Faithwire is following the events surrounding the first day of President Donald Trump’s tenure, which so far has seen a church service, inauguration speech, transition of power, signing executive orders, and more. Stay tuned for updates.
The Inaugural parade is underway…
Some protesters have drawn the attention of police, but according to reports on the ground they are the usual suspects – anarchists groups looking to wreak whatever havoc they can. For the most part, there are hundreds of thousands waiting to witness history.
— Aüd™ (@CodeAud) January 20, 2017
It’s still unclear who many of the violent protesters are, but clearly some came ready to do battle, equipped with gas masks and all. The reporter says this is ‘really unusual’ when in actuality it isn’t – far left protesters and anarchists routinely take the opportunity of mass protests to smash things.
— Doc Thompson (@DocThompsonShow) January 20, 2017
The transition of power has successfully taken place, and President Trump got right to work signing several orders immediately. Including one to allow Ret. Gen. James Mattis serve as Defense Secretary, as the current rules only allow someone who has been retired for 7 years, while he’s only been retired for 3 years.
President Donald Trump signs his first orders. Legislation includes allowing retired Gen. James Mattis to serve as Defense Secretary. pic.twitter.com/SuSKTfu3SD
— KING 5 News (@KING5Seattle) January 20, 2017
— Sunrise (@sunriseon7) January 20, 2017
President Trump delivers inaugural address:
History is about to be made today, as for only the 45th time in United States history will a new President be sworn into office.
Want to feel like you’re in attendance, with the ability to look around? Check out this 360 degree live video feed from C-SPAN.
— CSPAN (@cspan) January 20, 2017
You can pan around and view the scene as you please.
Even all the way behind the camera.