Leeza Chowdhry in Washington D C .
Special for J K News Today
Washington D C. , January 20 ( JKNT) Donald Trump was sworn in as 45th President of the United States of America on Friday in a glittering ceremony attended among others by former presidents, international leaders hundreds of thousands of enthusiastic spectators.
Trump was administered oath by Chief Justice of Supreme Court Justice John Roberts amid mild drizzle which forced many in the audience to come up with their rain-protecting gear .
In his inaugural address, Trump emphasized his campaign theme “ America first” and virtually lashed out at all his predecessors for having undermined the American economy and economy . “ Now the transfer of power would be from Washington D C to all over,” he said to the loud cheers in response by the audience that reflected the country’s mood against unemployment and huge sums of money spent on the wars in other countries.
Trump arrived at the Capitol with hand-in hand with his wife Melania Trump . He took the oath and waved to the surging cr0wds in the grandstands acknowledging their greetings at his inauguration ceremony .
A band played classical tunes ahead of his arrival at the U S Capitol .
Trump and Melania attended a service at St. John’s Episcopal Church near the White House, continuing an inauguration-day tradition. One of the preachers was expected to be Robert Jeffress, a Southern Baptist minister who is pastor of a Dallas megachurch, and who has made inflammatory condemnations of both Mormonism and Islam in the past.
Jeffress, who grew close to Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, said on Twitter that his sermon would be entitled “When God Chooses a Leader.” Trump left the service about 9:30 a.m. He mouthed “Thank you” to supporters as he climbed into an SUV.
Former Secretary of state and Trump’s Democratic rival during the run up to Presidential election , Hillary Clinton arrived at the ceremony with her husband and former President Bill Clinton . She tweeted “ I am here for the American democracy.”