Here are the pictures I took during anti-trump protest In Seattle near westlake mall on January 20th 2017
Here are the pictures I took during anti-trump protest In Seattle near westlake mall on January 20th 2017
Permanent link to this article: http://www.internetking.us/wordpress/2017/01/20/anti-trump-protest-in-seattle/
Permanent link to this article: http://www.internetking.us/wordpress/2017/01/20/what-you-need-to-know-about-inauguration-day-protests-events-in-seattle/
Permanent link to this article: http://www.internetking.us/wordpress/2017/01/20/confrontation-near-parade-route-escalates-pepper-spray-used/
Eds: Updates with parade. With AP Photos.
The Latest: Trump riding down Constitution Avenue
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Donald Trump’s inauguration as the 45th president of the United States (all times EST):
President Donald Trump is making his way down Constitution Avenue with a military escort as his inauguration parade begins in Washington.
The president will review the parade from a viewing stand near the White House.
He and first lady Melania Trump are riding in the presidential limousine nicknamed “The Beast.”
Trump is being cheered by supporters as his car passes.
Others are shouting “Media sucks” while a group of protesters chants, “Not my president, not my president.”
Military bands representing all the service branches are playing and marching outside the Capitol, signaling the start of the inaugural parade.
Police officers on motorcycles are following closely behind as the parade participants begin the slow trek down Constitution Avenue.
Hundreds of police officers have lined both sides of the street. Service members are also standing at attention on both sides.
There are only a few onlookers along the first couple of blocks but the crowds appear to grow as the parade approaches the National Mall.
President Donald Trump — in brief remarks at his inaugural lunch at the Capitol — says he was honored that Hillary Clinton, his rival in the White House race, came to the event.
The bipartisan crowd of lawmakers and other dignitaries gave Clinton a standing ovation after Trump asked her to rise.
Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, sat with members of Trump’s family at the event.
Trump ended by saying he has “a lot of respect for those two people.”
Contrast that with some of his rhetoric during the campaign.
Back then, Trump repeatedly said Hillary Clinton deserved to be in jail because of her private email server issues. And Trump invited women who had accused Bill Clinton of sexual assault to sit in the audience of one of the presidential debates.
Far fewer people were at President Donald Trump’s inauguration than attended President Barack Obama’s first swearing-in eight years ago.
Photos of the National Mall from Obama’s inauguration in January 2009 show a teeming crowd stretching from the West Front of the Capitol all the way to the Washington Monument.
Photos taken from the same position on Friday show large swaths of empty space on the Mall.
Thin crowds and semi-empty bleachers also dotted the inaugural parade route.
Hotels across the District of Columbia reported vacancies, a rarity for an event as large as a presidential inauguration.
And ridership on the Washington’s Metro system didn’t match that of recent inaugurations.
Partisan rivalries in Washington appear to have eased for at least one meal.
President Donald Trump is dining with a group of Republican and Democratic lawmakers in the Capitol shortly after his inauguration.
Trump has spent much of the lunch in animated conversation with Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer, who’s threatened to slow votes on some Cabinet nominees.
West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, a moderate Democrat, walked up to the head table at one point to join the conversation.
Trump’s rival in the presidential election, Democrat Hillary Clinton, sat with Trump family members.
The Washington Post is reporting that one of its video journalists was taken to the ground by police while recording video of the large protest going on in downtown Washington.
The large Inauguration Day demonstration in downtown Washington is taking place at the edge of a zone where vehicles aren’t allowed to drive Friday.
So motorists are getting caught in the confrontation between protesters and police.
Some are trying to turn around, but in at least one place, newspaper boxes and trash cans were overturned in the street and a fire set.
District of Columbia police are using tear gas canisters in a confrontation with protesters in downtown Washington.
Some people are being treated for exposure to tear gas and some people are vomiting.
Police have blocked off both sides of the street. Protesters were throwing bricks and concrete at police. One protester wearing a mask smashed a bank window. And demonstrators have blocked streets with newspaper boxes.
Another protester was standing on a mailbox and waving a rainbow flag.
Police are in riot gear, and that includes helmets and body shields.
Protesters have blocked streets with newspaper boxes.
Police in the nation’s capital have again clashed with demonstrators — this time with a larger group than earlier in the day.
Well over 1,000 protesters are in the streets of downtown Washington for a confrontation with police. Authorities are again using pepper spray, and some demonstrators appear to have difficulty breathing.
Some in the crowd are throwing cups, water bottles and objects — including chunks of concrete. Some protesters have rolled large steel trash cans at police.
Rick Perry —the former Texas governor who’s in line to be energy secretary — was seen chewing gum and blowing bubbles as a rabbi spoke during Donald Trump’s inauguration.
That image has drawn lots of attention on social media.
It comes on the heels of Perry’s comments at his confirmation hearing Thursday when he told Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., that he enjoyed meeting him at Franken’s Senate office. And Perry then said: “I hope you are as much fun on that dais as you were on your couch.”
Franken, a former comedian, paused for effect as Perry asked to rephrase. “Please,” Franken said.
President Donald Trump has arrived at the inaugural luncheon in Capitol — and he immediately walked to Hillary Clinton’s table and shook the hand of the defeated Democratic nominee.
The menu features three courses and includes Maine lobster, Virginia beef and shrimp from the Gulf of Mexico.
Later, Republican and Democratic congressional leaders will give toasts.
That’s what President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, says after watching the inauguration not far from where the new president took the oath of office.
Lewandowski says this about Trump: “I knew a winner when I saw one. I don’t think anybody realized how angry the country was with Washington.”
President Donald Trump has formally nominated his Cabinet.
Trump made his nominations official just after he took office. He signed a series of documents in an ornate room steps from the Senate floor.
The president distributed pens to congressional leaders according to whether they liked his choices. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, for instance, received the pen that Trump used to nominate Elaine Chao, McConnell’s wife, to be transportation secretary.
