the inaugural luncheon. he acknowledged them and said he had respect for these people. >> i think he's going to make every effort to try to be more gracious. his inaugural speech was a hit on washington. and not a hit on democrats. it was basically saying politicians, hey complain, but they don't act. he talked about folks in washington, the elites, the establishment enriching themselves at the expense of the american people and he's the voice of the forgotten. but there are people who feel he's not their voice. and that's why they're on the streets articulating their voice and saying they're upset with the tenor of the trump campaign and potential presidency. the fact that he seems to have violated norms. that he's insulted people. and they're concerned he won't be a president of all the people. notwithstanding what he said at the inaugural adds dress a throw back to
where you're standing on the th by the washington power players and right among them you're saying you are the problem. donald trump making a specific point to say we're giving the power back to the people. feeling that too much of that power is concentrated if washington. and while that message might not play well to the folks here, it's playing well to the rest of america, that's what got him into office. >> interestingly enough, slightly different from ronald reagan who said government was the problem. >> we have michael moore speaking to this protest group. >> unstable. he is not well. he is in need of help. i would hope by now his family would have done an intervention. clearly they didn't do that. so now, we have to perform an intervention. [ cheering and applause ]
now how do we do this? it helps us that he has such a thin skin. he can't stand the fact that people don't like him. he wants to be loved. because he is the populous candidate. right now people are forming along the parade that's about to start. that's coming up pennsylvania avenue. and he's going to see that the people opposed to him out number his supporters by 3 or 4 to 1. [ cheering and applause ] and he is going to be forced to look at every single one of us, every single sign, his mental state is not going to be able to handle it. let me tell you why, on the
bunch of us randomly decided to march on trump tower in new york city there weren't a lot of us. a few hundred, right? and we were just down there on fifth avenue, he's up there tweeting looking down at us. he's tweeting, protesters outside my home, unfair. unfair. it's like he was discombobulated by just a few hundred people. you know he had just pulled off the biggest ruse in the last 16 years by winning when he lost and he can't take it. his skin is so thin,
i think we need to form an army of comedy and satire. i think all -- don't just leave this up to the comedians. everybody here has a sense of humor. cher cheer [ cheering and applause ]. either you're funny or you know what's funny. one way or the other, you need with your friends and your communities to use satire, because it can be devastating. to go after a man who can't handle alec baldwin. >> all right. we've been listening to film maker michael moore, no stranger to adding his voice to causes that move him to do something. he's made movies about it. he's spoken out vigorously about the new president donald trump. you know, lenny, i'm looking at some of things that people are tweeting us at thtt
the screen. and one that caught me was from someone who said you know, it's okay to feel this way now, but you need to channel these feelings into something. which gets to the question of the history of protests and what can be accomplished. we all look back at the civil rights era, and look at that time that tumultuous time in history and we can look there and see progress now. the question will be, when we take a look at what's happening now, what will be the progress? or what would they like to see going forward? >> well interestingly enough, the first mass protest at an inauguration was in 1913, woodrow wilson's inauguration, and it was the sufferagists, 5,000 suffragists protested on pennsylvania. >> because they weren't invitedment four years later they were part of the inaugural parade. so it does say to you something, that if you do speak out and you do organize yourselves and you do get
in our democracy thou make a difference. you think about the 1969 inauguration of richard nixon, some of the things got ugly there. people were pelting his car with sort of stones and beer cans and all the rest. but in 1973, when he was inaugurated. 100,000 people gathered at the lincoln memorial peacefully and made their voices heard. the war ended soon after. this is a lesson that it's good to be able to make your voice heard. participate in your democracy, that can make a difference. >> we're going to head to pete back in the field. have you moved locations on us? where are you? what's the scene? >> just a little bit. we're on k street between 13th and 12th. and you'd be surprised to find out that there are trump supporters in this crowd. i spoke to a guy named mike. he's
