21 January 2017 Current Affairs: Donald Trump was sworn-in as the 45th President of the United States on 20 January 2017. He was administered the oath of office by Chief Justice John Roberts.
In the ceremony, Trump placed his left hand on two bibles including the historic Abraham Lincoln Bible and recited the oath of the office to become the most powerful man on this Earth.
With this swearing-in, Trump took over the reins from Barack Obama amid expectations of radical change in policies and apprehension at home and abroad.
Apart from Trump, Mike Pence was also sworn-in as the Vice President of the United States. He took the oath of the office before Trump.
The oath-taking ceremony was held in front of about 8 lakh people who visited the National Mall in the centre of the capital to celebrate the occasion.
Highlights of Trump’s maiden address to the nation : Trump who addressed the nation from the US Capitol has promised to rebuild the nation.
He also promised to bring back their dreams wherein America First will be the key to his governance.
He also said that he will address the ills which are plaguing the nation like drugs, crime and gun violence.He said his administration will follow two simple rules - buy American and hire American.
In addition to this, Trump also renewed his promise to attack the radical Islamic terrorism. He said that he will eradicate it completely from the face of Earth. He assured the world that his administration does not want to impose its governance over other countries. He said America will seek friendship with the world while recognising that countries abroad had a right to govern themselves as they see fit.
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