Trump is finally out, and Joe Biden has been sword in as the 46th President of the United States!
He had taken the oath of office administered by the US Chief Justice John Roberts who ahs binded the president to "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States".
Biden is also the oldest United States president in history at the age of 78. The ceremony was also scaled-back due to the coronavirus and security concerns following the recent assault of the US Capitol by the supporters of Donald Trump.
As things are still in a messy state, Trump had also broken a tradition which was always done during the presidential power transfers as he refused to meet Biden for the inauguration.
Trump had promised to be back “in some form” as he boarded Air Force one for the last time to return to his retreat in Florida and did not mention Biden by name in any of his final remarks as president.
Top Republicans, including Vice President Mike Pence and the party's congressional leaders, attended Biden's inauguration, along with former US Presidents Barack Obama, George W Bush and Bill Clinton.
In other news, Kamala Harris, the daughter of immigrants from India and Jamaica, had became the first black person, first woman and first Asian American to become the vice president as she was sworn by US Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor who is the courts first Latina member.
Biden takes into the office at an uneasy feeling as the county is going through for compounding crises: he pandemic, the economic downtown, climate change and racial inequality. He has promised immediate action, including a raft of executive orders on his first day in office.
"To overcome these challenges to restore the soul and secure the future of America requires so much more than words. It requires the most elusive of all things in a democracy: Unity," he said. "We must end this uncivil war that pits red against blue, rural versus urban, conservative versus liberal. We can do this - if we open our souls instead of hardening our hearts."
During the inauguration, even former president Barack Obama accompanied by his wife Michelle Obama.
The ceremony was unfolded in front of a heavily fortified US Capitol as they were worried of any riots such as the one from two weeks ago where Trump supporters stormed the building due to the false claims that the election was stolen with millions of fraudulent votes.
Biden has vowed to bring the full weight of the federal government to bear on the crisis. His top priority is a US$1.9 trillion plan that would enhance jobless benefits and provide direct cash payments to households as the pandemic had highly affected many Americans.
Watch Joe Biden's full speech here:
Watch Lady Gaga's Performance here:
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Let’s see what Joe Biden can do for America as the new president. Hopefully there won’t be any repeats of what Trump did such as the ridiculous Mexican border wall.