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INAUGURATION DAY! Biden & Harris Sworn In + The Obamas Were A Major Flex + Heroic Capitol Officer Escorts VP Harris + Dior 1s Sneakers Trend

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We’ve rounded up all of the Inauguration Day festivities from Biden/Harris getting sworn in, to the Obamas shutting ish down, love being shown to Eugene Goodman – the heroic Black Capitol police officer during the riot, to Dior x Air Jordan 1s trending on social media. Get it all inside…

 

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A spirit of unity filled the air in Washington, D.C. today two weeks after turmoil erupted when Trump supporters carried out a violent attack against the U.S. Capitol. It was a peaceful transfer of power to kick off a new era in America.

Joe Biden was sworn in and became the 46th president of the United States. He used a 19th century family Bible to be sworn in. The huge Bible is a family heirloom that has been in the Biden family since 1893.

In his inaugural address, President Biden called for the American people to come together after four years of division.

“Politics doesn’t have to be a raging fire destroying everything in its path,” Biden said. “We have to be different than this. America has to be better than this. I will be a president for all Americans,” Biden said. “I will fight as hard for those who did not support me as those who did.”

Watch Biden be sworn in and his inaugural speech below:

Biden also put up his first social media post as President:

”Let’s get to work,” Biden captioned a picture of himself.

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Kamala Harris was sworn in as the Vice President of the United States, making history as the first Black person, first South Asian-American and first woman to ever hold the office. She’s also the first HBCU grad and first member of a Black sorority to do so.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor – the first woman of color to serve on the Supreme Court – administered the oath. VP Harris used two Bibles to be sworn in. One belonged to family friend Regina Shelton (whom Harris views as a surrogate mother). The second Bible was previously owned by the late Justice Thurgood Marshall, the first Black Supreme Court Justice and Harris’ lifelong political role model.

Watch Madame VP Harris get sworn in below:

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And here are Kamala’s first social media posts as Vice President:

Forever President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama were an entire FLEX!

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The power couple looked like royalty as they made their grand entrance:

 

 

 

 

Fist bumps for everyone!

Jennifer Lopez hit the stage to perform a melody of “This Land Is Your Land” and “America the Beautiful” along with a little “Let’s Get Loud” thrown in. Peep her performance below:

Lady Gaga served up a performance of “The Star Spangled Banner.” Check it:

After the inauguration ceremony, President Biden & Madame VP Harris traveled from the U.S. Capitol to the Arlington National Cemetery to participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Biden-Harris was joined by former Presidents Obama, Bush and Clinton, and the former first ladies.

Then, everyone hopped into limos for the inaugural parade, followed by the family walk to the White House:

 

 

The inaugural parade down Pennsylvania Avenue featured drumlines from the University of Delaware and Howard University to honor the alma maters of the new president and vice president. Howard’s Band was LIT:

Kamala Harri’s great-nieces – Amara & Leela Ajagu – wore matching coats to honor her at the inauguration.

Kamala’s great-nieces (daughters of her niece Meena Harris) wore custom fur coats that looked similar to the one their great-aunt wore in a throwback picture. Swipe above and peep the pics below.

 

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Speaking of Kamala’s family…

Nikolas Ajagu, the partner of Vice President Kamala Harris’ niece, Meena, rocked a pair of d Dior x Air Jordan 1 sneakers, which are limited edition and have been reselling for over $10,0000. Once sneaker heads caught the coveted sneakers, Dior 1s started trending on Twitter.

 

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Also…

Capitol police officer Eugene Goodman – who defended the Capitol building and the Congresspeople inside during the Insurrection – escorted VP Kamala Harris into today’s Inauguration. He has also received a promotion to Deputy Sergeant at Arms.

A true hero.

In case you missed, you can watch Inauguration Day in its entirety below:

Photos: Carolyn Kaster/ Saul Loeb/ Patrick Semansky/Jonathan Ernst/Pool Photo via AP

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