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One of two “nuclear footballs” was rushed through halls of the US Capitol this morning ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration, where the nuclear codes will be passed to a military aide of the soon-to-be-president.
The refusal of outgoing President Donald Trump to attend Biden’s inauguration has complicated the noon handover of nuclear power, reports said.
Today’s inauguration marks the first time since 1869 that a sitting president will not attend his successor’s swearing-in. Credit: Mike DeBonis/Washington Post via Storyful