Biden’s Presidential inauguration is a few hours away.
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The President-elect Joe Biden will be inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States in 6 hours. Donald Trump’s Presidency will end exactly at noon and Joe Biden will be the oldest President ever at inauguration, breaking the previous record set by Donald Trump, who was 70 when he got inaugurated. Much of the capitol is under lock-down after the deadly riots at the capitol earlier this month. Around 25,000 troops of the national guard have been deployed in Washington to make sure that the transition of Presidency goes smoothly.
President-elect Joe Biden is expected to reverse President Trump’s travel bans on mostly Muslim-majority countries and will also rejoin the Paris climate accord on his first day of Presidency. He is also expected to issue mandates on COVID-19 and mask-wearing. The President-elect is also expected to pass a $1.9 trillion stimulus bill to help the country’s economy to recover from the crisis induced by the coronavirus pandemic. Biden is also focusing to invest $20 billion on up-scaling testing and a national vaccination programme. He aims to vaccinate as many people as possible, as the US deaths continue to increase. Since the pandemic began, US lost more than 400,000 people due to the virus, and more than 24,800,000 got infected.
Before leaving Delaware, President elect- Joe Biden for Washington, he said,
I know these are dark times, but there is always light.President elect- Joe Biden
Apart from the coronavirus pandemic, Biden has to face other challenges. Donald Trump is not expected to attend and the constant threat of deadly riots is a continuous threat to US security and democracy. Joe Biden also has to deal with China as relations between the two countries is at an ever low. He must also deal Iran’s Uranium enrichment, and attempt to reinstate ex-President Obama’s 2015 deal with the country, in the hopes that they will agree and stop purifying Uranium for a possible nuclear weapon.
President Donald Trump is expected to be spending his final hours holding an event at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. By noon, when Joe Biden becomes the 46th President of the United States, Donald Trump will be expected to be permanently moving in his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. Donald Trump will be the fourth US President not to attend to the inauguration of his successor.