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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: 'God was looking down on us'

President Donald Trump greeted the audience at the first of Friday's three inauguration balls with a resounding "we did it".

Before dancing to 'My Way' with First Lady Melania, the president told his supporters at the Liberty Ball that "today had been a great day".

He said: "People who weren't so nice to me, said we did a really good job."

"We began this journey and they said that we, we, and me, didn't have a chance. But we knew we were going to win," he continued.

Referring to the rain holding off during the inauguration, Mr Trump said: "It was like God was looking down on us."

He said: "And now the work begins. There are no games. We are not playing games.

"We're going to be producing results."

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