he said this is despicable. he called this deplorable. let me show you what's going on back here. you can see this encircled group here. they just burned a t-shirt bearing the likeness of president donald trump. let me show you some of the damage, the vandalism that was done here. you can see this limousine here with all of the windows smashed out. some of the protesters with their faces obscured standing on top of it right there. let me show you some more here. follow me, james. this is, this suburban over here looks to be a network news car, you can see some of the marks here from a brick, this within window smashed out. you can see the tv news gear in there. this is lincoln navigator here on k street. you can see someone took a marker wsto it. there's something going on
but i couldn't tell you exactly what. folks are moving. we're now moving westbound. towards 15th -- sorry 14th. bear with me here while i get my bearings. you can see how bad the damage is to that limousine. windows smashed out. windshield smashed out. car alarm going off. people still kicking it. people still throwing bricks at it. a guy walked by and threw a brick right at it. >> pete, you are really at the defining protest in the city. it seems to be morphing and growing and changing. we can hear a helicopter overhead capturing what's occurring out there right now. it seems to sort of ebb and flow. >> yeah, you know, it's a little
the weeds like this to tell you what's going on. i have a pretty granular view of the damage here. let me show you the maneuver police did earlier. james will follow me here. i have a half block to walk. there was a police barricade up here. this is getting rowdy. bear with me. a lot of press here i should mention. 1/4 to 1/3 of people down here have their phones out. but a lot of people are national and international media checking out the damage. >> the police are holding a line at this point. >> right. >> that's what i'm moving to show you. keep coming with me here. a lot of the group, this is now k and 13 where everyone -- this was the thick of it only ten
minutes ago. maybe five minutes ago. you can see bricks used by vandals in the street. near that parking cone. now folks are moving west toward 14th. but right here at 13 and k is where the police barricade really is in ernest. you can see officers here with their riot gear out. the shields out. you can see the batons out as well. they're armed with pepper spray, which protesters tell me was used earlier. a guy yelling in my ear tear gas and pepper spray. you can see that k street, police coming through here, this might not be good. okay pete. metro transit police. let me keep telling you about this police maneuver that went down earlier. police sort of split k street in two. it was
split in two. they formed two lines and moved out. and protesters tell me that as that happened some folks got hurt. some folks were arrested. all in all. 90 arrested today. that might be an old number at this point. we're not sure. >> 95 is the latest number we have. >> 95. okay. i talk to a guy with tear gas residue in his face. protesters here came prepared. a lot of people have gas masks. a lot of people have face masks to try to protect them. one guy told me he was concerned about this. but this is not unexpected. although everyone is still pretty angry here. we can hear the helicopter around there. close to where we are. it sounds really loud where we are. >> it's right above the mall in a low orbit around this area. >> pete you're over on one
mike hanson seeing over there? >> mike, are you with us? mike's around 14 and k. right where this line of military members are. we'll wait for him to come online with us here. but you can see clearly members of the military here, perhaps national guard holding a line as well. waiting for any orders. >> mike hanson is back on. >> we see you on camera. can you take us through the situation there? >> well, it was very tense, there was a fire just up the road. we're exactly at k street and 14th street. this is new. let me show you, these are national guard members. they are gearing up, this is something that obviously the authorities, the police, the federal government
well. but there are hundreds of people. perhaps a thousand or so people milling around. and not everyone is causing trouble. not everyone is rowdy. but there are some in this crowd that are getting rowdy. that are setting fires. that are causing trouble. but the police obviously, this is a huge response. but this is new, the national guard is here. they're just holding this line. this is 14th street. this is k street. the parade is just a few blocks from here. but as you can tell, it's a completely different scene depending on where you're at this afternoon. >> sorry to interrupt you. before we cut away, i see that you have the safety glasses on, was there something that gave you cause for concern that you've been around and close to? >> i've been in a few of these
station. and i just know that things can change at any moment there were tense moments about a block from here. police had pepper spray guns ready. so i thought well, i'll put them on, if i don't need them, that will be great. but if i do need them, i'll be glad that i have them. >> all right mike, thanks so much. you be safe. you be careful. it looks like you know what to do. we're waiting for president donald trump to leave the capitol and head over to the parade. so we're going to be watching that. we're going to follow him as he leaves and we'll bring that to you as well. and you can see right now it appears they are starting, parts of the family are starting to leave the capitol they're on the east side of the capitol. leaving the inauguration luncheon. moving a little slower. this is a carefully choreographed day, every moment, every minute, evy
