Billionaire real estate mogul and former reality television personality Donald J. Trump is the 45th president of the United States.
Donald Trump has capped the day of his inauguration with dancing and celebrating, hours after being sworn in as the President of America with a vow to rebuild the country using “American hands”.
Mr. Trump was sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts, reciting the 35-word oath with his hand placed upon two Bibles, one used by his family and another in former president Abraham Lincoln’s inauguration.
“American carnage stops right here and right now,” he said on the steps of the Capitol after taking the Oath of Office.
He said he would strip power away from Washington and give it “back to the people”. “We must think big and dream even bigger,” he said. “America will start winning again, winning like never before.”
“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 build new roads and highways and bridges and airports and tunnels and railways all across our wonderful nation.”
Born and raised in Queens, New York City, Trump received an economics degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. In 1971, he took charge of his family’s real estate and construction firm, Elizabeth Trump & Son, which was later, renamed The Trump Organization. At age 70, he is the oldest and wealthiest person to assume the presidency, the first without prior military or governmental service, and the fifth elected with less than a plurality of the national popular vote.