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    U.S. President Donald Trump takes the oath of office as his wife Melania holds the bible and his children Barron, Ivanka, Eric and Tiffany watch as U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts (R) administers the oath during inauguration ceremonies swearing in Trump as the 45th president of the United States on the West front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC, U.S., January 20, 2017

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    President-elect Donald Trump has been sworn in during an official ceremony on the Capitol's West Front in Washington, D.C.

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    Presidential Inauguration Ceremony Begins in Washington DC

    In his first-ever speech as the President of the United States, Donald Trump said he will rebuild the country, determine the course for the world.

    US is now transferring the power from Washington, DC to American people, Trump vowed.

    "We are transferring power from Washington, DC, and giving it back to you, the people," Trump stated.

    The US has spent trillions of dollars overseas while its own infrastructure has suffered, Trump said. The wealth of the US middle class has been ripped from their homes and redistributed across the world, he added. The US must protect itself against other countries taking US jobs, he concluded.

    "We are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country. Together we will determine the course of America and the world for many years to come. From now on, it will always be America first!" Trump proclaimed. "I will fight for you with every breath in my body and I will never let you down. We will bring back our dreams."

    Trump said that the US does not seek to impose its way of life on other nations, but still wants to be an example.

    "We do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone," Trump stated. "But rather to let it shine as an example. We will shine for everyone to follow."

    Trump then pledged to unite the world against radical Islam: "We will reinforce old alliances and form new ones — and unite the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism, which we will eradicate completely from the face of the Earth. Defeating ISIS [Daesh] and other radical Islamic terror groups will be our highest priority," the plan stated. "To defeat and destroy these groups, we will pursue aggressive joint and coalition military operations when necessary."

    The president said that the United States has made counties across the world wealthier at its own expense and reaffirmed his goal to protect US borders.

    "We've made other countries rich while the wealth, strength and confidence of our country has disappeared over the horizon," Trump stated. "We must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries making our products, stealing our companies, and destroying our jobs."

    Trump added that protection of the borders will result in great prosperity and strength of the United States.

    He then proclaimed that "now arrives the hour of action", for "unlocking space, curing disease, unleashing new technologies, harnessing energy."

    "Together, we will make America great again! God bless America! Thank you," Trump said ending his inaugural address.

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