Inside Donald Trump's Inauguration Day

The long and turbulent 2016 election reaches its final milestone today when Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. The inauguration of the controversial real estate mogul and former reality television star will largely follow tradition, but there will be several unique changes scattered throughout. The most personal touch comes in Trump's selection of Bible, as he's chosen his childhood Bible for the swearing-in ceremony. He will also use the Lincoln Bible, which has been used at three previous inaugural ceremonies: that of Abraham Lincoln in 1861, and for Barack Obama both in 2009 and 2013. ABC's MEGHAN KENEALLY has more.


Analysis: The Big Storylines to Watch on Trump's Inauguration Day (And Beyond)

There will be fewer balls (three, down from Obama's 10), fewer celebrities (no Beyoncé or Jessica Simpson), fewer members of Congress (John Lewis started something) and almost certainly dramatically fewer people on hand to watch (Obama set the record in 2009: 1.8 million). Yet a day marked by traditions and pageantry, with minute details dictated by the Constitution, will come with dramatic stakes for a nation still divided by an ugly presidential campaign and its aftermath, writes ABC's RICK KLEIN.


Powerhouse Politics - Conservatives Could Be 'Equally Unhappy' With Trump, Sen. Tim Scott Says

Sen. Tim Scott has a word of warning for fellow Republicans on the eve on Donald Trump's Inauguration: Get ready for the "unpredictable." "He did not run, in my opinion, as a conservative," Scott told ABC's JONATHAN KARL and RICK KLEIN on the "Powerhouse Politics" podcast. "He ran as an agent of change. So, we should expect to be equally unhappy with some of his policies -- from the right to the left. That's the one thing we'll have in common," said the South Carolina Republican. ABC's RYAN STRUYK has more:


Trump Tells Supporters: 'You're Not Forgotten Anymore'

President-elect Donald Trump addressed the crowd at his inaugural concert a day before officially being sworn in on Friday -- calling himself the "messenger" of a movement and portraying himself as the champion of the "forgotten man" and "forgotten woman," ABC's MEGHAN KENEALLY reports. "This journey began 18 months ago," he said in the brief remarks, following the country music-heavy concert. "I had something to do with it but you had much more to do with it than I did. I'm the messenger," Trump said at the Lincoln Memorial.


How Trump's Eldest Children Have Been Handling the White House Transition

In the days before the inauguration, President-elect Donald Trump's eldest children, Don Jr., Ivanka and Eric Trump, talked candidly in exclusive interviews with ABC News' "20/20" about the transition to the White House and how their lives may change. "I've certainly walked into his [Donald Trump's] office and I said, ‘Mr. President-elect,' and he smiles," Eric Trump told "20/20," ABC's LAUREN EFFRON and JOHN SANTUCCI report.

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