Donald Trump sworn in as 45th US President

Donald Trump has been officially sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, ushering in a new political era.

The inauguration took place outside US Capitol in Washington, DC on Friday, as protesters clashed with police nearby.

“Together we will determine the course of America and the world for many, many years to come,” Trump said in his inaugural speech.”We will face challenges, we will confront hardships, but we will get the job done.”

The Republican president added: “For too long a small group in our nation’s capital has reaped the rewards of government. Washington flourished, but the people did not share in its wealth.”

He also pledged to unite the world against “radical Islam”.

Taking aim at migration and international trade, he said: “We must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries making our products, stealing our companies, and destroying our jobs. Protection will lead to great prosperity and strength.”

About 28,000 security personnel, kilometres of fencing, street barricades, and trucks laden with sand were part of the security cordon around eight square kilometres of central Washington for the ceremony.

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