Make America Great Again Welcome Celebration
US President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a welcome celebration and concert at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, on 19 January 2017. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump has been sworn-in as the 45th President of the United States on Friday 20 January. Celebrations in Washington DC are marking the day, along with more than few protests.

Some of the Trump administration's cabinet picks have also been confirmed. It's going to be busy and IBTimes UK has reporters on Capitol Hill following events as they unfold. Find the latest updates here.


That concludes our live coverage of the inauguration. Thanks for following and remember you can keep up to date with events in the US on


Shia LaBeouf and Jaden Smith have launched a four-year live stream protesting against incoming President Donald Trump's tenure. LaBeouf launched the video installation outside of New York's Museum of the Moving Image as the property mogul was inaugurated on 20 January.


Find out more about the moment the Obamas handed over the keys to the White House.


There are protesters facing up to police at the corner of 13th and K, our reporter Tennent said. Police are firing flash bangs possibly to try to disperse people.


Our reporter has shared footage from scenes on the streets of Washington D.C.


Donald Trump has signed his first bill into law - a bill that permits retired general James Mattis to serve as Trump's secretary of defence, waving the requirement that people be out of the armed forces for at least seven years before taking up the role. Congress passed the bill earlier this month, and Mattis will become the second person for whom such a waver has been issued.

Retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis
Retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis arrives prior to testifying before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on his nomination to serve as U.S. defense secretary., on Capitol Hill in Washington Reuters


Our man in D.C James Tennent shares video from the scene of protests in the area. Follow him on Twitter to keep up with all the latest from the demonstrations still taking place.


Former US president George H.W. Bush watched Donald Trump's inauguration from his hospital bed, a spokesperson for the family told Reuters.

The only living former president not to attend Trump's inauguration, Bush snr. said in a letter to Trump standing outside in D.C. "would put me six feet under".


Reports coming in of more riots around the D.C. area, with some people suggesting police charged protesters.


Already 4.5 million people following the new POTUS twitter handle. No tweets from the account as yet.


From IBTimes UK reporter James Tennent in Washington D.C: "It was a decidedly partisan mood at the capitol building. For all the talk of unity, the often comedic Republican senator Lindsey Graham walked down the steps fist bumping, Democrat minority leader Chuck Schumer, on the other hand, was jeered the whole way through his speech.

"In the seating, people cheered Trump's speech loudest when he mentioned borders and fighting radical Islam. A woman dresse all in pink tried to stand on her chair and unfurl a banner about racism but supporters of the now US president tore it from her hands and called over the Capitol Hill police who calmly took her aside.

"Through the cold and the rain people were unsure when it was OK to sit but once seated, they were annoyed with those who stayed standing. A man with an impressive moustache took it into his own hands and yelled from his seat: "sit down, you bunch of Democrats!"


References to climate change have been removed from the White House website.

"At 11:59 am eastern, the official White House website had a lengthy information page about the threat of climate change and the steps the federal government had taken to fight it," Motherboard reports. "At noon, at the instant Donald Trump took office, the page was gone, as well as any mention of climate change or global warming."

In its place President Trump has put a page titled: An America First Energy Plan.

The White House website has been completely revamped.

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Former US President Barack Obama leaves after the Inauguration of Donald Trump Saul Loeb/AFP

Barack Obama is leaving office with high worldwide approval ratings, according to a poll by Ipsos Mori.

The 44th president of the US was rated as a good president by 76% of respondents from 24 countries around the world including the UK, Germany, Turkey and Argentina.

However only 56% of Americans shared this view, with 44% feeling he was a bad president.

And they are equally split on President Donald Trump, with 52% of respondents believing he will make a good president and 48% stating he will make a bad one.


"It behooves me to be very brief," said former President Barack Obama in his first address following his presidency. Obama spoke from inside an airport hanger. He and his wife Michelle had just left Capitol Hill. "This has not been about us. It has always been about you," Obama said.

Obama spoke as President Trump signed his first executive orders. Trump is signing his nominations of his cabinet picks former Generals James Mattis and John Kelly as secretaries of defense and homeland security respectively.


President Trump began tweeting almost immediately after his inauguration, sending a message to the people America, echoing many of the things he said in his inaugural address.


President Trump will take over the @POTUS Twitter handle.


The Obamas have boarded the Presidential helicopter and are expected to head to Palm Springs, California.

Security personnel walk on the roof of then White House near Pennsylvania Avenue before Inauguration Day for US President-elect Donald Trump in Washington DC 20 January 2017 Reuters/Lucas Jackson

As President Donald Trump was sworn-in at noon, behind the scenes in the White House dozens of federal workers began moving the personal effects of Trump and his family in and those of former President Barack Obama out.

Clothes, toiletries, artwork, furniture, and favourite snacks, are among the things that are switched.

This piece in the New York Times takes you behind the scenes.

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President Donald Trump delivers his inaugural address on the West Front of the US Capitol Joe Raedle/Getty Images

In pictures: Donald Trump's inauguration as 45th President of the United States.

See a photo gallery of President Donald Trump's Inauguration Day.

Donald Trump sworn in as US President CSPAN

"The time for empty talk is over," said President Trump. "Now arrives the hour of action. Do not allow anyone to tell you it can't be done."

"We will not fail," he said. "Our country will thrive and prosper again. A new national pride will stir our souls" and "heal our divisions."

"Whether we are black, brown, or white," he said. "We all bleed the same red blood of patriots. We all enjoy the same glorious freedoms. And we all salute the same American flag."

Trump signs off:

We will make America strong again

We will make America wealthy again

We will make America proud again

and yes, together, we will make America great again.

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Donald Trump is sworn in as President at the US Capitol in Washington, DC Mark Ralston/AFP

Chief Justice John G Roberts issues the oath of office to President-elect Donald Trump. Trump is now President of the United States. Hail to the chief plays with a 21 gun salute.

"People of the world. Thank you," said President Trump. "We the citizens of America are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country. We will determine the course of America and the world for many, many years to come."

"Today we are not merely transferring power," Trump said. "We are transferring power from Washington DC and giving it back to you, the people." For years "Washington flourished," Trump said, "but the people did not share in its wealth. The jobs left and the factories closed. The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens."

Trump says history will remember this day "as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again. The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer. Everyone is. 10s of millions."

"For many decades we have enriched foreign industry" and subsidized other countries, Trump said, adding "we've defended other nations borders while refusing to defend our own."

"It is the right of all nations to put their own interests first," Trump said. America will face down Islamic terrorism and eradicate it "completely from the face of the earth," he added.

Mike Pence sworn in as US Vice President CSPAN

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas issues the oath of office to Vice president elect Mike Pence.

Vice president-elect becomes Vice President.

Police fire tear gas on protesters at Trump inauguration Storyful

Protestors in Washington DC run from police with tear gas during a protest near Capitol Hill.


North Korea has issued a statement on the inauguration.

Defeated US oligarch Hillary Clinton displays customary warmth and gaiety at installation of Donald Trump as Chief Warlord of United States.