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi jokingly objected to getting a pen used to nominate Tom Price to be health secretary. At that point, House Speaker Paul Ryan chimed in, “I’ll take it.”
After nominating Mike Pompeo to head the CIA, Trump said he’d heard Pompeo would be confirmed “momentarily.”
Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer piped up: “It depends what you mean by momentarily.”
Hillary Clinton is attending President Donald Trump’s inaugural luncheon at the Capitol.
Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, posed for pictures with a bipartisan group of attendees. Republican Trump defeated Democrat Clinton in the November election.
Former President Jimmy Carter is also at the luncheon.
Also attending are members of Congress, Supreme Court justices and some of Trump’s Cabinet picks.
Far fewer riders used Washington’s Metro system on Friday than for previous inaugurations.
As of 11 a.m., there were 193,000 trips taken, according to the transit service’s Twitter account.
At the same hour eight years ago for President Barack Obama’s first inaugural, there had been 513,000 trips. Four years later, there were 317,000 for Obama’s second inauguration.
There were 197,000 at 11 a.m. in 2005 for President George W. Bush’s second inauguration.
The Metro system also posted that only two parking lots at stations were more than 60 percent full.
Donald Trump isn’t wasting much time before signing some presidential paperwork.
Press secretary Sean Spicer says on Twitter that the new president is signing formal nominations for each of his Cabinet picks and other members of the new administration.
He’s also signing a proclamation for a National Day of Patriotism and legislation that clears the way for retired Marine Gen. James Mattis to run the Pentagon, if confirmed by the Senate.
Trump signed the documents as he was surrounded by lawmakers and his family members, and he handed out ceremonial pens to members of Congress.
Former President Barack Obama is thanking supporters before he departs for a vacation in California — saying that they “proved the power of hope.”
Obama was joined by former first lady Michelle Obama at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. They took a helicopter there from the Capitol following President Donald Trump’s swearing-in ceremonies.
The outgoing president says he and his wife have sometimes been the “voice out front” but his push for changes in the country that began with his 2008 presidential campaign “has never been about us. It has always been about you.”
Police in the nation’s capital says two officers were injured and some police cars were damaged by protesters.
Police say officers used pepper spray to subdue protesters who were damaging cars, setting fires and destroying the property of businesses.
Police say they made “numerous arrests” and that an unspecified number of demonstrators have been charged with rioting.
President Donald Trump has signed legislation that clears the way for his defense secretary pick — retired Marine Gen. James Mattis — to run the Pentagon, if confirmed by the Senate.
A vote on Mattis is expected Friday.
There’s a law that bars former service members who’ve been out of uniform for less than seven years from holding the top Pentagon job. The restriction is meant to preserve civilian control of the military.
The measure signed by Trump soon after his took office grants Mattis a one-time exception.
Congress last allowed an exception to the law in 1950 for George Marshall, a former five-star Army general.
President Donald Trump is pledging to eliminate President Barack Obama’s environmental regulations. That includes Obama’s plan to address climate change.
As Trump was giving his inaugural address, the White House website listed several actions Trump will take to cancel “harmful and unnecessary policies.” Among them are Obama’s climate action plan and a clean water rule imposed by the Environmental Protection Agency.
The climate plan is intended as a broad-based strategy to cut greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming. The plan includes a series of rules that limit carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants.
The water rule is intended to protect smaller streams, tributaries and wetlands from development.
Randy Showalter says he felt inspired as he stood on the National Mall and listened to Donald Trump’s inauguration speech.
Showalter is a 36-year-old diesel mechanic and father of five from Mount Solon, Virginia. He’d never attended an inauguration before and says Trump spoke to him in a way that no other politician has.
Showalter says: “I feel like there’s an American pride that I’ve never felt, honestly, in my life.”
He was wearing the Trump campaign’s signature red “Make America Great Again” hat, says he’s optimistic about Trump’s pledges to improve the economy and create working-class jobs.
Showalter says the billionaire “understands that the working man is what makes him rich. He understands what a real blue-collar working man is.”
The prime minister of Japan — one of America’s closest allies — is congratulating Donald Trump on his inauguration and says he wants to strengthen the “unwavering” ties between the two nations.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (SHEEN-zoh AH-bay) issued his statement minutes after Trump took the oath of office as the 45th U.S. president.
Abe says he looks forward to meeting Trump again “at the earliest possible occasion” to send a message to the world on the importance of the Japan-U.S. alliance.
Japanese media have reported Abe may visit the U.S. in late January.
Foreign ministers from Poland and Lithuania say they’re looking forward to working constructively with the Trump administration. They’re playing down anxieties that President Donald Trump’s pro-Russian views could hurt the region’s interests.
Witold Waszczykowski says Poland is hopeful about the U.S. change. He’s noting with some bitterness that the region felt neglected by former President Barack Obama in the early years of his administration.
Trump has caused unease in Central and Eastern Europe nations that he might sacrifice their security needs at a time they are especially fearful of Russia.
Linas Linkevicius of Lithuania says some of Trump’s statements have been “confusing” but says he’s not jumping to any conclusions.
Pope Francis has congratulated Donald Trump on his inauguration and urged the new U.S. president to show concern for the poor, the outcast and those in need who “stand before our door.”
Francis says in a message that he’s praying Trump’s decisions will be guided by the “rich spiritual and ethical values” that have shaped America’s history.
The pope also offers these words: “Under your leadership, may America’s stature continue to be measured above all by its concern for the poor, the outcast and those in need.”
Donald Trump has closed his first speech as president with his campaign slogan: “Make America great again.”
Trump is borrowing from his campaign speeches and promising this: “Together we will make America strong again,” wealthy again, strong again and proud again.
“And yes,” he says, “together, we will make America great again.”
Donald Trump says that when Americans open their heart to patriotism, “there is no room for prejudice.”
