Trump has downgraded the status of the Joint Chiefs (the highest ranking man in the US military) and the Director of National Intelligence on the National Security Council, instead giving a permanent place to Steve Bannon.
Refugees in the air on the way to the US were stopped and detained at airports. People barred from boarding their flights. Travellers coming from Canada with dual Canadian and Iranian citizenship prevented entry.
As Trump turns his back on the world, China is reaching for the opportunity to win power and influence. The difference in approach and rhetoric cannot be more stark: China's success vs America's failure, global outreach vs turning inwards.
"America First" was a central theme in Trump's inauguration speech, in which he lamented aiding other countries at the supposed expense of the US. He also pledged to “determine the course of America and the world for many, many years to come”
She betrayed no ill feeling as she watched Trump, a man who she defeated by 2.9 million vote, take the oath of office. Crowd chants were gracefully and professionally ignored. The Clinton/Trump contrast could hardly be more stark.