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Two of the Biden administration’s top communications officials are describing the incoming president’s inaugural address as a forward-looking speech that will make little to no mention of his predecessor.
Communications director Kate Bedingfield said that President-elect Joe Biden’s address would “speak to the moment that we are in, but it will also lay out a vision for the future.”
Biden press secretary Jen Psaki tells CNN that Biden’s inaugural address is “definitely not a speech about Donald Trump” and she “wouldn’t expect” to hear about him in it. Biden has not had any communication with Trump. Asked why Biden had invited political opponents including House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy to join him at a Mass on Wednesday morning, Psaki said it “felt important to him personally to have members of both parties ... and use that as an example to the American public.”
Bedingfield says Biden will sign 15 executive orders in some of his first moves as president.
HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT JOE BIDEN’S INAUGURATION AS THE 46TH U.S. PRESIDENT:
Joe Biden swears the oath of office at noon Wednesday to become the 46th president of the United States, taking the helm of a deeply divided nation and inheriting a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors.
-8:45: Mass at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle. Senate and House Majority and Minority leaders will join them
-10:00-12:30: Our White House: An Inaugural Celebration for Young People. The inaugural committee will "host a first-ever curated live-stream for young Americans before and during the Inaugural Ceremonies”
-10:30: Biden/Harris and their spouses arrive at the Capitol
-11:00-2:00: WUKY 91.3/NPR full coverage
-11:15: Inauguration ceremony begins at West Front of the Capitol
Lady Gaga will perform the National Anthem
Amanda Gorman, the first national youth Poet Laureate will give a poetry reading
Rev. Silvester Beaman of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal will give the Benediction
More artist performances
-12:00: Oath of office will be taken. Biden becomes the oldest American to hold the office of President. Kamala Harris becomes the first woman and person of color to hold the office of Vice-President
-1:40: Pass in Review "Pass in Reviews are a long-standing military tradition that reflects the peaceful transfer of power to a new Commander-in-Chief"
-2:25 Wreath laying ceremony at Arlington
-3:15 President Biden will receive a Presidential escort from 15th street to the White House. The escort will include representatives of every branch of the military
-No crowds will be allowed and for those who are admitted to any events, social distancing and masks will be required
-‘Virtual Parade Across America’ The event will celebrate the nation's heroes and highlight the diversity, heritage, and resilience of the country, the Presidential Inaugural Committee said Monday
-5:15: Biden will sign executive orders in the Oval Office
-8:30: ‘Celebrating America’ 90-minute special will feature remarks from Biden and Harris and pay tributes to COVID-19 first responders. Tom Hanks will host. Jon Bon Jovi, Justin Timberlake, Demi Lovato and others to perform