A lot of history was made on Wednesday.
- 1. President Trump was the first sitting president in 150+ years who chose to not attend the Inauguration Day festivities of the person who replaced him. Trump and former First Lady Melania Trump boarded Air Force One Wednesday morning and flew to Palm Beach, Florida, where they will take up residence at their Mar-a-Lago estate.
2. Joe Biden becomes the oldest President of the United States, by far. At the moment of his swearing in Wednesday, Biden was 78-years old. In contrast, Donald Trump was 70 when he was sworn in to the office back in 2017. Previously, the oldest president was Ronald Reagan, who left office in 1989 after serving eight years at the age of 77 years, 349 days old.
3. Kamala Harris took the oath to become the first female, black Vice President in American history.
Another odd footnote involves President Biden’s son Hunter, who did attend his father’s inauguration ceremony Wednesday. History would show he is the first child of a new president that is currently under a federal investigation regarding suspicious foreign transactions.
Hunter Biden entered through the Senate carriage entrance with his wife and young son. When asked by a reporter about his thoughts on the day, he responded “all good.”