Businessman-turned-politician Donald Trump was sworn-in as the 45th President of the United States at the Inauguration Day ceremony in Washington DC.
By placing his hands on the Bible, Donald J. trump promised to live up to his campaign pledges of preserving and protecting the US constitution, reports BBC.
The inauguration was attended by huge crowds stretching along the National Mall to witness the ceremony. It was graced by nearly all the living retired presidents: Jimmy Carter, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary whom Donald Trump defeated in the much divisive campaign.
“We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort,” Trump said. “We are transferring power from Washington D.C., and giving it back to you, the people.”
In a 16-minute speech, the new president of the United States promised to bring change in the US.
“For too long, a small group in our nation’s capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost. Washington flourished but the people did not share in its wealth. The establishment protected itself.”
He also had remarks for the education system, terming it as a fail that has heavy investment with no knowledge for the students.
Mr. Trump complained that most factories produced their goods abroad while selling the end products in the US. He similarly decried that gang violence and crime while insisting that terrorism will be conveniently dealt with.
As he comes to the helm of the world’s most powerful nation, Trump has insisted that the US will operate in an isolated environment. He will steer the country into avoiding interfering with other country’s national goals.