By: Dustin Humphrey
- Trump will spend the next two months to plan a new administration while President Obama will finish his last months as president.
- Historically, the First Lady will invite the spouse of the president-elect to tour the president’s private quarters sometime before Inauguration Day to help ease the transition.
- Inauguration is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 20. Trump will be sworn into office at noon on the steps of the U.S. Capitol when Obama’s term officially expires.
- Before Obama hands power over to Trump, he will complete a few historic last traditions as president. Obama will issue pardons, welcome the incoming president’s family into the house for coffee, and leave a note for the new president.
- On Inauguration Day, Trump will begin to move his family into the White House. The White House staff will stay goodbye to Obama and his family before welcoming Trump.
- Obama will make the customary exit out of Washington via helicopter.
The peaceful transfer of presidential power is a hallmark of American Democracy. Whether or not your candidate is currently in office, we hope you continue to use your rights and your voice to better the future of our nation.
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Dustin joined the SBW&H team in 2010, coming to us from one of the oldest firms in Cincinnati. He earned his undergraduate degree from Bellarmine University, summa cum laude, and his law degree from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University, where he graduated cum laude. Dustin’s law practice includes personal injury law, medical malpractice law, business law including corporations, LLCs and business planning, real estate law, probate law, estate planning, employment law, and family law.