Outgoing US President Donald Trump summed up four years of his rule in a farewell speech. “This week we will inaugurate a new administration and pray for its success in keeping America safe and prosper,” he said in a video posted on the White House website.
– We did what we came for and much more. Above all, we have affirmed the sacred principle that the government in America responds to the needs of the people, said the outgoing president. He also conveyed “best wishes” to the new administration. “This week we will inaugurate a new administration and pray for its success in keeping America safe and prosperous,” he said.
“Our program was not right-wing or left-wing, it was not republican or democratic, but it was for the good of the nation, which means that the whole nation,” said Donald Trump. Referring to foreign policy, he stressed that the United States “revitalized its alliances and sought to have other countries oppose China like never before.” – As a result of our bold diplomacy we have obtained several historic peace pacts in the Middle East. I am particularly proud of the fact that, as one of the first presidents in decades, I have not started any war, he emphasized.
Biden takes over
Joe Biden will take up the highest office in the United States on Wednesday. The November election of the Democrat as the 46th president was approved in December last year by the Electoral College and officially confirmed by Congress on January 7. The solemn swearing-in of Joe Biden by the President of the Supreme Court of the United States, John Roberts, will begin at 6 p.m. Polish time, a moment earlier Kamala Harris will be sworn in.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and fear of further riots, this year the ceremony will take place without crowds – only a few hundred people will witness the event on the spot. Before being sworn in, the American anthem will be sung by Lady Gaga. The ceremony will be preceded by events commemorating Martin Luther King and the victims of the pandemic.
A state of emergency will remain in force while the 46th President of the United States is sworn in in Washington. There will be over 26,000 soldiers of the National Guard in the city, about half of them on standby. Washington downtown will be cut off, and streets, bridges, and the subway will be closed.
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