On 20th January 2021, Joe Biden is being sworn-in as the 46th elected President of the United States while Kamala Harris will make history as the first woman and person of colour to be sworn-in as Vice President.
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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are both being sworn-in on 20th January in Washington DC, US.
US President-elect Joe Biden plans to kick off his new administration Wednesday with orders to restore the United States to the Paris climate accord and the World Health Organization, aides said.
Biden will sign 17 orders and actions just hours after being sworn in as US leader to break from policies of departing President Donald Trump and set new paths on immigration, the environment, fighting COVID-19 and the economy, they said.
In first-day moves, he will end Trump's much-assailed ban on visitors from several majority-Muslim countries and halt construction of the wall that Trump ordered on the US-Mexico border to stem illegal immigration, the aides said.
Earlier, outgoing President Donald Trump broke away from tradition and opted to leave the White House without meeting with Biden and his wife Jill and will not be attending the inauguration.
A small crowd waved goodbye as Trump, 74, and First Lady Melania Trump walked a short red carpet and boarded the Marine One helicopter shortly after 8:15 am (1315 GMT), for the short flight to the air base where they will continue to Florida on board Air Force One.
"I just want to say goodbye," Trump told the gathering, calling his time in office "the honour of a lifetime".