Watch live video and later full replay of the Inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th U.S. President on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 12 noon at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. See the swearing in ceremony, the inaugural address and all traditional events including the Inaugural parade on Pennsylvania Avenue; live coverage begins at 9 a.m. ET. Thereafter check back for the replay video and transcript text.
UPDATE: The full replay video is below.
UPDATE: Replay video of the full ceremony is above.
To see the full video and text of the Inaugural address, click here.
To watch the full video of the Inaugural parade, click here.
Live stream video is above. Live coverage begins at 9 a.m. ET local time (GMT – 5). Use World Clock to find the equivalent in your own time zone on Friday, January 20 or Saturday, January 21, accordingly. The Inauguration ceremony will receive widespread coverage online and on television. TV broadcasts on cable channels including CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, C-SPAN among others. U.S. broadcast networks also have coverage — NBC, CBS, ABC, PBS.
At 11:55 a.m. Donald Trump will take the oath of office, administered by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. in accordance with the Constitution. Mike Pence will also be sworn in as Vice President, by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Jackie Evancho is scheduled to sing the National Anthem. Performers include the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Attendees include the outgoing President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. Former Presidents and First Ladies who will attend Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton, George W. Bush and Laura Bush and Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter.
The traditional events which will take place at the 58th Inauguration are as follows:
Morning Worship Service
The tradition of attending a morning worship service on Inauguration Day began with Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933.
Procession to the Capitol
By tradition, the outgoing President accompanies the President-elect to the Capitol for the swearing-in ceremony.
Vice President’s Swearing In Ceremony
Until 1937, the Vice President was sworn into office in the Senate chamber.
President’s Swearing In Ceremony
There have been 56 formal Presidential Inaugural ceremonies, held at over 10 different locations.
Since George Washington in 1789, every President has delivered an Inaugural address, ranging from 8,445 words, to just 135.
Departure of Outgoing President
Following the inaugural ceremony on the west front of the U.S. Capitol, the outgoing President and First Lady leave the Capitol to begin their post-presidential lives.
Since 1953, the JCCIC has hosted a luncheon at the U.S. Capitol for the new President, Vice President, and guests.
While early parades were mostly military escorts, by 1841, floats, citizens groups, and bands became standard.
The first Inaugural ball in Washington was thrown for James and Dolley Madison in 1809, at Long’s Hotel. There have been as many as 14 balls.
Get more details on the history and traditions here.
The schedule of events encompasses three days, starting on Thursday, January 19 with a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery and culminating with the national prayer service at Washington’s National Cathedral on Saturday, January 21. Get the complete calendar of events here.
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