inauguration day is. so there's a schedule they're trying to get back on to. and we're going to continue to follow it. but any moment now, we anticipate the president elect, the first lady, melania trump, the first family will be headed this way, not far from the parade route. >> no longer the president elect. you mentioned the schedule a moment ago. so we know these things have ebbs and flows. any president, it's hard to keep them on time. so the schedule says the presidential escort is supposed to depart the east side of the capitol at 3:05, we're 20 minutes passed that. it's going to take 20 to 25 minutes once the motorcade starts to get to the white house. what do we expect to see over the course of the next 30 to 45 minutes ? >> there's going to be the president coming out, getting in his car and the pomp and circumstance of the parade beginning and people heading down pennsylvania avenue. and all of a sudden,
be his entree to 1600 pennsylvania avenue. his new home for the next four, possibly eight years. so bottom line, they are accustoms to things not going online. i believe the mormon tabernacle choir was supposed to sing for eight minutes and they shortened it. they have to have plan b's in place to make sure everything works as well as it can and get it as close to schedule as possible. >> he had to get sworn in before noon or else there's a couple minutes where legally we don't have a president. >> that's right. let's reflect on what the president said today. president trump talked a bit -- a lot in his speech about america first and this being the voice of the people and that the people had spoken. if you had taken him out of the capitol setting, you might have thought he was still on the campaign trail. trt lenny, if you're a donald
>> donald trump has taken his campaign and morphed it into his presidency. he was the anti establishment candidate. he's now the anti establishment president. he was the populous candidate he's the populous president. this is what he says he will do for the american people which is to get outside of washington, get outside of the tower of brokers and work for the people of the country. but he set a big agenda for himself. rebuilding roads and bridges and tunnels. sort of getting the economic growth going. sort of protecting our nation from threats over seas. eliminating isis all together. and he also painted a picture of a very devastated america that you have to think -- wonder what president obama was thinking when donald trump was talking about that. because i don't think that's the image of america that president obama had as he was leaving office. >> he certainly didn't depict with lofty or aspirational words the state of the
>> not at all. he talked about inner cities in trouble, failing schools, factories that are rusted and going down. not talking about the fact that our country survived this terrible recession better than most other countries in the world. which is one of e talking points barack obama would give with unemployment declining and going how. it may not be the same type of jobs. and donald trump said the middle class has seen its standard of living erode. and their wealth go to people over seas. and he wants to pull it back and locate it into the towns and communities and cities of this country. and that really is his larger goal and objective. and it's why i think he resonated so much with so many of those hard hit americans in the rust belt, in the industrial midwest who have seen their economic base, move, decline, erode, and they don't have the same jobs they did 20, 30, 40 years ago. >> is this the inaugural
if so, if not, what do you suppose will give the critics ammunition to come after him after that speech? >> it's interesting. he seemed to isolate washington. as out of touch with the american people. folks in washington enrich themselves at the expense of everyone else. >> this is president donald trump, the 45th president of the united states. emerging from the capitol with first lady melania trump. and there's vice president mike pence, his wife at his side as well, and they are preparing to head in this direction for the parade. >> so i can tell you now in the past ten minutes since i talked about it, things have filled out a lot on pennsylvania avenue here. folks lining the sidewalk, there's a set of bleachers at fifth and pennsylvania for folks to not only obviously see the presidential motorcade in procession to the white
but in a period of 25 minutes after the president and vice president arrive at the white house with their families, the parade will begin right behind our location here. it's a little bit chilly. there has been off and on smatterings of rain. there has been nothing close to a deluge. certainly nothing really to keep folks away from enjoying this with a light parka on. but perhaps the weather forecast leading up to today might have scared some people away from coming. thinking that it was going to be wet. >> let's listen in. ♪[ music ]
all right. the president, vice president, first lady, second lady, about to get into the presidential limousine to depart the capitol headed for the long awaited parade route and all the people who have been waiting to see them in person with their own eyes, president trump, now the leader of the free world, becomes the head of the largest
