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Trump with his wife, Melania, with the caption "I swear to be the people's President". Daily Mail
The Morning After

Here's how the world's newspapers reacted to President Trump's inauguration

Trump’s promise of “America first” dominated the world’s headlines.

SO IT FINALLY happened.

Yesterday, Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.

He may not have drawn a big a crowd as Obama, but he has acted quickly in his new role by signing an executive order designed to undo elements of the Obamacare health reforms.

His inaugural speech did little to heal the divisions that he had stirred up during his divisive campaign.

Here’s how some of the newspapers from around the world reacted to the momentous event.


GUARDIAN FRONT COVER The Guardian led with Trump's quote: From this moment on, it's going to be America first. Guardian Guardian

daily mail Trump with his wife, Melania, with the caption I swear to be the people's President. Daily Mail Daily Mail

daily mirror The Daily Mirror took a pessimistic outlook, with the headline Trump's war on the world. Daily Mirror Daily Mirror

daily telegraph A photo of Trump on the threshold, along with the quote This carnage stops here Daily Telegraph Daily Telegraph

independent A mischievous one here from the Independent. The Independent The Independent


le monde The French newspaper Le Monde led with the headline Donald Trump and the end of the American order Le Monde Le Monde

frankfurter The German newspaper led with the Trump quote: From this day on: America first. Frankfurter Allgemaine Frankfurter Allgemaine

corriere_della_sera The avalanche is still the big news in Italy, but led with his America first line, calling it Trump's revolution. Corriere Della Serra Corriere Della Serra


newyork_times. The New York Times led with the quote This American carnage stops. New York Times New York Times

washington post Short and sweet from the Washington Post: Trump takes power Washington Post Washington Post

miami herald The Miami Herald calls Trump's speech a nationalist vision Miami Herald Miami Herald


o globo The Brazilian newspaper leads with President Trump inaugurates populist era in USA O Globo O Globo

el universal The Mexican El Universal goes with From today, US first, warns Trump El Universal El Universal

weekend australian A fatal car incident in Melbourne is their lead story, but the headline in the Weekend Australian says: Trump's world: deliberate chaos, maximum control Weekend Australian Weekend Australian

Read: AS IT HAPPENED: Protests and celebrations as Donald Trump sworn in

Read: How Trump and Obama’s inaugurations compare in terms of performers, attendance and cost

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