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Posted November 03, 2018 10:23:25As the countdown to the inauguration of Donald Trump begins, we can take a moment to reflect on the man who will lead the US once and for all.
On Monday, the President-elect will be sworn in as the 45th US president, succeeding his father, President George W Bush.
While the two leaders have faced a range of different challenges in their political careers, it’s not unusual for the first few days of the new administration to be marked by a flurry of celebrations and public displays of affection.
The first such event, for example, was held on January 20, 2001 when President Bill Clinton, flanked by his wife, Hillary Clinton, and former First Lady Michelle Obama, took the oath of office.
At the time, however, the event was a bit of a mixed bag, with some celebrating the occasion with a parade down the Mall and others protesting against the “war on women”.
A parade that is being held on the MallThe inaugural parade was staged on the National Mall in Washington, DC, and was attended by tens of thousands of people.
In the days that followed, hundreds of thousands more people, mostly from New York, gathered on the street to watch and take part in the festivities.
The parade featured floats, drummers, musicians, and marching bands from across the US.
It also included a military band from the US Army.
Despite the positive atmosphere that surrounded the inauguration, some were not impressed by the parade itself.
“The parade was a total disappointment,” said Mark Balogh, a Republican state representative from Illinois who attended the event.
“There was no parade for women, no march for minorities, no demonstration for the LGBTQ community.
The whole event was just a giant party for Donald Trump and his friends.”
Despite the event’s initial success, the celebrations did not last long.
Less than a week after Trump took office, Congress passed a resolution urging the president to step down.
That same day, he was impeached.
But even with the impeachment, the inauguration festivities didn’t die.
They continued as they had for the previous two inaugurations, and in fact, the entire event was livestreamed on Facebook Live.
According to the US Secret Service, which has a presence at the inauguration site, more than 2 million people streamed the event, with many viewers commenting on the fact that the ceremony was taking place at all.
As well as the crowd, there were also many people who had been turned away from the venue because of the crowd size.
“We had hundreds of people in the building who were asked to leave, but when they turned out, there was literally a half a million people,” a protester told ABC News.
“It was a huge crowd, and we were all waiting for them to leave.”
“The Trump crowd was huge and had a lot of people from out of town,” a former Secret Service agent who was at the event told ABC.
“People who were there had come from all over the world, and were all having the same experience.
They all were really enthusiastic.”
The president himself tweeted his congratulations after the inauguration.
“Great day at the #Election for our country and our countrymen,” he tweeted.
“Congratulations to President-Elect @realDonaldTrump and his family on your amazing win!”
He continued: “Congratulations to the American people for their overwhelming support, and congratulations to the President and his Cabinet for their hard work, integrity and courage.”
It was during this time that the crowd began to gather again, this time to greet the new President-to-be.
“They were getting quite loud, and they started yelling at the people,” an onlooker said.
“You could see people getting really excited.
It was like, ‘We can do this!'”
Another witness told ABC: “We had about 2,000 people coming through the front door.”
“It seemed like they were all dancing and singing,” another witness said.
“They were like, Oh my God, there’s a Trump inauguration, we want to come in!'”
One of the largest crowds at a Trump presidencyEver since, many people have continued to express their admiration for the man they are voting for.ABC News’ Laura Kelly contributed to this report.