New First Lady Jill Biden recorded the first video message to Americans in her post. It is published by ABC News on her Twitter.
“This is the beginning of a bright new chapter for our country, a time for us to unite as one America with one government that serves us all,” she told the nation in the address. Jill Biden congratulated Americans on the inauguration of the new U.S. President Joe Biden and said the event was filled with hope and optimism. The first lady also thanked everyone in Washington for the reception and added that it was important to her and her husband and all Americans.
First lady Jill Biden posts message thanking "service members, first responders, civil servants who have put in hours upon hours of work to make sure our inauguration was a reflection of the pride and promise of our nation." https://t.co/q6XKpohpAl pic.twitter.com/JtruMP5xX1
— ABC News (@ABC) January 21, 2021
Biden was inaugurated on Jan. 20, making him the 46th president of the United States. Outgoing Vice President Mike Pence attended the ceremony. Trump ignored the ceremony, breaking a 150-year tradition, and left Washington a few hours before the festivities. He left the capital for his residence at Mar-a-Lago in Florida. Before doing so, he said goodbye to his supporters and promised to return “in one form or another.”