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patriots Parade
patriots Parade

01/20/2017

VIDEO SOURCE: C-SPAN

Published JANUARY 20, 2017
Donald J. Trump continued an inaugural tradition after he was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. With his wife, Melania Trump, at his side, he stepped out of their limousine and took a brief stroll along Pennsylvania Avenue on Friday to wave at crowds during the inaugural parade. The walk has been an informal custom since 1977, when President Jimmy Carter became the first to set out by foot for more than a mile on the route to the White House. “Once somebody does something innovative, it becomes a tradition,” Doris Kearns Goodwin, a presidential historian, said during a telephone interview. “There is a desire to show that they are a people’s president, and in that moment of a ceremony, when so many people are gathered to watch, they want the people to feel they are going to be part of it.” The decision whether to walk during the parade is apparently left to the new president, presumably with input from the Secret Service and other advisers.


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