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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 will to the best of my ability. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> preserve, protect and defend. >> 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. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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. >> what a great honor to be able to introduce for the first time ever anywhere, the 45th president of the united states of america, donald j. trump. [ cheers and applause ]
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[ cheers and applause ] >> chief justice roberts, president carter, president clinton, president bush, president obama, fellow americans, and people of the world, thank you. we the citizens of america are now joined 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.
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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 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.
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for too long, a small group in our nation's capitol 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 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 capitol, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land. [ cheers and applause ]
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that all changed 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. this is your day. this is your celebration, and this, the united states of america, is your country. [ cheers and applause ] what truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controled by the people.
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january 20th, 2017 will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again. the forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer. [ cheers and applause ] everyone is listening to you now. you came by the tens of millions to become part of a historic movement, the likes of which the world has never seen before. at the center of this movement is a crucial conviction, that a nation exists to serve its citizens. americans want great schools for their children, safe neighborhoods for their
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families, and good jobs for themselves. these are just and reasonable demands of righteous people and a righteous public, but for too many of our citizens a different reality exists. 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
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right here and stops right now. [ cheers and applause ] we are one nation, and their pain is our pain. their dreams are our dreams, and their success will be our success. we share one heart, one home, and one glorious destiny. the oath of office i take today is an oath of allegiance to all americans. [ cheers and applause ] for many decades, we've enriched foreign industry at the expense of american industry, subsidized the armies of other countries, while allowing for the very sad depletion of our military. we've defended other nations
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borders while refusing to defend our own. [ cheers and applause ] and 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 shuddered 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
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the past, and now we are looking only to the future. [ cheers and applause ] we assembled here today our 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. [ cheers and applause ] every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs will be made to benefit american workers and
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american families. we must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries making our products, stealing our companies, and destroying our jobs. [ cheers and applause ] 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. [ cheers and applause ] america will start winning again, winning like never before. [ cheers and applause ] we will bring back our jobs. we will bring back our borders. we will bring back our wealth, and we will bring back our dreams.
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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 labor. [ cheers and applause ] we will follow two simple rules -- buy american, and hire american. [ cheers and applause ] we will seek friendship and good will 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
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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 you night the civilized world against radical islamic terrorism, which we will eradicate completely from the face of the earth. [ cheers and applause ] at the bedrock of our politics will be a total allegiance to the united states of america, and through our loyalty to our country, we will rediscover our loyalty to each other. when you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice. [ cheers and applause ]
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the bible tells us, how good and pleasant it is when god's people live together in unity. we must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity. 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. [ cheers and applause ] and most importantly, we will be protected by god. [ cheers and applause ]
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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. [ cheers and applause ] 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
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prosper again. we stand at the birth of a new millennium, ready to unlock the mysteries of space, to free the earth from the miseries of disease, and to harness the energiy ies industries and technologies of tomorrow. new national pride will stir our souls, lift our sights, and heal our divisions. it's time to remember that old wisdom our soldiers will never forget, that whether we are black, or brown, or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots. [ cheers and applause ] we all enjoy the same glorious freedoms, and we all salute the same great american flag.
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and whether a child is born in the urban sprawl of detroit or the windswept plains of nebraska, they look up at the same night sky, they fill their heart with the same dreams, and they are infused with the breath of life by the same almighty creator. 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. [ cheers and applause ] your voice, your hopes, and your dreams will define our american destiny, and your courage and goodness and love will forever
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guide us along the way. together, we will make america strong again. we will make america wealthy again. we will make america proud when it. we will make america safe again, and yes, together we will make america great again. thank you. god bless you. and god bless america. [ cheers and applause ] thank you. god bless america. >> a short speech, under 20 minutes, a raised clenched fist at the end, chants of "god bless america" a speech that, in the early 1960s, gave us, asked not today, gave us american carnage,
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talk of a sad depletion of the u.s. military, of crimes, of gangs, and drugs, wealth, strength and confidence dissipated, factories closed down, and now dotting the landscape as tombstones. donald trump called for a total allegiance to the united states of america, told americans god would protect them. >> at this time i call reverend marvin hier, reverend franklin graham and bishop t. jackson to provide readings and then the benediction. >> eternal god, bless president donald j. trump, and america, our great nation. guide us to remember the words
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of the psalmist who may dwell on your holy mountain, one who does what is right and speaks the truth, who knows that, when you eat the labor of your hands, you are praiseworthy, that he who sows in tears shall reap in joy, because the freedoms we enjoy are not granted in perpetuity, but must be reclaimed by each generation. as our ancestors have planted for us, so we must plan for others. while it is not for us to complete the task, neither are we free to desist from them. disexpense justice for the needy and the orphaned, for they have no one but their fellow
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citizens, and because the nation's wealth is measured by her values and not by her vaults, bless all of our allies around the world who share our beliefs, by the rivers of babylon, we wept as we remembered zion. if i forget thee, oh, jerusalem, may my right hand forget its skill. the doer of all these shall never falter. may the days come soon when justice will dwell in the wilderness and righteousness will abide in the fertile fields, and the work of righteousness will be peace, quietness, and confidence forever, amen.
