President Trump, who was inaugurated on Friday afternoon, asked his former Democratic rival to stand up as he said how very honoured he was that she, along with former US President Bill Clinton had decided to attend the event.
The billionaire businessman said: “There is something that I wanted to say because I was very honoured, very very honoured, when I heard President Bill Clinton and Secretary Hillary Clinton was coming today.”
Starting the thundering applause, the Republican urged everyone to their feet to give the power couple a standing ovation.
“I think that is appropriate to say. I’d like you to stand up,” he said.
President Donald Trump lead a standing ovation for Hillary Clinton
The graceful gesture comes as Donald Trump vowed to make America great against in his inauguration speech.
After being sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, he said: “Today’s ceremony has very special meaning. We are not just transferring power from one party to another.
“We are transferring power from Washington DC and giving it back to you, the people. We the citizens of America are now joined to rebuild this country and restore its promise for all of our people.
“Together we will determine the course of America and the world for many years to come. We will face challenges, we will confront hardships but we will get the job done.”
President Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the US on Friday
I was very honoured when I heard President Bill Clinton and Secretary Hillary Clinton was coming
The billionaire, who will not be joined in the White House by his wife Melania due to the First Family's desire to not disrupt their son's education, continued: "No challenge can match the fight, and heart and spirit of America. We will not fail, our country will thrive and prosper again.
"What truly matters is not which party controls our government but whether our government is controlled by the people.
"January 2017 will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again. The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer."
To huge cheers, President Trump added: "America will start winning again, winning like never before.
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.
"We will bring back our jobs, we will bring back our borders, we will bring back our wealth and we will bring back our dreams.”
Despite vows to reunited the country under one banner, violent protests have swept throughout Washington as angry demonstrates voiced their fury with having the billionaire in the Oval Office.
In shocking footage, hooded men and women are marching, throwing over bins, smashing windows and spray-painting buildings could be seen as police chased them with batons and doused the demonstrators with pepper spray.
More protests are expected throughout the weekend as disgruntled Americans vowed to wreak havoc as President Trump celebrates his inauguration.
The US secret service has been placed on high alert and is said to be searching more than 1,000 people an hour to thwart any potential attacks.