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    Trump Takes Oath of Office Becoming 45th US President

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    Inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the US (42)

    Donald Trump is officially the 45th President of the United States after taking the oath of office at his inauguration ceremony at the steps of the US Capitol building on Friday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Trump placed his hand on his family bible and the bible used by both Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Barack Obama at their inaugurations, as US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts administered the Presidential oath of office.

    Trump is prepared to deliver his inaugural address. A celebratory luncheon will be held at the White House and then Trump will review the inaugural parade scheduled to start at 3:00p.m. (8:00 p.m. GMT).

    US security officials said they are taking the threat of violent protests or attempts to disrupt the inauguration proceedings seriously.

    Earlier on Friday, Trump and his wife Melania had coffee with President Barack Obama and Michelle in a symbolic meeting before the New York billionaire was sworn-in.

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    Inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the US (42)


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