Speaking before hundreds of thousands gathered on the National Mall for the Women's March on Washington, Scarlett Johansson addressed President Trump in his own terms -- the art of the deal.
She would support him if he would support her, her daughter, her family and all American women.
Declaring that it was time for even a private person like herself to get personal, Johansson delivered a passionate speech about the role Planned Parenthood has played in her life from her first visit at the age of 15. She called on the president to stop continued attempts to withdraw federal funding for the organization and offered an early olive branch to Trump, who has been inconsistent about his intentions.
President Trump nodded, shook hands and flashed thumbs-up signs as clergy in every manner of cloak and headdress walked past his pew Saturday morning during the National Prayer Service, one of the most diverse traditions of the inaugural festivities.
Though Trump infused his inaugural address a day earlier with biblical verses and praise to God, Saturday's ceremony of just over an hour offered a celebration of multiculturalism that had been largely absent from the inauguration.
The spiritual leaders prayed for the success and courage of the new president and his team, asked God to take away "arrogance and hatred, which inflame our hearts" and, in what could have been a subtle prod, to take down "the walls that separate us."
For her inaugural ball appearances, First Lady Melania Trump continued her “less is more” approach to the day’s wardrobe.
After choosing a sky-blue Ralph Lauren ensemble for President Trump's swearing-in ceremony and inauguration parade, she appeared at Friday's inaugural balls in a white, off-the-shoulder gown she helped design with Hervé Pierre, the former creative director at Carolina Herrera. A single organza ruffle undulated across the front; there was a thin red belt at the waist and a generous slit up the left leg.
Carolina Herrera was the label responsible for Ivanka Trump’s nighttime outfit, which skewed considerably more sparkly. The Champagne-colored gown included a sheer, V-neck bodice that glistened with crystals in the light and a flowing tulle skirt that gave the first daughter a princess-like look.
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) toasted Donald Trump's inauguration with a ball of his own — the Liberty Ball — at the Library of Congress.
Balls and galas are commonly thrown by states or political organizations to mark the inauguration of a new president, but it's fairly unusual for a single member of Congress to throw one, especially at a venue as large and expensive as the Library of Congress. Trump was scheduled to attend three balls Friday night, including another event dubbed the Liberty Ball. Rohrabacher previously hosted an inaugural ball at the library in 2005, staff said.
Trump's election was a bit of vindication for Rohrabacher, whose support for a friendly relationship with Russia has long made him an outlier in the Republican Party.
Former President Obama's plane touched down, finally, at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County just before 6 p.m. Friday, according to a Secret Service spokesperson.
The former president and his family were en route to Palm Springs but were diverted due to poor weather conditions. They left an Air Force base in Maryland after attending the inauguration of President Trump.
President Trump took a symbolic step aimed at his predecessor’s signature achievement Friday night, directing federal agencies to take steps to “ease the burden of Obamacare.”
The new president signed the executive order in his first public appearance in the Oval Office. The White House did not immediately provide additional details about the new step, which it characterized as a precursor to the Republican efforts to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act.
Also Friday, new White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus issued a memo directing federal agencies to place an immediate freeze on new regulations, a common directive when party control of the executive branch changes.
Former President Barack Obama and his family, on their way to their first post-White House vacation, have already hit a hurdle in their transition from public life.
The former president's flight, scheduled to land around 3:20 p.m. at Palm Springs International Airport, circled the airport amid rain and strong winds, awaiting a chance to make a safe landing -- to no avail.
Chatter over air traffic control suggested the plane could be diverted to another local airport. Close-by options include Ontario International Airport or the March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County.