1. Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration Live Updates: Trump sworn-in as 45th US President, says ‘from this day forward , it is going to be America first’

Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration Live Updates: Trump sworn-in as 45th US President, says ‘from this day forward , it is going to be America first’

Donald Trump Oath Ceremony Live: The inauguration ceremony is being watched by millions of people worldwide.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: January 21, 2017 8:30 AM
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk along the Inauguration Day parade route after being sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, Friday, in Washington. (Source: Reuters) President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk along the Inauguration Day parade route after being sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, Friday, in Washington. (Source: Reuters)

Donald Trump, the real estate mogul and reality television star who upended American politics and energized voters angry with Washington, has sworn in on Friday as the 45th president of the United States, putting Republicans in control of the White House for the first time in eight years. He took over a divided country after a savage campaign and set the country on a new, uncertain path at home and abroad. In a ceremony that drew close to 900,000 people, including protesters, Trump and his vice president, Mike Pence, took oath of office at midday (1700 GMT) outside the domed U.S. Capitol, with U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts presiding. Here are the live updates of the inauguration ceremony.

Here are the live updates of the inauguration ceremony

8:10 AM: Donald Trump and Melania Trump perform their first dance.

8:03 AM:  President of United States of America, Donald Trump enters Liberty Ball with wife, Melania Trump.

7:52 AM: Trumps arrive at the Inaugural Ball.

7:43 AM: President of the United States, Donald Trump and First Lady, Melania Trump are on their way for the inaugural ball.

7: 30AM :  Crowd cheers as Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance grace the stage.

7: 04 AM: The Piano Guys perform at the Liberty Ball.

6: 56 AM : Band Pelican 212 performs for the audience.

6:32 AM: Chrisette Michele and Travis Green  are performing the opening act.

6:31 AM: The ball has started.

6:30 AM: The guests are waiting for Trumps to arrive for the inaugural balls.

6:20 AM: 

 

6:15 AM: The ball is about to begin.

6:05 AM: Vice-President Mike Pence swears in new Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly.

6:03 AM: President Donald Trump signs his first executive orders.

6:02 AM: James Mattis sworn in as the Defense Secretary.

6:00 AM: Donald Trump gets the POTUS account:

 

5:50 AM: Donald Trump has signed executive order on Obamacare in the Oval office and asked the directing agencies to ease regulatory burden.

5:40 AM: The Trump family is preparing for the inaugural balls at the White House right now.

5:30 AM: The Rockettes will perform at the inaugural ball tonight.

5:25 AM: The Trump family is inside the White House now.

5:15 AM: There will be three balls, starting soon.

5:06 AM: President Trump is going back to the White House now.

4:55 AM: Inaugural ball will follow the inaugural parade.

4:42 AM: Retired Marine General John Kelly has been voted as the Secretary of Homeland Security by U.S. Senate votes.

4:36 AM: Former President Barack Obama is back on his original Twitter handle.

 

4:32 AM: The inaugural parade is entering towards its final stages.

4:20 AM: The inaugural parade will be followed by the inaugural ball.

4:15 AM: Actor-Producer Steven Seagal tweets about Donald trump:

 

4:05 AM: There is a smile on Donald Trump’s face, its a historic moment for America.

4:00 AM: President Donald Trump salutes the band.

3:57 AM: Piers Morgan congratulates his friend Donald Trump for taking office:

 

3:52 AM: They have arrived at the reviewing stand.

3:51 AM:  President Donald Trump is walking to the reviewing stand with First Lady Melania Trump.

3:50 AM: Vice-President Mike Pence is walking to the reviewing stand.

3:48 AM: President Donald Trump has come out and is walking to the reviewing stand.

3:46 AM: Senate has confirmed James Mattis as the new Defense Secretary.

3:45 AM: President Donald Trump is inside the White House. He will walk out soon and go past the Honour guards.

3:40 AM: The parade continues outside the White House.

3:24 AM: Vice-president Mike Pence has also arrived at the White House.

3:21 AM: Donald Trump will be going into the White House soon.

3:10 AM: They have arrived at the White House.

3:07 AM: President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are taking a walk again.

2:47 AM: President Donald Trump is back inside his car and the parade continues.

2:43 AM: Now he is walking along the parade route.

2:41 AM: Donald Trump gets out of his car with his wife and son, waves at the supporters.

2:36 AM:

 

2:30 AM: Donald Trump is looking out of his car’s window.

2:21 AM: A lot of supporters have also gathered for the parade.

2:08 AM: Thousands of people have lined up on the inaugural parade route.

2:06 AM: President Trump’s inaugural parade begins.

2:03 AM: Donald Trump is leaving Capitol for White House.

2:00 AM: Review of troops outside U.S. Capitol begins.