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>> mr. president, in the bible, rain is a sign of god's blessing, and it started to rain, mr. president, when you came to the platform, and it's my prayer that god will bless you, your family, your administration, and may he bless america. the passage of scripture comes from first timothy chapter two. "i urged them first of all the petitions, prayers, intersession and thanksgiving be made for all people, for kings, for all those in authority, that we may live peacefully, quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. this is good, and it pleases
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god, our savior, who wants all people to be saved and come to a knowledge of the truth, for there is one god, and one mediator between god and mankind, the man, christ jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people. now to the king eternal immortal, invisible, the only god the honor and glory forever enever, in jesus' name, amen. >> we thank you, father, for letting us share this great moment together. let us not take for granted the air we breathe or the life you've given us. we were all created by you, with one blood, all nations to dwell upon this land together. we are not enemies, we're
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brothers and sisters. we're not adversaries but we're allies. we're not foes but we're friends. let us be healed by the power of your love and united by the bond of your spirit. today we pray for our 45th president, the vice president, and their families, and give them the wisdom to guide this great nation, the strength to protect it, and the hands to heal it. we bless president donald j. trump. we ask that you give him the wisdom of solomon, the vision of joseph, and the meekness of christ. solomon who kept peace among many nation, joseph who dreamt better for the people, and christ, who accepted us all. oh lord, mend our hearts and stitch together the fabric of this great country, in the spirit of the legendary gospel song writer mahalia jackson, oh, deep in my heart i do believe the lord will see us through, i do believe. we are on our way to victory, i
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do believe. we will walk hand in hand, i do believe. we shall live in peace, i do believe, oh, deep in my heart, i do believe america we shall overcome, and may the lord bless and keep america and make his face shine upon us and be gracious unto us and give us peace in the mighty name of jesus, amen. [ applause ] >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome jackie evancho, accompanied by the president's own united states marine band. please stand for the singing of the national anthem. ♪
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♪ o say, can you see by the dawn's early light ♪ ♪ what so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming? ♪ ♪ whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight ♪ ♪ o'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming? ♪ ♪ and the rockets' red glare the bombs bursting in air ♪ ♪ gave proof
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through the night that our flag was still there ♪ ♪ oh, say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave ♪ ♪ o'er the land of the free ♪ ♪ and the home of the brave? ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> ladies and gentlemen, please remain standing while the president and official party depart the platform. you will be released by sections
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shortly. >> as the dignitaries are ushered away, 12:27 the president took the oath of office, right at noon as we said he spoke for less than 20 minutes. rachel i heard a trump surrogate on cable earlier this week say "i think there's a lot of america that is done with the soaring rhetoric that we've had over the last eight years." your assessment of what we just heard from the new president? >> it's interesting, i have heard that same sentiment that you just described from the very top reaches of the outgoing administration, that oratory is powerful and can be a form of leadership but it's not the work of governing and that counting on inspiration is, doesn't get you where you need to be. this was a workman-like speech. it was short and he went through it quickly, and it was militant
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and it was dark, the crime, the gangs, the drugs, this american carnage, disrepair, decay. you can't imagine the outgoing president giving a speech like that. this president also repeating the new president also repeating that our guiding principle will be america first, america first. we know how he has used that as a campaign slogan, that also has dark echoes in american history. there was an america first committee that formed in this country hundreds of thousands of people in this country, some of the richest businessmen in the country who were part of it, they were formed to keep us out of world war ii. they were infiltrated by the nazis, many of them are anti-semitic, part of why they weren't alarmed by hitler's rise in germany. the america first committee is something that means a specific thing in this country, to repurpose it now, not that far down the historical path.
