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President Donald Trump boasted that "my generals" are from "central casting" as he recognized two of his cabinet nominees shortly after being sworn in.

Trump recognized Gens. James Mattis and John Kelly during brief remarks at the Capitol during the traditional luncheon for the new president, members of Congress and other dignitaries.

"I see my generals, generals that are going to keep us so safe. They're going to have a lot of problems, the other side," Trump said.

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It was the speech so familiar to President Donald Trump that he could have delivered it on the campaign trail.

As he took the podium Friday morning, Trump's inaugural address was short, but intense; a speech that darkly depicted his view of the country's shortcomings and sought in some ways to unify a country that is incredibly divided over him.

Standing among the members of the Washington establishment, Trump railed against D.C. and promised to restore the power to the people. With imagery of "carnage" and "blood," Trump showed no shift from the campaign rhetoric that got him to the White House.

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The photos below portray scenes from Donald Trump's inauguration in Washington, D.C. Trump takes office amid low approval ratings and in a city where he received just four percent of the vote. As protesters filled in downtown streets, Trump supporters watched rapt on the National Mall.

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The new White House website for the Trump administration debuted soon after President Donald Trump was sworn into office. On its "top issues" page, the website highlights "America First Foreign Policy" and "America First Energy Plan." Health care -- and specifically the repeal and replace of Obamacare, which GOP lawmakers said would be a top priority -- was nowhere to be found.

Trump's "America First Energy Plan" promises to eliminate the "harmful and unnecessary policies such as the Climate Action Plan and the Waters of the U.S. rule," while "reviving America’s coal industry, which has been hurting for too long."

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