organization in the world, will we see his soul living in will we see what kind of leader he'll be able to be? will he move past the campaigner to the commander in chief. people are watching to see this. >> donald trump will have to see his soul through his deeds. that's what he's going to ask offer us. here is a builder. somebody in construction. who has built tall buildings and resorts and ice rinks, and so he's going to say judge me by my deeds. and this was a very deed oriented inauguration speech. it was one in which he didn't use a lot of the sort of soothing rhetoric of unity and bipartisan ship. this was about we are going to accomplish things. we are going to rebuild america. get people jobs. protect our borders. protect our international trade. so in effect, whatever he wants to do with rhetoric ultimately he will have to be judged by the agenda that he sets out and
it. and if his soul is such that he really wants to put money in the pockets of the middle class and revive the american dream that so many people feel has been lost or is too far away from them, then that ultimately becomes the manifestation of his presidency. >> those are the big luming questions that will define the next four years. i think the immediate question that people have is are we going to see him in person? along this parade route? it's a cold day. not too cold of a day. it's not raining on us at the moment. we've been kind of throwing this out and speculating all week. presidents will often hop out during the trip to the white house. my money is on him getting out in front of the trump hotel. what do you say? >> i would probably bet money on that as well. look, i also think there's security concerns. and there's a lot of anxiety particularly with all that's going on in the streets. this makes this day a little bit more unusual than previous inaugurals where you didn't
i think the secret service the police, they're probably a little bit anxious about that. they would much rather have him get out and be behind the shield at the reviewing stand near the white house. >> but the optics of that wouldn't also be good either. if you see you're a man of the people and the people brought you here and this is for the people and you don't emerge to see the people that might be conflicting optical message too. >> it could be. but jimmy carter pretty much walked the entire route himself in 1977. and as much as that might have helped him in the optics, it ultimately didn't help his presidency. whether he gets out or not. , i think those would be better optics, he's going to say he's rolling up his sleeves and doing the work of the people on his first day in office. and i think that's the message he wants to get out. >> can i follow up with you one more time. do you think the call about whether he gets out of the car is going to be a
decision? or do you think they know this all ready? >> it could be. he probably might look at the crowd, donald trump is one of those politicians, we have to call him that now, who feeds off of a crowd. he gets energy from the crowd. he might be in that limousine and see people wanting to get a glimpse of him. it may be that he feeds off that energy and wants to get out and talks with the secret service right there. so it could actually be sort of a momentary decision. but they ultimately have to over ride him if they feel it's unsafe. >> a good point that you brout up earlier when we were talking in private is about how he receives anyone who might be out in along the parade route who is not a supporter and is vocally not a supporter if he's out walking around at that point, if he's in the car, how he handles that. we've seen how he handled those situations in a campaign rally in a venue he controls and has the authority to have those
people removed. now that you're the president and you're walking down pennsylvania avenue, that option is not available. >> it's not available. and you won't have a mike tone to be able to blast your comments critical of anybody who is criticizing you which he did play off of at a lot of the rallies. you have to expect that he's going to have to be gracious at this moment in time. that he realizes that the campaign is indeed over. and he's president of all the people. and to some extent, that has to sober you up. and realize that this sort of big great group of people that represents the united states of america, they're not the same people who are only at his rallies. and he's going to have to find a way to reach out to them and sort of touch them either through rhetoric or deed or policy or any other symbols that he needs to be able to show that he really does have this big umbrella over the entire country. >> do you get the sense that he fully understands the magnitude of the role? i mean if you just look at it, former president obama was walking a whole lot lighter
you're coming in as president. and that was an interesting optical difference too. the out going president certainly, they're saying here you go. good luck. and the president to be, now president trump walks with all that weight on his shoulders. >> well, you have to imagine is that for most people it's a humbling experience to get up there and take the oath of office and speak on behalf of 300 plus million americans and the rest of the world that has its eyes on every single thing that you do and is listening to every single word. but those who know donald trump say he's not necessarily a man of humility. so it may well be that he believes that he was almost born for this job. sort of prepared to take over the reigns and to take power in a way that's going to act as he can on behalf of the american people. on behalf of the forgotten americans. the people who haven't had a chance to reach their american dream. because as he says, washington has pretty much taken it
