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The Late Show with Stephen Colbert:
The day so many Americans have been waiting for is finally here.
While the socially distanced crowd and the glaring absence of an outgoing president made for a most unusual Inauguration Day for Joe Biden, a sense of optimism prevailed as did the feeling that a return to ‘normal’ may be possible.
In the Oval Office today in his first acts as America’s new leader, President Biden signed a number of executive orders reversing some of the worst policies of the previous administration, including halting construction on the border wall, ending the Muslim travel ban and revoking approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline project.
Despite the pandemic, Joe Biden’s inauguration has plenty of pomp and circumstance, and Donald Trump shares a bizarre goodbye message after doling out tons of pardons on his way out the door.
How did Joe Biden’s swearing-in stack up against others? Here’s a brief history of presidential inaugurations, from a strict oath of office and inaugural speeches to presidential pettiness and parting letters.
Late Night with Seth Meyers:
Seth takes a closer look at Joe Biden being inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States, officially ending the Trump presidency.
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States today, Donald Trump departed the White House with the help of an old friend, our new Vice President Kamala Harris made history, Bernie Sanders made headlines for his outfit, former VP Mike Pence was on hand before blasting off, Trump gave an ominous speech in front of a small crowd at Joint Base Andrews after pardoning 144 people the night prior, we imagine what it would look like if we put Donald Trump’s words in Joe Biden’s mouth, and we say goodbye to Donald Trump not with venom, not with scorn, but with optimism and celebration.
The Late Late Show with James Corden
James Corden recaps the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, from the giant Bible, to all the leather gloves to Bernie Sanders being instantly memed, James loved it all apart from a small issue he had with J Lo’s performance. And he looks at how the day began, with former president Donald Trump leaving Washington DC to the tune of “YMCA.”