Joe Biden - 46th President of the United States


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Steven P.

Joe Biden will be sworn in today as the 46th President of the United States.

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Joe Biden is to be sworn in as US president, taking the helm of a nation wracked by political division, economic anguish and an unrelenting pandemic.

Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris will take the oath of office alongside him in Washington DC, which has been fortified amid fears of civil unrest.

Some 25,000 troops will guard the inauguration ceremony after a deadly riot at the Capitol earlier this month.

Donald Trump will leave the White House for the last time, bound for Florida.

 

Mr Biden will be sworn in as 46th president of the United States by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts shortly before midday (17:00 GMT) on Wednesday outside the US Capitol.

Due to Covid restrictions, the ceremony will be bereft of the cheering throngs of well-wishers traditional at inaugurations. It will also see extra-tight security after the US Capitol was breached by violent pro-Trump protesters on 6 January.

Among those present will be three former presidents: Barack Obama - whom Mr Biden served for eight years as vice-president - Bill Clinton and George W Bush.

Outgoing Vice-President Mike Pence will also attend the ceremony, skipping Mr Trump's farewell event at a military base outside the nation's capital.

Source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-55728852

 

Biden inherits a country ravaged by almost 400,000 COVID-19 deaths and shambolic deployment of vaccine to combat it.

 

Godspeed Americans! 

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+Dick Montage

So Trump has no power to do anything legal in the hours before Biden is signed in?

Can I stop holding my breath?

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Slugsie

He has the power to take off on an aircraft with the call sign 'Airforce One', and land in an aircraft with a different call sign!

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Nick H.

I see Mike Pence will be attending the inauguration, and Trump is going to have his own party at Andrews Air Force Base. I wonder who's going to show for that?

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ATLien_0
Just now, Nick H. said:

I see Mike Pence will be attending the inauguration, and Trump is going to have his own party at Andrews Air Force Base. I wonder who's going to show for that?

Pence is also skipping the send off. 

From what it sounds like at Andrews , Trump could be announcing his Patriot party and either Trump or Trump Jr will be announcing a 2024 bid. That's speculation though. 

 

Either way. Today is a good day for this country . Joe wasn't my first or second choice, but now more than ever he feels like the right choice . The grandpa that everyone needs right now 

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+Dick Montage
1 hour ago, Nick H. said:

Trump is going to have his own party at Andrews Air Force Base

Pathetic little loser.

 

"Fine I'll have my own party"

5 minutes ago, primortal said:

 

Considering Trump very directly and very openly tried to spitefully undo Obama's work - fair play!

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hagjohn
3 hours ago, Dick Montage said:

So Trump has no power to do anything legal in the hours before Biden is signed in?

Can I stop holding my breath?

He is president till 11:59:59am on 1/20/21.

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+primortal
3 minutes ago, Dick Montage said:

Considering Trump very directly and very openly tried to spitefully undo Obama's work - fair play!

Yep, the great Trump purge will begin today at 12:01 :D

 

 

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+JHBrown

A new era begins with, Biden, behind the wheel. End of an “error” for, Trump. 

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Jim K
1 hour ago, primortal said:

 

All good (especially the WHO and Paris). I'm hoping he revokes/lowers the tariffs to.  Might not be high on his priority list with all the other crap.

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cork1958
6 hours ago, Dick Montage said:

So Trump has no power to do anything legal in the hours before Biden is signed in?

Can I stop holding my breath?

He still has the nuclear football until 11:59:59!

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Riggers

I find the fact Trump [sorry don`t want to make this about him] is not attending the inaugration of the next president to be absolutely appalling. I don`t care if he thinks there was this or that, this is about treating your country with the honour and respect it deserves!

 

Good luck to Joe Biden and all Americans, hopefully the future is bright...

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+warwagon

I'm curious to see what the price of gas will do in the coming weeks.

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Nick H.
16 minutes ago, Riggers said:

...this is about treating your country with the honour and respect it deserves!

Something that Trump has never cared about, so it's somewhat fitting. ;)

 

Right, time to go and tune in on the TV I guess. See you all in a bit!

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+Dick Montage

Obama fist-bump ;)

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Steven P.

Lady Gaga looks so happy to be there 😛 

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+Dick Montage
2 minutes ago, Steven P. said:

Lady Gaga looks so happy to be there 😛 

Rightly so :)

 

So much about this is good, about what America can be.

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cork1958
51 minutes ago, warwagon said:

I'm curious to see what the price of gas will do in the coming weeks.

Glad to know that's your only concern. So much less of a concern than what we've been facing the last 4 years! ;)

 

Personally, don't see gas prices doing much.

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+warwagon
2 minutes ago, cork1958 said:

Personally, don't see gas prices doing much.

We shall see.

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Slugsie

And Biden is now sworn in as President.

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+primortal
9 minutes ago, warwagon said:

We shall see.

Does it matter at this point?  You're quarantined right so not much driving correct?

 

Gas prices always fluctuate and unless Biden does something to the oil industry like kill their subsidies prices aren't going to change other than the normal.

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+Randomevent
6 minutes ago, warwagon said:

We shall see.

And the stock market was going to tank too right?  Were there any meaningful predictions from you guys?

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ATLien_0

So refreshing this speech from President Biden

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