The statement was released just moments after Mattis was sworn in to the Cabinet post overseeing the Pentagon. Note the shoutout to the IC. Mr Obama had controversially removed the statue in favour of one of Martin Luther King. White House spokesman Sean Spicer also told reporters that Trump's Chief of Staff Reince Preibus is sending a memo to agencies directing an immediate regulatory freeze.
D efence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has promised that the United States will remain Britain's closest security partner after Donald Trump's inauguration as president. General James "Mad Dog" Mattis has now been confirmed by the Senate as Mr Trump's defence secretary and Sir Michael drew attention to his experience as a former Nato commander as he congratulated him on taking up his post. It comes after Mr Trump again raised concerns about his commitment to Nato at a time when Russia is showing increasing aggression.
In his inauguration speech on Friday, the new president complained that the US had "subsidised the armies of other countries" and "defended other nations' borders while refusing to defend our own". Baltic nations, which fear Russian incursion as Vladimir Putin masses troops on their borders, will hope Mr Trump was simply urging other Nato members to boost their defence spending rather than signalling a desire to leave the alliance of mutual protection. S ir Michael and Gen Mattis will be speaking at the earliest possible opportunity and have already exchanged welcome letters.
Vice President Mike Pence just passed S inger Lily Allen joined protesters in a demonstration outside the US embassy in London to vent their anger over Donald Trump's presidency. As Allen sang, protesters, local politicians and trades unionists all voiced their opposition to President Trump, accusing him of being a threat to minorities and urging people to stand up to racism, sexism, homophobia and bigotry. Around 1, people are thought to have attended a similar protest in Glasgow and another in Manchester, while in Edinburgh protesters marched from the foot of North Bridge to the US Consulate.
I went and sang a song in Grosvenor square. It was very peaceful. America is in Hell, and only he can save it.
He will continue to stoke up, divide, inflame and generally cause mischief. But a refusal to change also implies a degree of integrity. The heart of the speech was the section on what makes him angry:. Read the full article. Outside trump tower, JumaaneWilliams , his mother, and others arrested for civil disobedience pic. T heresa May will fly out to meet Donald Trump next week in secret plans to make her the first foreign leader to hold talks with the new US President, Ben Riley-Smith writes. The plans have been secretly worked up over the last week, with officials across Whitehall involved in the final 48 hours before the inauguration.
Inauguration Day , Washington DC pic. Small group of black-clad teens breaking up bricks and putting them in backpacks. Ominous here as it turns dark pic. The area 13th street and I was very tense, with police flooding the scene just north of where Mr Trump's parade was taking place.
Someone set the limo on fire. Car burning on Washington street pic. A photo posted by Pete Souza petesouza on Jan 20, at Another view of President Obama leaving the Oval Office for the last time this morning taken with remote camera. President Obama leaves the Oval Office this morning for the last time.
What a great experience I've had the past eight years. Every photo I've posted to this account has been archived and locked at petesouza This account petesouza will now be my personal account so I hope you will continue to follow me. I expect to be very active on Instagram although I may not post that much initially as I try to take a little break, sleep late, do whatever my wife wants me to do, go the gym every day, see some concerts, watch some movies, read some books, drink some wine W riting in the Telegraph, Nigel Farage says:.
This has been a very exciting week to be in Washington. A presidential inauguration is simply a massive event. And what I have found truly astonishing is the impact of Brexit on the American mind. Many people want to come up, talk and say: I would say its simply a return to nation state democracy and proper values.
For this inauguration is not just a change from the 44th President to the 45th President of the United States. This is a genuine political revolution. S peaking at the Congressional lunch in his honour, Mr Trump paid tribute to his defeated rival, Hillary Clinton. The question about most Presidential inauguration speeches is how elevated they will be, how beautiful their phrases and how compelling the vision.
Would he speak to the nation in the same way that he had campaigned across it? Would he seek to heal the nation - to make America Whole Again? Well now we know. President Trump had a script and he delivered it well.
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Those who had attended his election rallies became used to his delivery - a stream of consciousness interrupted periodically by a chant of "USA! This was a vast improvement on those rambling monologues. The teleprompter did its jobs and together with the discipline of a script we got a Presidential speech. We will make America wealthy again. We will make America proud again.
We will make America safe again. And, yes, together, we will make America great again. T here are currently two separate standoffs between police and protesters, most of whom are dressed in black, near McPherson Square in Washington, David Lawler. Police have blocked off streets near the protests, and fired tear gas into the crowds. As I was approaching police fired a round of tear gas that sent dozens of demonstrators sprinting back into the square. A small group are antagonising the police, who have their shields raised, standing just a few feet from them and hurling abuse.
