After four rough years, President Donald Trump has left Washington.
"Goodbye. We love you. We'll be back in one way or another," he told his assembled followers at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, shortly after leaving the White House.
On Wednesday, Trump took the extraordinary, but not unexpected, move of skipping the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. He broke 152 years of tradition by going home instead of welcoming the new administration (the last president to do so was Andrew Johnson, who also had the dubious honor of being indicted).
As he walked off the stage and up the airplane steps, Village People & # 39; s "Y.M.C.A." – – This has become a Trump rally standard, much to the chagrin of the group – – played in the background: "Young man, there is no need to feel down. I said young man get up off the floor. I said young man, because you are in a new town be."
It remains to be seen whether the "young man" is Trump or the country.
Both Trump and the United States are in a radically new place – Trump, now out of office, is struggling to maintain the power and relevance of a Republican party through his efforts, the 2020 elections, and the uprising of that campaign to fall, was broken The president culminates in his Mar-a-Lago residence in Palm Beach, Florida, before a string of legal troubles and an uncertain political future.
And the United States is preparing for a new government with a completely different vision for the country: President-elect Joe Biden will be inaugurated in an untraditional ceremony on Wednesday. Instead of encouraging thousands of Americans to travel to the inauguration and traditional balls and other celebrations, officials have actively asked people not to come to Washington, DC. This reflects the severity of security concerns following the uprising and the tragically high death toll in Covid-19.
Instead, based on their success in running a virtual convention, the Democrats have worked to create a virtual experience that includes virtual balls held last night and a celebrity prime time special hosted by Tom Hanks .
There are several ways to follow the initiation and the events associated with it. In addition to Vox & # 39; livestream of the main event can also be found on the Official channels of the Biden team as well as one of their social media channels: Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, and Pull out.
Biden's team has announced that the theme of the event will be America United. And last night he ran a memorial for those who lost Covid-19. In his inaugural address, Biden will likely advocate that Congress quickly turn over its $ 1.9 trillion Relief plan which, as Emily Stewart of Vox reported, "is a big deal … more than double the US $ 800 billion reconstruction and reinvestment bill that the Democrats passed in 2009 after the Great Recession ".
It is a complete change in style and substance when the former White House resident leaves. Follow Vox's coverage here.
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