Barack Obama has just left the Oval Office for the last time as president, presumably having left a letter for Trump inside on the Resolute desk. Reporters called out as Obama walked down the West Wing colonnade.
Shepard Fairey, the artist who created the original Obama “Hope” poster, has done a new series titled We the People – check it out at Mic.com. The Washington Post has printed one entry on the back of today’s A section – for use at the inauguration?
We now have a roving live video stream of the Inauguration proceedings atop the blog. Soon we should be seeing the Trumps leaving church to head to the White House. Meanwhile there’s footage of the crowd on the National Mall.
Donald and Melania Trump, who was wearing a light blue outfit that TV anchors compared to the style of Jackie Kennedy, are leaving Blair House in Washington and getting into a large black car. Trump was wearing a long black coat and red tie.
About 28,000 security personnel, kilometres of fencing, roadblocks, street barricades and dump trucks laden with sand are part of the security cordon about eight square kilometres of central Washington, AP reports.