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WATCH LIVE: Inauguration Day Coverage

WATCH LIVE: Inauguration Day Coverage

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President-elect Donald J. Trump’s inauguration is finally here.  We’ll be streaming live coverage and updating throughout the day as events unfold.

Highlights that I am eagerly anticipating:

12:00 p.m. (EST):  Vice-president Elect Mike Pence requested that Justice Thomas swear him into office.  This is a hugely historic moment, and I think it will be a wonderful thing to witness.  Pence is also going to use Reagan’s Bible for his swearing in; again, an historic choice.

In case you missed it: President Trump’s Inaugural Address

In case you missed it: Vice President Mike Pence is Sworn In

In case you missed it: President Donald Trump is Sworn In

3:53PM The Inaugural Parade

2:50PM Awaiting the Inaugural Parade

2:20PM Violence Erupts on Inauguration Parade Route, Police Respond

1:15PM President Donald Trump Attends Signing Ceremony.

12:00PM Donald Trump has officially become our 45th president.


Pictures of the inauguration

MC 11:08am: Families are heading down the platform.

MC 11:04AM: Trump and Obama have arrived at the Hill.

MC 10:55AM: Trump and Obama have left for the inauguration.

MC 10:20AM: Hillary Clinton and President Clinton have arrived!!! Man, a year ago, we thought this would be her inauguration.

MC 10:12AM: Top people have started to arrive to the hill, including President George w. Bush and Newt Gingrich.

MC 9:45AM: The Obamas just greeted the Trumps at the White House. Melania presented Michelle with a gift from Tiffany & Co.

President-elect Trump will be sworn in by Chief Justice Roberts using the Lincoln Bible, as well as his own personal Bible given to him by his mother.

Shortly after being sworn into office as the 45th president of the United States of America, President Trump will deliver his inaugural address to the nation.

*CNN reports that President-elect Trump has said he will be signing executive orders “right after the speech,” so it’s not clear if he plans to do so immediately following the swearing in and his inaugural address or at the later, more traditional time following the inaugural parade.

3:00 p.m. (EST): the inaugural parade.

*This may be followed by President Trump signing some executive orders (see note above).

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The rain forecast today is for tears of joy!

American Human | January 20, 2017 at 10:37 am

Pardon me but is Mrs. Obama wearing a grocery bag?

    Tom Servo in reply to American Human. | January 20, 2017 at 10:41 am

    Nah, she picked that up at Tents’R’Us.

    MattMusson in reply to American Human. | January 20, 2017 at 10:45 am

    I feel sorry for any woman who has to stand next to Melania today. She is STUNNING in that light blue dress. Even Jackie O would be overshadowed.

    Massinsanity in reply to American Human. | January 20, 2017 at 10:52 am

    No need for pettiness… lets be bigger than them.

      Sorry but can’t do it after eight years of the BS. As the esteemed Michael Moore said, today is the biggest F-You in the history of man. Today that digit gets inserted into the eye socket of progs everywhere. Pass the popcorn while they melt down and cry.

        If the press didn’t continually tout Michelle Obama as the height of poise, beauty, grace and style, I might also suggest that we avoid the snotty remarks.

        The media is getting a priceless lesson on how little influence it now has on the hearts and minds of Americans…so snark away.

        I love the color of Melania’s dress: It is the shade of liberal tears.

      Tom Servo in reply to Massinsanity. | January 20, 2017 at 12:09 pm

      “lets be bigger than them.”

      She IS bigger then them!!! ba-dump tss!

      (oh c’mon, too easy)

    President Trump didn’t resort to soaring oratory, which I thought was probably the right choice. I expected more graciousness, but I’m not disappointed there wasn’t more. I don’t want our new President to be mean or vengeful, but I do want him to dispense with the BS and get to work on triage.

      Daiwa in reply to Immolate. | January 20, 2017 at 3:26 pm

      I’ve had all the ‘soaring rhetoric’ I’ll ever want or need, to the point of nearly wanting to puke every time I hear his voice. The only thing I want soaring is BO’s ass outa here.

The Clintons have arrived, and they’re not two hours late?

A seismic event, indeed.

And speaking of which, when is the Press going to become obsessed about the First Dog? That usually seems to be the Press’s idea of the new President’s most urgent job. And—even better—nowadays they can whine if it isn’t a “rescue dog”.

    alaskabob in reply to tom swift. | January 20, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    Ah.. it is a rescue dog… a St. Bernard. However, the kennel also needs a few Dobermans and Rottweilers to go after the Progs.

ScottTheEngineer | January 20, 2017 at 11:32 am

I wonder if Obamas people will steal all the T’s off the office keyboards like Clintons people did to W.

I liked the part when Hillary thrust herself forward, just as Justice Roberts stood beside the podium, screaming, “It’s mine! It’s mine!”

That she was restrained by Chuck Schumer only added to my enjoyment.

The best part of this speech is knowing that Barack has to sit there with his mouth shut and listen to it.

At the end of Trump’s speech, Michelle looked SOOOOOO angry, especially when her eyes followed him as he walked along the handshake line.

While the Inaugural Address was pretty “meh,” the most important operative fact remains,

He’s now POTUS.

First order of business for this afternoon—change all the passwords and cancel all the credit cards.

I dunno. All the missing Democrat congress members sort of ruined it for me. Also, the protestors who knocked out the windows of a Starbucks served up a rebuke from which the Trump administration will not soon recover. What a horrible beginning.

Judging from the feeds here, the Press still thinks this is all about Obama.

Donald Trump’s Inaugural Address was pitch perfect. Theme of returning power back to the people was powerful. And count how many “we’s” and “ours” there were, versus “I’s” and “me’s”.

Anybody notice how Baron Trump, at his age, would probably have been better president than Chelsea Obama?

“All the missing Democrat congress members sort of ruined it for me.”

Ha, ha, ha, Henry!

Obama hearing Trump’s speech: “But if we really do put America first, what will the rest of the world think?”