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Donald Trump sworn in as US President

At 5pm GMT, he was inaugurated

By Alex Dean  

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Donald J Trump has been sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.

Today, at 5pm GMT, on a platform outside the US Capitol shared with, among others, Barack and Michelle Obama, along with now Vice President Mike Pence, Trump took the presidential oath.

The swearing in comes after one of the most controversial transition periods in presidential history, in which Russian President Vladimir Putin was accused of interfering in the election—in Trump’s favour. Luke Harding explains…

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