President Obama took his official oath of office today in a small, private ceremony at the White House. The constitution mandates that the official swearing-in take place on January 20th, and the president will hold a large, public ceremony tomorrow. The event was open to a limited media presence and the guests were only his immediate family, First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha. Chief Justice John Roberts presided.
After reciting the oath, Obama was first congratulated by the Chief Justice. “Congratulations, Mr. President,” he said.
“Thank you, Mr. Chief Justice, thank you so much,” Obama responded.
He then hugged his wife and his kids. Youngest daughter Sasha said succinctly, “Good job, Daddy.”
“I did it,” he told her.
Earlier this morning, Vice President Joe Biden was sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Obama and Biden then attended the traditional wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery before the president’s inauguration.
After the public celebration tomorrow, there will be an inaugural lunch and parade. Be sure to catch all the events live here.
Watch below, via Fox News:
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