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Related: Editorials & Other Articles, Issue Forums, Alliance Forums, Region Forums# Okay, am I dumb? I thought he was supposed to be inaugurated at 12 noon?

Although it couldn't be soon enough.

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#### AnnieBW

(10,603 posts)Is all right by me.

#### Lars39

(26,136 posts)#### Sympthsical

(9,238 posts)But they can administer the oath before then.

#### phylny

(8,412 posts)#### Wednesdays

(17,745 posts)saying his inauguration is invalid!

#### regnaD kciN

(26,067 posts)...but he doesn’t become President until precisely noon.

#### phylny

(8,412 posts)#### phylny

(8,412 posts)I'm hella confused.

#### exboyfil

(17,880 posts)#### SharonClark

(10,014 posts)#### RockCreek

(740 posts)#### sarisataka

(19,456 posts)The job, I will not complain if there is a small breach and the change is completed early

#### Mariana

(14,869 posts)He still becomes President at noon.

#### SlogginThroughIt

(1,977 posts)Everything becomes official at noon.

#### malaise

(270,647 posts)The swearing in always takes place a few minutes before

#### Retrograde

(10,235 posts)and almost missed it. Turned on the TV just before Kamala Harris took the oath.

Ten fewer minutes of the Orange One is fine with me.

#### unblock

(52,872 posts)I suppose if he took the oath at 12:03 pm, there would have been a few minutes where he "was" president but couldn't exercise any of the powers of office.

In any event, the idea of taking the oath shortly before noon is so that there's no such gap, he's already taken the oath by the moment he becomes president at noon.

#### phylny

(8,412 posts)#### Maeve

(42,398 posts)But you want him in place before the moment