In his inauguration address, Trump is repeating a campaign promise to eradicate “radical Islam” from the face of the earth.
Trump is promising to seek friendship with all nations by reinforcing existing alliances and forming new ones.
President Donald Trump is suggesting that his election will lead to a “new national pride” that will “heal our divisions.”
Trump, after beginning his speech with a dark accounting of America, says “the time for empty talk is over. Now arrives the hour of action.”
Trump suggested that Americans from different backgrounds are united by the same goals and hopes.
He says kids in cities such as Detroit or rural areas like Nebraska “look up at the same sky” and that soldiers of different races “bleed the same red of patriotism.”
President Donald Trump says in his inauguration speech that an America united is an America that’s “totally unstoppable.”
Trump says Americans must speak their minds openly and disagree honestly, but they must always pursue solidarity.
Trump says Americans need not fear — they’re protected by military and law enforcement personnel.
But most importantly, he says, “we will be protected by God.”
President Donald Trump says that when Americans open their heart to patriotism, “there is no room for prejudice.”
Trump is repeating a campaign promise to eradicate “radical Islam.” He says he’ll rebuild America’s roads, bridges, airports and railways by following “two simple rules: buy American and hire American.”
Trump is promising to seek friendship with all nations by reinforcing existing alliances and forming new ones.
In his inauguration speech, President Donald Trump is repeating the dark vision and the list of the country’s woes that he hit on during the campaign.
Trump describes closed factories as “tombstones” that dot the county and says the federal government has spent billions defending “other nations’ borders while refusing to defend our own.”
The Republican president says the U.S. “will confront hardships but we will get the job done.”
He says the oath of office he just took “is an oath of allegiance to all Americans” and said that the country will share “one glorious destiny.”
President Donald Trump says that he will govern the country by putting America first.
Trump is saying in his first speech as president that “from this day forward, a new vision will govern our hand” and that “from this day forward it’s going to be only America first.”
Trump says that every decision he makes, on issues from trade to taxes to immigration and foreign affairs will be made to benefit American workers and families.
He says “We must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries” taking American jobs.
Trump says that under his leadership, America “will start winning like never before.”
President Donald Trump says Americans came by the tens of millions to become part of a historic movement “the likes of which the world has never seen before.”
Trump says the United States exists to serve its citizens.
He says Americans want great schools, safe neighborhoods and good jobs.
But he says too many people face a different reality: rusted-out factories, a bad education system, crime, gangs and drugs.
Trump says the “carnage stops right here and right now.”
President Donald Trump is declaring his victory a victory for working people.
Trump says in his inauguration speech: “Today we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another,” but “transferring power from Washington D.C. and giving it back to you, the people”
Trump says that, for too long, too few have had power and the people have paid the price.
He says: “Washington flourished but the people did not share in its wealth. Politicians prospered but the jobs left and the factories closed.”
He says, “That all changes starting right here and right now.”
Trump is also thanking former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama for their “gracious” aid through the transition.
President Donald Trump says change starts “right here and right now.”
The new president is using his inaugural address to say it doesn’t matter which party controls the government. He says that what matters is “whether our government is controlled by the people.”
Trump says the forgotten men and women of the country “will be forgotten no longer.”
President Donald Trump is beginning his inaugural address by saying that “together we will determine the course of America and the world for many, many years to come.”
He says Americans have “joined a great national effort to build our country and restore its promise for all people.”
It began to rain in Washington as Trump started speaking.
Trump also thanked all of the past presidents in attendance, including former campaign foes Barack Obama and Bill Clinton.
U.S. embassies and consulates in at least 10 nations in Asia, Europe and Latin America are warning of potentially violent protests through the weekend against the inauguration of Donald Trump as U.S. president.
Security notices posted by U.S. diplomatic missions in Chile, Denmark, France, Greece, Haiti, Italy the Netherlands, Paraguay, Portugal and the Philippines advise American in those countries to steer clear of embassies and consulates on Friday and, in some cases, on Saturday and Sunday. That’s due to the possibility of unrest and clashes with police.
The notices say the planned demonstrations are either focused on “U.S. politics” or are “inauguration-related.”
Incoming first lady Melania (meh-LAH’-nee-ah) Trump is wearing a sky blue cashmere jacket and mock turtleneck combination by Ralph Lauren for Inauguration Day.
In a statement, the Lauren Corp. says: “It was important to us to uphold and celebrate the tradition of creating iconic American style for this moment.”
Mrs. Trump’s hair is in a soft updo and accessorized with long suede gloves and matching stilettos. She was greeted at the White House by President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. Mrs. Obama was wearing red, short-sleeve dress.
Ivanka Trump chose Oscar de la Renta, and Hillary Clinton showed up in a white Ralph Lauren pantsuit that harkened back to the one she wore to accept the Democratic nomination for president at her party’s convention in July. Her jacket matched.
Who else made a large fashion statement for Trump’s big day?
Trump senior adviser Kellyanne Conway wore a military-style wool coat by Gucci of red, white and blue, with two rows of cat-head buttons and a matching red cloche hat. She described her look as “Trump revolutionary wear.”
President Barack Obama’s departing White House staff is offering a subtle message on the walls of their lower press office as he leaves office.
Obama aides left up on a wall printed front pages from some of Obama’s biggest moments, including his 2009 inaugural, his signing of his health care law and the death of Osama bin Laden.
The wall typically features the day’s front pages. The compilation of Obama front pages was put up about a week ago.
Obama’s press offices were largely emptied out when Trump arrived at the White House for tea with the outgoing president.
It was unclear whether the front pages will still be there when Trump’s team arrives. A cleaning crew was expected to prepare the premises for the incoming administration.
Hillary Clinton says she’s attending Donald Trump’s inauguration to “honor our democracy.”
Clinton made the comment on Twitter Trump took the oath of office. Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton are both in attendance.
