On Wednesday, Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn in as the 46th president and the 49th vice president of the US. The theme of this historical day was “America United,” but the coronavirus pandemic and the fears of possible terrorist outbursts following recent riots at the US Capitol altered the ceremony.

Unlike Trump, Biden hoped his live audience would be the smallest, as people would tune in from the safety of their homes. And as for Trump himself, who hit the lowest low of support in his first and final term of the presidency, he was absent altogether. Check out people’s reactions to Trump's last days in the White House in our previous post right here.

But with Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez leading the concert in Washington, and Bernie Sanders, who looked like he “clearly left the car running for this one,” winning the inauguration, people online had plenty of things to reflect on on this big day which brought many of us some long-awaited peace. Let’s see what their reactions were in our hand-picked selection below.

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kasa alex
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4 months ago

Love the hashtag

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Lis Daglish
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4 months ago

Go Greta!

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4 months ago

AND I will not share my Happy Meal with you, because I am not happy at all.

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President Biden’s inauguration looked very different from past ceremonies. The first difference was the absence of the outgoing Trump, which made it the first time this happened in more than a century and a half. But Biden seemed to be in accordance with Trump’s decision to skip the ceremony for his one-way ticket to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. Biden said it’s "one of the few things he and I have ever agreed on."

Then, following the Capitol riots, the event was run with heightened security measures and Covid-19 precautions. There were no crowds like we saw in the pre-coronavirus world, like Obama’s inauguration, which drew in more than 310,000 people.

Yet, the air was filled with heightened spirits and hope as Biden called for unity and pledged to be a “president for all Americans”—meaning those who didn’t support his campaign, too.

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Marc
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4 months ago

Especially the last 1 or 2 months felt like a whole decade.

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Lis Daglish
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4 months ago

Wasn’t she stunning? Amazing performance, and she overcame a speech impediment. Just like Joe,

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4 months ago

My grandma’s face when I explained we do speak Spanish in America. She, like most Trump supporters, didn’t realize Puerto Ricans are American citizens and they predominantly speak Spanish.

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Some of the most notable moments of the event included a poetry reading by Amanda Gorman, who's the nation’s first-ever youth poet laureate. Amanda urged people to unify, but said that the purpose of her poetry was not to highlight hope, but to show that words have power, which seemed to be forgotten under Trump’s administration.

She said: "We’ve seen over the past few years the way in which the power of words has been violated and misappropriated. And what I wanted to do was kind of reclaim poetry as that site in which we can re-purify, re-sanctify, not only the Capitol building that we saw violated, but the power of words and invest that in kind of the highest office of the land.”

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Iggy
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4 months ago

Make Arseholes Gasp Again.

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ingolf kircher
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4 months ago

they did it again :-D

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KombatBunni
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4 months ago

Anyone else hear that huge sigh of relief?

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Rebuilding, unifying, and healing were among the most prominent topics of Biden’s inauguration. Biden reiterated his call for unity on Wednesday evening with a primetime inauguration special “Celebrating America.”

In a speech, Biden addressed the American people. “It is humbling to stand here in this place in front of these sacred words. Humbling out of respect to President Lincoln and the office we now share and humbling because of you, the American people," Biden said. "As I said earlier today, we have learned again that democracy is precious and because of you, democracy has prevailed."

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Dorothy Parker
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4 months ago

I thought they should have left him behind to be raised by the Bidens.

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julia
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4 months ago

the ladies’ coat game at the inaguration was literally fire. wish i owned all these coats and it was cold enough to wear them haha. michelle’s outfit was literally so beautiful

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wandile dludlu
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4 months ago

Bernie won though

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phantom buni
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4 months ago

Yay!

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Linus Nilsson
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4 months ago

Still, he's been a senator since -73.

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wandile dludlu
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4 months ago

But that's a dove not a mocking jay

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wandile dludlu
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4 months ago

Barron was the only one who left early...

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Lily Mae Kitty
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4 months ago

how did he not pick Leslie Knope for his VP?

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Charlotte
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4 months ago

Meanwhile, in my atheist household, "look, he's swearing on the Vampyre lore book from Buffy!"

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Josh Baez
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4 months ago

Im beginning to think politicians what the Simpsons and think "time to mind f**k the people."

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Serial pacifist
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4 months ago

No me gusta! :-D

Carmen Elena
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4 months ago

Que se aguanten!

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Tantalum_Radium
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4 months ago

When someone with a face full of Botox tries to cry.

Iggy
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4 months ago

She looks like she has trapped wind.

Jubilee
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4 months ago

honestly as a non native spanish speaker i thought it was a nice gesture but cringed a little at his lack of accent

Mu B
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4 months ago

Looks like Ivanka had to do her own hair today...

Sasha Kuleshov
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4 months ago

En Europa las personas hablan más Español que Inglés! :D

Ojberretta Berretta
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4 months ago

no,en españa hay 45milliones habitantes y en las islas brittanicas mas que 60milliones,aparte de eso mucha gente de holanda suecia irlanda y noruega hablan bien el ingles pero casi ninguno de ellos español

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StrawberryParfait
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4 months ago

If a chin implant could quiver, hers would be quivering.

Leo Domitrix
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4 months ago

Moment of pettiness: "Sorry, Ivanka, you ain't Evita."

