Donald Trump takes up role as 45th US president

Donald Trump has said he is honoured to be serving the "great American people", as he takes up the mantle of the 45th President of the United States.

One of his first jobs after formally taking office was to sign an executive order on Obamacare.

Later he visited the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia where, in a speech to CIA officers, he berated the media saying they had purposefully played down the number of people who attended his inauguration ceremony.

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President Trump signs executive order on Obamacare

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President Donald Trump signed his first executive order shortly after his inauguration parade that is aimed at beginning the process of repealing Obamacare.

Less than 24 hours after being sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, President Trump made good on one of his campaign promises to work on weakening the Affordable Healthcare Act by signing an executive order "directing agencies to ease the burden of Obamacare" pending repeal.

The President's spokesman Sean Spicer said the White House also issued an immediate regulatory freeze for all government agencies.

James Mattis and John Kelly sworn in by VP Mike Pence

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US Vice President, Mike Pence has sworn in defense secretary James Mattis and homeland security security John Kelly.

Mr Mattis and Mr Kelly are the first official members of President Donald Trump's cabinet.

Before his inauguration parade, Mr Trump had signed the commissions for his new defense secretary and his homeland security secretary who had been confirmed by the Senate earlier on Friday.


Violence erupts on streets as Trump takes office

Violence erupted on the streets of Washington on Friday as anti-Trump protesters hurled rocks and bottles and set fires.

Multiple vehicles were set on fire, including a black limousine and a television truck.

Police responded to the trouble with tear gas and concussion grenades.

At least 200 people were arrested and two officers injured in scuffles with activists.

Trump supporters wait for new President to deliver

More than 900,000 people are believed to have turned out in Washington to watch Donald Trump be inaugurated as President.

Supporters traveled from across America to watch their leader take the oath and enter the White House.

But if his support is not to dwindle, then Trump must start to deliver on his promises, ITV News Correspondent Penny Marshall reports.

Donald Trump sworn in as America's 45th president

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Donald Trump pledged to put "America first" and protect the country's borders as he addressed the American people at his inauguration.

The US President vowed to hand back power to the people and promised: "America will start winning again. Winning like never before."

He attacked the Washington elite, which he said had "protected itself but not the people of this country".

In his 16 minute, 15 second-long speech, he said protection "will lead to great prosperity and strength" and he told the nation: "I will fight for you with every breath in my body and I will never ever let you down."

Obamas take 'quick vacation' after Trump inauguration

Barack and Michelle Obama pictured before Donald Trump's inauguration Credit: AP

The former first family are taking a "quick vacation" before getting "back to work", Barack Obama has tweeted.

Using his personal account, Mr Obama added that he wants to hear "what you're thinking about the road ahead".

He then invited the public to "share your ideas" on the Obama Foundation website.

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Inaugural parade: Trump and family greet crowd

President Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up sign as he and his family greet the public during the inaugural parade.

The President waves and walks alongside the new first lady, Melania, as the pomp and ceremony continues to mark his inauguration.

Car bursts into flames at scene of Trump parade

A car has burst into flames at the scene of Donald Trump's inaugural parade in Washington DC.

There are unconfirmed reports that the car was set on fire by protesters.

Around 100 people were arrested by 3pm local time (8pm GMT) and police fired tear gas and concussion grenades to quell the riots.

Obama's final look at White House from the sky

A picture from inside a military helicopter captures the moment Barack Obama takes a final look at the White House - from in the sky.

The former President and his wife had left from Washington DC to head to Joint Base Andrews following the inauguration of Donald Trump.

The picture was taken by Pete Souza, a White House chief photographer.

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