The method of transferring a “nuclear suitcase” with a set of launch codes for nuclear weapons from the current U.S. President Donald Trump to Joe Biden has been disclosed.
It is noted that the transfer will occur regardless of whether Trump will be at the inauguration or not. “The briefcase is carried by an aide who is by the president’s side at all times. As a rule, it is handed over to an aide to the new leader right during the swearing-in of the latter.
But Trump will give Biden the “briefcase” in a new way. Most likely, for the first time in the history of the United States, the two leaders will have two “suitcases”, since Trump is going to leave Washington.
Biden’s inauguration is scheduled for January 20. Vice President Mike Pence, among others, has been invited to the event. The Democrat called Trump’s decision not to attend the event, which he announced earlier, a good one. The Republican, for his part, will hold his own farewell ceremony on the same day.