This Wednesday, January 20, 2021, Joe Biden will be sworn in during a highly anticipated inauguration ceremony. Before officially entering the White House, the president-elect gave a speech before bursting into tears.
If he was in denial for weeks, Donald Trump ended up accepting his defeat. In a few hours, the 77-year-old billionaire will have to leave the White House after four years at the helm of the world’s leading power. Even before giving his inauguration speech, Joe Biden made a point of speaking. This Tuesday, January 19, 2021, the one who will be officially president in a few hours spoke from Delaware before setting off for Washington.
Joe Biden bursts into tears
In this speech, the former right-hand man of Barack Obama warmly thanked Americans for voting, but also his family and friends for supporting him. Joe Biden also had a thought for his son Beau Biden, who died of cancer in 2015: “I have only one regret is that he is not there because it should be up to us to present him as president,” Joe Biden said of his son, attorney general of Delaware and a former National Guard serviceman who looked promising for a national political career. “I am very moved, it is a very moving moment for me. I have lived a long career with ups and downs,” he continued before bursting into tears. “It is a true honor to be your next president.”
Melania Trump signs a final low blow
Between the arrival of the Biden couple and the departure of the Trump couple, the White House will be meticulously disinfected and cleaned from top to bottom in a few hours. A meticulous and … very expensive operation! The bill for the intensive cleaning is estimated at $ 500,000. Just before the cleaning crews get busy, tradition has it that the outgoing first lady show the arriving first lady around the White House. Much criticized for her lack of action during her husband’s tenure, Melania Trump has just tarnished her image again by refusing to pay the traditional visit to Jill Biden, Joe Biden’s wife. It is the first First Lady to break the tradition since 1952 …