Trump to be sworn in as US prez today

Billionaire Donald Trump will be sworn in today Friday January 20 as the 45th President of the United States of America.

This follows his surprise victory over Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton in the November 8, 2016 election.

The swearing-in ceremony will take place on the steps in front of the Capitol, at the White House.

Mr Trump will take the Oath of Office and deliver his inaugural address, which will be followed by a number of inaugural balls across Washington DC.

Per the US constitution, Mr Trump automatically becomes the American president by midday even if he has not yet taken the oath of office.

Mr Trump replaces Barack Obama, the country’s first black president.