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Trump inauguration

Donald Trump is officially the U.S. president

On Friday, Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on the steps of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. Minutes after Mike Pence was sworn in as vice president, Trump was administered the presidential oath of office by Chief Justice John Roberts, officially replacing Barack Obama as the nation's commander in chief. Trump then began his inaugural address at the West Front of the Capitol Building.

Earlier Friday, Trump attended a prayer service at St. John's Episcopal Church before heading to the White House, where he was welcomed by Barack and Michelle Obama at the North Portico.

Trump's inauguration drew thousands of supporters to the National Mall, though fierce protests broke out on the streets of D.C. and across the country.