WASHINGTON, D.C. – Donald J. Trump officially became the 45th President of the United States Friday in an inauguration ceremony.
Trump, whose campaign slogan was, “Make America great again,” was joined by Vice President Mike Pence plus former presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Hussein Obama. Former President George H.W. Bush was ill and couldn’t attend.
After graduating from the Wharton School of Finance, he followed in his father’s footsteps as a real estate developer in New York.
Trump won in the largest electoral college landslide for a Republican in 28 years. He won over 2,600 counties nationwide, the most since President Reagan in 1984. Additionally, he won over 62 million votes in the popular vote, the highest all-time for a Republican nominee.
Trump has been married to his wife, Melania, for 12 years and they are parents to their son, Barron. Trump has four adult children, Don Jr., Ivanka, Eric and Tiffany, and eight grandchildren.