Trump Inauguration FAQ

The U.S Capitol Building is prepared for the inaugural ceremonies for President-elect Joe Biden as American flags are placed in the ground on the National Mall on January 18, 2021 in Washington, DC. The approximately 191,500 U.S. flags will cover part of the National Mall and will represent the American people who are unable to travel to Washington, DC for the inauguration. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Why does Inauguration Day take place on Jan. 20?

American politics’ big day used to take place in March.
Martin Luther King Day Observed In Washington DC

On inauguration week, a moment for memorials in Washington

Americans consider the meaning of the looming Trump presidency at the memorials for Martin Luther King, Jr. and Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Donald Trump Campaigns In Scranton, PA One Day Before Election

Is there any chance Donald Trump won’t be sworn in?

Tough luck for those who are desperate to deny a Donald Trump presidency
The National Mall is filled with guests and crowds during the Inauguration of President Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States of America in Washington

How many people will attend Donald Trump’s inauguration?

The record for inauguration turnout was for Barack Obama’s 2009 ceremony. Could Trump crack that?
Planning for the 58th Presidential Inauguration, Washington DC, USA – 14 Dec 2016

How much security will be at Donald Trump’s inauguration?

Amid vastly higher numbers of expected protests, Washington D.C. is fortifying itself the best it can
Inaugural Swearing In

What celebrities will be at Donald Trump’s Inauguration Day?

Donald Trump has waged Twitter war with ’A’ listers, and so unlike ceremonies past, his inauguration will be light on star power
Inaugural Swearing In Obama

What will happen on Donald Trump’s Inauguration Day?

The main event begins at noon on Jan. 20, followed by a brief Trump speech, a parade, three inaugural balls and a prayer service
Inaugural Bible

Will Donald Trump swear on the Bible?

Most U.S. presidents have sworn on a Bible of their choosing when taking the oath of office. But it’s not required.