Preparations are underway in Washington DC for the inauguration of Donald Trump as president. Paul Chapman reports.
With a little over 40 days to go to the inauguration of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president, preparations are already at an advanced stage. The platform where the ceremony will take place, and seats for the thousands of visitors expected to attend, are under construction. (SOUNDBITE)(English) ROY BLUNT, CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT COMMITTEE ON THE INAUGURATION, SAYING: "We're on time and on budget, I'm not sure we'll do a whole lot better than that but this is one of those projects that definitely has to be on time and you always want to be on budget and we are." Officials say they're expecting about a million people for the inauguration and events surrounding it in Washington DC. That's point-eight million less than the number who showed up to see Barack Obama sworn in for the first time. Trump is expected to move into the White House on January 20th after he's sworn in. Several groups say they plan to hold demonstrations.