#InaugurationDay: Donald Trump Sworn in as President of the United States of America

#InaugurationDay: Donald Trump Sworn in as President of the United States of America
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Donald J. Trump is officially the 45th President of the United States of America as of noon on January 20, 2017.

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President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence were sworn in on Capitol Hill at today in Washington D.C..

Former presidential hopeful, Secretary Hillary Clinton was in attendance with her husband former president Bill Clinton. They arrived along with every other living former president and former first lady, including now-former president Barack Obama and Michelle Obama.

Following being sworn in, President Trump delivered a 16 minute speech to the nation where he repeatedly promised that the United States will never take a back seat in American politics ever again. He professed that for too long Americans lived in the shadows of previous presidents who spent more time and money abroad than in our own country.

"That all changes starting right here and right now, because this is your moment, it belongs to you," he said. "This is your day and the United States of America is your country. What truly matters is not what party controls the country but whether or not our country is controlled by the people."

He noted the poverty of inner cities, faulty education systems, gangs, drugs, and all other "American carnage" would come to an end. 

"January 20, 2017 will go down in history as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again," he said. "From this day forward, it's only going to be America first ... I will fight for you with every breath."

The nation's new president also took a minute to talk about one of his favorite topics affecting the Latino population: border control. He swore that he would protect borders from those "destroying our jobs" and that this "protection will lead us to great prosperity and strength."

"America will start winning again, winning like never before," he said. "We will win back our jobs ... our wealth ... [and] our dreams."

It's important to note that Trump is the first president since 1989 to not include a single Latino member in his Cabinet. The 15 formal slots in his Cabinet include one Black man, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson, an Asian American woman, Secretary of Transportation-designate Elaine Chao, and a white woman, Betsy DeVos, Trump’s pick to run the Department of Education.

Trump spokesman Sean Spicer said on Thursday that the absence of Latinos should not be cause for alarm, because the administration will include “diversity in gender and diversity in thinking and diversity of ideology. So it’s not just about, you know, skin color or ethnic heritage.”

Immigration activists are also getting ready to beef up their workload as Trump aims to target immigration reform as soon as he takes office. In addition to high-profile raids, Trump will also widen the range of people singled out for deportation, focusing on those with criminal convictions, and could immediately reduce the number of refugees allowed into the U.S. He might also limit those who come into the country as a security measure, making good on a sweeping vow to stop immigrants “from any nation that has been compromised by terrorism.”

In a statement regarding the Inauguration speech, Democracy for America's Charles Chamberlain said that Trump's words were entirely filled with empty promises about bringing the nation back together. 

"The only source of light on this miserable day is the massive, multi-racial, multi-generational progressive resistance movement led by women and people of color that is already emerging to confront Donald Trump's agenda of hate and growing stronger every single day," he wrote.

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While there are currently many protests occurring across the nation and the world, many are currently gearing up for the various Women's Marches in protest of the xenopobic, sexist ideals held by the President and Vice President of the United States. There is an estimate of as many as 200,000 to march in downtown Washington alone on Saturday.