on January 20, Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States. Surrounded by high tension, this ceremony took place under enormous protection. Indeed, there were more than 20,000 soldiers present, more than the number of US soldiers deployed in Iraq.
Moreover, a special guest was missing from the ceremony, it was none other than the former president Donald Trump. It was the first time in US history that the outgoing president did not attend the investiture of the incoming president. Donald Trump made a tweet on it saying: “To all those who have asked me, I will not go to the inauguration on January 20th”.
The over-protection of this ceremony was due to the event that took place on January 7, when pro-Trump supporters and rioters invaded the US Capitol. This unprecedented event resulted in five deaths and many injured.
During this inauguration ceremony, democrat Job Biden was sworn on on his family Bible at the Capitol and called upon the US population to join their forces to stop the constant division of their country, and for them to try to make it through the economic and sanitary crisis, adding that “Democracy has prevailed”.
The new president was followed by Kamala Harris, who was also sworn in as the Vice President of the United States. Indeed, she is the first woman to take this role in the country’s history.
In his speech, Joe Biden addressed the riot that took place two weeks before, “On this hallowed ground where, just a few days ago, violence sought to shake the Capitol’s very foundation, we come together as one nation, under God, indivisible, to carry out the peaceful transfer of power as we have for more than two centuries”.
Biden also addressed the Covid-19 crisis in the US by saying that all efforts will be made to surpass the pandemic with vaccination. Remember that the virus has caused more than 400,000 deaths throughout the country. “In the work ahead of us, we’re going to need each other. We need all of our strength to persevere through this dark winter”, he added.