A day ahead of his swearing-in as the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump arrived in Washington for the inaugural festivities. He attended a rally and concert where said he will unite the country and promised to bring back jobs.
“We are going to unify our country and we will make America great again. We will make America great for all of our people, everybody throughout the country,” Trump said while a crowd of thousands gathered at the Lincoln Memorial at his inaugural ‘Make America Great Again’ rally and concert.
Trump was joined by his wife Melania Trump, daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner, his sons and their their families.
He reiterated his campaign promises of bringing jobs back and strengthening the military and the country’s borders.
“I promise you that I will work so hard, we are going to get it turned around, we are going to bring our jobs back. We are not going to let other countries take our jobs any longer. We are going to build up our great military, we are going to strengthen our borders, we are going to do things that haven’t been done for our country for many, many decades,” he said amid loud cheers.
Trump thanked the American people for their support during his journey to the White House that began 18 months ago.
“We were tired of seeing what was happening. We wanted real change, and I so look forward to tomorrow. We are going to see something amazing,” he said.
Referring to the crowd, Trump said that people were pouring into Washington by the “thousands and thousands”.
Talking about the campaign, Trump said, “it’s a movement that began and it’s a movement like we have never seen anywhere in the world. There’s never been a movement like this. It’s very very special”.
He assured the people that they will not be “forgotten anymore”.
“I will be cheering you on. What we have done, it’s so special. All over the world they are talking about it. We are going to make America great again and greater than ever before,” he added.
The inaugural event began with full American pageantry and patriotic fervor, celebrating the nation’s democratic tradition of the peaceful transition of power from one administration to the next.
(With inputs from agencies)