tv ABC World News With David Muir ABC January 20, 2017 3:30pm-4:01pm PST
tonight, we're live outside the white house. america has a new president. a day of history. the president-elect arriving at the white house this morning. president obama and the first lady waiting. both men then sharing the ride to the capitol. former presidents bush and clinton, and the president-elect's one-time rival, hillary clinton, all here. to mark the transfer of power. as the 45th president of the united states, donald trump, takes the oath of office. >> so help me god. >> president trump delivering his inaugural address, attacking the washington establishment, and offering a promise to americans who have felt left behind. but on this day of history, amid the pageantry, the protests. police in riot gear, clashing with demonstrators. protesters taking to the streets. and then, the parade down pennsylvania avenue.
president trump emerging with the first family, on his way to the white house. good evening on this historic night, live from washington, where we have witnessed the inauguration of the 45th president of the united states. president donald trump. tonight, he and the first family are right here at the white house, in the reviewing stand, right behind me here on pennsylvania avenue. the parade nearing its end, then the inaugural balls tonight. the entire trump family staying here at the white house tonight. and it all comes after a day of history and high drama here. as former presidents and a former rival all witnessed donald trump take oath of office. 8:37 this morning. our first glimpse of president-elect donald trump, and the woman about to become first lady, melania trump, leaving blair house.
headed to a prayer service at st. john's church. mike pence, tweeting this photo of them inside the church in the front row. at the same time, president obama's final moments in the oval office. seen through the window, leaving a letter for his successor. 9:42, the president-elect's motorcade arrives at the white house. a glimpse of what appears to be a tiffany box inside. a gift for the departing president and first lady. president obama with a greeting. >> mr. president-elect. how are you? >> reporter: a handshake. and then a kiss for michelle obama. >> congratulations. >> melania trump presenting that blue box. a gift from tiffany's. president obama reminding them their photo is next. >> you go right here. melania, you can go on the other side. >> arranging their order. >> no, no, hold on. i'm always on the left. soon you will be. >> a smile and a wave before entering the white house for coffee. tradition. two families on the morning of the inauguration.
at the capitol, guests arriving. president george w. bush and former first lady laura bush. the bush family did not support donald trump. the former president asked how his parents are doing after both were hospitalized. "my parents are feeling bet end" he told reporters. shortly before 11:00 a.m., president-elect trump and president obama leaving the white house and getting into the motorcade. riding together to the capitol. at that exact same moment, hillary clinton, holding former president bill clinton's arm, arriving at the capitol. after promising to attend the inauguration, a bruising campaign, she won the popular vote, but lost the presidency to mr. trump. walking down the steps, the camera right there, secretary clinton could be seen taking a few deep breaths before walking out and smiling. clinton tweeting, "i'm here today to honor our democracy and its enduring values. i will never stop believing in our country and its future.
11:01, the president-elect arrives at the capitol. greeting those lined inside the halls. 11:05, trump's five chirp take their seats. a big smile on ivanka's face. eric trump saying to his wife, "this is unbelievable. it's unbelievable." the crowd begins to chant. >> trump! trump! >> reporter: and then, the president-elect, donald trump, looking right into the camera and smiling. melania adjusting 10-year-old barron's tie. >> the president-elect of the united states, donald john trump. >> and then, the oath of office. abraham lincoln's, also used by president obama, and his mother's bible he used as a child. >> i, donald john trump -- >> reporter: at exactly 12:00 noon, donald trump becoming the 45th president of the united states. and then, with members of congress and his predecessors
right there listening, mr. trump pledged to change washington. >> for too long, a small group in our nation's capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have born the cost. washington flourished, but the people did not share in its wealth. politicians prospered, but the jobs left and the factories closed. >> the outgoing president right there. >> 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. >> and the new president with a promise. >> 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. the time for empty talk is over. now arrives the hour of action. we will make america proud again. we will make america safe again. and, yes, together, we will make america great again.
