Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have taken over the official Twitter accounts for their new roles (Picture: Reuters/ Getty)
Joe Biden has officially taken over the ‘POTUS’ Twitter account after he was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States today.
The new US leader’s previously account, @PresElectBiden, has now been transformed into the official @POTUS account, previously used by Donald Trump’s administration. Trump’s version of the account has now been archived under @POTUS45.
Trump is currently permanently banned from Twitter under his @realDonaldTrump account, after he was accused of inciting the US Capitol riots on January 6. He is now awaiting an impeachment trial.
Biden tweeted shortly after taking office today: ‘There is no time to waste when it comes to tackling the crises we face. That’s why today, I am heading to the Oval Office to get right to work delivering bold action and immediate relief for American families.’
As well changing of Biden’s Twitter account, Vice President Kamala Harris has also taken over the @VP profile, while Dr Jill Biden now goes by the handle @FLOTUS, which stands for First Lady of the United States.
The new administration has now also received the official @WhiteHouse handle, and Jen Psaki has taken over the Press Secretary account.
His presidency officially begins today (Picture: Reuters)
Harris will take over the VP Twitter account (Picture: Reuters)
Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States earlier today during an inauguration, which Trump did not attend. In his first speech as President-elect, Biden told his audience: ‘Democracy has prevailed’.
He went on: ‘We have much to do in this winter of peril … much to repair, much to restore, much to heal, much to build, and much to gain. My whole soul is in this, bringing America together uniting our people…. and I ask every American to join me in this cause.’
The president then turned to challenges ahead, acknowledging the surging coronavirus virus which has claimed more than 400,000 lives in the United States.
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