The Inauguration of the 45th President is tomorrow, January 20th at Noon. Besides all the ridiculous protests, democrat and liberal whining, and hilarious celebrity complaining…This is going to be an event that you will remember for a long time. GreatAgain.com is going to do a running diary of the speech and give you a full synopsis.
Here is a breakdown of what to expect:
BBC – Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to stream into Washington on 20 January to watch as President-elect Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th US president.
All eyes will be on the US Capitol as Mr Trump formally replaces President Barack Obama in the White House.
Here is a guide to the historic transition.
What is a presidential inauguration?
The newly elected US president is sworn into office by the Chief Justice of the United States every four years at noon (17:00 GMT) on 20 January, as prescribed by the Constitution.
The incoming president was historically inaugurated on 4 March, but the period of delay was shortened when the 20th Amendment was ratified in 1933.
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The oath is part of a ceremony marking the peaceful transition of power on the steps in front of the US Capitol.
The ceremony is then followed by a parade down Pennsylvania Avenue and later celebrated through a series of inaugural balls.
What is the schedule of events?
10:35am (15:35 GMT) A day-long public concert held at the Lincoln Memorial begins with performances by the DC Fire Department Emerald Society Pipes and Drums, the Republican Hindu Coalition and high school marching band
3:30pm (20:30 GMT) Mr Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence attend a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery to honour veterans
4pm (21:00 GMT) Mr Trump delivers remarks during the second half of Lincoln Memorial concert, where country stars Toby Keith and Lee Greenwood will perform
Mr Trump and his wife, Melania, have morning tea with President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. The couples will then take a motorcade to the Capitol
9:30am (14:30 GMT) Inauguration ceremony begins with musical performances
11:30am (16:30 GMT) Opening remarks followed by Supreme Court Justice swearing in Mr Pence
Noon (17:00 GMT) Mr Trump will recite the oath of office, administered by Chief Justice Roberts. He will then deliver his inaugural address
3pm-5pm (20:00 – 22:00 GMT) Mr Trump and Mr Pence will embark on a 1.5 mile (2.4km) parade down Pennsylvania Avenue, which will likely be lined with supporters and protesters
7pm-11pm (00:00-04:00 GMT) Mr Trump and Mr Pence and their wives will attend three official inaugural balls
10am (15:00 GMT) Mr Trump and Mr Pence attend the interfaith National Prayer Service at the Washington National Cathedral
10am (15:00 GMT) The Women’s March on Washington begins
Who is going to be there?
President Obama and the first lady will accompany Mr Trump in a motorcade to the US Capitol for the official ceremony, where they will be joined by members of Congress, politicians as well as supporters.
Former President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton, who lost to Mr Trump in November’s election, are expected to attend.
George W Bush and his wife, Laura, as well as Jimmy Carter have also confirmed they will attend the ceremony.
George HW Bush, who was in hospital for respiratory problems, wrote a letter to Mr Trump wishing him well and apologizing for missing the event due to health concerns.
An estimated 800,000 to 900,000 people are expected to flood the nation’s capital on Friday for the inauguration, but it is unclear whether they will be there in celebration or protest, officials said.
President Barack Obama drew an estimated 1.8 million people to Washington when he took office eight years ago.
The “level of enthusiasm” and demand for hotel rooms has not reached that of previous inaugurations, according to Elliott Ferguson, president of Destination DC, the city’s convention and tourism bureau.
In fact, some hotels have reduced the minimum-night stay from four nights to two.
Other hotels are only 50% full, but higher-end hotels appeared to have more bookings, he added.
Who is not going?
More than 50 House Democrats are publicly refusing to attend the ceremony amid a feud between the newly elected president and the civil rights activist and congressman, John Lewis.
Mr Lewis is among the congressmen who will not be in attendance. Some lawmakers have said they will instead attend the Women’s March on Washington, a protest set to take place a day after the inauguration.
What are the protests about?
Several demonstrations both protesting and supporting Mr Trump will take place around the city over the weekend.
Most notably, the Women’s March on Washington is estimated to draw crowds of 200,000 people on 21 January.
It sets out to demonstrate for racial and gender equality, affordable healthcare, abortion rights and voting rights – issues perceived to be under threat from a Trump presidency.
The motorcycle group Bikers for Trump will also host a rally for the incoming president after the ceremony and before the inauguration parade.
Other protests include:
Anti-war and anti-nuclear weapons rally attended by former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein
#DisruptJ20 Festival of Resistance, organised by the DC Counter-Inaugural Welcoming Committee
#Trump420 march, hosted by marijuana advocates who plan to hand out 4,200 free joints (which is legal in Washington)
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