LIVE BLOG: Follow the events of Inauguration Day 2017

Jan 20, 2017

The country inaugurated a new president on Friday, January 20, 2017

Donald J. Trump became the 45th U.S. President after he took the Oath of Office at noon eastern time on the steps of the U.S. Capitol.

The White House prepared for its new occupant the night before. David Nakamura of the Washington Post shared this tweet showing an empty White House:

NPR reporters, editors, and producers live-blogged the day's events as they unfolded.

We also provided live video and online analysis of Donald Trump's Inauguration speech. You can view that here.

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