thank you. god bless you and god bless america. thank you. >> then, the departing president kissing his wife's hand as they walk to the helicopter, no longer called marine one. the new president and first lady watching. a final wave from president obama, the 45th president waving back. 1:10 p.m., the president signing his first law and signing for his official nominations, his cabinet picks. surrounded by family. then, sach ware hall, inside the capital, president trump arrives, democrats and republicans waiting. among them, his one-time rival, secretary clinton. who he singled out. >> i was very honored, very, very honored when i heard that president bill clinton and secretary hillary clinton was 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.
and honestly, there's nothing more i can say, because i have a lot of respect for those two people. >> 3:30 this afternoon, the president and first lady watch from the capitol steps at the military honors its new commander in chief. ivanka trump tweeting, "heading to the parade," and the parade begins. along the way, the new first family, getting out of the motorcade. the president and first lady waving, on their way to the white house. an historic day here in washington. as you saw there, we witnessed another first family say good-bye today. this image of former president obama looking through the helicopter window, no longer called marine one, after eight years, the white house he has now left behind. abc's cecilia vega with their final hours in washington, and the new president who thanked the obamas for being so gracious. >> after eight years in the white house, michelle and i now rejoin all of you as private citizens. >> reporter: today, a good-bye and an introduction of sorts.
president obama's sign-off came on his new twitter account, potus 44. >> how you feeling? >> feeling nostalgic? >> of course! >> reporter: and exit from the oval office. then, a kiss for michelle, as they waited to pass the torch to the new president. and tonight, two families, now close friends, are going their separate ways. the bidens boarding an amtrak train back to delaware, just as he did for decades as a senator. >> 8,200 round trips, over 2 million miles on amtrak. 259 miles round trip a day. >> reporter: for the obamas, a good-bye to the new first couple before boarding now executive one. and a last flyover above the white house. it was an emotional sendoff from staffers and supporters before boarding that plane. >> this is not a period, this is a comma. in the continuing story of building america.
>> reporter: and a promise for the future. >> i promise you i will be right there with you. all right? god bless you. thank you, everybody. yes, we did. yes, we can. >> reporter: one more climb up those steps, and then, a final wave. >> and cecilia vega is live with us here in washington tonight. and cecilia, president trump just left the review stand here, headed back into the white house. his new home. the people's home. hundreds of thousands turning out today to support the new president, the 45th president, but as you saw on social media, a lot of people pointing out the crowds compared to inaugurations past. >> reporter: yeah, david, we saw ourselves, too. i want to show you some images. look at 2009. a packed national mall for barack obama. 1.8 million people there. now, take a look at that exact same image from today. we're being told hundreds of thousands of people out there, no official crowd count yet,
david. but you and i were both out there all day. as we saw, we saw fewer people there. >> and the ball still ahead tonight, and i know you are headed to them. cecilia, i'll see you later on this evening. not everyone gathered here in washington today came to celebrate president trump's inauguration. protesters lined part of the parade route. and in some parts of the capitol, there were confrontations with police. and tomorrow here in washington, a women's march, and demonstrations planned across this country. abc's david kerley witnessed the protests first hand. are t >> reporter: the anger reaching a boiling point after president trump took the oath of office. police in riot gear facing off, just six blocks from the inaugural parade. unleashing pepper spray, concussion grenades, all to disperse the crowd. you have the bulk of the protesters right here, and here's the police line right at
13th. trash cans and then three vehicles set on fire. two vehicles have been ignited. the fire folks have just moved in. many of the protesters cloaked in black with their faces covered. the protesters had filled the street with several trash cans and now police and fire are trying to move them out of the way. earlier in the day, self-proclaimed anarchists smashed washington storefronts with hammers. across the country, there were other, but peaceful protests, in dozens of cities, from boston to minneapolis. these people forming a human chain across the golden gate bridge. >> and you could hear the choppers flying over us tonight. david kerley joins us from franklin square. what's the scene like right now? >> reporter: well, the crowd is largely dispersed, david. just a couple of dozen still here, but police are standing their ground, standing their line with batons in hand. more than 217 protesters arrested. six police officers injured, david. >> david kerley with us live tonight. david, thank you. president trump saying he is
