Donald Trump officially became the 45th president of the United States today. Given the reaction to Trump’s election in Austin, there’s sure to be plenty of reaction to his ascendance to the presidency. Follow along with our live blog as the day's events unfold. 10:39 p.m. – Austin Mayor Steve Adler was one of the speakers tonight at the LGBTQ rally for human rights at the Capitol. KUT's Syeda Hasan reports that he closed out the rally to big cheers and made light of threats by Gov. Greg Abbott to "ban Austin" for not cooperating with ICE over "sanctuary policies."
After attending President Trump’s inauguration earlier today, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has taken a page out of the newly minted president’s book, firing off a tweet that suggests he will cut funding to Travis County because of so-called “sanctuary policies.”