Here’s what Clinton is saying: “I’m here today to honor our democracy & its enduring values. I will never stop believing in our country & its future.”
President Barack Obama and his successor, Donald Trump, are departing the White House to head to Trump’s inauguration.
The pair got into a limousine that will take them to the Capitol.
Also on their way are Vice President Joe Biden, first lady Michelle Obama and Trump’s wife, Melania (meh-LAH’-nee-ah).
Crowds on the National Mall — where people without tickets can watch the inauguration — are growing steadily.
But less than two hours before the swearing-in, there are still wide swaths of empty space. There are strong suggestions that the crowds will not match President Barack Obama’s first inaugural eight years ago.
Some people were prevented by security barriers from getting closer to the Capitol despite having plenty of space in front of them.
The grass on the Mall was protected by white plastic and there were some muddy spots amid intermittent rain.
Most of the Donald Trump backers who are walking to the inauguration past Union Station in Washington are trying to ignore protesters outside the train station.
Then there’s Doug Rahm, who engaged in a lengthy and sometimes profane yelling match with protesters.
“Get a job,” Rahm said. “Stop crying snowflakes, Trump won.”
Rahm — who’s from Philadelphia and does high-rise restorations, is with Bikers for Trump. He says the protesters should get behind the new president.
He says, “This is unite America day.”
President Barack Obama has left a letter for his successor in the Oval Office before departing the White House — as is the tradition from one president to the next.
The White House is providing no details about what Obama conveyed to Donald Trump.
Obama campaigned vigorously against Trump. But the president and president-elect have had regular phone conversations since the election, with the president offering guidance and advice.
Belgium’s prime minister hopes Donald Trump will uphold NATO’s security guarantees and live up to the expectations of the American people.
Charles Michel says in a statement before Trump takes the oath of office that “it is essential that our engagement is maintained” to guarantee peace and stability through NATO.
Trump has called NATO “obsolete” and says European members aren’t paying their fair share.
Michel’s statement contains no congratulations. He does say “the expectations of the American people are high” and hopes Trump “will be able to deliver.”
Michel also says the European Union is entering a new era and it’s his belief “that Europe more than ever needs to defend its own agenda and interests.”
The White House says members of the residence staff have presented President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama with two American flags that were flown atop the building.
One of the flags was flown on the first day of Obama’s presidency. The other was flown on his final morning as president.
The Obamas are preparing to depart the White House for the last time as president and first lady when they head to Donald Trump’s inauguration.
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are asking the public to help them develop projects for his new presidential center on Chicago’s South Side.
The Obamas are starting up a foundation website — Obama.org — in the hours before Donald Trump is inaugurated the 45th president.
Obama says the foundation’s projects will be developed “all over the city, the country and the world.” He asks Americans to “tell us what you want this project to be and tell us what’s on your mind.”
The foundation is developing Obama’s presidential library and center in Chicago.
Donald Trump is heading to the White House to meet with President Barack Obama.
Trump has left St. John’s Church across from the White House. He paused to shake hands with a clergy member at the door and then walked to his waiting vehicle.
There were cheers from supporters as Trump left the church.
He was followed by family members and Vice President-elect Mike Pence. Pence said he was “very humbled” when he was asked about his message for the day.
President Barack Obama is taking a final stroll from the Oval Office through the Rose Garden as a sitting president. He’s soon to welcome his successor, Donald Trump, to the White House.
Obama was seen leaving papers on his desk in the Oval Office. He’s told reporters he’s feeling nostalgic on his final day as president.
He says his final message to the American people is “thank you.”
President Barack Obama is bidding farewell on Twitter.
Here’s what it says on the official presidential account: “It’s been the honor of my life to serve you.”
The president has been striking an optimistic tone in the final days of his administration.
He tells followers that he’s “still asking you to believe – not in my ability to bring about change, but in yours.”
The president is also asking people to share their thoughts about the focus of his new foundation’s work.
He says: “I won’t stop; I’ll be right there with you as a citizen, inspired by your voices of truth and justice, good humor, and love.”
Donald Trump will soon have a new home — the White House.
But what about another property just down Pennsylvania Avenue: the hotel he leases from the federal government at the Old Post Office building.
The contract with the General Services Administration bars elected officials from benefiting from it. Yet Trump hasn’t said he’s divested from the hotel — and he hasn’t tried to alter the contract.
House Democrats say GSA officials told them that Trump would violate the contract the moment he takes office. The GSA has said publicly it won’t weigh in on the matter until after Trump’s in office.
Protesters are trying to block access to security checkpoints across Washington to prevent spectators from making to Donald Trump’s inauguration festivities.
But so far, they’re not having too much success.
At one checkpoint a line of protesters are chanting “this checkpoint is closed” but a video of the scene posted online shows people going around them.
Police are directing people to walk around the lines of protesters.
The Washington Post is quoting a Washington police officer by name and saying one checkpoint was shut down at 8:30 a.m. due to protesters.
Moscow is hoping for better ties with the United States, and Russian officials and lawmakers are welcoming Donald Trump’s inauguration as the start of a potential new chapter.
In Moscow and other Russian cities, people have gathered at parties to celebrate Trump’s impending ascension to power.
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (dih-MEE’-tree med-VYEH’-dyev) says that while Trump’s policy toward Russia is unclear yet, “we are hoping that reason will prevail.”
Medvedev says on Facebook: “We are ready to do our share of the work in order to improve the relationship.”
About 100 protesters are attempting to block a gate near the inaugural parade route in Washington.
They’re calling for a response to climate change and they’re holding signs that say “Resist Trump, climate justice now.”
There are also chants of “This is what democracy looks like!”
Police are keeping a lane open for ticket holders to get through.
House Democrats will wear special buttons at Donald Trump’s inauguration as a silent protest of Republican efforts to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care law.
The blue buttons say #protectourcare. That’s a Twitter hashtag that some advocacy groups have been using to rally support for the law.
