DONALD Trump has sparked nuclear football chaos by deciding to leave Washington DC early ahead of Joe Biden’s Inauguration.
The “football” is a device that must stay with the President at all times in case of a nuclear alert – meaning it will be flown to Florida with Trump when he leaves the capital several hours before Biden is sworn in.
Biden, therefore, will have to be handed a backup version of the football initially until Trump’s version is formally deactivated and flown back to DC.
Biden will be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States today at his Inauguration in Washington DC.
Celebs including Jennifer Lopez and Lady Gaga will perform at the Inauguration, where security will be higher than ever following the storming of the Capitol on January 6.
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