tv President Trump BBC News January 21, 2017 12:30am-1:01am GMT
in his inauguration speech he vowed to transfer power from washington to the people and protect americanjobs. he also vowed to end what he referred to as the scourge of abandoned factories and rampant crime. tens of thousands of people watched the ceremony in front of the us capitol. but there have also been clashes in washington between police and people opposed to mr trump's presidency. president trump and his wife melania have walked part of the way from capitol hill towards their new their new home, the white house. tonight they are attending some of the inaugural balls being held in washington. now a special programme looking back at today's inauguration of donald trump, the 45th president of the united states. this is bbc news special looking
back at the highlights of donald trump's presidential inauguration. i wasjoined by trump's presidential inauguration. i was joined by two commentators. donald trump came to capitol hill where hundreds of thousands of people had gathered to witness the ceremony. the republican and democratic leadership coming in before the president—elect. this is not just a new before the president—elect. this is notjust a new president, it is a change of power here in washington. very firmly switching from democrats to republicans. this is going to be a different america with a different political bent. this is a conservative, hard right turn that america is about to take. donald trump, about to come out onto the platform, the last person to arrive.
gentlemen, welcome to the inauguration of the 45th president of the united states of america. today, the legislated, the executive, the judicial branches of oui’ executive, the judicial branches of our constitutional government come together for the 58 inauguration of the president of the united states. millions of people all over the world will watch and will listen to this event. so we come to this place again, a commonplace and miraculous, again, a commonplace and miraculous, a national moment of celebration but muddy celebration of victory, a celebration of democracy. mr vice president—elect will you raise your right hand and repeat after me. i come michael richard p do solemnly swear. i, michael richard p do
solemnly swear. but 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. but 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. but i take this obligation freely. without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion. 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 burdens of the offers on which i am about to enter. the duties of the office on which i am about to enter.
so help me god. so help me god. congratulations, mr vice president. mike pence has just congratulations, mr vice president. mike pence hasjust been congratulations, mr vice president. mike pence has just been sworn congratulations, mr vice president. mike pence hasjust been sworn in as the next vice president of the united states. the transfer of power is partially complete now. next, donald trump will take the oath of office. you can see president obama there smiling in the background. mike pence, the former governor of indiana waiting to the crowd. and here is, the moment that many thought would never happen. donald john trump is about to become president of the united states. he will take the oath of office and once he has done so here's america's 45t h once he has done so here's america's 45th president. please raise your right hand and repeat after me. i, donald john
trump do solemnly swear. i, donald john trump do solemnly swear. that i will faithfully execute. that i will faithfully execute. the office of president of the united states. the office of president of the united states. and we'll come to the best of my ability. and we'll come to the best of my ability. preserve, protect and defend. reserve, protect and defend. the constitution of the united states. constitution of the united states. constitution of the united states. constitution of the united states. so help me god. so help me god. congratulations, mr president. chiefjustice roberts, president carter, president clinton, president
bush president bush, president obama, fellow americans, and people obama, fellow americans, and people of the world — thank you. we, the citizens of america, are nowjoined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise for all of our people. 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. every four years we gather on these steps to carry out the orderly and peaceful transfer of power. and we are grateful to president obama and first lady michelle obama for their gracious aid throughout this transition. they have been magnificent. thank you.
today's ceremony, however, has a very special meaning — because today we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another or from one party to another, but we are transferring power from washington, d.c., and giving it back to you, the people. for too long, a small group in our nation's capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have bore the cost. washington flourished, but the people did not share in its wealth. politicians prospered but thejobs left and the factories closed.
the establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country. their victories have not been your victories. their triumphs have not been your triumphs. and while they celebrated in 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. it belongs to everyone gathered here today and everyone watching all across america. 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, subsidised the armies of other countries while allowing for the very sad depletion of our military. we've defended other nations' borders while refusing to defend our own, and we've 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 factories shuttered and left our shores with not even
a thought about the 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. we assembled here today are issuing a new decree to be heard in every city, in every foreign capital and in 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.
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 of other countries making our product, stealing 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. america will start winning again —
winning like never before. we will bring back ourjobs. 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 railways 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 labour. 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. we will shine for everyone to follow. we will reinforce old alliances and form new ones and unite the civilized world against radical islamic terrorism, which we will eradicate from the face of the earth. 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. 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. 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. so to all americans in every city near and far, small and large, from mountain to mountain, from ocean to ocean, hear these words. you will never be ignored again. 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 strong again. we will make america wealthy again. 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. god bless america. donald trump, delivering an inaugural address. 20 minutes long.
