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President Trump criticized Ann Coulter, the conservative commentator who's attacked him for struggling to get funding for a border wall, Saturday, declaring he's "stopping an invasion as the wall gets built."

"Wacky Nut Job @AnnCoulter, who still hasn't figured out that, despite all odds and an entire Democrat Party of Far Left Radicals against me (not to mention certain Republicans who are sadly unwilling to fight), I am winning on the Border. Major sections of Wall are being built ..."

Why it matters: Coulter was an ally of and early advocate for Trump, but she criticized him for agreeing to reopen the government following a shutdown without an agreement in place to fund the border wall. Last month, Trump claimed to "hardly know" Coulter, to which she said she felt "relieved of responsibility." Trump plans to build the wall by declaring a national emergency, prompting more barbs from Coulter. "The only national emergency is that our president is an idiot," she told KABC's Morning Drive radio show.

What's next?: Coulter is due to speak at a Forum Club of the Palm Beaches luncheon on Monday, near Trump's Palm Beach resort, Mar-a-Lago.

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President Joe Biden vows to be "a president for all Americans"

Moments after taking the oath of office, President Joe Biden sought to soothe a nation riven by political divisions and a global pandemic, while warning that "we have far to go" to heal the country and defeat a "virus that silently stalks the the country."

Why it matters: From the same steps that a pro-Trump mob launched an assault on Congress two weeks earlier, the new president paid deference to the endurance of American political institutions.

Updated 46 mins ago - Politics & Policy

Inauguration Day dashboard

U.S. Capitol and stage are lit at sunrise ahead of the inauguration of Joe Biden. Photo: Patrick Semansky - Pool/Getty Images

President Biden has delivered his inaugural address at the Capitol, calling for an end to the politics as total war but warning that "we have far to go" to heal the country.

What's next: Biden and Vice President Harris review readiness of military troops, a long-standing tradition to signify the peaceful transfer of power.

Updated 1 hour ago - Politics & Policy

In photos: The Biden and Harris inauguration

Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were inaugurated as president and vice president respectively in a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday morning.

Why it matters: Top Democrats and Republicans gathered for the peaceful transfer of power only two weeks after an unprecedented siege on the building by Trump supporters to disrupt certification of Biden's victory. Trump did not attend Wednesday's ceremony.

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