Donald Trump takes office as the President of the United States on January 20, 2017
|Date||January 20, 2017|
|Time||12:00 pm (EST)|
|Location||United States Capitol Washington, D.C.|
|Organized by||Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies|
The inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States marked commencement of the four-year term of Donald Trump as President and Mike Pence as Vice President. An estimated 150,000 people attended the public ceremony held on Friday, January 20, 2017 on the West Front of the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
The event is planned by the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, which has had that responsibility since 1901. This will be the 58th presidential inaugural.
The day traditionally has begun with a morning worship service. Then the outgoing president, in this case Obama, travels with the new president, Trump, to the Capitol. The incoming vice president, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, will be sworn in first, followed by the new chief executive.
Article II, Section I of the Constitution prescribes the wording of the oath: "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of president of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."
Following the ceremony, Trump will deliver an inaugural address, which has been a part of every inauguration since George Washington in 1789 and has contained as many as 8,445 words or as few as 135. Obama and first lady Michelle Obama then leave the Capitol as private citizens.
There also is a luncheon featuring members of Congress and the new president and vice president.
The president used to be sworn into office on March 4, but the 20th Amendment to the Constitution pushed the date back to Jan. 20.
When Does Trump Take Office?
Donald Trump takes the oath of office as the President of the United States on January 20, 2017
The presidency of Donald Trump began at noon EST on January 20, 2017, when Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States, succeeding Barack Obama. A Republican, Trump was a businessman and reality television personality from New York City at the time of his 2016 presidential election victory over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. While Trump lost the popular vote by nearly 3 million votes, he won the Electoral College vote, 304 to 227, in a presidential contest that American intelligence agencies believe was targeted by a Russian sabotage campaign. By the end of his first year in office, opinion polls showed Trump to be the least popular president in modern history.
How Long Has Trump Been in Office? How Many Days Has Trump Been In Office?
Trump Has Been in Office for 2 years.
He has been president for: 2 years, 17 days OR 747 days
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