Trump inauguration: key moments
21 January, 2017
President Donald Trump promised a new era guided by one principle – "only America first" – moments after being sworn in as the nation's 45th commander-in-chief.
But Friday's transfer of power from President Barack Obama's Democratic administration to Trump's nationalist Republican presidency featured many more symbolic moments from the former and new presidents and their families, CNN reports.

Here are memorable moments from Inauguration Day:

Trump takes the oath of office

At noon Friday, Trump placed his left hand on
two Bibles – one used by Abraham Lincoln in 1861 and one a gift from his mother when Trump graduated Sunday School in 1955 – and pledged to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution.
With that, the nation had its 45th President.
And then the rain came.
Trump stepped to the podium in front of a massive crowd of supporters – though smaller than the throngs that attended President Barack Obama's inauguration in 2009 – to deliver his inaugural address as raindrops splattered onto his shoulders.
Rev. Franklin Graham said after Trump's speech that "in the Bible, rain is a sign of God's blessing."

'The American carnage stops right here'

Trump stepped to the podium and delivered 16 minutes and 30 seconds of pure economic nationalism – a revival of his campaign rhetoric and a rejection of much of Washington's hopes he might change once in office.
"This American carnage stops right here and stops right now," Trump said with Obama looking on.
"We assembled here today are issuing a new decree to be heard in every city, and in every foreign capital and in every hall of power," Trump said. "From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land. From this day forward, it's going to be only, 'America first! America first!'"
"Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs, will be made to benefit American workers and American families," Trump said.
The philosophies Trump espoused weren't just a rejection of the former presidents – particularly Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama – sharing the stage with Trump. They threaten the conservative principles that are the bedrock of the Republican Party, too.
An hour later, Trump moved to the Capitol for a lunch with Congress – the very same political class had just so sternly denounced…

Hillary Clinton's nightmare

It was a split-screen for the ages: At the same moment Hillary and Bill Clinton descended the steps of the Capitol building, making their way to their seats in the audience, Obama and Trump left the White House to ride to inauguration together.
The two men who had denied former Secretary of State Clinton the presidency would arrive in the same car.
Clinton wore white – a color with symbolism in the women's suffrage movement and her preference for major events, including her final debate with Trump and her speech accepting the Democratic nomination in Philadelphia.
Before Trump's inauguration, Clinton's official account posted a tweet about her presence: "I'm here today to honor our democracy & its enduring values. I will never stop believing in our country & its future."
She was composed throughout the ceremony, but Friday was the day she had warned supporters about.
"Imagine that on January 20, 2017, it is Donald Trump standing in front of our Capitol and taking the oath of office," Clinton had said in a dire warning to supporters in Las Vegas, just three days from the election. "Imagine with me what it would be like to have Donald Trump sitting in the Oval Office come next January…"

The Trumps and Obamas meet

Barack and Michelle Obama were waiting at the White House steps to greet Donald and Melania Trump Friday morning after the Trumps attended church across from Lafayette Square.
The moment was of symbolic importance, showing the willful and peaceful transfer of power.
But it also showed just how awkward it can be to greet new acquaintances with the entire world watching.
As Melania Trump went extended her hand for a shake, Michelle Obama leaned in, saying, "I'm a hugger" – prompting Barack Obama to joke about the "protocol" for such occasions.
The Trumps also brought a large, flat gift box from Tiffany and Co. – which the outgoing President had to stash in the White House before the four could pose for a round of photos on the White House steps…

For more details on the story follow the link

Related Stories:

Trump Pulls Out of $250 Million Tower Plan in Black Sea Resort - Bloomberg

Kakheti region among 15 perfect places for Americans to emigrate to – The Telegraph