1:46 AM: Inaugural parade is about to begin.

1:36 AM: Donald Trump leaving for the inaugural parade.

1:32 AM: Donald Trump addresses Congressional Luncheon. Says, I am glad that Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton are here.

12:28 AM: Senate majority leader, Mitch McConell presents a toast to President Donald Trump.

1:25 AM: Speaker Ryan raises a toast to new Vice-President Mike Pence.

1:23 AM: Presentation of gifts to U.S. President begins.

1:21 AM: The official photo of the inauguration ceremony is presented.

1:20 AM: Congressional toast to Donald Trump begins.

1:18 AM: Post lunch ceremony at the U.S. capitol begins.

1:05 AM: Inaugural parade to begin soon despite continuous protests.

12:55 AM: The situation is getting tense around the parade area.

12:40 AM: More than 90 people have been arrested during protests in DC.

12:28 AM: Police and protesters clash with each other with an hour left for the parade.

12:20 AM: Inaugural parade to begin soon.

12:06 AM: Donald Trump has arrived for Congressional Luncheon.

11:53 PM: The guests are now awaiting Donald Trump for Congressional Luncheon.

11:41 PM: Indian President Pranab Mukherjee has congratulated Donald Trump and is looking forward to welcome him in India.

 

11:39 PM: President Trump is signing orders now to nominate his cabinet.

11:35 PM: Obama greets staff and supporters.

11:25 PM: The guests are awaiting Trump’s arrival in US statuary hall.

11:17 PM: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated US President Donald Trump and wished him for leading USA to greater achievements.

 

11:16 PM: After the speech, Obamas have departed for Joint Base Andrews.

10:47 PM: We will make America great again. God bless America, he says.

10:45 PM: We will not fail. Our country will prosper again, says Trump

10:43 PM: Together we will determine the course of America and the world for many years to come. It will always be America first, he says.

10:39 PM: From this day forward , it is going to be America first. Will never ever let you down: Trump.

10:37 PM: This moment is your moment and it belongs to you, to everyone gathered here and to everyone watching across America:Donald Trump

10:35 PM: We are transferring power from Washington DC and giving it back to you the people: Donald Trump

10:32 PM: Donald Trump sworn in as 45th US President.

10:22 PM: Mike Pence takes oath as Vice President of the United States.

10:18 PM: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer delivering his Speech at the ceremony.

10:14 PM: Inaugural Ball at 5:30 AM (IST) same day.

10:10 PM: Inaugural parade at 1:30 AM (IST) tomorrow.

10:02 PM: Inauguration event of Donald Trump begins. It is being watched by millions of people worldwide.

9:59 PM: Just minutes before swearing -in ceremony, Washington under tight security.

Police hold a line in Washington as protesters chant ahead of the #Inauguration https://t.co/ULZcHQUURT pic.twitter.com/sewcMoQ1Sl

9:49 PM: Donald Trump’s family arrive for the inauguration ceremony.

9:33 PM: Protesters continue their agitation just before the oath ceremony og Donald Trump.

9:29 PM: Ex-president George Bush junior, his wife Laura arrive for the ceremony.

9:27 PM: President Obama and President-elect Donald Trump head for Capitol for tthe later’s swearing-in.

9:18 PM: Black-clad activists smash windows of shops, cars in protest against Donald Trump’s inauguration.

9:02 PM: Future First Lady Melania Trump’s dress for Inauguration ceremony has been designed by designer Ralph Lauren, says ABC News.

8:55 PM: Former US President Bill Clinton, his wife Hillary arrive at the innauguration ceremony.

8:42 PM: Flags that flew on the first and last day of President Obama’s tenure presented to him and First Lady Michelle Obama as gift.

News photographers prepare to cover inauguration ceremonies swearing in Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States on the West front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017. (Reuters)

8:31 PM: The world should be wary of stumbling into trade wars that would destroy jobs, World Trade Organization Director-General Roberto Azevedo said on Friday. Azevedo was speaking at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, hours before the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump, who has promised sweeping changes in trade policy with the aim of protecting U.S. workers.

8:30 PM: Gold prices dipped on Friday as investors expect U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to calm markets with a return to conciliatory language in his inaugural address. If Trump repeats the reassuring tone taken immediately after the election in November there will be scant need for gold’s safe haven attributes, analysts said.

8:24 PM: President-elect Donald Trump reaches White House for final meeting with US President Barack Obama

8:20 PM: Liberal activists protesting U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration scuffled with police in Washington on Friday after attempting to block the Republican real estate developer’s supporters streaming in for the ceremony.

U.S. President Barack Obama departs the Oval Office for the final time as sitting president, at the White House in Washington, U.S. January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY U.S. President Barack Obama departs the Oval Office for the final time as sitting president, at the White House in Washington, U.S. January 20. (Reuters)

8:17 PM: President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet Donald Trump & Melania Trump at the White House.

