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Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.
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The President: That title now officially refers to Donald J. Trump, who took the oath of office at noon today on the National Mall. (Here’s all our coverage from the ceremony and its aftermath.) In his inaugural address, Trump cast his presidency as a transfer of power from politicians’ hands into the hands of the people; he promised to end the “American carnage” of unemployment and poverty; and, above all, he pledged to put “America first.” Trump is well poised to act on his promises: Republicans now control both houses of Congress. And while many hope that moderate party members will contain the populist president, he’s already begun to establish his dominance over the GOP.

The People: Trump supporters who attended the inauguration were optimistic—both

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