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Wed Jan 20, 2021, 12:50 PM

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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Reply Okay, am I dumb? I thought he was supposed to be inaugurated at 12 noon? (Original post)
phylny Jan 2021 OP
AnnieBW Jan 2021 #1
Lars39 Jan 2021 #2
Sympthsical Jan 2021 #3
phylny Jan 2021 #10
Wednesdays Jan 2021 #4
regnaD kciN Jan 2021 #4
phylny Jan 2021 #7
phylny Jan 2021 #6
exboyfil Jan 2021 #8
SharonClark Jan 2021 #9
RockCreek Jan 2021 #11
sarisataka Jan 2021 #12
Mariana Jan 2021 #19
SlogginThroughIt Jan 2021 #13
malaise Jan 2021 #14
Retrograde Jan 2021 #15
unblock Jan 2021 #16
phylny Jan 2021 #17
Maeve Jan 2021 #18

Response to phylny (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2021, 12:51 PM

1. Ten minutes less of Mango Mussolini

Is all right by me.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2021, 12:51 PM

2. Just heard commentary that the football switch takes place at noon!

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2021, 12:51 PM

3. He doesn't assume official powers until 12:00p

But they can administer the oath before then.

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Response to Sympthsical (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 20, 2021, 12:52 PM

10. Thank you!

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2021, 12:52 PM

4. Just watch. The loonies will be all over it

saying his inauguration is invalid!

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2021, 12:52 PM

4. He may have sworn the oath...

...but he doesn’t become President until precisely noon.

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 20, 2021, 12:52 PM

7. Thank you!

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2021, 12:52 PM

6. OK they said his presidency begins in 9 minutes.

I'm hella confused.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2021, 12:52 PM

8. 9 minutes and counting

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2021, 12:52 PM

9. Brian Williams said it's official in 9 minutes.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2021, 12:52 PM

11. Me too!! N/t

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2021, 12:53 PM

12. Since the outgoing has essentially abdicated

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

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 20, 2021, 12:57 PM

19. It's not a "breach" for him to swear the oath early.

He still becomes President at noon.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2021, 12:53 PM

13. This is a ceremony

 

Everything becomes official at noon.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2021, 12:54 PM

14. He takes over formally at noon

The swearing in always takes place a few minutes before

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2021, 12:54 PM

15. I know - I got up early for me

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.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2021, 12:54 PM

16. He becomes president at noon regardless of the ceremony or when he takes the oath

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.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2021, 12:55 PM

17. Thanks everyone!

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2021, 12:56 PM

18. Technically, he's not president until noon + 1 minute

But you want him in place before the moment

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