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it's hard. it's hard to hear. >> chris matthews, you among us are the former speechwriter. >> i thought it was the work of a speechwriter, brian. i didn't think it was the work of the candidate, a president. it was workman-like because it was really, somebody went through and studied everything he said in the campaign and consolidated it into a coherent argument for american economic nationalism. i thought the strength was in the rusted factories, the talk what drove the success of his campaign, michigan, wisconsin, pennsylvania and ohio, the sense of too many, too many places like you know, indiana city and places like michigan city which are just old factories rusted. it was economic, not much, interesting, very little about immigration, except in the context of jobs. none of that ethnic stuff we got about rapists and all that stuff about mexican-americans and others from latin america. that was gone. i thought that was interesting. of course, nothing about human
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rights, nothing about gender rights and other things you'd hear from a democrat but i thought it was a strong statement to the people who voted for him. i was looking all the people the make america great hats. he said i'm going to be the guy i said i was going to be. >> nicole wallace is standing by to join us. of course, she worked for that man, as former communications director to president bush 43. nicole, your summation? >> you know, some of the same lines that chris is talking about jumped out at me and having been out last week on the road talking to trump voters who were obama voters, it was this sentiment that the jobs left and the factories closed and while they celebrated the nations capitals there was little to celebrate across the land. i thought that was the speech's strength. i thought the rest of it was unnecessarily dark. is he the leader of our country now and having worked on george w. bush's 2005 inaugural address,s who essential critique
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it was too soaring, too idealistic, this set out things that could never be achieved. this seemed like a bit of an overreaction to that speech and the two obama speeches, and you know, if we were looking to see how he would orient himself in these early days, he settled on a closing message that was about the forgotten man and woman, and much of our discussion in the closing days was about the comey letter, and the comey fallout, but his victory can be attributed as much to him settling on a closing message about the forgotten man and woman, and it's clear that he believes that that closing message gave him an animating purpose for his presidency, and that's what he spoke to today >> nicole wallace, thank you. historian and author michael beschloss what do you think of what we witnessed? >> usually you hear an inaugural address an effort to bring the nation together as much as possible and i think that is not the road that donald trump took today.
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if you heard this and you didn't know the occasion for it, i think one might think this was actually a party convention speech or a campaign speech, not an inaugural address, it was dark, it was fierce. there were very few olive branches thrown to people who are skeptical of him and might be open-minded to support someday donald trump as president, or to the other side, people who voted against him and who will never support him, and so i think as an expression of what he believes and what he feels emotionally about. it sure was that, but in the tradition of the inaugural addresses that are intended to heal the country after a bruising campaign, and maybe even expand the new president's political base and appeal among the american people, hard for me to see how it does that. >> michael, sorry, can i just ask, the other sort of trope we heard in this speech when he was sort of railing against the
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elites in washington, and nicole highlighted that as one of the strengths of the speech, certainly an interesting point. i wonder if you hear any historical parallels there, to him talking about elite in washington, they celebrated their own successes but their successes were not your successes, that the politicians and the political elite win things for themselves and the rest of the country, should be posited against them. does that echo have any historical echoes for you. >> one would be andrew jackson who came in as president and said i'm coming as the first president, didn't say this exactly, but said in essence, i'm the first president of the united states who is not one of the elites, who is not from the aristocrats, everyone before me has been from, you know, very aristocratic and elevated backgrounds. i'm going to represent, he said, the common people, so there is that element of it. >> president trump, did this achieve unity, sir? president obama, are you relieved?
