Donald Trump will take the oath of office at noon on Jan. 20, 2017. WTOP will be there live. Follow along for the latest coverage.
President-elect Donald Trump arrives for his Presidential Inauguration
at the US Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. Donald J. Trump
became the 45th president of the United States today. (Photo by Saul
Loeb - Pool/Getty Images)
The Associated Press reports that there is still plenty of space on the National Mall.
Dignitaries including Supreme Court justices, former Presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush; former Sens. Hillary Clinton, Bob Dole and Trent Lott, and former Vice Presidents Dan Quayle and Dick Cheney.
Rain is sprinkling on crowds headed to the inauguration.
The Secret Service tweeted earlier Friday morning that the best access to the National Mall, for people without tickets, was from 7th Street and Indiana Avenue, and from 14th and E streets.
The lines at security checkpoints are getting longer. WTOP’s John Aaron reports that people at the front of the line at 7th Street have been waiting abut 90 minutes.
by WTOP1/20/2017 4:07:52 PM
First lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden arrive at the U.S. Capitol and are escorted to their seats.
by WTOP1/20/2017 4:18:22 PM
You can follow along with the ceremony. Find the full program here.
by WTOP1/20/2017 4:19:03 PM
The U.S. Marine Band strikes a merry beat. Donald Trump's children have already arrived.
by WTOP1/20/2017 4:19:54 PM
Melania Trump arrives to take her seat.
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ALERT: Police use pepper spray to quell violent downtown D.C. protests during inauguration, restaurant windows smashed. bit.ly