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Trump’s last day as President: “Movement we started only just beginning”

BBC, 20 Jan 2021
On Donald Trump’s final full day as US President, he has declared: “We did what we came here to do,” and said the “movement we started is only just beginning”.

He was speaking ahead of Joe Biden’s swearing in as the nation's 46th president. In a break with tradition Mr Trump has refused to attend his successor's inauguration.

Thousands of soldiers have been deployed around Washington DC in the biggest security operation there for decades. The Capitol has been fenced off following the riot by Mr Trump's supporters who invaded the building.

Joe Biden has vowed to speed up the US Covid vaccination programme as president. There have been more than 400,000 Covid-related deaths in America. In a divided country, getting the virus under control is likely to be his biggest challenge as president.

Huw Edwards presents BBC News at Ten reporting by North America Editor Jon Sopel in Washington and by Nick Bryant in New York.

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