A few hours before the inauguration ceremony of the new President of the United States (EU), Joe Biden, America risks experiencing an unprecedented scenario.
The outgoing presidential couple, Donald Trump and Melania, will not welcome the Bidens to their new home, as is the tradition in the United States. A “historical fact” which has elicited many comments because since the founding of the United States (July 4, 1776) this phenomenon has never happened.
According to some analysts, Trump’s attitude will forever be etched in the annals of American history. Since the 19th century, tradition dictates that the two presidents, entering and leaving, go together to the Capitol on the day of the investiture. Even if differences exist, the winner and the loser must set a good example of a united America.
In the past, tensions have grown sharply between Harry Truman and Eisenhower, but both have stuck to this principle. Trump has flouted America’s fundamental rule, which is a global showcase for democracy.
A ceremony in sobriety, the Covid-19 pandemic requires
Whereas the United States used to celebrate this inauguration ceremony with great fanfare, but this year the audience will be reduced due to the coronavirus pandemic. Nevertheless, some VIPs, stars and presidential couples will be at the rendezvous to try to color the celebration of American democracy. The Obamas, the Clintons and even the Bushes should show up to attend the inauguration.
From the presidential camp, the presence of Vice President Mike Pence is announced despite the reluctance of his boss Trump, who still maintains that the elections were stolen by the Democrats.
At 12 noon (in Washington), Joe Biden will be officially invested 46th president of the United States. The new tenant of the White House is sworn in before the President of the Supreme Court, John G. Roberts, and delivers his inaugural address.
An impressive security device
To avoid what happened on Capitol Hill, US authorities recently mobilized nearly 25,000 National Guard reservists, and law enforcement forces armed to the teeth are ready to do battle with Donald’s activists. Trump, who have yet to say their last word.