Donald J Trump takes oath as the 45th President of the United States of America on Friday (IST) at around 10.17 pm. The oath-taking will be beamed by all major television channels worldwide. Many other channels, including digital portals, will be beaming the proceedings live. White House also will stream it live. To get the stream from the White House, go to the following: https://www.whitehouse.gov/live
Here is the timeline of what happens and when, with Indian Standard Time (IST).
A RELIGIOUS BEGINNING
7 pm: The process of swearing-in starts with the president-elect and Melania Trump attending service at St John’s Church.
AT THE WHITE HOUSE
8:10 pm: Following some uncertainty, it was confirmed that while this will be the first entry of Trump and his wife into the White House, to be Trump’s official residential address for the next four years, President Barack Obama will be there to welcome him. At the White House, Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will welcome the Trumps into the White House, as per tradition.
8:15 pm: Making the Trumps feel “at home”, the Obamas will host a coffee and tea reception for the Trumps.
9:00 pm: Following the curtseys, the Trumps leave, along with the Obamas towards the US Capitol.
OVER TO THE CAPITOL
9:46 pm: The opening remarks, to be presented by Senator Roy Blunt, Inaugural Committee Chairman.
9:51 pm: Invocations to be delivered by Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan, Rev. Dr Samuel Rodriguez and Pastor Paula White-Cain.
10:00 pm: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to deliver his remarks.
10:05 pm: The vice-presidential oath to be administered by Associate Justice Clarence Thomas.
10:17 pm: The presidential oath to be administered by Chief Justice John Roberts.
THE INAUGURAL ADDRESS
10:21 pm: President Trump to deliver his inaugural address
10:42 pm: Rabbi Marvin Hier, Rev. Franklin Graham and Bishop Wayne T Jackson to deliver benedictions
10:48 pm: Jackie Evancho to perform the National Anthem
That will not be the end of Trump’s first day in office.
11:00 pm: Obama leaves by helicopter from East Front
11:24 pm: President’s Room signing ceremony
11:38 pm: Lunch
TAKING OVER AS COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF
1:05 am: Review of the troops
1:30 am: Parade from the Capitol to the White House
5.30 am: Inaugural balls get underway