Joe Biden took the presidential oath of office during the inauguration ceremony in front of the Capitol in Washington, thereby becoming the 46th leader of the United States. The ceremony was broadcast by NBC.
вЂњI, Joseph Robinette Biden, solemnly vow that I will faithfully fulfill my duties as President of the United States and will uphold, protect and defend the United States Constitution to the best of my ability,вЂќ said the new American President, laying his hand on the Bible.
Outgoing Vice President Mike Pence is present at the ceremony. Donald Trump refused to attend the ceremony, breaking a 150-year-old tradition, and left Washington just hours before the celebrations. From the capital, he went to his Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida. Before that, he said goodbye to his supporters and promised to return вЂњin one form or another.вЂќ
On the first day of his presidency, Biden is expected to prepare to reverse a number of decisions of his predecessor, Donald Trump. In particular, we are talking about the abolition of restrictions on the entry into the United States of citizens of a number of Muslim countries. In addition, Biden intends to return to the Paris climate agreement, from which Washington withdrew under Trump, as well as oblige citizens of the country to observe the mask regime when moving from one state to another.