Donald Trump will take the oath of office on Friday, becoming the 45th president of the United States.
Donald Trump takes the oath of office on Friday, to become the 45th president of the United States.
The day’s inaugural festivities will get underway in the morning and continue through Saturday. The swearing-in ceremony, which will take place outside of the Capitol, is expected to begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by an inaugural parade at 3 p.m. and inaugural balls in the evening.
Thousands of attendees are expected to descend on Washington, DC for the ceremonies, which will likely be met with celebration and protest. We’ll bring you the latest updates from the nation’s capital as events unfold. Also see our continuing coverage:
- Molly Ball on the Trump presidency.
- Clare Foran on the optimism and anxiety of Trump voters.
- Clare Foran on why some Democrats in Congress refuse to attend Trump’s inauguration.
- Megan Garber with a comprehensive guide to the ceremonies—and the festivities—of the United States’s 58th presidential inauguration.
- Thomas Wright on the foreign crises awaiting Trump.
- Ronald Brownstein on Trump’s declining approval ratings.
- Peter Beinart on Trump’s new foreign-policy direction.
- Russell Berman with a guide to the business tycoons, generals, and conservative politicians Donald Trump wants to run his government.