Washington: Donald J. Trump today takes oath as the 45th President of the United States.
He was administered the oath of office by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts.
In his maiden speech, new US President Donald Trump vowed to make America great again, and said he would transfer power to the people.
“Together we will determine the course of America and the world for many, many years to come,” Trump said in his first speech after he was sworn as the 45th President of the US.
“We are transferring power from Washington, D.C., and giving it back to you, the people.”
He also thanked the “magnificent Obamas”-his predecessor Barack and former First Lady Michelle — “for their gracious aid” throughout the transition.
Republican Mike Pence was on Friday sworn in Vice President of the US here at the Capitol.
Pence in his oath said he will “well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office” on which he was about to enter.
Pence then shook hands with Trump and outgoing President Barack Obama.
He also hugged wife Karen and members of his family.