The businessman and reality TV star told America to "always pursue solidarity", but it's been a difficult pill to swallow for many.
Thousands in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch hoped to move Washington and convince the new president to change tack.
Protests took place in both Auckland and Wellington on the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration.
A women's march and several anti-Trump protests are being held in Wellington and Auckland today.
Actor Will Smith's son, Jaden Smith along with Shia LaBeouf are livestreaming anti-Trump chants as part of a four-year movement.