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The inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States marked the commencement of the four-year term of Donald Trump as President and Mike Pence as Vice President. A public ceremony was held on Friday, January 20, 2017, on the West Front of the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. The inauguration theme is “Uniquely American”, a phrase that highlights the inaugural ceremony as “a uniquely American expression of our Constitutional system”. The theme also stresses the peaceful transition of power, and that the American people are “united behind an enduring republic”. The inaugural ceremonies held in Washington, D.C., from January 17 to 21, 2017, included concerts, the swearing-in
Donald Trump will be inaugurated as president of the United States on Friday, but that’s far from the only event happening this week to mark the country’s transition of power.
Inauguration events started Thursday and will run through the weekend. Some of the festivities will be taking place amid several organized protests, including the Women’s March on Washington, which is expected to draw about 200,000 people on Saturday.
Here is a full list of all official inauguration events happening over the next few days:
Friday, Jan. 20
9:30 a.m. — Musical guests begin performing
The inauguration ceremony begins at the west front of the Capitol Building with musical performances. Jackie Evancho, a 16-year-old classical singer who became a sensation after finishing in second place on America’s Got Talent in 2010, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and the Rockettes will take the stage after many artists turned down requests to entertain at the inauguration. Charlotte Church, Moby, Andrea Bocelli and Ice T. were among those who rejected the offer.
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Inaugural Swearing-in Ceremony
Jack Ma (R), founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group, and President-elect Donald Trump pose for the media after their meeting at Trump Tower January 9, 2017. Alibaba's Jack Ma says job creation will focus on small business
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Congratulations to my friend, President-elect Donald Trump. He is a cat with nine lives. Many times I thought he was finished, yet he tapped into the core sentiment of the American people and won.
Also, my respect for Hillary Clinton has gone up. She is a tough competitor. My poor dad lost his election for Lt. Governor of the State of Hawaii and that defeat crushed him and our family.
Bill Gates arrived at Trump Tower for the first ever, face-to-face meeting between the business titans.
The meeting lasted for just over an hour, and Gates briefly talked to reporters on his way out of the building:“It was a good time,” the billionaire philanthropist said of the meeting. “We had a good conversation about innovation, how it can help in health, education, the impact of foreign aid and energy, and a wide-ranging conversation about power of innovation.”
CEOs of Disney(Bob Iger), GM(Mary Barra), IBM(Ginni Rometty) and J.P. Morgan(Jamie Dimon) joined Donald Trump’s business-advisory group
President-elect Donald Trump has so far been appointing climate change deniers and creationists to his transition team. So, the logical next person to add was obviously SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, right.
Yes, Trump’s team announced yesterday that Musk would be joining his advisory council, alongside Uber CEO Travis Kalanick(He joked about moving to China if Mr Trump did win the election) and PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi. They will be part of Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum, meeting with the future President (shudder) to advise on his economic agenda.
Elon Reeve Musk is a South African-born Canadian-American business magnate, investor, engineer, and inventor.He is the founder, CEO, and CTO of SpaceX; co-founder, CEO, and product architect of Tesla Motors; co-founder and chairman of SolarCity; co-chairman of OpenAI; co-founder of Zip2; and founder of X.com which merged with PayPal of Confinity. As of June 2016, he has an estimated net worth of US$11.5 billion, making him the 83rd wealthiest person in the world.Musk has stated that the goals of SolarCity, Tesla Motors, and SpaceX revolve around his vision to change the world and humanity. His goals include reducing global warming through sustainable energy production and consumption, and reducing the "risk of human extinction" by "making life multiplanetary" by setting up a human colony on Mars.In addition to his primary business pursuits, he has also envisioned a high-speed transportation system known as the Hyperloop, and has proposed a VTOL supersonic jet aircraft with electric fan propulsion, known as the Musk electric jet.