But there are also Trump supporters and bystanders wandering by to see what all the commotion is. M ore than 95 people have been arrested for the violent protests against President Donald Trump on his inauguration day. Police deployed pepper spray in a chaotic confrontation close to where Mr Trump took the Oath of Office.
Spirited demonstrations unfolded peacefully at various security checkpoints near the Capitol as police helped ticket-holders get through to the inaugural ceremony. But at one point, police gave chase to a group of about protesters who smashed the windows of downtown businesses including a Starbucks, Bank of America and McDonald's as they denounced capitalism and Trump. Police in riot gear used pepper spray from large canisters and eventually cordoned off the protesters. B arack Obama bid farewell to the US presidency yesterday and assured the nation, as Donald Trump took control of the White House, that he would be "right there with you".
The former president flew out from Andrews Air Force Base in Washington with his wife Michelle, the former first lady, and daughters Malia and Sasha, immediately after Mr Trump's inauguration ceremony. The Obamas flew to Palm Springs, California, for a holiday where he is expected to relax on the golf course, enjoy spending time with his daughters and begin considering the multi-million-dollar offers for the rights to the highly-anticipated memoirs he will now write.
Mr Obama told his staff, many of whom were emotional, that the end of his eight-year two-term presidency should not signal the death of his drive for hope and change. The Obamas launched a new website, Obama. M r Obama said the foundation's projects would be developed "all over the city, the country and the world".
He asked Americans to "tell us what you want this project to be and tell us what's on your mind". After their holiday, the family will fly straight back to Washington, where Sasha, 15, is finishing secondary school. Their neighbours will include Ivanka Trump, the new first daughter, and her husband Jared Kushner, who will act as Mr Trump's senior adviser.
The former president said at his final White House press conference on Wednesday that he "wanted to be quiet a little bit and not hear myself talk so darn much".
Mr Obama is already the most successful presidential author since Theodore Roosevelt, who was prolific, writing 42 books including Hunting Trips of a Ranchman. The former president already collects significant royalties for his acclaimed memoir, Dreams From My Father and his book, The Audacity of Hope. His global popularity - he enjoys approval ratings of more than 80 per cent in several countries - is likely to make the book a hit across the world.
Mrs Obama is incredibly popular across the political spectrum, at home and abroad. Police using chemicals to disperse crowds at 12th and L. Looks like he mouthed "thank you" to her. No further detail was provided.
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The Trump administration posted a series of statements under the 'issues' section of the WhiteHouse. The White House website listed several actions Mr Trump will take to cancel "harmful and unnecessary policies. The climate plan is intended as a broad-based strategy to cut greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming. The plan includes a series of rules that limit carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants.
The water rule is intended to protect smaller streams, tributaries and wetlands from development. Donald Trump delivered the shortest inauguration speech since Jimmy Carter. T he new president is straight down to business. He fired off several tweets as soon as his inauguration address finished. POTUS signing 3 things: T he former president and former first lady are bidding farewell to staff at Andrews Air Force Base. They will now fly to Palm Springs, California, for a holiday. I've said before and I'll say again that when we started on this journey we did so with an abiding faith in the American people to join together to change the country in a way that would make life better for our kids and our grandkids.
He said that when he came to office, he had asked for "hope in the face of difficulty, hope in the face of uncertainty". Michelle and I have just been your frontmen. We have been the face, sometimes the voice Today we are not merely transferring power from one Administration to another, or from one party to another — but we are transferring What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people. January 20th , will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again.
The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer. We will bring back our jobs. We will bring back our borders.
We will bring back our wealth - and we will bring back our dreams! We will follow two simple rules: It is time to remember that So to all Americans, in every city near and far, small and large, from mountain to mountain Inauguration weekend traffic advice in Maryland. Look forward to continuing strong UK - US bond. Trump President of the United States of America! T he new president of America has addressed the nation - and watching world - and outlined how he is going to rebuild the country using "American hands". There should be no fear.
We are protected and we will always be protected.
We are protected by the great men and women of our law enforcement. And most importantly we will be protected by God. T he time for talk is over, now begins the hour of action. We stand at the birth of a new millennium: A new national pride will lift ourselves.. We will bring back our borders, we will bring back our wealth and we will bring back our dreams M r Trump details his 'America First' strategy:.
We've defended other nations' borders while refusing to defend out own and spent trillions of dollars overseas while America's infrastructure falls into decay. M r Trump address the world and begins by stating he will remove power from Washington and "give it back to the people":. M r Trump places his hands on two Bibles and takes the Oath of Office:.