eager to get to work. his administration already taking steps to signal a new direction. and promising action as soon as monday. abc's chief white house correspondent is right across the street tonight. here's john karl. >> reporter: a little over an hour after he was sworn in, the newly-minted president trump got down to business. flanked by his family in the capitol's aptly named president's room, trump signed a bill to clear the way for general james mattis to lead the pentagon. and then -- >> one more! >> reporter: the president signed a proclamation making today a national day of patriotism. mr. president? how are you feeling? >> feeling great, thank you. >> reporter: there were tasks big and small on this day of transition. changing the license plates on the presidential limousine. and the home page of the white house. the digital transformation also included the presidential twitter handle, the flotus account, and the white house instagram account. the first family will spend the
night together in the white house. >> they say the first night, slue your family there. it will be very exciting. >> reporter: trump's senior advisers say his first executive orders will likely reinvolve scrubbing what he calls job-killing energy restrictions. >> i feel like washington will have a shock to its system with president trump. >> and jon karl live tonight across pennsylvania avenue here. jon, president trump's team said the first major day is going to be monday, it's going to be a big one, they say. >> reporter: well, they are saying his first 100 hours are going to look like a first 100 days of a new presidency. i expect those executive orders will be signed. the first on trade and on regulations. also, he needs to kind of learn his way around the place. he says he's going to visit the major agencies. i expect, david, that the cia will be one of the first. >> all right, jon karl at his post at the white house with a new president inside. jon, thank you. late today, the senate took action to confirm president trump's first two cabinet nominees. but that is a small number compared to other incoming
presidents and it is causing real tension tonight between the trump white house and democrats. let's go to abc's mary bruce. who are the two nominees who have been approved, and what about the president's nominee for cia director? >> reporter: david, the senate just approving general james mattis for defense secretary and general john kelly for homeland security. just two nominees greenlighted on his first day. that's a far cry from the seven confirmations that president obama got on his first day in 2009. and tonight, after some last-minute wrangling, the senate has decided to delay a vote on congressman pompeo for cia director. that takes place on monday. david? >> mary bruce, thank you. and there is still much more ahead on this special edition of "world news tonight." it is moving day here at the white house. no question about that. as one first family leaves, the next one moves in. and this is really incredible tonight. inside reporting on the changes right here behind closed doors. how did they pull this off only five hours to do it all. and you'll hear from the people
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and finally tonight, from washington, two lasting images of the transfer of power. former president obama taking one last look at the white house during his final helicopter flyover. no longer marine one, instead, executive one. and president trump looking out the window from the white house red room. america's 45th president and his family, all here at the white house tonight. and thank you for watching on this historic week. i'm david muir. a special live "20/20" tonight at 10:00 p.m. eastern. i hope to see you then. good night.
together we will determine the course of america and the world for many, many years to come. we will face challenges, we will confront hardships, but we will get the job done. >> donald trump became the 45th president of the united states today. hundreds of thousands of people descended on washington to mark the occasion. but not all were celebrating. many protested in the nation's capital and around the country. some of those protests turned violent. good evening and thank you for joining us today, i'm ama daetz. >> and i'm larry beil. it's been a long day and it is not over yet. right now the inaugural balls are getting under way in washington, d.c. dan ashley is live in washington with a look at today's events. dan? >> reporter: you're absolutely right, the inaugural balls are under way this evening as the
greatest show in democracy has moved on from this spot behind me at the capitol to some of the these inaugural balls as the country welcomes its 45th president. yes, a new era began today as president donald trump was sworn into office. the traditional celebrations under way this evening. even as thousands of protesters take to the streets. >> preserve, protect and defend. >> the constitution of the united states. >> the constitution of the united states. >> so help me god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> reporter: with those words, another chapter in american history begins. donald trump becoming the 45th president of the united states, taking the oath of office, then in a 16-minute long inaugural address, sharing his vision for the next four years. >> america will start winning again, winning like never before. we will bring back our jobs. we will