Washington, January 20: President Trump, who departed from US power, eventually left without attending the swearing-in ceremony of the new President Joe Biden.
According to tradition, if he had been involved in the transfer of power, he would have handed over the black colored briefcase with the nuclear code to the new president, but he also carried the nuclear code with him.
Meanwhile, Trump will now be in Florida when Joe Biden is sworn in as President and Kamala Harris as Vice President.
In fact, the President of America always has a briefcase called ‘Nuclear Football’. This briefcase contains codes for nuclear attacks, only after which US military forces can activate a nuclear weapon. This nuclear code black briefcase is never separate from the president.
However, it is customary to hand over the briefcase to the new President at the time of transfer of power. This time Trump will not be able to do this even before he is sworn in.
This will be the first time that the outgoing President will not attend the President’s swearing-in ceremony. A nuclear-coded briefcase with Donald Trump will also be in Florida because according to the US Constitution, Biden cannot have that briefcase until Biden takes the oath of office. By that time Donald Trump will still have the nuclear code.
However, according to American time, Trump’s briefcase will be of no use after 12 o’clock in the day as the device in it will have been switched off and Biden will get a new briefcase with nuclear code as soon as he takes the oath of office.