Biden inauguration: Democrat to be sworn in as Trump leaves workplace

US flags can be seen near the Capitol Building in Washington, DC on January 19, 2021

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Security is tight around the United States Capitol where the inauguration event will be held

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

He will not be participating in the inauguration event.

How will inauguration day unfold?

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

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Due to Covid constraints, the event will be bereft of the cheering crowds of well-wishers standard at inaugurations. It will likewise see extra-tight security after the United States Capitol was breached by violent pro-Trump protesters on 6 January.

Amongst those present will be 3 previous presidents: Barack Obama - whom Mr Biden served for 8 years as vice-president - Costs Clinton and George W Bush.

Outbound Vice-President Mike Pence will likewise go to the event, avoiding Mr Trump's goodbye occasion at a military base outside the country's capital.

Assistants state Mr Biden, a Democrat, will utilize his inaugural address of about half an hour to provide a positive require nationwide unity after his Republican predecessor's rough period.

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Joe Biden, imagined with his spouse Jill, worked as vice-president under Barack Obama Minutes ahead of time, Vice-President-elect Harris will be sworn in, ending up being the very first black and Asian-American raised to serve in a function a heart beat from the presidency.
There will be musical efficiencies from Girl Gaga - who will sing the nationwide anthem - Jennifer Lopez and Garth Brooks. A night show at the Lincoln Memorial in the city will be hosted by Tom Hanks and consist of Bruce Springsteen, John Legend, Jon Bon Jovi, Justin Timberlake, and Demi Lovato.

Mr Biden, a Catholic, prepares to go to Mass on Wednesday early morning at a cathedral in the city with the 4 leading congressional leaders - Republicans and Democrats.

What is Trump doing?

Mr Trump will end up being the very first president not to attend his follower's inauguration considering that Andrew Johnson snubbed Ulysses S Grant in 1869.

He will host a goodbye event at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on Wednesday early morning prior to capturing a last flight on Flying force One to start post-presidential life at his Mar-a-Lago golf club in Palm Beach.

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Trump provides his goodbye address

In his last hours,

, including his previous consultant Steve Bannon, who is dealing with scams charges. A pardon was revealed for rap artist Lil Wayne and commutations for rap artist Kodak Black and previous Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.

In a goodbye video message on Tuesday, Mr Trump contacted Americans to wish the inbound administration, though he did not discuss his follower by name. Mr Trump granted clemency to more than 140 people He stated he took pride in what he had actually accomplished over the previous 4 years, highlighting his Middle East peace offers and his record as the very first president in years not to begin any wars.

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' Phony News', great deals of demonstrations, a pandemic and a double impeachment

However the political drama surrounding him is far from over. The SENATE is anticipated to put him on trial quickly, following his record 2nd impeachment by the Legislature for apparently prompting the Capitol riot.

On Tuesday, the Senate's Republican leader, Mitch McConnell, stated the mob had actually been provoked by Mr Trump and fed lies. What did Biden do on the eve of inauguration?

Mr Biden had actually prepared to take an Amtrak train into Washington, as he did so frequently throughout his years as a veteran senator.

However in the middle of all the increased security, he rather chose to fly in a personal airplane to Joint Base Andrews.

On Tuesday night, he and Ms Harris led a homage at the showing swimming pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial to the 400,000 Americans lost to Covid-19.

They were nearly alone on the National Shopping center, where some 200,000 flags have actually been planted to represent the crowds who will be missing at Wednesday's inauguration.

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" When I pass away, Delaware will be composed on my heart"

Previously on Tuesday, Mr Biden wept as he prepared to embark from his home town of Wilmington, Delaware.

" These are dark times," he informed lots of advocates. "However there's constantly light." Mr Biden remained on Tuesday night with his spouse Jill in Blair Home, a house for presidents and other essential visitors throughout the roadway from the White Home.

What will Biden do on his very first day?

Mr Biden prepares to provide a flurry of executive orders.

To name a few steps, he is anticipated to reverse Mr Trump's withdrawal of the United States from the Paris environment accord, cancel his predecessor's travel restriction on visitors from a number of generally Muslim nations, and reveal an expense to supply an eight-year course to citizenship for an approximated 11 million undocumented immigrants residing in the United States.

His vice-president will swear in 3 brand-new Democratic senators on Wednesday, leaving the upper chamber of Congress uniformly divided in between the 2 primary celebrations, and enabling Ms Harris to cast the choosing vote on any deadlocked legislation.

Mr Biden's legal aspirations might be tempered by the slim bulks he keeps in both the Senate and Legislature.

5 of his Cabinet selects - Antony Blinken (state department), Janet Yellen (Treasury), Lloyd Austin (Pentagon), Alejandro Mayorkas (Homeland Security) and Avril Haines (Director of National Intelligence) - are going through verification hearings prior to Senate committees.

What's the state of mind like in Washington?

Some 25,000 National Guard soldiers are protecting the Capitol, White Home and National Shopping Mall, which are likewise secured by a ring of steel comprised of barriers and high fencing.

Mainly cleared of regular Americans, main Washington DC has actually been sculpted up into "green" and "red" zones similar to war-torn Baghdad.

Ahead of Mr Biden's arrival in the city, 12 National Guard members were eliminated from the governmental inauguration security objective after they were discovered to have ties with conservative militia groups or published extremist views online.

There was no danger to Mr Biden, authorities stated.

How can I enjoy the inauguration?

We will bring you all the most recent advancements, with analysis from reporting groups in Washington at the Capitol and on the National Shopping center.

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