Although Joe Biden is likely to deliver a quieter term than Trump's predecessor, his presidency got off to a stormy start.
A satellite photo of the inauguration causes laughter.
Joe Biden's inauguration took place on January 20 at 12:00 noon local time.
The inauguration was the windiest inauguration since Ronald Reagan at speeds of 45 km / h.
Satellite photo of the deserted National Mall as a swipe at Donald Trump.
Washington, DC - When you think back to January 20, 2017, you'll remember images of people celebrating and the Trump family at the Capitol.
On this January day, not only did
Donald Trump swear
his oath of office
as the 45th President of
the United States, a new term also found its way into popular culture.
"Alternative facts" was the title of
Trump's advisor at the time,
for statements made by his press officer,
He had previously claimed that more people attended Trump's swearing-in ceremony than at any previous inauguration.
Although satellite images refuted the thesis, Kellyanne Conway justified Spicer's false statements in the political format “Meet the Press”.
"Alternative facts" were then used in Germany
Unword of the year 2017
voted - and Donald Trump spent four turbulent years in the White House.
Satellite images show deserted mall - swipe at Donald Trump
The discussion about alternative facts dominated the discourse in American society in the days and weeks that followed.
spread of obvious falsehoods
continued after Donald Trump was inaugurated.
calculates that Donald Trump made over
30,000 false or misleading statements
during his tenure
With a wink,
Will Marshall takes
a satellite photo of Joe Biden's inauguration as an opportunity to target Donald Trump.
The head of a satellite manufacturer posted a picture of the almost deserted National Mall on Twitter.
"This photo can end the discussion if Joe Biden claims that the
largest crowd took
part," he subtitled the picture.
strict security regulations
there were no thousands of people romping around the square, as was the case with the inaugurations before, only small flags were blowing in the wind.
DC earlier today.
An important day for democracy, even if different than a typical inauguration day!
So glad to see the peaceful transfer of power.
(PS This pic can settle the matter if @JoeBiden claims it's the largest crowd ever: p) @POTUS @VP @WhiteHouse pic.twitter.com/tYpAG2v0JT
- Will Marshall (@ Will4Planet) January 21, 2021
Joe Biden: With a tailwind into the presidency
But not only the framework conditions of Joe Biden's inauguration differed from those of his predecessors.
was also more turbulent than in previous years.
As reported by the
, only Ronald Reagan's inauguration in 1985 has been windy in the past 36 years.
At a whopping
45 km / h
, those present tried not to let the weather show.
Not everyone in attendance was as well prepared for the winter conditions as US Senator Bernie Sanders.
The Democrat became
an internet hit
thanks to his
Bernie Sanders went viral with his inauguration outfit.
© Tasos Katopodis / Imago Images