Biden inauguration news live: Ex-presidents arrive for inauguration – with Gaga and J.Lo to sing before Biden sworn in

Published: 20 January 2021, 4:24 PM

Key points:

  • Joe Biden arrives at Capitol ahead of inauguration – swearing in starts just before 4.45pm after Lady Gaga and J.Lo
  • Donald Trump says ‘we will be back in some form’ after leaving White House for final time
  • Outgoing president wishes new administration ‘great success’ but is now heading to Florida instead of welcoming successor
  • Vice president Mike Pence attending inauguration in place of Trump
  • Just 1,000 inauguration guests instead of 250,000 due to pandemic
  • 10,000 troops on guard after Capitol riots earlier this month
  • Biden’s 15 executive orders to reverse signature Trump policies on day one
  • Trump grants clemency to 143 people during his final hours in office – with Steve Bannon and Lil Wayne among them
  • Live reporting by Alan McGuinness, political reporter, and Lucia Binding, news reporter.
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