The nation’s 45th president, Donald Trump, has arrived back at the White House after attending three inaugural balls celebrating his election.
The president has used the balls to recount his victory and to let supporters know that “now the fun begins.”
One of the biggest cheers of the night came when he asked whether he should continue to use his Twitter account. The crowd gave the question a resounding yes.
The president took part in one dance at each ball after giving a short speech. The president chose to dance to the song “My Way” during the first two balls and “I Will Always Love You” for the third.
11:55 p.m.Vice President Mike Pence is paying tribute to veterans with a stop at another inaugural celebration.
Pence made an unannounced stop at the Veterans Inaugural Ball at a downtown Washington hotel late Friday.
Pence, who was introduced by the head of the American Legion, said the day was “the dawn of a new era.”
He paid tribute to veterans who have been killed or injured in the line of duty and said they were “an inspiration to our new president,” Donald Trump.
Pence pledged that the Trump administration would take better care of the nation’s veterans and give the military “every tool” it needs.
Pence’s son is a Marine and his father was a veteran.
GOPUSA Editor’s Note: Military members enter the dance floor just after the 2 minute mark in the video.
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are taking part in a traditional dance and cake-cutting with members of the U.S. military.
The newly sworn-in president is dancing with U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Catherine Cartmell of Newport, Rhode Island.
Mrs. Trump is dancing with U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jose A. Medina of Ponce, Puerto Rico.
Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen, also are dancing with members of the military.
The Trumps and Pences are also participating in the military’s traditional cake cutting to honor the sacrifice and service of its members. The cake is cut with a saber.
First lady Melania Trump thanked the members of the armed services at the third and final inaugural ball she and President Donald Trump attended Friday.
She said, “Thank you all for your service. I’m honored to be your first lady.”
The first couple then danced to “I Will Always Love You.”
President Donald Trump asked the crowd at the second of three inaugural balls he’s attending whether he should “keep the Twitter going?”
The crowd roared in apparent approval.
Trump said his all-hours tweeting to his more than 20 million followers is “a way of bypassing dishonest media.”
He spoke with first lady Melania Trump by his side. She wore an ivory column gown.
“Now,” he added, “the fun begins.”
The first couple again danced to “My Way.”
President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, are dancing at the first of three inaugural balls they’ll attend Friday night.
Trump says his first day as commander-in-chief was great.
Trump says, “People that weren’t so nice to me were saying that we did a really good job today.” He adds, “It’s like God was looking down on us.”
They are dancing to “My Way,” and they have been joined by Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Susan, as well as Trump family members.
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