Donald Trump is now the 45th president of the United States.
He was officially sworn in Friday, by taking the oath of office, and replaces Barack Obama as commander-in-chief.
Trump stated this day will be one that is remembered for years to come.
“January 20th, 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again.” He said.
Trump vowed the crime, division, and terrorism or “American Carnage” as he put it “stops right here, and stops right now”.
Trump also pledged to stir “new national pride,” and bring jobs back to the United States, while having an “America First” mentality.
Overall, the Donald’s address was unapologetic.
However not everyone was pleased about Donald Trump becoming the 45th President of the United States.
Protesters were blocks away from the Capitol, smashing windows of businesses in downtown Washington, D.C.
They were confronted by police, who had to use tear gas at one point to restore order. The protesters then fled, and several arrests were made.
Meanwhile back in Saskatchewan, a U of S political science professor expects the Donald Trump presidency to be one of instability and uncertainty for Canada.
Greg Poelzer says there are clear signals from the incoming administration that they want to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Poelzer expects trade between Canada and the U.S., especially the auto industry, dairy and beef to be “up in the air”. About two-thirds of Canadian exports are to the United States.
Poelzer says there are few positives with Trump in power, including the Keystone X-L pipeline’s future.