Joe Biden posted an emotional message online just moments before his inauguration. Mr Biden wrote on Twitter: “I love you, Jilly, and I couldn’t be
Joe Biden posted an emotional message online just moments before his inauguration. Mr Biden wrote on Twitter: “I love you, Jilly, and I couldn’t be more grateful to have you with me on the journey ahead.” Alongside the heartwarming remark, Mr Biden posted a video on Twitter of the pair holding hands.
The post came moments before the US President-elect was set to arrive for his inauguration in Washington.
Also posting on Twitter, Mr Biden wrote: “It’s a new day in America.”
Republican President Donald Trump left the White House on Wednesday morning.
As he left for Florida, Mr Trump promised supporters “we’ll be back in some form”.
Top Republicans, including Vice President Mike Pence, were not there to see him go.
Mr Trump broke one last convention after he refused to attend his successor’s swearing-in – breaking with more than a century and a half of political tradition.
The president did, however, leave a customary note for Biden in the Oval Office, according to a White House official.
Thousands of National Guard troops were stationed on Wednesday around the Capitol, following the chaos that erupted earlier this year.
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Speaking earlier on Wednesday as he left the White House, Mr Trump said: “I will always fight for you. I will be watching.
“I will be listening. And I will tell you that the future of this country has never been better.
“I wish the new administration great luck and great success. I think they’ll have great success. They have the foundation to do something really spectacular.”