Michelle Obama may now be the former first lady, but on the Internet, she’s being celebrated as the reigning shade queen, thanks to her facial expressions on Inauguration Day.
Yahoo News enlisted three participants visiting the the 2017 presidential inauguration to be our eyes and ears on the ground while Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. Get an inside look at yesterday’s historic event as these unique voices take us through their experiences. Hi everyone! My name is Amanda and I’m a 22-year-old recent college graduate from Long Island, N.Y. I’ve been a big Trump supporter since the very beginning.
The group of a dozen women -- friends of friends of friends -- head out from Louisville, KY, feeling called to join what is for most of them the first organized protest of their lives, the Women’s March on Washington.
More than 200 people have been arrested as of Friday evening in connection with protests that erupted during the inauguration of President Donald Trump, according to a spokesman for the District of Columbia’s Metropolitan Police Department. The demonstrations included acts of vandalism and clashes with police officers, who used flash bang grenades and pepper spray against the protesters. Yahoo News was present for a particularly intense clash between police and hundreds of demonstrators that took place in the vicinity of K Street and 14th Street Northwest at about 5 p.m. Demonstrators lit multiple fires in the area and set ablaze a limousine.
On Friday morning, the world watched as Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. By his side was his wife, Melania, the first lady, wearing a full, custom Ralph Lauren ensemble. Melania Trump wears a pale blue Ralph Lauren ensemble to her husband’s inauguration.
The piece was designed by Hervé Pierre in collaboration with Mrs. Trump herself, according to the first lady’s representatives, Women’s Wear Daily reports. President Donald Trump, left, arrives with first lady Melania Trump at the Liberty Ball, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in Washington. “I was actually lucky because over my 20 years in the U.S., I dressed all the first ladies: Mrs. Clinton at Oscar [de la Renta], Mrs. Bush and Mrs. Obama at Carolina Herrera.
For inauguration events, Ivanka Trump wore three Oscar de la Renta ensembles. But for the grand finale, the first daughter switched things up and opted for a piece from Carolina Herrera.
Police deployed pepper spray and made numerous arrests in a chaotic confrontation blocks from Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday as protesters registered their rage against the new president. Spirited demonstrations unfolded peacefully at various security checkpoints near the Capitol as police helped ticket-holders get through to the inaugural ceremony.
Women wear their pink protest hats, symbols of the anti-Trump women’s march, prior to President Donald Trump’s inauguration in Washington, D.C., on Friday. A day after President Donald Trump was sworn into office, women are set to descend on the nation’s capital on Saturday for the Women’s March on Washington in protest of Trump’s election and some of the 45th president’s planned policies. Organizers say at least 200,000 people will attend the march in Washington, with tens of thousands of others expected at roughly 200 satellite marches at cities around the world.
President Trump signed his first executive order in his redecorated Oval Office late Friday, targeting Obamacare, as his administration ordered an immediate freeze on new regulations just hours after his inauguration. Seated behind the iconic Resolute Desk, made from the timbers of a British exploration ship in the late 19th century, Trump also signed the commissions for his first two Cabinet nominees to win Senate confirmation: Defense Secretary James Mattis and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly. Trump was surrounded by senior aides and advisers, including his son-in-law Jared Kushner, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, Kellyanne Conway, Hope Hicks, National Security Adviser Mike Flynn, Stephen Miller and Marc Short.
Just a few hours after Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, dozens of concerned D.C.-area residents took their own oath in a local church to become “active bystanders” in the Trump era, intervening to protect victims of harassment.
A banner reading “Build bridges not walls” was draped across London’s Tower Bridge on Friday as part of a series of protests across the world aimed at expressing displeasure at the inauguration of Donald Trump as U.S. president. Several hundred people, most of them expatriate Americans, held a protest on Friday in the Japanese capital, Tokyo, against U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, hours before his inauguration in Washington. In the Philippines earlier on Friday, about 200 demonstrators from a Philippine nationalist group rallied for about an hour against Trump outside the U.S. embassy in Manila.
President Trump’s talk of unity in his inaugural address sounded less like an appeal and more like an imperative, maybe even a command. “At the bedrock of our politics will be a total allegiance to the United States of America, and through our loyalty to our country, we will rediscover our loyalty to each other. When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice,” Trump said.
