Donald Trump to be sworn in as 45th US President today, here is all you need to know
Donald Trump to be sworn in as the 45th US President today. Notably, he is also the oldest president of US. According to reports, the main ceremony will take place at the White House, which will be followed by a number of Inaugural Balls across the city of Washington DC.
Donald Trump, 70 , will be administered the oath of office on two Bibles- one used by Abraham Lincoln and other a family bible- by Chief Justice John Roberts. Notably, Trump supporters have travelled all the way from Middle America to the Capital to witness the swearing in of the man they believe.
Why is there gap between the elections and the oath ceremony?
The US Elections took place on November 8th and Donald Trump would be sworn in as the president today. Do you know until 1933, the new president was inaugurated on March 4, four months after elections day? But after 20th amendment this time was shortened to around 2 months.
Notably, the time between election and inauguration allows the president to prepare for his tenure by working on policy and appointing his cabinet.
Update of Oath event
At noon local time (5 pm GMT) on January 20, Donald Trump will take the Oath of office and will officially become the 45th President of US.
According to reports, the event will be attended by Roy Blunt, a Republican senator from Missouri.
Barack Obama is expected to attend the event
It is customary for the outgoing president to attend the inauguration of the incoming president, but it is not compulsory. As per reports, President Obama is expected to attend the Donald Trump’s inauguration today, but if he doesn’t, then he would be first president in last 96 years to skip the ceremony.