from him. so once again, you know, it's fascinating sort of moment because donald trump may not be that typical politician who stands there and says, i am humbled by what i have just done. he may just think to himself, i am ready to start doing. things are certainly going to change around him. up to this point, as the president elect, he's been surrounded with his people. and his nominees and his friends and his advisors and before that and on the campaign trail, the same. the moment you become president and get into the motorcade the moment you're in the white house you're surrounded by member of the military and the government speaking on behalf of the united states and around the world. humbling. but now you were surrounded by a whole different group of people. and like any new job now you have to adapt to that. >> you have to adapt to that and also in his white house he'll have people who are from the campaign
family. he'll remain with that inner circle of advisors and people who he depends on. and loyalty is a big issue for donald trump. and he's going to surround himself with people who are going to be loyal to him. the question for donald trump i think in the long run is sort of what you bring up in the larger sense which is how much does he go out and meet with the people who aren't necessarily on his side? who aren't wearing the red make america great again hats. who aren't sort of the folks that he's going to depend on to enact his agenda. how much is he going to listen to folks outside of that? i think that's going to be one of the interesting story lines at the next few weeks and months develop. >> we'll have to see what happens there. a tale of two days on this inauguration day. you see one part of the american process, the official changing of the guard, transfer of power occurring choreographed to the minute, operating just the way it was scripted. and then on the streets, you see something all together different. in pockets
where there has been significant damage in small parts of downtown. and it's keeping the police on the move. it's keeping journalists on the move. it's keeping the protesters themselves on the move as this has just sort of ebbed and morphed and we'll have to see if any of that shows up along pennsylvania. we just don't know. >> what's unfortunate is that no matter what donald trump may have said to offend anyone, it doesn't justify violence or vandalism. and i think that's really important he's said a lot of things but nothing merits people getting so angry that they have to do damage to people or property. in the long run, martin luther king did it best. because he served non-violent witness to injustice and that non-violent witness was much louder and stronger than any brick. if you want to guarantee
getting violent. if you want to guarantee that people listen to you, do the types of things that have worked in the past, such as dr. king or the peaceful anti war movement during the vietnam war. >> he ended up having the ear of lyndon johnson at the time and of course you know, great change started to come as a result of what happened by martin luther king and john lewis and many other people. >> the presidential procession has just left the east part of the white house. let's get perspective. bruce johnson is at lafayette park. you're going to have a great view of the parade once it gets started. >> reporter: hi. we're at the south end of lafayette park. across from the presidential reviewing stand that you can see behind me. once president trump gets here along with vice president pence they'll sit there with their family members and
nominees and very close supporters. i saw former new york mayor rudy giuliani get off one of the buses to go inside. a lot of other people also. if you pan over here, you can see the crowds starting to form. right now, honestly, not an impressive crowd. you know i might point out while we're here, and lenny, you're going to remember this, pennsylvania avenue, you know, at one time had been a major thoroughfare in the district east/west, west/east thoroughfare in you will. and a lot of traffic would be on the street at this time right now. it would be rush hour traffic. but following the oklahoma city bombing, you know, as a matter of security, they closed all this off. and local officials really opposed that. it was effecting commerce here. it wa
suburbanites to get in and out of the city. the fence of the white house is right behind the viewing stand here. and of course the white house right behind that. all you've got down here, security lined up on both sides here. very heavy security. lots of media on either side of me here. while i have your attention, i want to comment on the disturbances. peter, the acting dc police chief said this wasn't anything they had not anticipated. it wasn't anything they had not prepared for. they knew it was going to come. a lot of the groups put it out there. we reported that they would try to stop the parade. it never got any closer than a block and a half, two blocks away from this area. this area and obviously the parade was never threatened. the chief also said they never used tear gas. some media repo
