Inauguration 2021: Joe Biden sworn in as 46th President of the USA after Donald Trump leaves White House for final time

Luke O'Reilly and April Roach
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Joe Biden pledged to be a “president for all Americans” as he was sworn in as the 46th US President.

Mr Biden, 78, has been inaugurated at a scaled back ceremony this afternoon , starting his address by saying : “This is America’s day, this is democracy’s day”. He called it a day of "history and hope" and declared “my whole soul is in putting America back together again.”

Kamala Harris has been sworn in as the vice president, the first woman, black person and first person of South Asian descent elected to the position.

In his first hours as president, Biden will aim to strike at the heart of of Donald Trump's policy legacy, signing a series of executive actions that reverse his predecessor's orders on immigration, climate change and the handling of the coronavirus pandemic.