Many times Trump thanked God, but remained firm on "Making America great again."
Donald Trump is officially sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America. This peaceful transition of power is a time-honored tradition.
In his acceptance speech, given standing in front of the Capitol building with patriotic American flag banners hanging from the front, he promised to create more jobs, eradicate terrorist organizations and swore to make America strong, wealthy and great again.
“The oath of office I take today is an oath of allegiance to all Americans,” he said to the crowd. “For many decades, we've enriched foreign industry at the expense of American industry, subsidized the armies of other countries while allowing for the very sad depletion of our military."
Trump gave praise to God, perhaps with more veracity than any other time during his campaign.
“The Bible tells us how good and pleasant it is when God's people live together in unity,” Trump said. “We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreement honestly but always pursue solidarity. When America is united, America is totally unstoppable.”
“There should be no fear. We are protected, and we will always be protected. We will be protected by the great men and women of our military and law enforcement. And most importantly, we will be protected by God.”
He continued to give words of encouragement to those who feel that they cannot make a difference, saying anything is possible.
“Do not allow anyone to tell you that it cannot be done. No challenge can match the heart and fight and spirit of America.
We will not fail. Our country will thrive and prosper again. We stand at the birth of a new millennium, ready to unlock the mysteries of space, to free the earth from the miseries of disease and to harness the energies, industries and technologies of tomorrow.
A new national pride will stir ourselves, lift our sights and heal our divisions. It’s time to remember that old wisdom our soldiers will never forget -- that whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots.”
He finished his speech saying that people’s voices, hopes and dreams will define America’s destiny.
“Together, And your courage and goodness and love will forever guide us along the way. We will make America strong again. We will make America wealthy again. We will make America proud again. We will make America safe again. And yes, together, thank you. we will make America great again. God bless you. And God bless America. Thank You.”
Former President Obama and the new president exited the Capitol Building together. Obama on his way to helicopter Executive One, then off to Joint Base Andrews finally flying out to Palm Springs.