Showing posts with label Donald Trump's inauguration. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Donald Trump's inauguration. Show all posts

Friday, 20 January 2017

Donald Trump arrives in Washington to lay claim to White House

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump jetted into the US capital on Thursday on the eve of the most consequential moment of his life, his inauguration as the nation's 45th president and the setting of a four-year course of American political reform.

The Republican billionaire's arrival caps an extraordinary and improbable run for the White House that, once he takes the reins from President Barack Obama at noon Friday, will launch the United States into new and uncharted waters.

"The journey begins and I will be working and fighting very hard to make it a great journey for the American people," Trump, a political novice, real estate magnate and former reality television star, tweeted before leaving Trump Tower, his Manhattan home.

The 70-year-old leader-in-waiting traveled aboard an official government jet to a military base near the capital with his wife Melania.

They and several relatives headed into the city, where Trump began attending pre-inaugural festivities that have become traditions for presidents-elect.

"It is a momentous day before a historic day," said Vice President-elect Mike Pence, as Washington put its finishing touches on the downtown area where hundreds of thousands of Americans will congregate for Trump's inauguration.


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