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"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."
With those words, Donald J. Trump took the oath of office on January 20, 2017, to formally become the 45th President of the United States.
The peaceful transfer of power that has occurred on every U.S. Inauguration Day is a hallmark of our country's democracy.
Did you know that the first President of the United States, George Washington, delivered the shortest inaugural address at 135 words? Or that William McKinley's 1901 inauguration was the first one to be filmed?