directed clearly at his supporters and followers. the people who got him into the white house. he talked about a transfer of power to the people. this was also a strongly nationalist speech. he talked about making america great again. he said there would be a new decree, a new vision, that will govern our land. from this day forward it will be only a america first. he talked about total allegiance to the united states of america, about having hearts full of patriotism. this was an address to the people who support him. the people he calls forgotten americans. he talked about a strong nationalist call for a america's role in the world. mr president, in
the bible, rain is a sign of god's blessing. it started to rain when you came to the podium. it is my prayer that god will bless you, your family, your administration, and prayer that god will bless you, your family, youradministration, and man he bless america. . the passage of scripture comes from timoty, chapter two. i urge them, first of all, that petitions, prayers, and thanksgiving, be made for all people, for kings, for all those in authority, that we may live peacefully quiet lives in godliness. this is good. it pleases god, our savior, who wants everyone to come
to the truth. there is one mediator between god and mankind, jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people. now to the king eternal, immortal, invisible, the only god, living forever and ever, injesus' name, amen. # 0h, say can you see # by the dawn‘s early light, # what so proudly we hailed # at the twilights last gleaming? # who's broad striped and bright stars
and now his wife, melania trump, will follow. president obama, now former president, 0bama, will follow. president obama, now former president, obama, will follow behind. there he is. donald trump. property billionaire. hejust behind. there he is. donald trump. property billionaire. he just gave his inaugural speech promising to change america. promising to bring backjobs to a america. promising that in everything it will be a america, and american workers, first. jon sopel, quite a speech. quite a speech. i think we have heard so often an inaugural address is very carefully modulated and a kind of conciliatory speech. i do not know why we thought he would do a standard political speech. he delivered a more polished version of the way he has campaigned throughout the way he has campaigned throughout the country these past 18 months.
and he has sought to say, do you know what, the way use on the campaigning is the way i am going to govern. a republican strategist. i listened to that speech and i imagine many people around the world, and in the uk, in europe, in asia, millions of them, watching the speech, they would have heard the message from donald trump that every single decision they make will now be about america first. you and i both acknowledged that donald trump managed to cut the employment rate in half. there are 9 million people who are dropping out of the workforce not being counted. there isa workforce not being counted. there is a meaningfuljob problem. there is a meaningfuljob problem. there isa is a meaningfuljob problem. there is a wage issue as well. there will be opportunities. will he be challenged i questions of technology and trade, immigration, even a trade
war, no doubt about it. the world says goodbye to president barack obama. in office for eight years. immensely popular around the world of barack obama. he turns around and waves goodbye. and that is it. the la st we waves goodbye. and that is it. the last we see of barack obama in washington. he will now fly to the air force base. the new man is coming back into the capitol building. that is it. he is alone i'iow. building. that is it. he is alone now. he does not have barack obama oi'i now. he does not have barack obama on his side now. he is the 45th president of the united states. all the decisions and cares of these offers are the decisions and cares of these offers a re now the decisions and cares of these offers are now on his shoulders. this really has been an extraordinary transition of power. many people thought it would not happen. donald trump is now the 45th president of the united states. you have been watching this bbc news of
going to be only america first. america first. many of us have enjoyed a settled spell of weather over the last few days. that doesn't mean we are all enjoying the same conditions. cold and frosty starts in the south of britain. converting to gloriously sunny days in many spots. and here is the variety. this is what i was talking about. in the flow of high—pressure we have had, the weather front, it has produced cloudy and murky conditions for many at times. wales, the midlands, and at times, it has gone a little bit further north and east, which means it will be a player in the east on saturday. cloud in parts of devon and cornwall. keeping the frost at bay for some here. underneath those clear skies,
i do not doubt any of those in the countryside on the borders between england and wales will be recording temperatures on the first part of saturday at -5, -6. it will be a bright start across a good part of scotland. as a consequence, a frosty one. as i was saying, the cloud from the weather fronts still lurking in the north sea. as the day progresses, it mayjust come into play and go a bit further into central parts of england. may be getting into the scottish borders as well. if you are underneath that, you may find the higher ground may have some snow. that will not be an issue for the fourth round of the scottish cup. some cloud further south into england for the premier league. something of a hit and miss with regards to the night—time frost, taking you from saturday into sunday. the north of scotland should see some frost. so should the southern counties of england. sunday. watch out for the odd patch of fog around. as i said, something of a patchwork. an area of cloud producing showers. may be a patch of ice. summer showers in the eastern shores.
temperatures not overly spectacular. the start of next week, keeping a close eye on developments. fog could be a real player in the heart of england down through central and southern parts as well. if you are on the move, some of that could be dense. just the first signs on tuesday of the wind freshening. maybe a frontal system bringing cloud rain to western parts. hello. i'm kasia madera, with a bbc news special programme on donald trump's first hours as 45th president of the united states. president trump signed his first
executive order in the oval 0ffice after taking oath earlier in the day. to protect the constitution of the united states, so help me god. to protect the constitution of the united states, so help me god. congratulations, mr president. tens of thousands gather to watch as mr trump vows to give power to them — to the people. a new vision will govern our