Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. is hours away from being sworn in as the 46th president of the United States during a ceremony on the U.S. Capitol steps embodying the peaceful transition of power that stands as a hallmark of American democracy.
But this will be a presidential inauguration like no other.
Joe Biden’s inauguration is taking place under the shadow of the unprecedented health crisis and protests in the US. The security in the capital has been beefed up amid a high level of security concerns following the January 6 Capitol riots.
It is anticipated there will be roughly 1,000 guests in attendance, the majority of whom will be members of Congress and their guests during the event today. Trump has said he will not be joining Biden at the inauguration.
It’s customary for an outgoing president and other former presidents to sit behind a new president, symbolising a peaceful transfer of power.
– Residents of the ancestral village of Harris, say they are “very happy”, ahead of her inauguration
VIDEO: Residents of Thulasendrapuram in southern India, the ancestral village of Kamala Harris, say they are "very happy", as the US senator prepares to be inaugurated as the first woman vice president of the United States pic.twitter.com/69WL1itZen
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– Trump to make Mar-a-Lago estate his permanent home
Donald Trump will make his massive Mar-a-Lago estate on an island off the coast of Palm Beach in Florida his permanent home as his presidency comes to an end, according to media reports.
Moving trucks were seen arriving at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence in Palm Beach as he embraces his final day in the White House, The New York Post reported.
Trump is reportedly planning to fly to Mar-a-Lago on Wednesday morning – hours before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.
– Trump’s youngest daughter announces engagement on his final full day in office
Outgoing US President Donald Trump’s youngest daughter has announced one of the happiest moments of her life — her engagement — on her father’s final full day in office.
Trump, 74, would be succeeded by 78-year-old Biden as the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday.
In a picture posted on Instagram on Tuesday, 27-year-old daughter Tiffany Trump in a black dress can be seen wearing an engagement ring and standing with her 23-year-old “billionaire heir” fiance Michael Boulos in one of the White House’s colonnades.