On inauguration as the 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump took part in a traditional dance and cake-cutting with members of the U.S. military.
After appearing at the Liberty and Freedom Balls at the Washington Convention Center, the first couple arrived at the National Building Museum shortly before 11pm to attend the tribute event where they danced with servicemen and women.
The Trumps and Pences are also participating in the military's traditional cake cutting to honor the sacrifice and service of its members.The cake is cut with a saber.
First lady Melania Trump thanked the members of the armed services at the third and final inaugural ball she and President Donald Trump attended Friday.
Earlier, the newly-sworn in president told thousands of well-heeled guests: 'Now the fun begins.'
In her first public remarks since taking on her new role, Melania, dazzling in a one-of-a-kind Hervé Pierre gown, said she was 'honored' by the privilege.
Egged on by her husband, who spoke with troops at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan via video conference moments earlier, she vowed: 'We will fight. We will win. And we will make America great again.'
Trump said his all-hours tweeting to his more than 20 million followers is "a way of bypassing dishonest media."
He spoke with first lady Melania Trump by his side. She wore an ivory column gown.