Donald Trump Inaugural Parade

Donald Trump made the almost 2 mile-long trek down Pennsylvania Avenue for his inaugural parade, as protests were breaking out just blocks away.

The Prez and First Lady remained in their limo for much of the Inaugural Parade -- from the Capitol to the White House -- but did opt to walk a few blocks of the route ... flanked by Secret Service.

Once outside their new home, they kicked back to view the rest of the show. Considering the violence that went on in Washington, D.C. today ... the parade was pretty damn smooth.

WALKIN' THE WALK

Ellen Page Gay Debate with Preacher ... Amid D.C. Protests

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STREET DEBATE
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Ellen Page got into a heated debate with a preacher over homosexuality ... and it all went down as chaos was building around them on the streets of Washington, D.C.

Ellen's in town for some inaugural events -- including the Women's March on Saturday -- but Friday outside the National Press Building she ended up going toe-to-toe, verbally, with a man of the cloth.

He labeled homosexuality "demonic," but Ellen kept her cool. She, at least, is there for peaceful debate.

Well played, Ellen.

Donald Trump Obama Watches Speech in Near Anguish

WINCING
CBS

President Obama could not hide his disdain and President Donald Trump made his position clear ... the Obama administration did no favors to America.

Obama winces and arguably scoffs as Trump says the course of our nation will change from weakness to greatness.

NOT HIDING ANYTHING

After the speech, you see Obama perfunctorily tell Trump, "Good job," but Michelle cannot hide her contempt.

Prez Trump and Melania We're @POTUS and @FLOTUS Now

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Twitter's official POTUS and FLOTUS handles have changed profile images to President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump.

Twitter made the switch almost immediately after Trump was sworn in as the 45th Prez. Meanwhile, the Obamas are now @POTUS44 and @FLOTUS44.

This appears to be the first time in history Twitter's done this. Tweeting wasn't nearly as widespread in 2009, and @POTUS wasn't created until 2015.

Peaceful transition ... on social media. Just as the forefathers wanted it.

Donald Trump Takes the Oath ... Becomes 45th POTUS

I DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR ...

Donald Trump was sworn in Friday as the 45th President of the United States at the U.S. Capitol.

The oath itself went off without a hitch ... however, Prez Trump's speech -- filled with images of an America in ruins -- seemed to rub the Obamas the wrong way. It was written all over their faces.

As for 16-year-old Jackie Evancho's 'Star Spangled Banner' -- flawless.

THE NATIONAL ANTHEM

Attendance wasn't quite the record-setter the new POTUS hoped it would be. Looks like Barack gets to hold on to his 2009 record ... which was estimated to be about 2 million.

Trump Protesters Clash Street Fight, Violence Breaking Out Near Inauguration

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VIOLENCE IN THE STREETS
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Anti-Trump protests are already getting violent -- we got this crazy video of a fight breaking out on a Washington, D.C. street, and a woman was assaulted ... just one block from the inauguration.

It's unclear what sparked the conflict, but it appears some Trump protesters pissed off a group of men walking past them ... then all hell broke loose. Radio host Alex Jones was nearby and shouted for cops as one of the men hit a female protester.

Officers responded quickly, but it's obvious it's going to be a tense day in Washington. We're already seeing roving groups of masked people destroying property.

SMASHING WINDOWS
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Donald Trump Inauguration Free Weed! 4,000+ Joints Spark Up

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YOU GET A JOINT, AND YOU GET A JOINT
MSNBC

Donald Trump's inauguration parade may encounter some secondhand weed smoke since more than 4,000 joints will spark up at once just a few miles away.

Pro-weed group org DCMJ is handing out upwards of 4,200 free joints to the public Friday at DuPont Circle -- about 3 miles away from the US Capitol, where Trump will be sworn in.

The ceremony will fire up 4 minutes and 20 seconds into Trump's Presidency.

The point of the rally ... to advocate for federal legalization of weed.

Donald Trump & Melania First Dance 'My Way' Sung By Trio

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I'M DOING MY PART
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The song for Donald Trump's first dance as President of the United States will be to "My Way" ... and since Sinatra is no longer available, it will take 3 to fill his shoes.

