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Okay, am I dumb? I thought he was supposed to be inaugurated at 12 noon? (Original Post) phylny Jan 2021 OP
Ten minutes less of Mango Mussolini AnnieBW Jan 2021 #1
Just heard commentary that the football switch takes place at noon! Lars39 Jan 2021 #2
He doesn't assume official powers until 12:00p Sympthsical Jan 2021 #3
Thank you! phylny Jan 2021 #10
Just watch. The loonies will be all over it Wednesdays Jan 2021 #4
He may have sworn the oath... regnaD kciN Jan 2021 #4
Thank you! phylny Jan 2021 #7
OK they said his presidency begins in 9 minutes. phylny Jan 2021 #6
9 minutes and counting exboyfil Jan 2021 #8
Brian Williams said it's official in 9 minutes. SharonClark Jan 2021 #9
Me too!! N/t RockCreek Jan 2021 #11
Since the outgoing has essentially abdicated sarisataka Jan 2021 #12
It's not a "breach" for him to swear the oath early. Mariana Jan 2021 #19
This is a ceremony SlogginThroughIt Jan 2021 #13
He takes over formally at noon malaise Jan 2021 #14
I know - I got up early for me Retrograde Jan 2021 #15
He becomes president at noon regardless of the ceremony or when he takes the oath unblock Jan 2021 #16
Thanks everyone! phylny Jan 2021 #17
Technically, he's not president until noon + 1 minute Maeve Jan 2021 #18

sarisataka

(19,456 posts)
12. Since the outgoing has essentially abdicated
Wed Jan 20, 2021, 12:53 PM
Jan 2021

The job, I will not complain if there is a small breach and the change is completed early

Retrograde

(10,235 posts)
15. I know - I got up early for me
Wed Jan 20, 2021, 12:54 PM
Jan 2021

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)
16. He becomes president at noon regardless of the ceremony or when he takes the oath
Wed Jan 20, 2021, 12:54 PM
Jan 2021

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.

Maeve

(42,398 posts)
18. Technically, he's not president until noon + 1 minute
Wed Jan 20, 2021, 12:56 PM
Jan 2021

But you want him in place before the moment

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