WASHINGTON (AP) - At Noon (Eastern Time) Donald Trump took the oath of office as the 45th president of the United States, a combative billionaire businessman and TV celebrity elected to lead a profoundly divided country.
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The unorthodox politician and the Republican-controlled Congress are charting a newly conservative course for the nation, vowing to reverse the work of the departing Barack Obama.
The following are some of the quotes from his speech, immediately following his oath:
"We the citizens of America are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country."
"We are transferring power and taking it from Washington, DC, and giving it back to you, the people."
"The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of this country... that all changes starting right here and right now."
"This is your day, this is your celebration, and this, the United States of America, is your country."
"This moment is your moment. It belongs to you."
"The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer. Everyone is listening to you now."
"We are one nation, and their pain is our pain, their dreams are our dreams, and their success will be our success."
"This American carnage stops right here and right now."
"We've defended other nation's borders, while refusing to defend our own..."
"One by one, the factories shuttered and left our shores without even a thought of the millions of workers left behind."
"That is the past, and now we are looking only to the future."
"We are issuing a new decree to be heard in every city... from this day forward, a new vision will govern our land... only America first."
"Every decision... will be made to benefit American workers and American families."
"I will fight for you with every breath in my body, and I will never, ever let you down... America will start winning again."
"We will bring back our jobs... our borders... our wealth... and we will bring back our dreams."
"I will never, ever let you down. America will start winning again, winning again like never before."
"We will get our people off of welfare and back to work... building our country with American hands and American labor."
"We do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather, let it shine as an example."
"At the bedrock of our politics will be a total allegiance to the United States of America... and rediscover our loyalty to each other."
"A nation is only living as long as it is striving... we will no longer accept politicians who are all talk and no action."
"The time for empty talk is over, now arrives the time of action. Do not allow anyone to tell you it cannot be done... We will not fail."
"We stand at the birth of a new millennium... a new national pride will stir our souls... and heal our divisions."
"We will not fail. Our country will thrive and prosper again."
"Whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the red blood of patriots."
"So, to all Americans in every city near and far, small and large... hear these words - you will never be ignored again."
"Together, we will make America strong... wealthy... proud... safe... and yes, together, we will make America great again."