Donald Trump captured together with Georgian celebrities

How celebrities react to Donald Trump becoming US President
Other Stories
Ski lift accidents throughout the world similar to Gudauri ropeway breakdown
Terrifying accident that took place in Georgia’s one of the most popular Gudauri
Epic failure at Academy Awards- La La Land mistakenly named the best picture
La La Land was mistakenly announced as having won Best Picture at the 89th Annual Academy Awards, but the honor actually belonged to Moonlight.
George Michael’s Last Christmas – Iconic pop star passes away
Iconic pop star George Michael has passed away at the age of 53 on Sunday, December 25th.
Angelina Jolie to divorce Brad Pitt
Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt citing "irreconcilable differences", the actress's lawyer has confirmed.
Military coup attempt in Turkey: “It was a nightmare”
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has denounced a coup attempt as an "act of treason"
"I saw bodies flying” - Bastille Day terror in Nice, France
A lorry racing into a crowd after Bastille Day celebrations in the French city of Nice has killed at least 84 people, injuring at least 18 more
Istanbul Ataturk airport attack: At least 36 dead and more than 140 hurt
A gun and bomb attack on Istanbul's Ataturk international airport has killed 36 people and injured more than 140 others, BBC reports.
Emotional meeting after Brussels attack: Georgian journalist reunites with the injured man she photographed
Georgian journalist Ketevan Kardava took photos of the immediate aftermath of the Brussels attacks one week ago today.
'Screaming like the world has collapsed' – 70 killed in Pakistan attack
At least 70 people - mostly women and children - have been killed at a crowded park in Pakistan in a suicide blast
Georgian Journalist Kate Kardava on surviving airport bombs – BBC
Within seconds of the bomb attack on Brussels' Zaventem airport, images of the ensuing chaos began circulating on social media
"Tell Someone You Trust" - CoE countries mark the European Day on the Protection of Children against Sexual Abuse and Sexual Exploitation
On the 18th of November 2015, for the first time the European Day on the Protection of Children against Sexual Abuse
Not in my Name - Muslims against ISIS
Group of young British Muslims have joined the fight back against Islamic State militants with a video
A ragged flag from the battlefield - Ukraine's delegation walks out during Putin's UN speech
The Ukrainian delegation led by president Petro Poroshenko walked out during Vladimir Putin's speech at the United Nations in New York
Love knows no age - An elderly man awaits his dear wife's arrival
Facebook user Chris Perry has recently published a video featuring an elderly man eagerly awaiting his wife's arrival
The First Kiss in Cinema: How Thomas Edison Scandalized the World in 1896
Thomas Edison is responsible for some of the most significant technological innovations of modern history, and is even credited
Kanye West announces he will run for President in 2020
At Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards, Kanye West accepted the Video Vanguard Award in true Kanye style: by offering
Dramatic footage: Kiev clashes leave one dead and 100 injured (18+)
A police officer has died in clashes that occurred near the Ukrainian Rada in Kiev on Monday. Ukraine’s Interior Ministry has stated
The Face of War - A Ukrainian artists uses 5000 bullet cases to create a portrait of Putin
Ukrainian artist Daria Marchenko has used 5,000 spent bullet cases to create a portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin
President Obama performs national dance with Kenyan pop stars
US President Barack Obama has performed national dance along with local pop stars
"My love is your love" - Archive video of Whitney Huston performing with her little daughter
It was on February 11, 2012 that the world lost superstar singer Whitney Houston too soon. And sadly, we are saying goodbye
Whitney Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, dead at 22
Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of late singer Whitney Houston, died on Sunday at the age of 22, some six months after suffering
NASA has found “another Earth”
NASA says its Kepler Mission has discovered an earth-size planet similar to our own.
How Greek Prime Minister was met by the European Parliament
See how the European Parliament met Greek Prime Minister on Wednesday, July 8th.
Clown contouring: You won’t believe this is the best makeup technique!
It may look like she is painting her face for a fancy dress party, but
“The Notebook” – Ad that will show you how precious every minute is
South African insurance company Dial Direct and agency Joe Public have come up with arguably the best ad of 2015 so far.
GEL Exchange Rate
Other Stories
Stories about former President of Georgia and former governor of Odessa Mikheil Saakashvili are always contradicting, but in Ukraine it became clear that he is no longer needed and he has no support among the people.
Daniel Uhlfelder, a lawyer and campaigner for public beach access surprised not only the Floridians, but also whole world with his unusual way to protest beach reopening.
NATO military drills in Georgia are under question as no one knows when the coronavirus pandemic ends.
The French newspaper L’Opinion publishes an article describing global fight against coronavirus and how small countries manage the corona crisis.
The experimental drug remdesivir has been approved to treat hospitalized patients with severe Covid-19, the US Food and Drug Administration said in a letter, CNN reports.
Former President of Georgia and ex-governor of Odessa region Mikheil Saakashvili will not be appointed as a deputy Prime Minister in charge of reforms in the Government of Ukraine,
Recent “Black Oil Tuesday” has drastically shifted the balance of energy resources deliveries and caused additional landslide of global economic development.
China has complained that U.S. laboratories in former Soviet states could pose a public health risk, one day after a Russian official made the same allegation,
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine will not submit to the Verkhovna Rada this week the candidacy of Mikheil Saakashvili for the post of Deputy Prime Minister for Reforms,
Fow News has recently mistakenly used videos from Marneuli municipality in Georgia instead of the US state Georgia’s while speaking about rising number of protests to end the lockdown in the country.
GEL Exchange
September 2020
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30