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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Love the hashtag

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James016
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1 month ago

The circle is complete

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He has better spelling than I expected

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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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Dorothy Parker
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1 month ago

Try a lifetime.

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Lis Daglish
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1 month ago

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

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1 month 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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Marc
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1 month ago

There are reports of MAGA people who have fled over Trump's half-finished wall toward Mexico, assuming that English is spoken there!

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ingolf kircher
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1 month ago

they did it again :-D

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Athena June
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1 month ago

I cannot express how relieved I am that Trump is ( finally) out of office

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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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1 month ago

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

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julia
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1 month 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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1 month ago

Bernie won though

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phantom buni
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1 month ago

Yay!

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Full of Giggles
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1 month ago

Good point!

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Eliza Schuyler
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1 month ago

I was thinking the same thing

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wandile dludlu
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1 month ago

Barron was the only one who left early...

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kjorn
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1 month ago

maybe star-lord will be the next one

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wandile dludlu
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1 month ago

Is that bible handwritten? heard it was the 150 year old family bible...

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Josh Baez
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1 month 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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1 month ago

No me gusta! :-D

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1 month ago

barren wishes....

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1 month ago

Just... yes

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Marc
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1 month 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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I can hear the "kids": "But The White House is named white on purpose, it's supposed to be whites-only!"

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YoChicken
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1 month ago

Below is a comment, that I think is sarcasm, but people downvoted it anyways. Just ignore it please.

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kjorn
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1 month ago

she's happy all that shits is done

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I have almost no idea who this person is, but I'd be willing to bet she has better ideas for the country than most politicians today. Is it too late to make the switch?

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Ew?

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Mae (just add water)
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1 month ago

Damn Michelle

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That dress is atrocious. Even Blind nuns wouldn't wear this. They could hear the snickering.

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Jovita A
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1 month ago

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

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Are these ballots ?

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Julie C Rose
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1 month ago

This is my favourite of the Trump notes.

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Wolfstar
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1 month 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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Dorothy Parker
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1 month ago

That voice, that heart. She's everything.

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Cori
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1 month ago

I love that they included a sharpie. 🤣

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Extra ridiculous

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Micah Patchen
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1 month 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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1 month ago

do. it. i want to hear that.

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Shalini Pabreja
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1 month ago

??

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1 month ago

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

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1 month ago

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Not worthy >:I

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I kinda wish Gaga had worn this dress. This dress is less of an eyesore.

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1 month ago

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

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1 month ago

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

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1 month 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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R'amen!

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Athena June
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1 month ago

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

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1 month ago

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Imperialism at its finest.

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Dan Buczynski
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1 month ago

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

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Athena June
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1 month ago

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

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