Donald J Trump became the 45th president of the United States on Friday and promised to "make America great again by using American hands." Many commentators believed that Trump would adopt a change of tone, but in his speech the President was typically bullish, echoing much the same rhetoric he used throughout his campaign.

What Trump said

"American carnage ends now. We are going to strip the power away from Washington and give it back to you," Trump said on the steps of the Capitol. "Together, we must dream bigger. We will bring back jobs to America, we will bring back our borders and, most importantly, we will bring back our wealth and dreams," exclaimed Trump.

Yesterday, Trump pledged that he would unify the U.S.

Former president Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, watched as Donald Trump became the most powerful man in the world. Earlier in the day, the Obamas had tea at the White House with the Trumps. Other former presidents in attendance included Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Jimmy Carter. Hillary Clinton, the Democratic candidate that ran unsuccessfully against Trump, came face to face with Trump for the first time since her defeat.

Differing perspectives

Nigel Farage, a prominent member of the Leave campaign and unofficial adviser to Trump, said: "This is an incredibly exciting time. What I have found truly astonishing is the effect of Brexit on America.

When I walk down the boulevard, people shout 'Go Brexit!' It is surreal. This is a political revolution. A revolution that is now in full flow. I can't wait to see where it goes next. There are some important elections coming up in Europe this year and I can only imagine the revolution will engulf Europe". Farage will take up a position on Fox News as a political commentator in the near future.

Not everyone shared Nigel Farage's upbeat mood. Lady Gaga tweeted her anxiety, asking users to "say a prayer for America". Actress Lindsay Lohan asked for a recount as Trump was sworn in. Seth MacFarlane, creator of "Family Guy" and "American Dad", tweeted he "cannot visualize this rambling, incoherent creature addressing the nation from The Oval Office."