2017 US inauguration - updates

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IN PHOTOS: The historic Women’s March on Washington

Jan 23, 2017 - 9:40 AM

Scenes from the historic Women s March on Washington where hundreds of thousands converged in the US capital in defiance against President Donald Trump

Another powerful pop culture reference: 'Rebellions are built on hope.'

Trump vows to cherish a 'beautiful letter' left by Obama

Jan 23, 2017 - 7:01 AM

It has long been part of American tradition for an outgoing president to leave a letter for his successor on the desk of the Oval Office

TO 'MR PRESIDENT' US President Donald Trump holds the letter left for him by former US president Barack Obama before the swearing-in of the White House senior staff at the White House on January 22, 2017, in Washington, DC. Mandel Ngan/AFP

Fury, concern over Trump presidency

Jan 22, 2017 - 4:40 PM

Women pour into Washington DC to express concern anger and outrage over Donald Trump s taking over as the 45th US president

Demonstrators protest on the National Mall in Washington, DC, for the Women's March on January 21, 2017. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

Trump, spokesman slam U.S. media over inaugural crowd coverage

Jan 22, 2017 - 8:47 AM

UPDATED Washington city authorities do not provide official crowd counts but TV footage clearly showed the gathering did not stretch all the way to the Washington Monument as Trump asserted

WITH THE SPIES. US President Donald Trump speaks at CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia, on January 21, 2017. Mandel Ngan/AFP

Trump leads standing ovation for Hillary Clinton

Jan 21, 2017 - 10:05 AM

Trump s inauguration marks Hillary Clinton s first high profile public outing in months

NEW PRESIDENT. US President Donald Trump greets Hillary Clinton in Statuary Hall in the US Capitol for the Inaugural Luncheon following Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th President of the United States, in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017. Photo by Molly Riley/AFP

Happy or miserable, Americans flock to watch Trump inauguration

Jan 21, 2017 - 2:45 AM

All seemed to agree on the singular import of the moment: the rise to the presidency of a divisive real estate billionaire with no experience in public office a former reality TV star whose run for the presidency was once mocked as a joke

US President Donald Trump gives his first speech after being sworn-in as the 45th US president in front of the Capitol in Washington on January 20, 2017. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Melania Trump channels Jackie O in Ralph Lauren

Jan 21, 2017 - 1:49 AM

Melania Trump s look wins gushing praise online and earned comparisons with Jacqueline Kennedy wife of Democratic president John F Kennedy and considered one of America s most stylish first ladies

INAUGURAL FASHION. US President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania leave St. John's Episcopal Church on January 20, 2017, before Trump's inauguration. Nicholas Kamm/AFP

IN PHOTOS: The inauguration of Donald Trump

Jan 21, 2017 - 1:45 AM

Highlights of the inauguration of Donald Trump as President of the United States in photos

MR. PRESIDENT. US President Donald Trump acknowledges the audience after taking the oath of office as his wife Melania (L) and daughter Tiffany watch during inauguration ceremonies swearing in Trump as the 45th president of the United States on the West front of the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 20, 2017. Jim Bourg/Pool/AFP

FULL TEXT/VIDEO: Donald Trump's inaugural address

Jan 21, 2017 - 1:35 AM

So to all Americans in every city near and far small and large from mountain to mountain and from ocean to ocean hear these words: You will never be ignored again

'AMERICA FIRST' US President Donald Trump speaks to the nation during his swearing-in ceremony on January 20, 2017 at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Mandel Ngan/AFP

Donald Trump becomes 45th U.S. President

Jan 21, 2017 - 1:00 AM

UPDATED Donald Trump: Today we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another or from one party to another but we are transferring power from Washington DC And giving it back to you the people

MISTER PRESIDENT. Donald Trump (L) is sworn in as the 45th US president by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts in front of the Capitol in Washington on January 20, 2017. Timothy A. Clary/AFP

Sporadic violence at Washington anti-Trump protest

Jan 21, 2017 - 12:09 AM

UPDATED As Trump his supporters former presidents and other dignitaries gathered on the National Mall for the swearing in ceremony opponents marched in nearby streets and were confronted by a heavy police presence