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi has asked Democrats to show solidarity at the swearing-in and wear the buttons.
More than 50 House Democrats plan to boycott the ceremony. Some are citing Trump’s criticism of John Lewis, the Georgia congressman and civil rights leader who’s questioned Trump’s legitimacy to be the next president.
Donald Trump says his inauguration will have “an unbelievable, perhaps record-setting turnout.” Organizers of a protest the next day say their event will be the biggest demonstration in history to welcome a new president.
But how many people will show up at those gatherings? That’s a question that may never be answered satisfactorily.
There won’t be an official tally at Friday’s inaugural festivities or the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday.
For decades, the National Park Service provided official crowd estimates for gatherings on the National Mall.
But the agency stopped providing counts after organizers at 1995’s Million Man March threatened a lawsuit. They complained that the National Park Service undercounted attendance at the march.
It was still dark when Jeff McNeely and Rob Wyatt woke up and caught an early train to Washington for Donald Trump’s inauguration.
The political activists from North Carolina say they supported Trump from early on and wanted to witness the historic day in person.
McNeely calls Trump’s victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton “the greatest political upset of all time.”
Wyatt wants Americans to give Trump “the opportunity to learn.” Wyatt says Trump’s “going to make mistakes,” but he also says, “so has every president we’ve had.”
Actor Matthew McConaughey says the American people need to “embrace” the fact that Donald Trump won the election and make the best of the next four years.
The movie star says Americans need to “shake hands with the fact that this is happening and it’s going down.”
McConaughey is in London promoting two new movies and says he’s planning to watch the swearing-in live.
He’s predicting that “it’s going to be a dynamic four years.”
President-elect Donald Trump has emerged from Blair House to start the Inauguration Day festivities.
Trump and his wife, Melania, stepped out of the government guest house next to the White House just after 8:30 a.m. and took a motorcade for the short drive to St. John’s Episcopal Church. A light rain is falling.
After the service, they’ll head to the White House to be greeted by President Barack Obama.
Why should Inauguration Day be any different for Donald Trump?
He’s up and tweeting early again.
Here’s what he says: “It all begins today! I will see you at 11:00 A.M. for the swearing-in. THE MOVEMENT CONTINUES – THE WORK BEGINS!”
Trump and his wife, Melania, are set to begin their day at St. John’s Episcopal Church, across from the White House.
Later in the morning, they’ll meet with President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama at the White House. Then comes the trip to the Capitol for the swearing-in ceremony.
It’s still early in Washington on Inauguration Day, but the protesters who vowed to keep guests with tickets from watching Donald Trump take the oath of office aren’t having much luck.
Dozens of protesters are lined up at the “blue gate” entrance to a seating area on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol, holding signs that read “Free Palestine” and “Let Freedom ring.” Some are wearing orange jumpsuits with black hoods over their faces, protesting U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay.
But police are behind the protesters, allowing those with tickets to make their way through the gate. On the other side of the Capitol, things are quiet and orderly at the “orange gate.”
Eleanor Goldfield helped organize the #DisruptJ20 protests. At the “blue gate,” she says they want to show Trump and his supporters that they will not be silent throughout his presidency. She calls Trump supporters “misguided, misinformed or just plain dangerous.”
Kevin Puchalski is a 24-year-old construction worker who drove to Washington from Philadelphia with two friends to see Donald Trump’s inauguration as the next president.
He says that while Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton had much more support than Trump in his hometown, he attended a Trump rally in rural Pennsylvania and “it was fantastic.”
He says, “I’m here for history. This is the first president that I voted for that won.”
Trump’s victory in Pennsylvania was key to his Electoral College win over Clinton. The state had voted for the Democratic nominee in the previous six presidential elections.
Puchalski says his main hope for Trump is that he fulfills his promise to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border. He says, “The wall. Honestly, that is true. The wall. Keep the illegals out.”
It’s not just voters from across the country visiting Washington to celebrate the inauguration of Donald Trump.
On the eve of the inauguration, Brexit leader Nigel Farage toasted the president-elect at a reception on the top floor of a hotel overlooking the White House.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant joined him on Thursday night, describing himself as the matchmaker between Trump and Farage.
Farage noted that in 2016, British voters chose to leave the European Union and American voters picked Trump. It said it would be a year remembered as a pivot point in history, and the crowd of lobbyists, Trump boosters and British political and media figures cheered.
Farage said he agreed with Trump’s assessment of himself as “Mr. Brexit plus-plus-plus.” He added that Trump is “the only person I’ve ever met in my life who makes me feel like an introvert.”
Before dawn on Inauguration Day in Washington, only a few lights were at the White House residence, where President Barack Obama and his family have lived for the past eight years.
Klieg lights brightened the viewing stand from which incoming President Donald Trump will view the parade route later in the day.
Trump and his family were spending the night at Blair House, just across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House.
Lafayette Square outside the White House was fenced off with large metal barriers and security lines moved briskly to let outgoing White House staff and members of the media into the White House complex early in the morning.
Americans eager to see the Donald Trump take the oath of office as the nation’s next president are starting to make their way through downtown Washington and onto the National Mall.
Dump trucks, police cars and National Guard soldiers and Washington D.C. police are manning street corners in the city’s downtown, blocking vehicle access for blocks around the Mall.
But there’s plenty of room on the sidewalks for those clutching engraved tickets for a seat to Trump’s inauguration, as well as those without who plan to watch from spots between the Capitol and the Washington monument.
The “red gate” ticket entrance opened to cheers before dawn from those who are braving the cold and waiting in line in the city’s East End neighborhood. Some in the crowd began a chant of “USA!” Others picked up “Make America Great Again” hats and other Trump gear from street vendors.
Donald Trump upended American politics and energized voters angry with Washington, and now the real estate mogul and reality television star will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.
Republicans will be in control of the White House for the first time in eight years.
