Donald Trump will be sworn in on Friday, January 20, 2017 as the 45th President of the United States when current President Barack Obama's term expires.
Obama’s Democratic Party lost power to the Republicans. After two terms, Obama’s legacy is a mixed one. With appreciable efforts to straighten the economy, he leaves power with the world’s major trouble spots set to continue despite earlier promises to contain terrorism.
Barack Obama was elected the first African-American President of the United States of America. He first swept to power on November 5, 2008, with his “Yes, we can!” campaign slogan, winning a re-election bid in 2012. On February 10, 2007, Obama formally announced his candidacy for US Presidency. A victory in the Iowa primary made him a viable challenger to the early frontrunner, former First Lady, Hillary Clinton.
Obama chose Joseph R. Biden Junior as running mate. His presidential opponent was long-time Arizona Senator, John S. McCain, a Vietnam War veteran and former prisoner-of-war. On November 4, 2008, Obama beat McCain to become America’s 44th President. He was subsequently re-elected for a second term after beating former Massachusetts Governor, Mitt Romney.