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FACT CHECK: Trump starts on familiar note: with exaggeration
Donald Trump's inaugural address held familiar echoes of the campaign speeches that led to his presidential win: downbeat about the state of the nation, to the point of hyperbole. A look at some of his assertions Friday:
 
Trump takes charge, assertive but untested 45th US president
Pledging emphatically to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a riven nation facing an unpredictable era under his assertive but untested leadership.
 
On first day, Trump signs health care executive order
President Donald Trump quickly assumed the mantle of the White House on Friday, making his first executive order one aimed at his predecessor's signature health care law and swearing-in members of his national security team to his Cabinet.
 
Fires, bricks mark daylong assault on inaugural festivities
Protesters set fires and hurled bricks in a daylong assault on the city hosting Donald Trump's inauguration, registering their rage against the new president in a series of clashes that led to more than 200 arrests. Police used pepper spray and stun grenades to prevent the chaos from spilling into Trump's formal procession and evening balls.
 
Taiwan looks forward to working with Trump's administration
The Taiwan government said Saturday that it has extended its congratulations to Donald Trump and Mike Pence on becoming U.S. president and vice president, respectively, and looks forward to working with the new administration to advance bilateral ties.
 
Taiwan dismisses
The leader of Taiwan's delegation to the U.S. presidential inauguration dismissed as "small-minded" China's strong objections to his attendance Friday.
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Taiwan president congratulates Trump on inauguration day
President Tsai Ing-wen on Saturday congratulated Donald Trump and Mike Pence on becoming U.S. president and vice president and said she hopes for even better relations between Taiwan and the United States under the Trump administration.
 
Russian political elites revel in Trump's inauguration
Champagne corks popped in Moscow as Russians celebrated the start of Donald Trump's presidency, confident of better relations ahead between the two countries.
 
With hopes and fears, a divided America watches inauguration
In living rooms, cafes and offices, Americans watched Donald Trump become the nation's 45th president on Friday, with many eagerly anticipating the historic transition and others deeply fearing it.
 
Trump vows to put
Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of United States on Friday, issuing a staunchly nationalist vow to put "America first" in his opening address to a country -- and a world -- watching a page of history turn.
 
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