The 44th president, Barack Obama, has officially retired from his term. And now, President Donald Trump will start his term of four years as the 45th president of the United States.
Friday, January 20 was the day of Trump’s inauguration. Obama’s last full day as the president was the day before. Obama bid his farewell address on January 10. Obama took the role as America’s president for eight full years.
During his farewell address, President Obama stated, “My fellow Americans, it has been the honor of my life to serve you. I won’t stop. In fact, I will be right there with you, as a citizen, for all my remaining days. But for now, whether you are young or whether you’re young at heart, I do have one final ask of you as your President — the same thing I asked when you took a chance on me eight years ago. I’m asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring about change — but in yours.”
As the next president of the United States of America, some of Trump’s proposals included canceling restrictions on energy production, such as shale oil and clean coal. He has also expressed a goal to replace the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a free trade agreement, with several bilateral trade agreements, (two nations providing a larger access to each other’s markets in order to further grow their country’s economy,) that will protect American jobs. He has stated some of his goals to produce more jobs and to reduce the national debt with methods such as reducing waste.
The main ceremony of Trump’s inauguration was conducted in the White House. The parade trailed Pennsylvania Avenue between the Capital to the White House.
For more information, visit “America After Trump” (Kenny Tran).