I Donald J Trump do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States and will to the best of my ability preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the United States, so help me God. T he vice-president-elect has taken the oath and is now officially the vice-president. A slightly awkward part of the ceremonies as Chuck Schumer, the top Senate Democrat, is speaking about American values. He and Mr Trump have sparred since the election, and the New York senator has said he will fight Mr Trump's agenda "tooth and nail".
Mr Trump has also made clear that Mr Schumer, though from his home state, "was never my friend". M r Trump goes first to his wife and kisses her. He then kisses Mrs Obama and shares a warm handshake with Mr Obama. Next, a slightly less warm handshake with Mr Biden.
T he scene in downtown DC is chaotic, with police moving in large groups to disperse protesters, loud bangs ringing out and the sidewalks speckled with broken glass, David Lawler reports. A mob of violent protesters, many with their faces covered in bandanas and some even wearing gasmasks swept through, breaking windows at a Starbucks and McDonalds and spray painting anarchist symbols. There are frightened-looking Trump supporters trying to make their way to the national mall, and peaceful protesters looking distraught at the destruction. Protester treated, apparently for tear gas, as police fire flash bangs to disperse crowd pic.
Police moving in big groups as they respond to the protests, which have spiraled out of control pic. T he five Trump children have made an entrance. M r Obama has left the White House for the last time as president as he travels in "The Beast" armoured car - with his successor, Mr Trump. President-elect realDonaldTrump in his way!! The streets of the US capital were lined with military as the cavalcade made its way across the city, passing the Trump Hotel on its way.
Police pepper spray protester, others yell at him to stop resisting pic. A Bank of America office and McDonald's restaurant have both been smashed up by protesters in Washington. Police have moved in, using pepper spray on the black-clad group. A nti-Trump protesters dressed in black are smashing up shop and car windows in Washington.
Protesters smash windows of Bank of America, police moving in pic. Protesters just smashed the windows of this limo, threw in a flare pic. Black-clad, March just pass Starbucks, Windows all smashed. The result is entitled "His Orangeness" - an eclair filled with orange cream and topped with vanilla hair. I present to you "The 45th Eclair". Orange with Vanilla 'Hair'.
The only semblance that the majority of voters can stomach. Get them this week only in the cafe lafayette A photo posted by Tyler Atwell tyleratwell1 on Jan 16, at 9: M rs Clinton smiles and waves as she gets out of a car at the Capitol with husband Bill. It will be the first time she has come face-to-face with Mr Trump since her crushing defeat two and a half months ago. G eorge W and Laura Bush have arrived at the Capitol.
His father, the 41st president, and mother are both still in hospital in Houston. E arlier today, the letter Mr Bush left for Mr Obama on his inauguration day in was released:. National Archives just released the note George W. Bush wrote to Barack Obama on Jan. B arack and Michelle Obama are asking the public to help them develop projects for his new presidential center on Chicago's South Side.
T he Obamas and Trumps have met on the steps of the White House. The current a future presidents and first ladies posed for pictures, while Melania Trump gave Michelle Obama what appeared to be a Tiffany's gift box. Obama pens a final goodbye letter to America https: D onald Trump may not be tweeting in church, but his social media director cannot resist.
A bout protesters are attempting to block a gate near the inaugural parade route in Washington. The blue buttons say protectourcare. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi has asked Democrats to show solidarity at the swearing-in and wear the buttons. More than 50 House Democrats plan to boycott the ceremony. Melania, Tiffany and Ivanka Trump dress up for candlelight dinner as the family land in Washington. It's been the honor of my life to serve you. You made me a better leader and a better man. I'm still asking you to believe - not in my ability to bring about change, but in yours.
I believe in change because I believe in you. But I wanted to make a change and I made a change. I completed asking the question about staffers who had been ousted in the past despite assurances from Trump that all was well. I offered Steve Bannon as an example. But I saw Steve Bannon on television twice in the last month and— General! Come here a moment! Kelly had appeared in the room, a wary expression on his face, which resembles a cross between Wallace Shawn and Woody Harrelson. It seems silly to think that such a person would ever give a fuck about anything related to matters of palace intrigue in this White House.
Had the president ordered him to be here? Was it all a coincidence? It is a small place, in fairness. Nobody tells you that before you visit. I jokingly asked if I was invited to the lunch. He glanced toward the entryway again. We had a meeting scheduled! Vice-President Mike Pence walked into the room. This was beginning to feel ridiculous, like this was the reunion episode of a sitcom, in which Bob Saget might come out next to an applause track.
Not in all cases, but generally. We have a really successful White House. We have — I call it a well-oiled machine. Now I know everybody that I want to know, a lot of people. And I bring changes, and those changes have been great changes. One of them over there. I wanted to know if he was really happy here, or if he misses New York.
Do I like it? Do I like the work?