8:12 PM: With new administration all set to take over, desks in White House cleared, photos removed.

8:07 PM: Liberal activists protesting U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration scuffled with police in Washington on Friday after attempting to block the Republican real estate developer’s supporters streaming in for the ceremony.

8:01 PM: President Obama’s final words to theUS people as he leaves White House: “Thank you”

7:58 PM: Outgoing US President Barack Obama today left the Oval Office for the last time, as he prepares for the inauguration of his successor Donald Trump. Obama walked into the Oval Office holding a letter, which he placed on the Resolute desk — a 19th century desk used by many presidents. It is customary for the outgoing president to leave a personal note for his successor. Obama was to have morning tea with Trump before they make their way to the Capitol for the inauguration ceremony.

7:55 PM: Donald Trump may take executive action swiftly to advance key priorities and reverse some of Barck Obama’s policies.

7:48 PM: Making pizza great again! A restaurant owner in the US created the perfect recipe to celebrate Donald Trump’s inauguration — a ‘Trump Pizza’ –made from Italian cheese, Russian caviar and topped with gold. To honour Trump on the Inauguration Day, a Tampa, Florida, pizza shop owner has created a unique pie which he is calling the “Donald Trump Pizza.”

7:45 PM: Popular Indian-American DJ and drummer Ravi Jakhotia opened the inaugural concert for US President-elect Donald Trump with a scintillating performance in front of several thousands of people at the Lincoln Memorial here. Known by his stage name DJ Ravidrums, he was the first performer at Trump’s inaugural concert.

7:40 PM: As Donald Trump assumes power, former Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai has suggested that the new administration should take a deep look at the Afghan policy and rectify the mistakes committed during the past 15 years.

7:36 PM: Since Donald Trump’s election victory on November 8, the US stock market has risen 5.8 percent

7:33 PM: German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said  that the United States must stick to international agreements under the presidency of Donald Trump, adding that he did not expect a major trade war despite Trump’s attack on German car makers.

7:29 PM: The inauguration of Donald Trump is a big thing for a small town in Slovenia where the future U.S. first lady traces her roots. Starting Friday, the industrial town of Sevnica plans three days of events to mark the inauguration and welcome all guests wishing to see where Melania Trump grew up.

7: 28 PM: The Kremlin may have spent years reviling America, but Russians  hoping Donald Trump will usher in a new era of detente marked his inauguration on Friday with parties and trinkets from commemorative coins to “matryoshka” nesting dolls in his image.

7:27 PM: U.S. stocks looked set to advance on Friday, with investors counting down to Donald Trump’s inauguration as the 45th president of the United States. “All eyes will be on the content and style of Trump’s inauguration speech,” Morgan Stanley strategists led by Hans Redeker wrote in a note. “The more ‘Presidential’ this speech comes across, the better the outcome for markets.”

7:24 PM: Madonna, an outspoken critic of President-elect Donald Trump, is trying to put a positive spin on his Friday inauguration. “He’s actually doing us a great service, because we have gone as low as we can go,” she said Thursday night. “We can only go up from here, so what are we going to do? We have two choices, destruction and creation. I chose creation.”

 7:21 PM: Outgoing U.S. ambassador to India Richard Verma today met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “It was a pleasure to meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi today on the last day of my tenure as U.S. Ambassador to India. We spoke about a range of issues, and the substantial progress we have made in the U.S.-India relationship over the past two years,” said an official statement from the U.S. embassy.

7:18 PM: Along with Donald Trump, Mike Pence will also take oath as vice president of the US.

7:15 PM: People have begun to arrive for the Oath ceremony of Donald Trump. Nearly 9,00,000 people are expected to attend the event.

7:12 PM: A large number of protesters are expected to arrive at the oath ceremony, ex-envoy Meera Shankar tells India Today channel.


7:10 PM: Donald Trump arrives for early morning church service along with family members.

7:05 PM: The duration of Donald Trump’s inauguration speech is 20 minutes, says Reuters.

6:56 PM: Fifty-five percent of Americans see President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration more of a political celebration by his supporters than “a celebration by all Americans of democracy in action,” says Gallup poll released ahead of the high-profile event.

6:48 PM: Around 9,00,000 people are expected to attend Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony including protesters.

6:43 PM: As per the inaugural committee, an imam will issue the Muslim call to prayer at an interfaith service on Saturday to mark  Donald Trump’s inauguration, reports CNN.

6:35 PM: Preparations are on before President-elect Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the US at the West Front of the Capitol.

5:52 PM: Donald Trump all set to take oath at around 10 PM (IST) today.

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