Donald Trump takes to the oath of office to become the 45th president of the United States.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., spoke of the importance of the American democracy and diversity in what he called “a challenging and tumultuous time" at the inauguration of Donald Trump.
Some protesters marched bright and early through streets in northwest Washington, D.C. on Thursday, the morning of the inauguration, before stopping for a dance break.
Vice-President-elect Mike Pence, and wife Karen, President-elect Donald Trump, and wife Melania, arrived at the White House for tea with the Obamas and Bidens.
Trump nominated the former Georgia governor to head the agriculture department.
Vice President-elect Mike Pence took a moment during a news conference on Thursday to thank President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. "The cooperation that the outgoing administration has extended in this transition effort would make everyone proud," said Pence.
President-elect Donald Trump, accompanied by his wife Melania Trump and the Trump family arrived on Thursday at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, one day ahead of Friday's inauguration ceremony.
Before speaking about the transition between the Obama administration and the Trump administration, Vice President-elect Mike Pence shared an update on and well wishes for George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush. "This morning, we understand they had a good night last night but we encourage every American to remember President Bush and his wonderful wife Barbara in their prayers," stated Pence.
A comment about Valium made by Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kans.) to Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) during Steve Mnuchin's treasury secretary confirmation hearing Thursday led to a minute and a half of Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Roberts disagreeing about the propriety of such a comment. It meant to be as humor said Roberts to the Senate Finance Committee.
Former Texas governor Rick Perry testified before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on his nomination to be energy secretary in the Trump administration, addressing his past call to get rid of the department.
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