Trump and Melania will dance to the song, performed by Erin Boheme, Nickie Conley and Jason Eskridge ... all singers out of Nashville.

As TMZ reported, Paul Anka, who wrote the song for Frank Sinatra was also asked to perform the epic tune over Inaugural weekend but had to back out because of a custody trial and medical issues.

Anka actually changed the lyrics and stylized the song for Trump years ago and sang it 3 times during events at Mar-a-Lago. But Erin tells us she and the other 2 will do the OG Sinatra version.

Donald, Melania, Barack and Michelle Coffee Convo At The White House

A KISS AND COFFEE
CNN

Tradition reigned at The White House when President Barack Obama and Michelle met on the portico and the new First Lady presented the outgoing one with something Tiffany.

It's a tradition before the swearing in that the 2 couples talk over coffee at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

The tradition was started in 2009, when Michelle Obama gave Laura Bush a present.

Melania Trump Takes Page Out of Jackie Kennedy Playbook

Melania Trump was at once modern and a throwback as she emerged from Blair House on Inauguration Day ... turns out most First Ladies in modern times had the same idea.

Melania's powder blue dress was in the same family as the coat Jackie Kennedy wore 56 years ago to the day.

There are a couple of First Ladies who broke from the pack. Take a guess, and check it out.

Alec Baldwin New Yorkers Need to Protect New Yorkers from Trump

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STAY NEW YORK STRONG
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Alec Baldwin, almost certainly the second most famous "Donald Trump" in the world, had a measured but strong reaction to the ascendancy of Donald Trump during a NYC protest.

Baldwin, who famously mocks Trump on "Saturday Night Live," was front and center at an anti-Trump rally in The Big Apple. He's certainly not refusing to accept the reality, but he's also clear ... he feels there's a missing "humanistic" chip in Trump's DNA, so New Yorkers need to rally together to protect themselves.

Cher Understanding for Trump Supporters Even If I'm Against Him

EXCLUSIVE 1/19/17
I HAVE HOPE
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Cher is coming out in the final hours before Donald Trump is sworn in with a message for his supporters and the incoming prez himself.

We got Cher at an anti-Trump rally in NYC Thursday night -- where other celebs like Alec Baldwin, Robert De Niro and Mark Ruffalo came out in force. It's clear she's still very much against Trump, but still wants him to deliver for those in the country hurting the most.

What she's talking about here was Obama's thing in 2008, but she's thinking Trump should adopt it too.

Trump and Company All Gussied Up For Pre-Inaugural Parties

Donald Trump, his Veep, his family and Trump loyalists put on their Sunday best for some fancy Thursday soirees.

The Prez-elect hit up a black tie dinner at Union Station in D.C., and then moved to the 2017 Indiana Inaugural Ball just down the road.

Jimmy Carter Short, Sweet Advice for Trump ... Now Let's Talk Peanut Butter!!!

EXCLUSIVE 1/19/17
HERE'S MY ADVICE
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Jimmy Carter's got some pretty simple tips for very-soon-to-be President Donald Trump ... but it's definitely easier said than done.

We got the 39th President of the U.S. at the Reagan Airport making his way to the inauguration festivities, and along with some advice for Trump ... he extends a pretty sweet invitation to President Obama for his retirement days.

But, all of that pales in comparison to Carter's passion for peanut butter -- the former prez dishes on how to properly chow down on PB. Hint ... there's more to work with than jelly.

Anti-Trump Rally Cops Fire Pepper Spray ... Trump Supporters Attacked

THE CHAOTIC SCENE
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Police and anti-Donald Trump protesters are clashing in a rally that began outside the Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C.

The protest started at the hotel, and then marched through D.C. to the National Press Club several blocks away. Once there ... pepper spray was fired into the crowd, and protesters started trying to break through police lines.

At one point, a Trump supporter was seen being punched multiple times in the head by masked protesters.

At least one protester has been bloodied. We have photographers right in the middle of the chaos.

Story developing ...

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