WHITEFISH, Mont. — If you were to judge the small, northwestern Montana town of Whitefish solely on the national media frenzy that has descended upon it in recent weeks, like a blizzard that blots out everything else, then you’d probably write it off as a frightening place — an intolerant place, an unwelcoming place, a place where the worst of the United States has taken hold.
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.
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.
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.
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,” he said.
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.
On Friday, Ivanka and Tiffany Trump attended the inauguration of their father, Donald J. Trump, as he was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.
Bernie Sanders and John McCain arrive for the inauguration ceremonies at the Capitol. Sen. Bernie Sanders released a video Friday morning lamenting that Donald Trump was preparing to be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. “Today is going to be a tough day for millions of Americans, including myself,” Sanders said.
Friday’s forecast in Washington, D.C. is predicting rain during Donald Trump’s inauguration, meaning there is a possibility that it may literally rain on the soon-to-be president’s parade. But Mr. Trump isn’t worried about a little inclement weather. Actually, he sees it as an opportunity to once and for all kill the speculation around his hair, which to this day puzzles lots of people. Seriously, how does it move in the wind as one unit like that?
While the world is fixated on President Trump and his family, Hillary Clinton arrived at the Capitol wearing a white — you guessed it — pantsuit.
Tiffany Trump wore a jacket from the Ivanka Trump clothing line on Jan. 19 in New York. On the eve of the inauguration, members of the Trump family stepped out in a number of cold-weather looks by various designers. First Lady Melania Trump wore a Norisol Ferrari military-inspired knee-length coat, while Ivanka opted for a green look from Oscar de la Renta that she paired with pumps of her own design.
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.
A very nice man who was in town for the march saw me and a friend struggling to move a mattress up the stairs into a Dupont Circle apartment building, and volunteered on the spot to help us lug it up three flights of stairs to the room I was renting for $425 in a unit shared with two other recent college grads. Indeed, by 1998, the city would reach its post-World War II population nadir. The decommissioning of the war machine, white flight following integration, the lure of the suburbs, and the fallout from the1968 riots shrank the population sharply.
As President Obama prepared to pass the baton to President-elect Donald Trump, he bid a temporary farewell to the American people and outlined his plans for his future role in our democracy — private citizen. Obama tweeted Friday morning, mere hours before Trump’s inauguration, that it has been the honor of his life to serve the American people, who he said made him a better person.
To kick things off on Inauguration Day, Melania Trump stepped out in a light blue coat with matching gloves. The first lady, who accompanied her husband, Presiden Donald Trump, to St. John’s Episcopal Church before heading to the White House Friday morning, paired a custom Ralph Lauren Collection Sky Blue Double Face Cashmere Mock Turtleneck Dress with a Ralph Lauren Collection Sky Blue Double Face Cashmere Cropped Cutaway Jacket.
Hillary Clinton will make history on Friday, but probably not the kind she wanted. Here in this tiny town in remote northwestern Kansas, she will be the first woman inducted into a museum that most Americans have never heard of, except for the people who live here and those eccentric few who travel the back roads of the country in search of extremely odd things. About a half-hour before Donald Trump takes the oath of office to become the nation’s 45th president, Clinton, his vanquished opponent, will have her picture unveiled at the They Also Ran Gallery — or as many people refer to it, the Museum of Presidential Losers.
President Trump’s inauguration as the 45th chief executive of the United States will be celebrated and protested all day and night across the country. Stick with Yahoo News for the latest updates from our reporting team in Washington, D.C., and our studio in New York.
The United States was founded in opposition to monarchs, whose coronations are quasi-religious ceremonies heavy on jewels, crowns, robes and scepters. A president, chosen by the people, from among the people, requires no props other than a plain English Bible and swears allegiance to the Constitution. It's been that way for 224 years, a tradition that even this least traditional of president-elects wouldn't dare break. (Jerry Adler/Yahoo News) See more of our inauguration coverage here. _____ See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.