Retired Donald Trump is absent from the swearing-in ceremony at Capitol Hill. For the first time in 150 years, the outgoing US president is absent from the inauguration ceremony.
According to the tradition of swearing-in, all the presidents attend the ceremony. Trump’s vice president Mike Pence and close Senator Ted Cruz are also in attendance.
It is a tradition in the United States that the outgoing president attends the swearing-in ceremony of the elected president, but Donald Trump doesn’t attend the ceremony.
On the other hand, there is a curfew in the US capital, Washington, with more than 25,000 National Guard personnel deployed. A state of emergency has been declared in several states and the US Parliament has been cordoned off.
According to the report, the National Guards have blocked the main roads of the city.
Access to major public parks, including Washington’s National Mall, has been cut off for several days, the road between Virginia and Colombia has been closed, and dozens of subway stations have been closed.