Donald Trump to supporters: 'You're not forgotten anymore'

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer delivers a statement in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House

He commented on foreign policy and the economy, saying the US's military and wealth had been depleted at the expense of other countries.

In a speech at the Lincoln Memorial on Thursday, the night before he will be sworn into office as the 45th president of the United States, President-elect Donald Trump pledged to his supporters that they are no longer "the forgotten man and the forgotten woman".

Bergdahl put Trump's coming presidency in terms many of his detractors have had to begrudgingly, though not without protest, come to terms with. She said she was moved by the amount of people standing up during what she called a "dangerous time" for women, people of colour and Indigenous people. In the scheme of National Mall crowds, one of these things looks like a presidential inauguration, and the other looks like a low-turnout day at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

The tenor and content of the speech left some diplomats "depressed", they said, and sparked an emergency meeting in Canada, one of the largest USA trading partners.

There, CNN's, MSNBC's, and Fox News's cameras remained for roughly the next hour and a half: First, waiting for President Trump's arrival, and then watching President Trump watch a church service (he did not speak at the ceremony).

British Prime Minister Theresa May will become the first foreign leader to meet with new US President Donald Trump
British Prime Minister Theresa May will become the first foreign leader to meet with new US President Donald Trump

The Obamas will head to Rancho Mirage, California for vacation, but they'll be back: The couple has rented a house in the Washington, D.C. neighborhood of Kalorama, where they'll live for the next two years, while their younger daughter, Sasha, finishes up high school. "I'm the messenger", Trump said at the Lincoln Memorial. "We are looking now only to the future".

The plan also vowed to revive America's coal industry.

"Americans want great schools for their children, safe neighborhoods for their families, and good jobs for themselves", Trump said.

An overwhelming majority of scientists say the burning of coal, oil and gas is a driver of global climate change, causing sea level rise and more frequent violent storms.

Mike Power, a college student from NY, told DW that all the work done by Trump's campaign and his political movement "comes down to today and the next four years". "Thank you for understanding that sometimes we must put our bodies where our beliefs are". "We will make America wealthy again".