"I Donald John Trump do solemnly swear, that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States".
This thirty-five word oath ending the term of one president while it swears in the next has occurred since George Washington recited his in 1789. These words are symbolic and part of the American fabric - a ritual ensuring a peaceful transition from one leader to the next no matter the political allegiance.
As President Donald John Trump took his oath before America and the world, YouTube broadcasted the ceremonies with two screens on one page. On the left, the live footage of the event - on the right, a live chat. Recorded and presented in real time the short film below runs the length of the official oath taken on 20th January 2017, capturing the messages from a slice of the electorate - supporters, opponents and anyone in between.