Barack and Michelle Obama at Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony.
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He former President Barack Obama sent a message of support to Joe biden from his Twitter account this morning to little for the Democrat to be sworn in as the new tenant of the White House.
“Congratulations to my colleague, President Joe Biden. This is your moment, “Obama shared on his account today along with an image of him with Biden.
– Barack Obama (@BarackObama) January 20, 2021
Three former US presidents meet at the ceremony
Obama with the also democrat Bill Clinton and Republican George W. Bush They are the three former presidents who have already arrived at the federal Capitol for Biden’s inauguration.
Outgoing President Donald Trump will not participate in the event and will not receive Biden in the White House as is tradition in the transition processes. Trump is already in Palm Beach, Florida, where he left this morning after a brief message at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. President Jimmy Carter, who at 96 is the oldest former president, will not attend the event marked by a large presence of the military and other security forces.
Despite Trump’s absence, his vice president Mike Pence participates in the ceremony. Pence did not accompany Trump on his departure from the White House.
Biden to be sworn in before Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. While the judge of Puerto Rican origin Sonia Sotomayor to swear in the first female vice president in U.S. history Kamala Harris.
The official ceremony begins at 11 a.m.