It’s January 20, 2017, and that means it’s time for the presidential inauguration. Donald Trump may be the most controversial presidential candidate in all history, but by the day’s end, he will be the president of the United States of America (POTUS). As the nation gathers with curious expectation, the world watches as one administration ends and another begins.
Update! You may now watch the full video of the morning’s inaugural events on-demand below. Watch the live streaming video above to watch the inaugural balls.
Update! President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have taken the official Oaths of Office. You may watch the full video of the swearing-in ceremonies of both Donald J. Trump and Mike Pence, as well as President Trump’s speech on-demand in the video below. Watch the powerful prayer of wisdom pastor, author and televangelist Paula White prayed over Donald Trump. In an interesting coincidence, as soon as Donald Trump walked out on the platform, it began to rain. You may watch the video of the swearing-in ceremony where Donald Trump officially became the 45th President of the United States below.
Check out the videos in the player below for latest news updates, breaking news stories and more regarding President Trump, Vice President Pence, the First Family and even protests that are taking place in Washington, D.C. and across the nation.
Inaugural activities began on Thursday, but the culminating event occurs at 11:30 a.m. on January 20, 2017, when Donald Trump and Mike Pence attend the swearing-in ceremony and take the Oath of Office, after which Donald Trump will be officially declared the president. You can watch the swearing-in ceremony, where Donald Trump and Mike Pence pledge their oaths as the next president and vice president of the United States, and live streaming coverage of the day’s events in the video player above. You can also watch the presidential inauguration on TV as well as on-demand. Check with C-Span for a full coverage of 2017 Inauguration Day.
The U.S. Senate released a full itinerary of inaugural events that include many of the preparations and people Trump will have at his special moment. The inauguration began on Thursday and officially concludes on Saturday. Prayer is an important focus as President Trump will conclude the inauguration weekend with prayer held at the Washington National Cathedral on Saturday, January 21, 2017. President-elect Donald Trump’s swearing-in ceremony will include spiritual readings and benedictions by ministers Trump has selected, including televangelist and author Paula White-Cain, Rabbi Marvin Hier, and Reverend Franklin Graham, son of Billy Graham.
On Thursday, January 19, 2017, inaugural events kicked off with a wreath laying ceremony that took place at the Arlington National Ceremony. Donald Trump’s family was in attendance, but his son Barron was noticeably absent. Some have questioned how Melania Trump will continue to shield the 10-year-old first son from the media spotlight. He is expected to attend the swearing-in ceremony and witness his father take the presidential Oath of Office. You may see a photo of Barron Trump as he arrived in Washington, D.C., with his family on Friday morning below.
BARRON Trump spotted pic.twitter.com/o1XyUjAkuY
— Steve Kopack (@SteveKopack) January 20, 2017
— Jordan ???????? Trump45 (@Miami4Trump) January 19, 2017
HISTORIC MOMENT: Donald Trump and Mike Pence Participate in Wreath-Laying Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery pic.twitter.com/uTYSFB1v7r
— DeplorableLeft #MAGA (@Deplorable_Left) January 19, 2017
On Thursday evening, Donald Trump and his family attended a “Make America Great Again” thank you rally and concert with several notable guests, including actor Jon Voight. Following the concert, Trump and Pence attended a candlelight dinner, where they personally thanked their donors who supported Trump’s campaign. You may see photos and videos from the “Make America Great Again” event below.
"What we have done is so special. I love you folks & we're going to work together & we are going to make America great again." Donald Trump pic.twitter.com/SaK1s38PcC
— Traditional American (@RightWingAngel) January 20, 2017
Donald Trump Inauguration Rehearsals Begin For Make America Great Again Celebration (PHOTO GALLERY) https://t.co/n7brvUrlvF
— TMZ (@TMZ) January 18, 2017
The events held on Thursday all led to the swearing-in ceremony, oath of office, parades, and inaugural ball that will take place on Friday, January 20. President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and incoming president Donald Trump and Melania Trump met at the White House for coffee, and the incoming and outgoing presidents left together. The two presidents will travel together in a motorcade to the Capitol where Trump will be sworn in. It is the last time that President Obama and Michelle Obama will be in the White House as POTUS and FLOTUS. Former presidents and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will attend the swearing-in ceremony.
You can see photos of those attending the inaugural swearing-in ceremony where Donald Trump will take the Oath of Office below.
— Ahora Noticias (@ahoranoticiasAN) January 20, 2017
— CSPAN (@cspan) January 20, 2017
Historic image: President Obama, President Elect Trump, Melania Trump, and Melania Trump's Speech Writer pic.twitter.com/3gYGPdzv1i
— roger bennett (@rogbennett) January 20, 2017
Twitter is also providing live-streaming coverage of the presidential inauguration and sharing photos and videos with the hashtag #Inauguration.
You can follow along with Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration, including the latest news, photos, and videos, through the official Twitter moments stream.
Are you going to watch the presidential inauguration live streaming online, on-demand or on TV? Those who miss the ceremony live will be able to watch full video replays of the inaugural events after they occur. Those who want to watch the presidential inauguration on television will find that live-streaming coverage airs on NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox, and premium networks such as C-Span, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and more.
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