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>> sorry, michael, you were interrupted by the sound, the ambient sound on the camera as the president and the former president now walk across the rotun rotunda. >> i'm glad we got that, i think that's important to have. but i think beyond that, i think andrew jackson does not really provide much context for this. i think we are at in all sorts of ways we are at a singular moment in history. >> for those who are newcomers to the terminology of this, president donald trump and the 45th president of the united states and now we speak of barack obama as former president barack obama, nothing illustrates that more starkly than the helicopter waiting to take off with former president, former first lady. it is known for this mission as executive one. it's normally known as marine one. short flight across the military
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district of washington to what was formerly known as andrews air force base, now laden with the clunky pentagon title joint base andrews, as most of them are, but there you see the military lined up to escort the former president over to the aircraft. both men will be coming out this entrance. steve schmidt, your assessment of what we heard. >> i think there were two things that were striking. first this republican president's administration is not going to be animated by conservatism, but rather a fierce american nationalism. it will be interesting to see that play out. secondly, in very unusual for an inaugural address in the modern era, there was no articulation of american values, of the values of the post world war ii liberal order with the united states at the center of it, a
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communication to the world about our values of democracy and liberty, and freedom and pluralism. it was a stark speech, and i think the element of soaring rhetoric is over clearly. it's going to be workman like pronouncements like you saw today from this president. >> let's take in some of this departure and we'll continue our analysis.
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we should explain the bidens are going to get a ride over to the train station, if you believe what they have said, their bags are packed, they're ready to go, as the song says. they are going to take amtrak home to wilmington, as was mentioned earlier, as they say their good-byes to the pences, who will be taking up residence at their home, the naval observatory. there's been no greater champion in the modern era for train travel than joe biden. we're in seriously bad shape on that front, considering our history with the iron horse and considering what little high speed rail genuine high speed rail we have in this country compared to the rest of the world. now the attention will switch back to the two presidents, and the departure of the former president, and we'll continue to take this in.
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the former commander in chief of all u.s. armed forces saying to his marine pilot, in effect "you know the way over to andrews. let's do it one last time" as the current commander in chief of u.s. armed forces heads back in to the u.s. capitol for a no cameras lunch with legislative leaders, and we have the departure coming up. they'll get the main engines running, the departure coming up
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of barack obama and michelle obama. eugene robinson. >> what an enormous relief this must be on some level for the obamas. the weight that they carried, every moment of every day for the last eight years, and if you spoke with them you understood that that weight was always there. it must be novel and amazing not to carry that around. so it's a bittersweet moment for them but also you know, just a big sigh i would think. tinged with sadness. i thought president trump's speech was more substantive than i thought it would be actually and very sort of, he laid out what he's going to do. it is a protectionist almost isolationist agenda. you could call it nationalism, but he laid it out, and i
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thought he was, like no, i'm not going to stand here and say kumbaya. i'm not going to embrace other visions of the country. you know, we have one heart, one home, and one glorious destiny and he sees that glorious destiny fulfilled through protectionist policies, which he says will make us, will bring us great prosperity and strength. pseudoisolationist policies, we will defend our own borders and not other people's, so i think it was a big departure from what we usually hear in the speeches and maybe in u.s. policy. >> just reflect on this moment here, as the rotors start up, this is the departure from the u.s. capitol of the first african-american president of the united states having completed two successful terms as president, having saved us from a great depression and having had a scandal-free eight years in office, handing off to
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somebody who never imagined he would be handing off to but completing a term as president that will be viewed not just positively, but among the best in our history, and we thought we were making history in electing our first african-american president, but he made history in the way he governed.
