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White House senior staff sworn in

Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 01:47

U.S. President Donald Trump attends the swearing-in ceremony for his senior staff in the East Room of the White House. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. President Donald Trump attends the White House Senior Staff Swearing-In on Sunday (January 22). Before Vice President Mike Pence led the oath, Trump made remarks on the importance of serving America. "So many people are depending on us and on you, as families. You, as people that are going to get it done," Trump said. Hundreds of thousands of women filled the streets of major American cities on Saturday, to lead an unprecedented wave of international protests against Trump, mocking and denouncing the new U.S. leader. Women activists, outraged by Trump's campaign rhetoric and behavior they found to be especially misogynistic, spearheaded scores of marches in the United States and sympathy rallies around the world on Saturday. Organizers said they drew nearly 5 million protesters in all, far surpassing crowd expectations. The White House vowed on Sunday to fight the news media "tooth and nail" over what it sees as unfair attacks, with a top adviser saying the Trump administration had presented "alternative facts" to counter low inauguration crowd estimates. On his first full day as president, Trump said he had a "running war" with the media and accused journalists of underestimating the number of people who turned out Friday for his swearing-in. White House officials made clear no truce was on the horizon on Sunday in television interviews that set a harsher tone in the traditionally adversarial relationship between the White House and the press corps.

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White House senior staff sworn in

Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 01:47