The first president to be tested for the Ebola virus has been inaugurated in a public ceremony in Washington, D.C., where he is expected to make his first public comments on the deadly epidemic.
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Trump is expected in the city for a state of emergency that was approved by Congress and has been renewed for a second day.
Aerial footage of the inauguration shows a crowd of people lining the National Mall and marching to the National Constitution Center.
The president has been under intense public scrutiny as he has been slow to address the threat of the virus.
On Thursday, Trump said he had been receiving daily updates on the situation in the US from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and that he was taking a step back from politics and focusing on his duties.
The new president also said the US was taking an “extremely strong approach” against the virus and had “taken every measure necessary to combat the spread of the disease.”
The president said he would use the state of the union address to address how to get Americans back to work, and he called on Congress to pass legislation to strengthen and expand the federal government’s ability to respond to the crisis.
The president also made a brief appearance on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday morning.
He made clear his frustration at not having a more concrete plan to deal with the pandemic.
“We are a nation of laws.
And that is why I’ve been taking so much notice of what we’re doing.
We are a very strong nation, but we’re not strong enough,” he said.
During his remarks, Trump also praised the work of Vice President Mike Pence and the Department of Homeland Security, which he said had done “an outstanding job.”
The new Republican president has taken an aggressive stance on combating the spread and has appointed a new secretary of homeland security.