TRUMP PROTEST. Two Donald Trump supporters, left, watch as demonstrators protest the inauguration of Trump near freedom Plaza on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. Photo by Joshua Lott / AFP

Obama's final tweet as President: 'Honor of my life to serve you'

Jan 20, 2017 - 10:33 PM

UPDATED It s been the honor of my life to serve you You made me a better leader and a better man

Barack Obama at the Oval Office, October 18, 2013. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

WATCH: The Inauguration of Donald Trump

Jan 20, 2017 - 10:00 PM

UPDATED Donald J Trump is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America Relive the historic ceremony on Rappler

US President Barack Obama addresses the audience after taking the oath of office during the 57th Presidential Inauguration ceremonial swearing-in at the US Capitol on January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. US Chief Justice John Roberts administered the oath. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad

Trump wants to ditch 'Obamacare' but keep the gains

Jan 20, 2017 - 6:12 PM

We ll do things – because there are people that can t afford it And nobody is going to be dying on the streets with a President Trump Trump says

TRUMP AND OBAMACARE. US President-elect Donald Trump arrives at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on November 8, 2016. Photo of Donald Trump by Saul Loeb/ AFP

U.S. presidents pen gracious letters to their successors

Jan 20, 2017 - 5:14 PM

Letters that US presidents Bill Clinton and George W Bush write on their last day in office touch on the unique burden of the role – but also the joy that comes from serving in the highest office

LETTERS FROM FORMER PRESIDENTS. Image of Bill Clinton from Ethan Miller/AFP. Image of George W. Bush from Zach Gibson/AFP.

Trump enters with fewer stars but patriotic fervor

Jan 20, 2017 - 4:16 PM

Trump s team tries to no avail to secure A listers including pop greats Elton John and Celine Dion and Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli

CELEBRATION. Fireworks explode following an inauguration celebration for President-elect Donald Trump at the Lincoln Memorial on January 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

'Dump Trump,' say Philippine protesters

Jan 20, 2017 - 4:01 PM

We are very concerned about Filipino workers in the US dealing with a rise of racism Some Filipinos there are getting paranoid about their personal safety and their job security says Joms Salvador of women s group Gabriela

'DUMP TRUMP.' Activists arrive as they march for a rally in front of the US embassy in Manila on January 20, 2017, ahead of Trump's presidential inauguration. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Donald Trump to be sworn in as U.S. president

Jan 20, 2017 - 4:00 PM

The swearing in as the 45th President of the United States of America caps an improbable journey to the White House and beginning a 4 year term that promises to shake up Washington and the world

US President-elect Donald Trump gestures during a welcome celebration at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, on January 19, 2017. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Trump pledges to unify U.S. on inauguration eve

Jan 20, 2017 - 8:27 AM

UPDATED We re going to unify our country Trump tells a cheering crowd of thousands in front of the Lincoln Memorial after a pre inauguration concert that ended in a burst of fireworks

INAUGURATION EVE. US President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a welcome celebration and concert at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, on January 19, 2017. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Media girds for battle with Trump White House

Jan 19, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Donald Trump has made maligning the press a core element of his message foreshadowing a stormy relationship for the years to come

President-elect Donald Trump speaks at a news conference at Trump Tower on January 11, 2017 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

First lady Melania Trump and the political fashion police

Jan 19, 2017 - 3:24 PM

Melania Trump becomes US First Lady at a time when an unprecedented number of designers are saying she simply isn t their style or urging each other not to dress her because of her husband s insult dishing divisive campaign

CENTER STAGE. This file photo taken on July 17, 2016 shows Melania Trump, wife of Donald Trump, arriving on stage on the first day of the Republican National Convention at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Timothy A. Clary/AFP

The business world falls under Trump's thumb

Jan 19, 2017 - 10:40 AM

Trump has been quick to take credit for any job creation and new investments

Workers in the auto parts production line of the Bosch factory in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, on January 11, 2017. Pedro Pardo/AFP

