BY CAMERON KROETZ
On Friday January 20th, 2017 Donald J. Trump became the 45th President of the United States. After a long election season and two months of transition between administrations Mr. Trump took to the steps of the Capitol to be inaugurated and to deliver his first speech as the nation’s President.
After a fairly traditional inaugural ceremony President Trump delivered an address considered by many to be reminiscent of his campaign speeches. The President began the speech by thanking Chief Justice Roberts as well as President Obama, President Bush, President Clinton, and President Carter and by thanking the American people for his election. He then said that the “ceremony, however, has very special meaning because today, we are not nearly transferring power from one administration to another or from one party
After the inauguration, President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump headed to their new home at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue while President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama along with their two daughters and their dogs hopped on a plane to take their first vacation as private citizens with their destination being Palm Springs. The celebrations in the capital lasted late into the night with many Washington bigwigs and Republican donors being invited to the inaugural ball at the White House. President Trump and the First Lady enjoyed their first dance in the White House ballroom while their supporters and White House staff enjoyed the festivities. The night ended in the early hours of Saturday morning and President Trump began his first full day in office on the 21st.