Ojberretta Berretta
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4 months ago

oh as an argeninean im glad she isnt,because evita was a terrible person who led ppl dissapear her husband was a dictator and she supported him

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ruthenium the ruther
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4 months ago

Es muy triste que no quieran aprender Spanish. As a mi profesor de español le gusta decir: "No llegarás muy lejos en la vida sin español". Y no lo han hecho.Todos son sólo un montón de bebés completamente adultos.

Kuroka
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4 months ago

Exactamente!

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Brian Dunphy
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4 months ago

When you realize your grifting days are over

Lionelle Grosdemanche-dien
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4 months ago

I love that one. Que se chinche ☺☺☺

Ojberretta Berretta
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4 months ago

she converted to judaism and yall call her a white supremacist?wow shows how informed yall are and how brainwashed too

Jenifer Halpern
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4 months ago

Just go far, far away little girl! Seriously! You're not wanted, at all!

Pusfarm
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4 months ago

She used to be moderately attractive, but I can't stand to look at her.

Deal _Anneal
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4 months ago

yo tengo

Jessica Shookhoff
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4 months ago

That face tho! I'm dying!!

Odette Greyling
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4 months ago

Me encanta!

Chimmels
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4 months ago

No Они Kann nicht Fale outro idioma Haha by lingual goes brrr

Megan Brady
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4 months ago

Her hair 😂

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Well, the inauguration was full of liberals...so the liberals must have been the supremacists. Btw...Buck Fiden.

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Spanish speakers have noooo room to talk about supremacists. Spanish Imperialism makes all other colonization look like a puppy parade. White settlers settled in Texas because Mexico was having trouble stealing the land from the Comanche. The US only recieved something like 10% of all slaves from Africa. Most of the Africans went to South America and Caribbean, where they replaced the Native American population...that was basically systematically slaughtered by being worked to death on plantations.

Charlotte
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4 months ago

You're right - Imperialism (of all flavours) is to blame for an incredible amount of pain and suffering - we need to do a lot if work examining the way colonisation and slavery has shaped the world we live in, for example making sure we don't incorrectly venerate monsters just because they made money. But this guy was clearly talking about White Supremacists (another consequence of imperialism) and you know it. Reeling out "but Spain hasn't always been perfect" like some kind of gotcha, doesn't make the racists any less racist.

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wandile dludlu
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4 months ago

Baron jokes are not fun to laugh at... he might be tall as a redwood, but he's still a kid

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4 months ago

Just... yes

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Marc
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4 months ago

P.p.s: I have proof! Just wait. My sandbox friend Giuliani is already looking for a suitable garden center for a press conference!

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wandile dludlu
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4 months ago

She's really happy to be done with everything... $100 says she goes back to live in New York

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Sasha Kuleshov
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4 months ago

Second most spoken language in the US ;D

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kjorn
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4 months ago

she's happy all that shits is done

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lizard67
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4 months ago

As an Australian I found her poem inspirational

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Ryan Deschanel
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4 months ago

Purified with fire... I like it...

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Mae (just add water)
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4 months ago

Damn Michelle

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Truth Monster
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4 months ago

Lady Gaga told her designer, :I want to wear a business suit and a tutu." Fashion designer like, "I got you."

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Jovita A
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4 months ago

Leslie Knope is my favorite fictional character I wish would be real :)

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WilvanderHeijden
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4 months ago (edited)

Yeah, we get it. This was the day that the trash got carried out and the White House got a thorough cleaning.

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Julie C Rose
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4 months ago

This is my favourite of the Trump notes.

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Wolfstar
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4 months ago (edited)

And the initiation ceremony of Hogwarts is saying the motto (Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus) 100 times while being dangled by your ankle by a Cornish Pixie above a pit of Devil's Snare.

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Ryan Deschanel
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4 months ago

May the odds be for four once renewable years in your favor.

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Cori
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4 months ago

I love that they included a sharpie. 🤣

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sorry, but that's not the mockingjay from Hunger Game movie, but a peace dove

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Micah Patchen
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4 months ago

Doesn't it feel like you've just found out that your most favorite uncle is finally moving back home?!

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Lorelai Purvis
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4 months ago

do. it. i want to hear that.

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Stephanie Did It
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4 months ago

Lady Gaga calls her fans Little Monsters.

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Full of Giggles
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4 months ago

Not gonna lie. I wanna see him play the sax in his sleep too.

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Layla Corman
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4 months ago

Na. He doesn't need to be flashy. That was the last one.

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Full of Giggles
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4 months ago

Ironically, the last four years felt like the Hunger Games.

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The 5-star rated 5-star rating system
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4 months ago

Trump, you won the "longest toddler tantrum of the decade" award.

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Buhhhhhh
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4 months ago

It's "don't be fooled by the rocks that I got"

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Serial pacifist
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4 months ago

More like: Presidential advice: Do not try to adjust the TV, it is not broken. The TV has one program only. FOX News. For the execution of your presidential duties, I warmly suggest you use Twitter extensively and conduct all field work at a golf course.

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Sasha Kuleshov
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4 months ago

We need money Joe! Also free healthcare! :O

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Athena June
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4 months ago

The mockingjay became a symbol of freedom in the books so it is very fitting!

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KrabbyGramps666
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4 months ago

@Truth Monster why you such a troll and I thought with all those downvotes you would catch on nobody wanted to hear you.

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Dan Buczynski
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4 months ago

Fake news. "Sorry" isn't in Trump's vocabulary.

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Athena June
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4 months ago

Too many long words for it to be Trump’s!

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