Joe and Jill Biden Got Stuck Outside White House | 22 Words

With the inauguration over, it will be a huge sigh of relief for officials that mostly everything went to plan.

Everything apart from when Joe and Jill Biden got stuck outside the White House, that is...

Joe Biden's inauguration was day a to remember.

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Despite a lot of tension and uncertainty about the day, it all seemed to go to plan.

Well, apart from the fact the new president and first lady got stuck outside the White House.

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Keep scrolling to find out why...

Now, Wednesday was a momentous day for our country.

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After a fifty-year-long political career, Joe Biden was officially sworn is as the forty-sixth President of the United States.

Of course, his pre successor, Donald Trump, didn't attend the ceremony. 

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He confirmed his absence in a tweet earlier this month before being banned from Twitter.

Instead, Trump left Washington D.C on Air Force One first thing Wednesday morning...

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And headed for the Mar-A-Lago resort in Florida.

But regardless of Trump's controversial absence, the inauguration went ahead smoothly...

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And the entire world watched on as President Biden and his vice president, Kamala Harris, made their way through the sacred ceremony.

Biden's swearing-in was an emotional moment for many Americans...

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And it signalled a whole new era for our country.

And of course...

How can we not mention Lady Gaga's performance of the national anthem?!

Biden's first speech as president struck a chord with viewers, too. 

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The new president gave a lengthy and emotional speech, where he addressed the deeply divided nation on what the next 4 years will hold under his ruling.

Biden promised to "write an American story of hope"...

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As well as weighing in on the devastating effects of the coronavirus pandemic and the issue of racial inequality across the country.

"Millions of jobs have been lost. Hundreds of thousands of businesses closed. A cry for racial justice, some 400 years in the making, moves us. The dream of justice for all will be deferred no longer. A cry for survival comes from the planet itself, a cry that can't be any more desperate or any more clear now."

He also became the first POTUS to ever challenge white supremacy in his inauguration speech.

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He said this:

"The rise of political extremism, white supremacy, domestic terrorism, that we must confront and we will defeat. To overcome these challenges, to restore the soul and secure the future of America, requires so much more than words. It requires the most elusive of all things in a democracy - unity."

Most can agree that Biden's speech was nothing short of phenomenal...

And one that captured the hearts of the nation.

On the whole, the day seemed to have gone smoothly.

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With just 1 or 2 hiccups along the way...

The first came from Bill Clinton.

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Days on from Biden's groundbreaking speech, footage has circulated that allegedly shows former POTUS, Bill Clinton, nodding off in the audience next to his wife, Hilary Clinton.

Yes, falling asleep during an inauguration speech.

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It's the ultimate taboo, isn't it?

But we'll let that slide for now.

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As the next one's just as awkward.

The second noticeable hiccup of the day came when Joe and Jill Biden were stuck outside the White House.

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Following an usher being fired just hours prior.

Joe and Jill Biden were left standing on the steps of the White House after the front doors weren't opened up for them.

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After posing outside, the new president and first lady turned to go inside but awkwardly the doors didn't open for around 10 seconds.

Though it has not been revealed why the door opened with a delay, it's thought it could be to do with the former chief usher of the White House, Timothy Harleth.

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As he was fired just hours before.

The New York Times reports that Harleth was busy moving furniture on Inauguration Day when he was told at 11:30 a.m. that his services were no longer needed, people familiar with the process said.

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And with Harleth gone, it meant there was no chief usher to greet the Biden's.

Well, we're sure all is forgotten now! For more on Joe Biden's presidency so far, keep scrolling...