Former presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama also appeared at Biden’s inauguration, but outgoing Donald Trump did not attend. He is the first American president since 1869 to participate in the inauguration of his successor. The ceremony was attended by Vice President Trump, Mike Pence.
As a result of the Capitol blockade two weeks ago and the unprecedented safety precautions the coronavirus pandemic took, few were in the heart of Washington rather than the usual hundreds of thousands.
The missing block was encoded by about 200,000 American flags.
Biden: Today we celebrate the victory of the cause of democracy
“Today we celebrate the victory of not one candidate, but one issue, the cause of democracy,” Biden said in his opening speech.
We have learned again that democracy is valuable and fragile, the 78-year-old emphasized, referring to recent events.
He added that the word is not sufficient to overcome the challenges, and unity is required.
Victor Urban congratulated Joe Biden
Prime Minister Viktor Orban expressed his congratulations and congratulations on the inauguration of Joe Biden as President of the United States, Bertalan Havassi, Deputy Secretary of State for the Prime Minister’s Press Office, told MTI Wednesday night.
The Prime Minister wrote that the past four years have proven that the friendly and mutually beneficial cooperation between the United States and Hungary has great potential in many areas. Viktor Orban was pleased to note that this period opened new horizons in bilateral relations in the areas of security, energy policy and the economy.
Prime Minister Joe Bident confirmed this
The Hungarian government remains fully committed to strengthening US-Hungarian relations on the basis of mutual respect and goodwill, “building on our alliance within NATO, our commitment to fighting terrorism and our joint efforts to secure alternative energy sources in Central Europe.
I wish you all success and good health in performing your responsible duties, “concluded Victor Orban in his letter to the new American president.
The inauguration of the new US President, Joe Biden, and the latest developments in the United States will be covered in more detail in the special issue starting at 10 pm, on News TV late at night.
Lady Gaga sang the American anthem before the swearing-in
Kamala Harris was appointed to the vice president’s office
Democrat Kamala Harris, the first female Vice President of color of the United States, was in her office on Wednesday in Washington.
Contrary to tradition, Kamala Harris asked Sonya Sotomayor, the first female Supreme Court judge of Hispanic origin, to take the oath of office.
President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration comes a few minutes after Harris oaths. According to Annex 20 of the United States Constitution, presidents’ terms of office will end or begin at noon on January 20 local time.