Donald Trump and Barack Obama arrive at US Capitol Washington, DC for inauguration

January 20, 2017 5:00 pm

(R) and First Lady Michelle Obama(L) welcome Preisdent-elect (2nd-R) and his wife Melania to the White House in Washington, DC on January 20, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

President-elect Donald Trump began his inauguration day activities on Friday with a church service with his family in Washington, DC.
The billionaire business is just minutes away from being sworn in as the 45th President of during a momentous event that is already marred by massive protests against his election victory over Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton.
Even before Trump took the oath of office, thousands of protesters descended on Washington with a message for him: “You’re not my president.”

Members of the public filling the Mall and the West Front of the US Capitol. (Photo by Getty Images)

Trump and vice President-elect Mike Pence will be sworn in around Friday noon local time (5:00 PM GMT).

Hillary Clinton and husband Bill arrive at the US Capitol. (Photo by Getty Images)

George W. Bush and Laura Bush arrive at the US Capitol. (Photo by Getty Images)

Trump and his wife went to a White House tea reception hosted by outgoing President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. Pence and his family were also in attendance.
Obama and Michelle greeted Trump and his wife Melania on the steps of the White House. “Mr President-elect, how are you?” Obama asked.
Obamas had morning tea with Trumps before they made their way to the US Capitol for the inauguration ceremony.
Obama leaves Oval Office for last time 

US President Barack Obama departs the Oval Office for the last time as president (Photo by AFP)

Before welcoming his successor Trump to the White House, Obama left the Oval Office for the last time.
Obama walked into the Oval Office holding a letter, which he left on the Resolute desk for his successor.
As Obama walked along the West Wing colonnade, when asked if he was feeling nostalgic, he replied, “Of course”.
Asked for last words for the American people, he said: “Thank you.”
Police clash with anti-Trump protesters 

An anti-Trump protester is dragged away by police from a public access point to the National Mall. (Photo by Getty Images)

US police clashed with protesters demonstrating the inauguration and presidency of Trump in Washington, DC.
Police used pepper spray to disperse protesters where a pro-Trump event was being held while smoke was also seen filling the street.
“It’s a scam,” said Cathy Garley, 68, a protester who took a bus from Rochester, New York, to Washington to express her displeasure. “It’s a junta.”
She was among the thousands of anti-Trump demonstrators protesting against the new administration led by the billionaire  from New York.
“The message I want to send is that Trump does not represent this country. He represents the corporate interests,” said Jessica Reznicek, a 35-year-old Catholic aid worker from Des Moines, Iowa, who participated in a peaceful march.
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