In inaugural address, Trump declares victory for working people

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - In his inaugural address, President Donald Trump began by saying that "together we will determine the course of America and the world for many, many years to come."

He said Americans have "joined a great national effort to build our country and restore its promise for all people."

Trump said change starts "right here and right now."

The new president used his inaugural address to say it doesn't matter which party controls the government. He says what matters is "whether our government is controlled by the people."

Trump said the forgotten men and women of the country "will be forgotten no longer." Trump declared his victory a victory for working people.

Trump said in his inauguration speech: "Today we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another," but "transferring power from Washington D.C. and giving it back to you, the people"

Trump added that, for too long, too few have had power and the people have paid the price.

"Washington flourished but the people did not share in its wealth. Politicians prospered but the jobs left and the factories closed," he said. "That all changes starting right here and right now."

Trump also thanked former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama for their "gracious" aid through the transition, and said kind words about his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, who attended with her husband, former president Bill Clinton.