about 100 people. now i think it's a little more than 100 people have been arrested. i think it's safe to say this isn't the last squirmish that we'll see. the groups are still out here. not big groups. but inner st. interspersed with the crowd and media. when they get their shot, they'll probably take them. but police say they're more than prepared for this activity. people are here waiting. and people are taking bets. talking about whether or not donald trump will get out of the parade, the procession, and walk down pennsylvania avenue. and the betting here is that he probably will. i said you know it's going to happen around his hotel. he's such a great marketer. he can't pass up that shot. he might point out that jimmy carter, way back when, he was the first president to start that getting out of the car on
that walk. and every president since has done it. the only time we haven't had the parade, with ronald reagan, the weather was so bad, they canceled the parade all together. >> the procession, all that takes place here, probably as we lose daylight. it's an impressive scene. a lot of people argue that the parade is actually the thing most americans look forward to more than anything else after the peaceful transition of power because they like a parade in this town and elsewhere elsewhere. >> they get to see the leader of the free world up close and person. that's something many are excited for. we can hear the excitement building behind us. we can hear the music. we can hear the cheers behind us. we can't see it fully. >> i wanted to point out, bruce, we saw one of the shots that you showed us there. some risers next to that presidential platform or right down the street from it that weren't full.
it looked like there was a lot of space available. we have the same thing going on down here at fourth and pennsylvania. just curious as to if there's still folks finalling in there. or if everyone who is there right now is there to say and no one else is coming to fill up the bleachers. >> we wouldn't be doing our jobs if we didn't point out the fact, the no-shows may be the big story in terms of the crowds for this inauguration. if you compare this to the obama inauguration from four years ago when he won that second term, the first term, you know, the first african american president elected, i mean it just doesn't begin to compare. you know. i looked at the concert at the lincoln memorial. and the empty spaces there. it was just awesome. and i can't explain it. why there aren't more people here. i'd like to see reporters out in the streets asking pe
that the bleachers aren't packed. we can't get there from where we are. but it's just amazing the empty space. it's like you plan for a big party and you know half the people don't show. i don't know. and i should point out there are a lot of buses that pulled up. the dignitaries. and some of the people in the crowd, they've come from the buses. they're part of the inaugural committee and the people being escorted around town. but it's the public, the masses that we're accustomed to. they're not there. northern virginia, dc, maryland, they came out overwhelmingly for hillary clinton. a lot of the bad feelings the hurt people, the demonstrators, they're not coming to this event. you're going to see them tomorrow. and you're going to see them voicing their feelings about the new administration as we go throughout the days and weeks. but this is not their kind of party. >> thanks
we're going to switch to our are a few people by the national archives. it's the first place where people will see the parade. and we're all ready seeing > reporter: absolutely, leslie, you see the beginning right here. beginning of the parade. you have the motorcade leading the way. the motorcycle division. and the color guard as well. right behind them. but we see quite a few people. it's several rows dense of spectators. and there's bleachers right next to us that are filled. not for the past several hours. but they are filled now. we talked to a number of people who have come from across the country. i talked to people who came from alaska. i talked to people who drove from florida. drove from tennessee. drove down from boston. drove here from new jersey. lots of trump supporters here in front of us. and we
just wanted to be here because it's a historic occasion to witness the inauguration of a president and to be here for this parade. there's lots of people here, i've talked to people whose children are in the parade. i have a nephew marching in the parade. it's very exciting for people when they have some kind of connection. but of course you also see protesters. i'm looking across the street, where i see a number of signs up. anti-trump signs. i can tell you this, going through security was extremely tight. nothing that could be thrown was allowed in. i had to toss my water bottle because it was hard plastic. no hard plastic. they even made people throw out food. they wanted nothing that could be thrown. it was extremely tight. they checked every inch of your bag. they wanded you. people feel secure. it's like an oasis of calm as everyone knows there are prts
