President Trump and First Lady Melania look smitten at the Liberty Inauguration ball
Frank Sinatra’s “My Way”, the song the Presidential couple danced to, contains the phrase, “when there was doubt… I ate it up and spit it out”, which seemed highly indicative of his campaign.
In a brief speech before their dance, Trump beamed at the audience and said: “Well, we did it. We did it. We began this journey and they said we, we, and me, we didn’t have a chance but we knew were going to win and we won.
“Today we had a great day. People that weren’t so nice to me were saying that we did a really good job today.
Donald Trump becomes 45th U.S. PRESIDENT
Fri, January 20, 2017
The inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States will mark the commencement of the four-year term of Donald Trump as President and Mike Pence as Vice President. A public ceremony will be held on Friday, January 20, 2017, on the West Front of the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
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US President Donald Trump points to the stands as he walks with his wife Melania during the Inaugural Parade.
“They hated to do it, but they did it and I respect that. I respect that but I have to say the crowd was unbelievable today.”
Trump, who will go down in history as the President who invited the most religious leaders to commemorate his inauguration, evoked a biblical reference at the Liberty ball as he reflected on the "successful" inauguration ceremony.
The first dance got slightly awkward when Melania retracted her head away from President Trump
The 45th US President said: "I looked at the rain which just never came. You know, we finished the speech, went inside for lunch, it poured, then we came outside. Amazingly, it was like God was looking down on us. I will tell you.”
Wowing fashion critics with her Ralph Lauren dress during the inauguration and her Herve Pierre gown for the ball, First Lady Melania Trump looked smitten and cheered with the audience.
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania arrive at Freedom Inaugural Ball
The billionaire thanked the First Lady for being his “number one supporter” and added: “What she puts up with… thank you honey."
Eager to convince his critics and supporters that he will do great things for America, Trump signed his first executive orders on Friday night within minutes of his official arrival at the White House.
President Trump's family joined in his dance with Melania after the first verse of Sinatra's 'My Way
During the Liberty Ball, he added: “You are going to see things happening over the next few weeks. Oh you are going to be so happy.
“We want to see great things happen for our country. We want to make America great again and we will, we will."
Trump could not help but sing 'I did it my way' as he danced with his First Lady
President Trump and his First Lady will attend two other inauguration balls throughout the night, the Freedom Ball and the "Salute to Our Armed Services" ball.
Erin Boheme, The Rockettes and the YouTube sensation the Piano Guys performed at the event many celebrities rejected.
Former President Obama and former First Lady Michelle at the 2008 inauguration ball
Andrea Bocelli, who initially suggested he might make an appearance, withdrew amid concerns for safety.