'At 11:59 am eastern, the official White House website had a lengthy information page about the threat of climate change and the steps the federal government had taken to fight it. At noon, at the instant Donald Trump took office, the page was gone, as well as any mention of climate change or global warming.'
"For too long, a small group in our nation's capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost. Washington flourished, but the people did not share in its wealth," he declared. "Politicians prospered but the jobs left and the factories closed."
As former President Obama, former Vice President Joe Biden, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, his vanquished general election rival Hillary Clinton and other political luminaries looked on, Trump said, "we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another or from one party to another, but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C., and giving it back to you, the people."