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Joe Biden inauguration

Joe Biden takes oath as 46th President of United States

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 20 Jan 2021, 10:39 pm

Washington/IBNS: Democrat leader Joe Biden took oath as the 46th President of the United States at the 59th inauguration ceremony held in the West Front of the US Capitol.

Before Biden was sworn in, Kamala Harris took oath as the country's first woman Vice President.

Biden, 78, took the oath of office from Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts at a solemn ceremony at the US Capitol.

Biden, who is known around the world for his stint as the vice president during the Obama administration, is the oldest person ever to be sworn in as president of the country. He turned 78 in November 2020.

Ahead of the inauguration, the Democrat leader tweeted that it is a "new day in America".

"It's a new day in America," Biden wrote on Twitter only minutes after outgoing President Donald Trump flew out of Washington at the end of a controversial four-year presidency.

Trump left Washington on Wednesday just three hours ahead of the inauguration of his successor Joe Biden, saying it had been an "incredible four years" and promising to be "back in some form."

"I just want to say goodbye but hopefully it's not a long-term goodbye," Trump told reporters at the White House before he and First Lady Melania Trump walked a short red carpet and boarded Marine One for the helicopter ride to Joint Base Andrews.