Washington is a city in transition this week as President Barack Obama prepares to give way to his successor, President-elect Donald Trump. Excited Trump supporters are flocking to Washington to celebrate the inauguration of the 45th president. But anti-Trump protesters are also expected to be out in force for Friday’s presidential inauguration, as we hear from VOA National Correspondent Jim Malone in Washington.
Two days before the inauguration of a new U.S. president, questions persist about his relationship with Russia. Donald Trump has praised the leadership of Russian President Vladimir Putin and said he wants to improve U.S. relations with Moscow. His criticism of the European Union and NATO drew an irritated response from German Chancellor Angela Merkel this week. But Russia's Putin came to his defense. Zlatica Hoke reports.
It’s almost time for the biggest event in American politics. The parade route is set as Washington hosts the 58th Presidential Inauguration. Securing the streets on Inauguration Day, however, is a huge task months in the making. Arash Arabasadi reports from Washington.