The 45th president
Donald Trump’s inauguration
Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States on Jan. 20, 2017.
As he was sworn into the nation’s highest office, the Republican billionaire businessman completed a journey that began in Trump Tower in June 2015, and ushered in a new era in American politics.
Confrontational and provocative, Trump triumphed in the most contentious presidential campaign in recent memory. He took the same approach during the transition period, while promising great change for the country.
President Trump echoed the populist and protectionist message that propelled his unexpected victory and promised to restore American jobs and greatness.
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Get at the center of the action with a 360-degree video experience as Donald Trump takes the oath of office to become president.
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The president's inaugural address was direct, stated clearly his vision, and laid out his goals. But he once again painted a dystopian vision of the country.
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See photos of President Donald Trump and his family — including Melania, Barron, Ivanka and more — as they attended inauguration day events.
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Trump has promised to bring jobs back from overseas, destroy ISIS and build a wall on the Mexican border, but he'll face obstacles.
Tens of thousands of protesters demonstrated against the rise of the 45th president with flashes of violence mixed with anger and frustration.
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See Donald Trump's noteworthy tweets since his election as the 45th president of the United States.
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Take a look behind the scenes as Washington commemorated the inauguration.
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His picks and possible choices for top posts are an eclectic mix of early backers of his campaign, business execs and conservative activists.
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Donald Trump’s first news conference as president-elect was bound to be highly anticipated, unusual and chaotic. It was all three.
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Donald Trump was an unusual candidate from Day 1. See one controversial quote from each month of his presidential campaign.
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A collection of cartoons on the incoming 45th president.
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See photos from Donald Trump's early years.
Donald Trump via Facebook
Nassau and Suffolk voted for Trump in higher margins than any of the U.S. counties closest in size.
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Warren Buffett, Peter Thiel and others sound off on Donald Trump.
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