Trump could enact sweeping changes to environment policy – experts

Jan 19, 2017 - 9:52 AM

Donald Trump could enact sweeping changes to environmental policy in the beginning days of his administration with far reaching effects both in the United States and around the world

Climate activists rally, to urge politicians to stand against climate denial and hate, January 9, 2017 in New York. Don Emmert/AFP

Obama warns Trump, tells supporters 'we'll be okay'

Jan 19, 2017 - 7:34 AM

Obama: It is true that behind closed doors I curse more than I do publicly and sometimes I get mad and frustrated like everybody else does but at my core I think we re going to be okay

OBAMA OUT. US President Barack Obama leaves after giving his final presidential press conference on January 18, 2017, at the White House in Washington,DC. Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Trump: 'I don't like tweeting'

Jan 18, 2017 - 5:59 PM

I have other things I could be doing But I get very dishonest media very dishonest press And it s my only way that I can counteract he says in excerpts of the interview released late Tuesday January 17

TRUMP. US President-elect Donald Trump speaks at the Chairman's Global Dinner in Washington, DC on January 17, 2017.Photo by Jim Watson/ AFP

How did he do it? Trump's shock rise to the U.S. presidency

Jan 18, 2017 - 11:45 AM

It took less than 17 months for Donald Trump to reach the White House but his ambitions go back further

In this file photo, Donald Trump arrives for an election night party at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on November 9, 2016. Mandel Ngan/AFP

Schedule of events: Donald Trump's presidential inauguration

Jan 18, 2017 - 10:20 AM

Here s a look at the timeline of events for Donald Trump s inauguration on Friday January 20

YOU'RE INVITED. An invitation to the 58th Presidential inauguration for Donald Trump is pictured in Washington DC, on January 17, 2017. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

Trump's popularity lowest of any U.S. president in decades – polls

Jan 17, 2017 - 11:42 PM

UPDATED The president elect immediately slams the findings pointing out that a majority of surveys ahead of his electoral win predicted victory for his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton

President-elect Donald Trump speaks to the media following a meeting with Steve Harvey at Trump Tower on January 13, 2017 in New York. / AFP PHOTO / Bryan R. Smith

Putin mocks claims that Trump was spied on

Jan 17, 2017 - 10:55 PM

UPDATED In his first public comments on the claims Putin rubbished the idea that Russian secret services would have spied on Trump during his 2013 visit to Moscow for the Miss Universe final

Russian President Vladimir Putin in St. Petersburg on December 8, 2014. Alexey Druzhinin/Pool/RIA Novosti/AFP

'Yes we can': Barack Obama's complex legacy

Jan 17, 2017 - 10:00 PM

Whatever the historians write Barack Hussein Obama – America s first black president – can certainly claim some bona fide successes; but one dream got lost along the way

Meet the Trumps: America's new first family

Jan 17, 2017 - 4:00 PM

Meet the next first family of the United States from the First Lady the children and the ex wives

Barack Obama's speeches, from Cairo to Charleston

Jan 17, 2017 - 2:00 PM

A look at 5 key speeches in the career of the 44th president of the United States

PH envoy to represent Duterte at Trump inauguration

Jan 17, 2017 - 12:51 PM

UPDATED Palace Communications Secretary Martin Andanar says he and National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr will have side meetings after they attend the inauguration of the new US president

PH ENVOY. Philippine Charge d'Affaires to Washington Patrick Chuasoto will represent the Philippine president at the inauguration of Donald Trump on January 20, 2017. Photo from the Philippine Embassy in Washington DC website

Trump enters the White House facing a myriad of crises

Jan 17, 2017 - 11:45 AM

Donald Trump enters the White House embroiled in scandal in a pitched battle with the intelligence services and news media and facing a world on fire

The White House is seen January 22, 2014 on a cold day in Washington, DC. Karen Bleier/AFP

Donald Trump: The unlikely president

Jan 16, 2017 - 11:45 AM

Donald Trump has become the triumphal face of a spreading – and troubling – populism