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President Donald Trump took over the @POTUS Twitter account almost immediately after he was sworn into office Friday. The tweets of former President Obama -- who is now at @POTUS44 -- have been wiped clean, and Trump is starting with a new follower count too.

First Lady Melania Trump also took over the @FLOTUS account from former First Lady Michelle Obama. The White House's official account switched over as well.

President-elect Donald Trump took his place his swearing-in ceremony Friday morning.

He was accompanied to the stage by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and other congressional leaders.

He offered a thumbs-up and a fist pump to the crowd as he entered the stage.

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Journalists have reported that there has been cases of vandalism, alongside protests, across Washington, D.C. and particularly in its downtown area, in the hours leading up to President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration.

According to Reuters, some of the protesters were marching behind a banner that said “Make Racists Afraid Again” as some knocked over garbage cans and smashed in street windows.

The site of much of the chaos, the Washington Post reported, was 13th and K, a few blocks from the White House. There protestors wearing black and describing themselves as anti-capitalist and antifascist attempted to set newspaper boxes and garbage cans on fire, according to the Post.

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