Donald Trump sworn in as the 45th US President, says buy American, hire American
Coming from St. Pauls Church, Trump and Melania proceeded to the White House, where outgoing President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama received the new US President. The US Marine Band played Hail to the Chief to the new President as he received the customary 21-gun salute.
Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America in Washington DC. The swearing-in ceremony, which began at 1700 GMT saw the participation of about 900,000 people consisting of Trump supporters and protesters.
Coming from St. Pauls Church, Trump and Melania proceeded to the White House, where outgoing President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama received the new US President.
In his inaugural address, Trump reiterated his promise to make US the greatest country in the world. Trump was perhaps the most controversial Presidential candidate ever in US history, and his ascent after the popular Obama has been viewed as the most brutal transition in contemporary times, said BBC.
The maverick tycoon-turned-politician has faced criticism from various corners and has been constantly in the news for his public and private life including racist comments on Muslims, Mexicans and Afro-Americans.
Trump has been vilified for his sexist comments, immigration policies, anti-labour and minority policies and pro-rich stance. He has faced the ire for his pro-Russia attitude and complete lack of experience in international affairs.
Trump's selection of his Cabinet ministers has come under fire for nepotism and favouring his corporate friends.
Prominent figures in Trump’s Cabinet:
Mike Pence: Vice President, also served as the Governor of Indiana from 2013 to 2017. Rex W. Tillerson, the new Secretary of State was former President and Chief Executive of oil giant Exxon Mobil.
Former Alabama senator Jeff Sessions is the Attorney General and he is an advocate of strict immigration policies.
John F. Kelly is the new Homeland Security Secretary. James N. Mattis, the current Defense Secretary is a former General, Mike Pompeo will serve as C.I.A. Director, Ryan Zinke is Interior Secretary.
Nikki R. Haley, former Governor of South Carolina became the U.N. Ambassador.