DONALD Trump has been sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.
The 70-year-old billionaire businessman took the oath of office at the inauguration ceremony in Washington DC.
Trump, who is said to have a personal fortune of more than $3.5 billion, pledged to unify his country and make it great “for all of our people” at a speech on Thursday night.
A massive security operation was put in place for the ceremony which was boycotted by more than 50 Democrat politicians.
Hundreds of thousands of supporters converged on the city but protesters were also expected to make their presence felt during the proceedings.
After his speech the President was due to lead a parade along Pennsylvania Avenue which will end at the White House.
The man appointed to be his vice-president, Indiana governor Mike Pence, was sworn in by Justice Thomas, of the US Supreme Court.