Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States today. The nation's new leader has promised great changes in the economic, foreign and domestic frameworks upholding the U.S. government.
The military, too, will receive in President Trump its newest commander-in-chief. Alongside retired Marine general James Mattis, Trump’s arrival as leader of the military is certain to herald great changes for the nation's defense forces, both stateside and overseas.
But those changes are yet to come. For now, Inauguration Day marks a day when Americans from all walks of life come together to watch a new chapter in American history unfold. Follow along as we talk with the revelers, protesters and curious onlookers who have shown up in the nation’s capital to witness this historic event.
The Inauguration Day festivities will continue on throughout most of the day Friday.
Watch this spot for coverage during the event and videos about the inauguration leading up to the swearing ceremony.
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