Trump leaves Capitol for White House

(The presidential limousine drives up Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House surrounded by security detail after inauguration ceremonies on Capitol Hill for US President Donald Trump. Photo credits: Jim Watson/AFP)

US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania left the Capitol on Friday for the White House, leading the traditional inaugural parade along Pennsylvania Avenue, with thousands of people lining the route.

The 70-year-old Trump, who took office earlier in the day, reviewed US troops before getting into the presidential limousine. Secret Service agents are currently running alongside the limo, nicknamed "The Beast," for the entire journey.

At one point, Trump stepped out of his limousine along the inaugural parade route, briefly walking on Pennsylvania Avenue and waving to supporters, with his wife Melania and young son Barron.


(US President Donald Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump during the presidential inaugural parade. Photo credits: Dominick Reuter/AFP)

Earlier, the president drove past a crowd of protesters chanting anti-Trump slogans and waving banners.


Topics: US , politics , inauguration , Trump , parade
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