Ebullient Trump supporters have flocked to the nation’s capital for the inaugural festivities, some wearing red hats emblazoned with his “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan.
The president-in-waiting will attend church with his family Friday morning, then meet President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama for tea at the White House. The Trumps and the Obamas will travel together in the presidential limousine for the short trip to the Capitol for the noon swearing-in ceremony.
Permanent link to this article: http://www.internetking.us/wordpress/2017/01/20/the-latest-news-on-trump-in-time-order-est/
Eds: Updates photos. With AP Photos.
With hopes and fears, a divided America watches inauguration
MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, Associated Press
ADRIAN, Mich. (AP) — In living rooms, cafes and offices, people across America watched Donald Trump become the nation’s 45th president on Friday, with many eagerly anticipating the historic transition and others deeply fearing it.
Among them was a retired autoworker in Michigan who was awe-struck by the inauguration, another retiree from Kentucky who planned to counter protest in support of Trump and a Mexican immigrant in Phoenix worried about the future. Others avoided watching the ceremony altogether, underscoring America’s deep political divide.
Here’s what they had to say:
‘WHAT A MOMENT’
Gary Krohn watched the proceedings at a Fraternal Order of Eagles chapter in Adrian, Michigan, an iced tea in front of him.
“This is history in the making right here,” the 69-year-old General Motors retiree said as he watched dignitaries walking through the Capitol building with President Barack Obama on a TV affixed to a wall.
“These pictures are priceless,” Krohn said.
Krohn said Trump wants to make “this country great again, not for himself, but for all Americans.”
When Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts shook Trump’s hand following the oath, Krohn slowly shook his head and said: “What a moment.”
About a dozen people joined Krohn at the Eagles hall to watch, most of them sitting at the bar. Krohn and a fellow Trump supporter clapped enthusiastically during the ceremony.
Krohn, who was named for film star Gary Cooper and worked for GM for 30 years, said he is counting on Trump to fulfill his pledge to bring more jobs to America.
‘REFORM, YES, LET’S DO IT’
Luis Padilla immigrated to the United States from Honduras 20 years ago. But the economy, not immigration, was his main reason for supporting Trump. Padilla, who is 50, said he respects Trump’s business background.
“When he talks about (how) he’s going to bring jobs, as a worker I like that because people need jobs,” said Padilla, who graduated from college and lives and works as a school counselor in Broadway, Virginia.
On Friday, he roamed the National Mall with a broad smile on his face, wearing a red “Trump 2016” hat and a leather jacket with American-flag sleeves. He politely chatted with anti-Trump protesters and praised them for exercising their right to free speech.
Padilla said he also expects Trump to push for comprehensive immigration reform that benefits hard-working, law-abiding people.
“Reform, yes, let’s do it,” he said. “People who’ve been here for years, with no criminal background, they should be able to have something.”
‘MY COMMUNITY IS SCARED’
Claudia Faudoa watched nervously as Trump was sworn in, fidgeting and occasionally commenting on her worries.
Faudoa, a 44-year-old immigrant from Mexico who has been living in the United States without legal status for 23 years, is an organizer with the immigration advocacy group Promise Arizona. She watched the inauguration at the group’s office in a Phoenix church.
She teared up as she spoke about her concerns over Trump’s immigration positions, including a promise to dismantle the Obama administration program that provides protection to young people who lack legal status. As the mother of three U.S.-born children, Faudoa said she also worries about a similar program that would have benefited parents like her who lack legal status but have citizen children. That program has been on hold while it is challenged in court.
“My community is scared. We don’t know what’s going to happen. So we’re going to defend and resist here,” she said.
‘A LOT OF PEOPLE WILL BE IGNORED AND HURT’
In an Oakland, California, living room, 42-year-old Melissa Crisp-Cooper watched Trump speak about bringing power back to the people and assuring them they will never be ignored again.
“I think a lot of people will be ignored and hurt,” said Crisp-Cooper, who has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair. She describes herself as an idealistic Bernie Sanders fan and talked back at the television frequently during Trump’s 16-minute speech.
Crisp-Cooper does not feel like she’s a part of Trump’s America. She said she is “terrified” the country will slide back on progress it has made in rights for women, immigrants, gays and the disabled.
‘I FEEL GOOD ABOUT AMERICA AGAIN’
Roy Nichols said Trump’s victory has given him a new optimism about the country’s future.
“I feel good about America again,” Nichols said outside Union Station in Washington, D.C. The 64-year-old retiree from Paducah, Kentucky, traveled to Washington to be a counter protester supporting Trump and planned to be at Saturday’s women’s march as well.
He said his son had completed multiple military deployments to the Middle East, and he particularly admired Trump’s hard-line stance against the Islamic State group.
“At least give him a chance,” Nichols said.
‘LOOKING FORWARD TO BEING PROUD TO BE AMERICAN AGAIN’
Trump wasn’t Sue Moore’s first or even second choice as the Republican Party’s presidential nominee.
But during Trump’s inauguration, the 57-year-old GOP activist chanted “We will make America great again!” She was surrounded by about 100 other people inside Pete’s Greek Town Cafe in Denver who also enthusiastically chanted during Trump’s inaugural address.
“He killed it. He knocked it out of the park,” Moore said as others shouted and exchanged high-fives.
For Moore, a residential landlord, Trump’s presidency marks a collective coming-out party of sorts: “We are not ashamed for being exceptional anymore,” Moore said. “I’m looking forward to being proud to be American again. It’s OK to be successful and to be proud of it. I’m tired of America having to apologize around the world.”
Moore is a self-described “Ron Paul acolyte” who’s socially liberal but fiscally conservative. She hopes that Trump can ease the nation’s divisions by generating jobs and a stronger economy.
“Hopefully he’ll create jobs, and everyone will jump on board,” she said.