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>> chris matthews, it never gets old. very few have gotten the view from the seats inside that sikorsky helicopter, but this is part of the pageantry, part of the tradition. >> i remember taking off in the white house, it's quite a scene. you look at everything getting small below you, and to see the city to be looked at i think from the air. it's a beautifully designed city and the relief, as someone said here, the relief on this guy's shoulders, until a few moments ago he was trying to think what is kim jong-un up to today. >> that's right. >> is he crazy enough to drop a bomb in the middle of the pacific, something i have to react to, and that would be -- but i'm thinking, when he said today, america first, it was not just the racial, i mean i should say racial, the background to it
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but the message, what does th e theresa may, what of the special relationship? if you're putin pounding the table that's what i've been saying, russia first, this bullying message to him. and i wonder, are people around the world going we're watching closely in the pdbs, he got one this morning, what will the reaction today? will somebody do something they weren't going to do yesterday? >> putin's reaction is exactly what you said. he believes in that balance of great power politics, world politics, that's what he's been practicing, if the u.s. was going to do it and leave him alone he'd be happy. european allies have been -- >> that's in the dossier. he wants his permission to operate the way great nations did before world war ii, without any recognition of the declaration of human rights, no recognition of smaller
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countries. big guys do what they want to do, other guys leave them alone to do that. that is the putin theory, putin wish. >> that's the description of the world order that donald trump has been campaigning on, and crusading on saying it's the secret to american greatness. american greatness since world war ii has been of international alliances and international norms, led by the united states, as the beacon of the free world. he is talking about leaving that behind for a more miu tinesque approach to power. >> a remarkable rhetorical departure when the president says in his inaugural address that all countries should be free to pursue their self-interest. it's an enormous departure from what democratic and republican presidents have communicated globally, and that message will be received well in beijing and in moscow. >> and in turkey, and in europe. >> here is preparations for the
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luncheon, as the mccains do what anyone would do at a formal sitdown lunch, you look for your place cards, and see where you're going to sit. the helicopter carrying the former president, former first lady, barack and michelle obama, appears to be making a nice long last circle of washington. they're headed out to andrews air force base, suburban maryland. chris jansing was outside for that, and got to see what we could not, as that helicopter lifted off. chris? >> reporter: what i was looking for was whether or not donald trump would walk barack obama to the door of the helicopter. as you know, brian, for history, the good-bye was set up on the stairs, and then that changed eight years ago when the newly minted president obama decided to walk george w. bush to his helicopter and not only that but
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hugged him and it was really a sign of that peaceful transition of power, of the graciousness he has shown throughout the eight years that he is here, and also apparently setting a new tradition, when we saw that walk across here on the east lawn, over to the helicopter. the other thing i would note that struck me, because i've spent a lot of time over the last couple of weeks talking to staffers who have spent much of the last eight years of their lives in the white house, and some of them even before that, this must be the most emotional moment at least in terms of sheer imagery to see him getting on marine one, that is no longer marine one, waving good-bye for the very last time, going to joint base andrews, and seeing that helicopter in the air flying off at the young ages of 55 and 53 to their post presidential lives. he's been clear about the fact he's not going to set an alarm, but he's also been clear about the fact there will be times when he will feel he has to speak out, and he already has
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put out a website, he wants people to come onto, and bring their ideas out. he will be going, of course, to palm springs, a place that is a favorite of his, for golf. they're going to have some down time and then probably jump back in to speaking, to spending some time together with each other, and with their daughters. brian? >> and then there is the acela express train 2166 with service to new york and boston ultimately, but don't cry for the bidens. this mode of transportation makes joe biden very happy. it's how he has commuted -- look you're lucky as an east coast senator, you can sleep back home with your constituents at night if you live where he lived in wilmington, delaware. think of those who represent montana, alaska, hawaii and so on. >> you see the train staff
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poking their heads out there. >> senator coons of delaware i've also seen on the train. >> this is a scheduled track, not a special car. >> this is not roosevelt's car. >> once said he learned from arlen specter a man who knew how to make demands he could hold the train up for five minutes. >> that was the limit? >> that's how could you do it if you're vice president. >> one of the things that i think will be interesting to watch in the post presidential era is what happens with the relationship of joe biden and barack obama. you see the former vice president carrying his own bags there. they did become very close in office. they were not close before they became running mates, but they formed a sort of brotherhood that they both celebrate and talk about with a lot of emotion and it will be interesting to see what happens. obviously the bidens are going home to delaware, but they are also -- >> hey guys, back on amtrak. >> that's tom carper and chris