During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump called his opponent Hillary Clinton “crooked” and “the worst secretary of state,” among other insulting monikers, but on Capitol Hill on Friday, he had nothing but praise for his former opponent. In remarks at the traditional inaugural luncheon in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall, the business mogul and onetime reality TV host paused to lead a gathering of Washington’s political elite in applauding Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton. “There is something that I wanted to say because I was very honored, very very honored when I heard that President Bill Clinton and Secretary Hillary Clinton was [sic] coming today, and I think that’s appropriate to say,” Trump said. “And I’d like you to stand up.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Inauguration Day was a gray and occasionally drizzly affair in America’s capital, and anti-Donald Trump protesters turned out in force to demonstrate against the new president’s administration. Over 200 were arrested amid confrontations with police.
As Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, his White House team posted his intent to eliminate former President Barack Obama’s Climate Action Plan and the Waters of the U.S. rule. According to the new White House, Trump’s America First Energy Plan will include getting rid of the environmental regulations that Obama put in place to protect the environment and reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the U.S.
Conservative commentator Armstrong Williams told Yahoo News on Friday that President Trump rejected suggestions to send a more unifying message with his inauguration speech. “Even his closest advisers felt that more should’ve been in the speech about bringing America together, about the opportunities that are available in America, also [about] the kind of country that President Obama leaves us,” Williams said. During the presidential race, Williams served as the business manager and informal spokesman for Ben Carson, who ran against Trump but ultimately rallied behind Trump’s White House bid.
The vast majority of inaugural addresses have one thing in common: They are eminently forgettable. From Zachary Taylor’s 1849 invocation that “Happily…, in the performance of my new duties I shall not be without able cooperation,” to William Howard Taft’s bland pledge in 1909 “to give a summary outline of the main policies of the new administration, so far as they can be anticipated,” the oratory of this auspicious day has aspired to lofty ambition, yet typically it has failed to transcend the moment. Donald Trump’s address was brief, forceful, and consistent with his campaign rhetoric.
President Trump is promising to reverse Barack Obama’s executive actions on climate change, wipe out the so-called Islamic State, and build up America’s offensive and defensive cyberwarfare capabilities. The official White House website swung to Trump’s control at noon, as he took the oath of office. The new portal carries over pages for publishing visitor logs, financial disclosures, ethics pledge waivers and staff salaries — items regularly cited by the Obama administration in service of its dubious claim to be the most transparent administration in history.
Former President Barack Obama delivered a motivational speech to his staff and supporters shortly after handing over the reins of power to his newly sworn-in successor, President Donald Trump, 45th president of the United States. Obama delivered his remarks from the Joint Base Andrews before flying to Palm Springs, Calif., with former first lady Michelle Obama, for the couple’s post-White House vacation. Former President Barack Obama waves with his wife, Michelle, as they board Special Air Mission 28000, a Boeing 747 that serves as Air Force One, at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, Jan. 20, 2017.
In an inaugural address fired with the populist fuel of his norm-shattering campaign, President Donald Trump on Friday vowed to take on entrenched interests in Washington, secure America’s borders, fix its infrastructure, bring back factory jobs, and wipe out terrorism. Trump portrayed parts of the country as suffering through economic devastation — a bleak landscape of shuttered factories, despairing parents, undocumented immigrants, and at the mercy of drugs and gangs. “America will start winning again — winning like never before.
Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you. Together, we will determine the course of America and the world for years to come. Every four years, we gather on these steps to carry out the orderly and peaceful transfer of power, and we are grateful to President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama for their gracious aid throughout this transition.
Ivanka Trump is all about Oscar de la Renta. On Inauguration Day, the first daughter wore white trousers with an asymmetrical coat from the brand. Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, leave their New York residence on their way to Washington for her father’s inauguration.
Kellyanne Conway is certainly enjoying Inauguration Day and is wearing a lot of red, white, and blue for the festivities, presumably to show her patriotism for the United States of America.
On Friday morning during the traditional welcoming to the White House of the incoming president and first lady by the outgoing president and first lady before the inauguration, Melania Trump presented Michelle Obama with a gift from Tiffany & Co.