The first guests arrive at the Capitol
Former presidential couple Barack and Michelle Obama have arrived at the Capitol, while Joe Biden will be sworn in in just under two hours.
Hillary Clinton has also arrived, as have many Senators, including Republican Party member Mitch McConnell.
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Capitol Hill barricaded
Up to 2,500 0 soldiers from the National Guard, the Army Reserve, have been deployed to the capital to protect a big “red zone” from the Capitol Hill, where Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be sworn in at the White House in two hours. The huge esplanade of the “ National Shopping Center” is also padlocked.
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The FBI has conducted background checks on all deployed reservists. Authorities fear an infiltration of extremists into the forces responsible for securing Wednesday’s swearing-in of the new U.S. president. The background checks came after plainclothes police and military personnel participated in the violent assault on Capitol Hill by supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump on January 6. Twelve soldiers were removed.
” It’s a lot of time,” Obama told Biden
“ Congratulations to my friend, President Joe Biden. C’est lot minute“, posted on Twitter former US President Barack Obama. Joe Biden was his vice-president from 2008 to 2016
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At 6 p.m., a ceremony without an audience, or almost
The pandemic upsets the nomination of Joe Biden. The 535 elected members of Congress are usually allocated a batch of20000 0 sesames allowing their constituents to attend the various official ceremonies scheduled: parade, balls, dinners …
This time they could invite only one companion, nearly a thousand tickets only have been issued. In front of the Capitol, the National Shopping Mall lawns, where thousands of Americans flock every four years to attend the ceremony, will be closed to the public. L’esplanade a pour l’occasion été recouverte de191 500 bannières étoilées.
“It’s a new day for America,” writes Biden
” “It’s a new day for America“, posted Joe Biden on Twitter, just hours away from a boy’s inauguration. Donald Trump a quitté la Maison-Blanche il y a quelques dizaines de minutes.
The next steps of the day
Donald Trump having left the White House, and Joe Biden currently attending a mass, here are the next steps of the day:
– Taking the oath. The president-elect will travel to the Capitol where the inauguration ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. (5 p.m. in Paris). Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn in at noon, after which the President will deliver the inaugural address. He will then review the troops in front of the other side of the Capitol
– Wreath laying in Arlington. In the early afternoon, Biden will travel to Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C., where he will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Costs Clinton and their wives.
– Walking entrance to the White House The presidential convoy will stop a few dozen meters from the White House and let Joe Biden enter on foot, surrounded by a military escort. He will sign his first presidential decrees in the afternoon.
– Evening on television. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will address the Nation in a special program presented by the American comedian Tom Hanks and broadcast on all major U.S. channels from 8:30 p.m.
Donald Trump left a letter to boy successor Joe Biden on the Oval Office
As tradition dictates, Donald Trump left a letter to boy successor Joe Biden at the White House.
Child content is unknown at this time, but usually the outgoing President sends his best wishes and advice. It was feared that Trump would not do so, since he did not want to attend Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony.” We are only temporary occupants of this office,” Barack Obama wrote to Donald Trump four years ago.” This makes us guardians of the democratic institutions and traditions such as the rule of law, separation of powers, security of civil rights for which our ancestors have stoodbattus“, avait-il ajouté.
Melania Trump l’ a également fait pour Jill Biden, la femme de Joe.
Joe Biden attends mass
Minutes after Donald Trump boarded Air Force One, Joe Biden attends mass at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, patron saint of public servants, in Washington, D.C. He invited the Democratic and Republican leaders of Congress. This mass” is an important part of the custom observance,” Senator Chris Coons told CNN, a close associate of Biden’s who is a devout Catholic.
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Donald Trump has just boarded the Flying force One
Donald Trump has just boarded the Air Force One, the presidential plane that will take him
to Florida. Donald Trump and child wife are planning to move into their club in Mar-a-Lago.
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” We love you for promoting our hearts, it’s been an incredible four years“, said Donald Trump for boy’s last speech as president of the United States. It’s been some very special selected. Our first girl( Melania Trump)was an extremely gracious, beautiful and dignified lady, so popular”, he greeted.” Thank you for your love, may your support, you will be in my spirit in my prayers, be blessed”, said Melania Trump, promote smile.
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“We have rebuilt the U.S. military, we have created a new force, the Space Force- it will be an extraordinary success. We’ve had the biggest tax cuts in history”, Donald Trump congratulated himself.” I hope they( the Biden administration )won’t raise taxes, but if they do, I’ll tell you!”, he ironized.
Trump also paid tribute to the victims of Covid, a disease““““ We created a vaccine in 9 months! Without the pandemic, we would have had figures never seen before”, he lamented
““ The future of this country has never been better. I wish the new administration opportunity and success“, he also said, without mentioning the name of Joe Biden.” We will come back in one form or another”, he concluded. Leaving the stage, under YMCA of the Town Individuals, Donald Trump kissed the many members of the boy administration, despite the pandemic. Boy vice-président Mike Pence, n’était pas présent.
Donald Trump lands at Andrews Military Base for a final speech
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Donald Trump leaves the White House: “It was the honor of a lifetime”
Donald Trump and his wife Melania have just left the White House aboard Marine One, the presidential helicopter. With his fist raised, the outgoing president greeted the few dozen journalists on board” It was the honor of a lifetime. We accomplished a lot, we lived four fantastic years”, Donald Trump told them.
In the next few minutes, the aircraft will stop at Andrews Military Base, in the suburbs of Washington, for a final speech by Donald Trump. The White House is now empty, waiting for a new boy tenant
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Presidential Helicopter Marine One lands at the White House, Trump on departure
Presidential Helicopter Marine One has just promoted to land on the White House lawn. The outgoing president is expected to board it in the next few minutes, as a red carpet has been rolled out outside the residence.
Several advisers are loading the aircraft with containers, presumably belonging to Donald Trump. The Republican is expected to speak one last time.
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Russia and Iran sceptical of Biden
This will not change anything for Russia which, as it has been the case for many years, will continue kid existence by seeking good relations with the United States“, said the spokesman of the Russian presidency, Dmitri Peskov.
Tehran on the other hand welcomed the departure of “ tyrant” Donald Trump, Judge