‘IT’S REALLY HAPPENING’
Elisa Catrina Chavez skipped watching the inauguration and instead attended a concert and sing-along in Seattle. The concert was dubbed a “bed-in” after John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s protest of the Vietnam War.
The 28-year-old artist who was born and raised in Texas described feeling ill on election night. While attending the concert, Trump’s swearing-in lingered in her mind.
“I felt a little ill again thinking, it’s really happening,” she said.
Chavez is chiefly worried about the Affordable Care Act being repealed. For now, she’s pinning her hopes on state politics, where she wants Democrats to retake the state Senate.
Associated Press journalists Jim Anderson in Denver; Janie Har in Oakland, California; Manuel Valdes in Seattle; Astrid Galvan in Phoenix; Adriana Gomez Licon in Miami; Barbara Rodriguez in Des Moines, Iowa; Mike Householder in Adrian, Michigan; Holly Ramer in Hooksett, New Hampshire; Alex Sanz in Johns Creek, Georgia; Brady McCombs in Salt Lake City; Jonthan Drew in Garner, North Carolina; Ivan Moreno in Brookfield, Wisconsin; and Alanna Durkin Richer, Ben Nuckols, Brian Witte and Alan Suderman in Washington, D.C.; contributed to this report.
Permanent link to this article: http://www.internetking.us/wordpress/2017/01/20/with-hopes-and-fears-a-divided-america-watches-inauguration/
Permanent link to this article: http://www.internetking.us/wordpress/2017/01/20/trump-inauguration-northwest-protests/
Full text of the inauguration speech as delivered by Donald J. Trump:
Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you.
Together, we will determine the course of America and the world for years to come.
Every four years, we gather on these steps to carry out the orderly and peaceful transfer of power, and we are grateful to President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama for their gracious aid throughout this transition. They have been magnificent.
Today’s ceremony, however, has very special meaning. Because today we are not merely transferring power from one Administration to another, or from one party to another – but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C. and giving it back to you, the American People.
For too long, a small group in our nation’s Capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost.
Washington flourished – but the people did not share in its wealth.
Politicians prospered – but the jobs left, and the factories closed.
The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country.
Their victories have not been your victories; their triumphs have not been your triumphs; and while they celebrated in our nation’s Capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land.
That all changes – starting right here, and right now, because this moment is your moment: it belongs to you.
It belongs to everyone gathered here today and everyone watching all across America.
This is your day. This is your celebration.
And this, the United States of America, is your country.
What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people.
January 20th 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again.
The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer.
Everyone is listening to you now.
You came by the tens of millions to become part of a historic movement the likes of which the world has never seen before.
At the center of this movement is a crucial conviction: that a nation exists to serve its citizens.
Americans want great schools for their children, safe neighborhoods for their families, and good jobs for themselves.
These are the just and reasonable demands of a righteous public.
But for too many of our citizens, a different reality exists: Mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities; rusted-out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape of our nation; an education system, flush with cash, but which leaves our young and beautiful students deprived of knowledge; and the crime and gangs and drugs that have stolen too many lives and robbed our country of so much unrealized potential.
This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.
We are one nation – and their pain is our pain. Their dreams are our dreams; and their success will be our success. We share one heart, one home, and one glorious destiny.
The oath of office I take today is an oath of allegiance to all Americans.
For many decades, we’ve enriched foreign industry at the expense of American industry;
Subsidized the armies of other countries while allowing for the very sad depletion of our military;
We’ve defended other nation’s borders while refusing to defend our own;
And spent trillions of dollars overseas while America’s infrastructure has fallen into disrepair and decay.
We’ve made other countries rich while the wealth, strength, and confidence of our country has disappeared over the horizon.
One by one, the factories shuttered and left our shores, with not even a thought about the millions upon millions of American workers left behind.
The wealth of our middle class has been ripped from their homes and then redistributed across the entire world.
But that is the past. And now we are looking only to the future.
We assembled here today are issuing a new decree to be heard in every city, in every foreign capital, and in every hall of power.
From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land.
From this moment on, it’s going to be America First.
Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs, will be made to benefit American workers and American families.
We must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries making our products, stealing our companies, and destroying our jobs. Protection will lead to great prosperity and strength.
I will fight for you with every breath in my body – and I will never, ever let you down.
America will start winning again, winning like never before.
We will bring back our jobs. We will bring back our borders. We will bring back our wealth. And we will bring back our dreams.
We will build new roads, and highways, and bridges, and airports, and tunnels, and railways all across our wonderful nation.
We will get our people off of welfare and back to work – rebuilding our country with American hands and American labor.
We will follow two simple rules: Buy American and Hire American.
We will seek friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world – but we do so with the understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their own interests first.
We do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example for everyone to follow.
We will reinforce old alliances and form new ones – and unite the civilized world against Radical Islamic Terrorism, which we will eradicate completely from the face of the Earth.
At the bedrock of our politics will be a total allegiance to the United States of America, and through our loyalty to our country, we will rediscover our loyalty to each other.
When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice.
The Bible tells us, “how good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity.”
We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity.
When America is united, America is totally unstoppable.
There should be no fear – we are protected, and we will always be protected.
We will be protected by the great men and women of our military and law enforcement and, most importantly, we are protected by God.
Finally, we must think big and dream even bigger.
In America, we understand that a nation is only living as long as it is striving.
We will no longer accept politicians who are all talk and no action – constantly complaining but never doing anything about it.
The time for empty talk is over.
Now arrives the hour of action.
Do not let anyone tell you it cannot be done. No challenge can match the heart and fight and spirit of America.
We will not fail. Our country will thrive and prosper again.
We stand at the birth of a new millennium, ready to unlock the mysteries of space, to free the Earth from the miseries of disease, and to harness the energies, industries and technologies of tomorrow.
A new national pride will stir our souls, lift our sights, and heal our divisions.
