The inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the US was held on Friday, January 20, 2017, on the West Front of the US Capitol building in Washington, D.C. The inauguration marked the beginning of the four-year term of Donald Trump as president and of Mike Pence as vice president. The presidential oath of office was administered to Trump by Chief Justice John Roberts and the vice presidential oath of office was administered to Pence by Associate Justice Clarence Thomas. Benedictions were given by several clerics. The main theme in the inauguration speech of President Trump was his focus on the interests of the US ("Make America Great Again").