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I actually really love it. Do you know why I love it? One simple reason, because nobody has accomplished as much in so short a period of time. I mean, you take a look, and nobody has come close. He just walked in! I had put that specific question to several officials, citing a specific date and location for one of the meetings in which I understood the job had been discussed in late June, just before the publication of a Wall Street Journal story that named Ayers, along with the director of the Office of Management and Budget, Mick Mulvaney, as would-be Kelly replacements.
Trump looked back at me. Now, you can write that I did. And there was no offer! And I would never offer him something without speaking to Mike. This was not set up. I joked that it seemed very spontaneous. The room erupted with laughter. Sarah Huckabee Sanders cut in. I asked Trump if he was worried as he looked forward, about the midterms and about the Mueller investigation. I consider it to be an illegal investigation. But is there anything there? There is no collusion.
Burr is chair of Senate Intelligence Committee. So, you have two committees that spent much more than a year on this and they have found no collusion. Richard Burr just made the statement, just very recently. Because there is no collusion. And they only interviewed, like, hundreds — I mean, the number of people is, like, incredible. Yes, am I concerned about the election? You know that, right? It was for the presidency. Sir, I think this is the way you should do it. If Republicans lose control of a chamber, not only will it be more difficult for the president to achieve his policy goals, but it will place impeachment on the table.
During my reporting, the subject of whether Kelly was the right person to deal with the worst-case scenario came up often. Or do very well. I mean, one would be Heidi [Heitkamp]. I think the Senate looks very good. In the House, I think it looks like we have a good chance of doing okay. Nobody thought that was even possible this early. Jobs numbers, production numbers, everything up. Sarah Huckabee Sanders cut in, but Trump said he had time for another question.
Trump interrupted, asking me to speak louder. They say, you know, we are producers. We produce like very few people anywhere produce. I asked why he believed non—Fox News narratives persisted. Why, for example, were there so many questions about his relationship with Kelly? I have a good relationship. My job is to make sure that that man has all of the information available from whatever source so that he makes the best decision, and then, when that decision is made, my job is to then implement that decision.
There is, to the best of my knowledge, no chaos in this building. The president of the United States is who I serve, right after the people of the United States and the Constitution, and right now this president is well served, not just by me, but by an entire White House staff. The timing was incredible. I viewed him as this giant, four-star general, everything that goes along with that.
The president can only focus his anger or frustrations for so long before he moves onto the next thing. This is where Kelly is helped by the fact that his enemies are even more inept than they believe he is. Normally if the president wanted to fire somebody, he would call Kelly to do it. After two weeks of bruising negotiations, officials from almost countries agreed Saturday on universal, transparent rules that will govern efforts to cut emissions and curb global warming. Fierce disagreements on two other climate issues were kicked down the road for a year to help bridge a chasm of opinions on the best solutions.
The deal agreed upon at U. But to the frustration of environmental activists and some countries who were urging more ambitious climate goals, negotiators delayed decisions on two key issues until next year in an effort to get a deal on them. A touching story of a random friendship between an immigrant cat litter chemist and a basketball superstar. But there was also an unexpected guest. He wore striped, red polo shirts tucked into khaki shorts and got really excited about two-for-one deals.
He was a commuter. He worked as a cat litter scientist in Muscatine, Iowa. More specifically, he was my dad. But for tenants, the insidious effects of the scheme continue to this day. The padded invoices have been baked into the base rent used to calculate the annual percentage increase approved by the city. The sum total of the rent overcharges cannot be calculated from available records. Leitner, a retired computer programmer, was not pleased to learn that his rent had been artificially inflated. Like other tenants interviewed by The Times, he wants that money back.
While Zinke remained defiant both in public and private this month — a week and-a-half ago, he boasted that he would continue to attack his critics — Trump had little personal affection for him. Rick Scott R , which was not approved in advance by the White House, and a ruling to allow imports of elephant trophies. Zinke later reversed the elephant trophy decision, after Trump publicly intervened. He invited lobbyists and conservative activists to his executive suite, where he posed for photos in front of a large stuffed polar bear wearing a Santa cap, according to an attendee.
And the latter he has. Bernhardt is the perfect No. Zinke is the folksy charmer; Bernhardt is the strictly-business lawyer. Zinke is the relative outsider, an opportunist, and a politician; Interior watchdogs say Bernhardt is the ultimate DC swamp creature. Zinke is relatively new to Interior; Bernhardt, who spent eight years at the department earlier in his career, knows the ins and outs of its labyrinthine bureaucracy. And while Zinke has been mired in scandals[,] Bernhardt has been largely invisible. Much like Andrew Wheeler, the technocrat who succeeded Scott Pruitt after his rocky stint atop the Environmental Protection Agency, Bernhardt could seamlessly take command[.