Just hours away, President-elect Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States as he pledge to bring unity to America. He spent the afternoon in Washington attending traditions for presidents-elect in pre-inaugural festivities and a hectic schedule with Republican congressional leaders and his cabinet nominees before moving into the White House.
He is expected to sign four or five decrees and dismantle every policy he is against without the congressional approval, including the Obamacare (healthcare reforms). Among Trump’s pledge on day one; signing orders to speed deportation of convicted criminals, building a wall on the US-Mexico border and cancel billions of US funding to United Nations climate programs.
Earlier, Trump with Vice President-elect Mike Pence at the Arlington National Cemetery laid wreaths at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier before crossing the Potomac River to speak at thousands of cheering at the Lincoln Memorial, where Trump said, “We’re going to do things that haven’t been done for our country for many, many decades. It’s going to change. I promise you.”
Vice President-elect Mike Pence, meanwhile accompanied by Secretary of Housing and Urban Development nominee Ben Carson, Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions on Thursday held a briefing with reporters, saying the transition teams of hundreds of personnel are prepared to assume control of federal agencies. Several of Obama’s administration officials of over 50 individuals in critical roles will stay on, which includes Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work, US Envoy for Countering ISIS Brett McGurk and Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Tom Shannon.
Trump is expected to have a number of his Cabinet nominees confirmed on Friday hours after he officially takes office which includes the Secretary of Defense nominee James Mattis and Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson. While Trump completed his 15 cabinet selection, naming ex-governor Sonny Perdue to be agricultural secretary, the cabinet line-up will not feature Hispanic for the first time since 1989.