>> So help me God.>> And with that, Donald J Trump becoming the 45th President of the United States Friday, capping a stunning rise to power that few could have imagined just months ago. His inaugural address a populist anti-Washington rallying cry.>> For too long, a small group in our nation's capital has reaped the rewards of government, while the people have born the cost.
But we are transferring power from Washington DC and giving it back to you, the people.>> Trump proclaiming his vision of an isolationist America that prioritizes domestic issues over global concerns.>> It's only going to be only America first.>> Reuters Political Correspondent Jim Oliphant.>> My biggest takeaway from the speech was that it was aimed directly at his fervent supporters, his hardcore supporters.
It was for them, it was about them. He made very little effort to speak to the now majority of the country that view him unfavorably. It was a speech that struck me as pretty apocalyptic.>> And the crime and the gangs and the drugs. This American carnage stops right here.
>> A wealthy New York business man and former reality TV star, Trump at 70 takes the reigns as the oldest first-term President ever. And the first sworn in without having served in Elected Office or as a General in the military. Behind Trump, Friday, the powerful politicians he spent months fighting to get to this podium and he spared no one.
Depicting a Washington elite that had stopped serving the will of the people.>> There was also kind of a lack of humility. Maybe that doesn't surprise us so much knowing Donald Trump. But that, even Hillary Clinton was sitting right there and he never mentioned her. You contrast that with George W Bush back in 2001, who made a point of thanking Al Gore for his spirited campaign.
>> Trump ending his address with his pledge, now famous around the world.>> We will make America great again. Thank you, God bless you, and God bless America.>>