It is time to remember that old wisdom our soldiers will never forget: that whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots, we all enjoy the same glorious freedoms, and we all salute the same great American Flag.
And whether a child is born in the urban sprawl of Detroit or the windswept plains of Nebraska, they look up at the same night sky, they fill their heart with the same dreams, and they are infused with the breath of life by the same almighty Creator.
So to all Americans, in every city near and far, small and large, from mountain to mountain, and from ocean to ocean, hear these words:
You will never be ignored again.
Your voice, your hopes, and your dreams, will define our American destiny. And your courage and goodness and love will forever guide us along the way.
Together, We Will Make America Strong Again.
We Will Make America Wealthy Again.
We Will Make America Proud Again.
We Will Make America Safe Again.
And, Yes, Together, We Will Make America Great Again. Thank you, God Bless You, And God Bless America.
Permanent link to this article: http://www.internetking.us/wordpress/2017/01/20/36/
There is a new bill in the House and Senate that could potentially impact our current educational interpreter standard.
The Washington legislature passed HB 1144 back in 2012, which mandates all interpreters working in the K-12 setting meet a minimum qualification. HB 1144 granted authority to the professional educational standards board to determine which test Washington would use to assess interpreters. After a lot of research and debate, the board narrowly voted to adopt the EIPA test (recognized by RID and used in most states) instead of the ESSE (a test administered by the SEE Center). SEE advocates have been really, really upset about that decision ever since, and they have tried numerous times to introduce legislation that changes the standard to include the ESSE. DPAC, WSAD, and WSRID have collaborated to block this legislation from moving forward in the past. The legislature has only been hesitant to adopt this ESSE loophole legislation because there is no validity or reliability data to support the ESSE.
On January 13, 2017, the Senate introduced 5142 (and companion HB 1303. See here http://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=5142&Year=2017
This bill would do 2 things
1) This bill gives interpreters who have not received a passing score on the EIPA one more year to be able to take the test again, and
2) This bill asks the office of the superintendent to provide a report about how much it would cost for the legislature to actually pay for the ESSE validity and reliability data.
1) One Year Extension
2) Report About Funding ESSE Research
What should you do?
1) Contact your representatives and invite them to attend the legislative reception on Feb, 1st! We will be there even if you can’t make it, and we would love to talk to your representatives about this bill.
2) Let your representative know who you are and that you oppose this bill unless it is amended to strike Section 2.
3) Come to the committee hearing to testify or oppose this bill unless amended. No date is set, but please keep an eye out on the Washington Legislature website for notice of the next hearing.
Permanent link to this article: http://www.internetking.us/wordpress/2017/01/20/washington-legislature-urgent-attention-sb-5142-educational-interpreter-standard-amendment/
This article has been updated with additional anti-Trump protests planned for the Seattle area.
Protests immediately erupted in the Seattle after Donald Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton in the electoral college. Those protests may have just been a preview for Seattle.
People in the Seattle area plan to continue their opposition with a series of anti-Trump protests and events as Trump takes over the Oval Office. Nearly 2.9 million more people voted for Trump’s rival Clinton in the popular vote. The Seattle region was one of the areas that came out strong for Clinton. And more than 6 million people voted for third-party candidates.
There are three major events planned and targeted at President-elect Trump.
• Jan. 18: Poster-making party for upcoming anti-Trump protests.
• Jan. 19: Guerrilla Art School’s Night of Resistance. Artful Trump protests.
• Jan. 20: On Inauguration Day, a “Resist Trump: Occupy Inauguration – Seattle!” protest is planned for downtown Seattle at Westlake Park from 5-8 p.m. It is organized by Sawant’s political party, the Socialist Alternative, as well as Socialist Students of Seattle. The Facebook event indicates that more than 11,000 people are interested in participating in the demonstration, with 3,900 people confirmed as attending, and another 9,300 people invited to the protest.
The event specifically cites opposition to building a wall on the Mexican border, stopping the Dakota Access Pipeline, ending rape culture, and supporting Black Lives Matter. The Facebook event page reads:
The Democratic Party has proven they are incapable of stopping Trump. It is time to build a new party for the 99% based on the united power of all exploited and oppressed people, on movements for social and economic justice, on the belief that we CAN do better than this corrupt and rotten system!
#ResistTrump !! #OccupyInauguration !!
• Jan. 21: The day after the inauguration, the “Women’s March on Seattle” is planned between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. in downtown Seattle. A route for the march has yet to be released, but the Facebook event page states it starts at Judkins Park at 11 a.m. and ends at the Seattle Center. The women’s march is organized be four private citizens. As of Tuesday morning, the event has 30,000 people signed on for the Seattle march, with 41,000 more people interested in attending.
The event announcement reads:
In solidarity with the march taking place in Washington, DC, we will march in Seattle. ALL women, femme, trans, gender non-conforming, and feminist people (including men and boys) are invited to march. We are showing our support for the community members who have been marginalized by the recent election.
The Seattle women’s march is meant to coincide with the larger, national march on Washington D.C. that same day.
MyNorthwest included events in this post that will likely take over public or common space. There are additional events, some that require tickets that can be found here.
Permanent link to this article: http://www.internetking.us/wordpress/2017/01/20/what-you-need-to-know-anti-trump-protests-planned-in-seattle/
There will be a huge gathering for “resist Trump” rally before his
Westlake Center Plaza.
Friday January 20th.
4pm to 7pm.
Interpreters: Jeff Wildenstein and Michelle Sumner.
The event is actually all day long. But the main event is to begin at
One of the speakers is Kshama Sawant. She personally invited the Deaf
community to be present in recognition that even Deaf folks may be
impacted by the incoming Trump administration.
Please use public transportation (bus and light rail) as the easiest way
to get there. Traffic may be at a standstill.
Permanent link to this article: http://www.internetking.us/wordpress/2017/01/20/resist-trump-gathering-at-westlake-center-plaza-jan-20-friday-4-7pm/