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coons. >> not first class. >> that's right. reportedly going to purchase a home in washington, because they would, in part, because they would like to stay close to their new very dear friends, the obamas, who will be living in washington, and so the next chapter of the biden/obama bromance will be fun to watch. >> nicole wallace you're watching and listening all of this. jump in here. >> let me keep it, i know you've been awash in hitler and kim jong-un but let me stay with the transportation logistics here. i've heard there's going to be a little bit of an aviation pile-up possibly at andrews, because of the departure rally for president obama, which i think is also a relative, i'll check with the historian, a relatively recent tradition, but a couple of the presidents trying to fly out and i think at least two of them are also expected to fly out of andrews but one thing that struck me
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today, and you know, we're talking about this divided country, there is the trump base which is for them today was a great day, but even you know, they had to hear the dark and ominous overtones of the speech, some things to feel better about. former presidents on that stage, not one of them voted for donald trump, so there was, you know, and you got the feeling that the clintons maybe said to the bushes, we'll go if you go. there was sort of this spirit of we'll all get through this together and i think that was sort of the undertone of everything i heard come out of this president's mouth for the last seven days. we covered his press conference in that last question about his daughter was really i think code for his party, and anyone feeling like oh my god, how am i going to get through this, and it was the only thing that's the end of the world is the end of the world. so i was cheered by seeing all the former presidents, not one who had voted for donald trump, up there today, sort of sending
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that signal that we're all going to be okay. >> nicole, i just, going back over the vocabulary of it and i'm cherry picking intentionally to make a point. crimes, gangs, drugs, american carnage, sad depletion, factories like tombstones. reminded me of the lyrics of, say a bruce springsteen song but the kind that bemoans where we've been, >> right. >> expresses sadness about where we've been, not the rising that talks about brighter days ahead. >> right, and we keep watching for the wrong pivot in donald trump. he's not going to pivot toward anything normal. we have to stop waiting for him to hand over his twitter account, or to start acting dignified or to suddenly morph into 41. but i think it is reasonable to expect him to take these dark lyrics, if you will, and start
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filling in the rest of the song. so what do we do with those shuddered up factories? i was in erie, p.a., and there were people laid off during the course of this campaign who aren't going to give him forever to come up with a solution. so i think the next step for him, his inauguration address will be as divisive as everything he's uttered since he entered the national political scene, but i think the next step for him, you know, what happens next, is what does he do about it and how much time do his supporters give him? >> we see the helicopter landing out at andrews. the former president, former first lady will come inside. nicole mentioned there is a departure rally. we've seen these on and off lyndon johnson, for example, had a departure remarks before leaving, and it really is a matter of personal preference, some former presidents are anxious to get out of dodge, but
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you'll see the helicopter taxi over on the left, arrivals for the luncheon in the u.s. senate. we're allowed to take pictures of initial gathering and being seated, but then once the business of the luncheon starts, we will be kindly escorted out. >> in terms of the gravity of this moment one of the things as we see the military trappings of some of this handover, we see a lot of military personnel on hand, including on the left side of your screen there, we see this military helicopter here, brian, you were talking about the immediate former commander in chief being seen off by the new commander in chief of the armed forces. right up until the last hours of his presidency barack obama was exerting military force on wednesday, a u.s. streak using stealth b-2 bombers, took off from missouri and half way around the world, reportedly
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killed 60 isis affiliated fighters in libya, we're now learning today up to 100 isis fighters were killed by another strike involving multiple abe craft in syria outside of aleppo, until the last moments of his presidency, he was using lethal force, exerting military lethal force around the world and if that anti-terrorist global war, hot war is going to continue, donald trump will be making those decisions as of right now and it's a sobering thing. >> you see the joint service drill team as the arrivals continue, and in the west wing, what we can't see is the machinery of the presidency, the hallways are humming with new people. some holdovers by necessity, yes, to keep everything going, but there's a new sheriff in
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town, a new president of the united states, a new resident on the second floor of that building, and downstairs in the areas you don't normally get to see a new staff to reflect a new world view. >> you know, the funny part, steve mentioned it, just about the trappings in the west wing, while we're watching the luncheon begin here and having watched the ceremony, during those hours, they go into the west wing and they take down all the portraits, all the photography, very meticulously kept of the president about to leave office, remove all evidence of barack obama and create this new image world of a new trump presidency, as if trump had been president for years, because you walk in there, he'll walk in there after he's finished here and all the walls will be covered with beautiful kind of painting printing that they do, almost like a painting photography, beautifully framed, all over the place, and it all happens noon
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inaugural day. >> some of photos will show what transpired day. in the internal white house photo shop they have a large scale quick turn-around print shop. the frames are kind of permanently mounted. this is depending on where you are in the west wing, the area we're talking about is outside the main press office around the bend from the cabinet room, roosevelt room and oval office. the preset frames, you pop in new pictures. they change them out all the time. it's traditionally been a morale booster, and an interesting way to decorate the west wing hallway. watch as the marine guards take their position, pete sousa, the official photographer for eight years in the obama white house, one last assignment in washington, and we await the reemergence of the former president, former first


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