this place. but check out this security. you have two rows of officers. and those guys right in front of us, these men and women, they are deputies from minnesota. and i talked to some of them, they're very happy to be here. i talked to one law enforcement officer from phoenix arizona, he said he volunteered for this because it's an historic thing to do. so there are about 3,000 police officers here. guarding this parade route and this area to make sure it's secure. and everybody's waiting. this is a location that presidents in the past, i believe it's where the obamas got out and waved. and of course all the modern presidents. and we're just hoping, people are hoping that happens. people think it may happen where the trump hotel is. maybe that's wher
out. any idea of him getting out of the vehicle will make security here a little nervous. but they feel they have things under control. they prepared for this. so we're here following this parade. as it moves on. guys ? back to you. >> i was wondering, for some of the folks that are standing out there. if you've talked to them about, did they have to wake up at the crack of dawn to get out there? and how long folks have been lined up waiting? >> reporter: i talked to one guy, he came from, well, boston, new york, california, i talked to a guy from california who booked he has reservation in october because he knew donald trump was going to win. we know there are people who thought the opposite. they thought hillary clinton would win. and we've done stories on people who are here any way. i talked to a number of people in the crowd who
to witness this historic occasion. some people got up at the crack of down. some people loaded into cars and drove from nashville. they drove through the night from florida. i talked to some florida state university students. it took them 12 or 13 hours to drive straight through and get here. it means a lot to people. the be here. people who voted for trump. people who support trump and are happy to see this day. many people took great efforts to make sure they were here today. >> we're going to have you keep describing what you see. even though it's not a super cold day, our monitor apparently is frozen. we can't actually see what's occurring. >> i can tell you, i've got the trustee list, leslie. i can tell you, we are going to see every branch of the military represented. we
states military. we have the united states army, the staff element, the united states army field band coming right here. of course. isn't it wonderful too the rain has stopped. we've seen drizzle off and on. it's like one of those cold, damp days. but i remember in 2008 the owe what bah ma's first inauguration -- for the obama's first inauguration, that was freezing cold. here we go right here, the united states representative -- the united states army. the which color guard. the united states army reserve. and you'll see several bands represented. the new york police department emerald society pipes and drums. coming behind the united states army band right here. doing a great job. >> just to give
as to where we are on the published schedule. the first family and vice president pence and his wife, now the second lady were supposed to arrive at the white house about ten minutes ago. and they haven't even merged on to the location in front of us which is at pennsylvania and fourth. and the motorcade is creeping along. very slowly. so this could take a while to play out. the entire parade. because once they arrive at the white house, there's kind of a -- there's a break essentially. about a 30 minute period when the president and vice president go inside. they take a break. they come back to the reviewing stand. and that's when the parade begins. so this parade will persist for at least several hours. representing all of the branches of the military as you said, and then a great variety of fans and students and folks participating from all over the country. as many as 8,000 people participatinin
>> that's right, 8,000 people. we know the girl scouts and the boy scouts are here. so wounded warrior project is also represented. as well as disabled american veterans. paralyzed veterans of america. the new york military academy. the new york military academy, that's donald trump's school. and so it's here as well as the college band, boone county elite equestrian drill team. they really have representation from across the country here today. and we have seen, you know, huge bus loads coming in this morning. i know the fishburn academy folks drove in early this morning. the president has come into our view as he
your view on the monitor. merging from constitution on to pennsylvania avenue. c1 . >> everyone has their phones out taking pictures. >> arms in the air and cameras, waving, everyone hoping for a glimpse of the president as he prepared to come through. we can see a big view of the formation and seeing little parts of the formation as well. >> so lenny is with us,
and communications at american university. anything stand out to you so far to match this up against the previous inaugural parades and processions? >> i think this whole point is this is here to celebrate the presidency irrespective of who is in the limo going down pennsylvania avenue, and i think that's why a lot of people come here. they realize this is our democracy, a peaceful transfer of power and of course you'll have supporters coming to washington to be able to cheer you on and feel good about. it but this has to be about, you know, what's at heart in our country which is that we elect people every four years to lead this country. the nation, through the electoral college chose donald trump and he is now the president of the united states. all std balloons and bunting