Donald Trump's inaugural celebration begins with concert, fireworks show
Jan 20 2017 by Harriet Stone
At midday Trump will recite the oath of office, administered by US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, using president Abraham Lincoln's inauguration Bible, as well as the Bible that Trump's mother gave him at his Sunday school graduation in 1955.
His arrival in Washington kicked off a weekend of inaugural festivities and ceremonies. Here's a look at how President-elect Trump is spending his final hours before taking office.
Also, write down important phone numbers and addresses, like meeting spots and police precincts, because sometimes phone networks are slow when there's a crush of people in the same place.
The president-elect, accompanied by wife and incoming first lady Melania Trump, left his branded luxury jet at home for the journey, traveling from New York City to Joint Base Andrews on a government aircraft. "And it's something very, very special", Trump said in his brief speech. Their message: "We will not wait and see what the president-elect will do, instead we will send a clear message, and work together on the issues that affect the people at the local level".
Talent _six years ago, has confirmed she would sing the USA national anthem at Trump'sinauguration.
Sir Elton's song "Tiny Dancer" was a fixture at many Trump rallies, so rumours began to circulate about him performing on Jan 10th.
Kanye West met with Trump last month and Yahoo News asked Epshteyn if the president-elect asked the rapper to perform. We're going to do things that haven't been done for our country for many many decades. Events include the swearing-in ceremony on the steps of the U.S. Capitol and a parade to the White House along streets thronged with spectators. "And for all we know, that could have been the final call for it being time to purchase a house separate from the residence".
Expectedly, there's a lot of pomp and circumstance in inaugurating the next president of the United States, from the wreath-laying ceremony to the parade down Pennsylvania Avenue.
"Now, there are some who question the scale of our ambitions, who suggest that our system can not tolerate too many big plans".
Here's an idea: For every Dem congressman or senator that has announced that they aren't attending the inauguration, take their seats and fill them with regular folks.
Other local protests are planned Friday in Long Beach, La Puente, Riverside and Claremont.