President Trump makes defiant ‘America first’ inauguration pledge

Tycoon turned politician says in populist speech that ‘American carnage’ will end
US President Donald Trump addresses the crowd during his swearing-in ceremony  on January 20, 2017 at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / Mandel NGANMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
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Donald Trump delivered an uncompromising pledge to put “America first” in all his decisions as he was sworn in as the country’s 45th president, with a defiant inauguration speech that echoed the combative spirit of his campaign.