Good Friday morning, happy Inauguration Day, and happy 50th to Kellyanne Conway. Beginning at 9:40 a.m., we'll witness one of the more romantic rituals in our democracy: The soon-to-be 45th president, who slept across the street at Blair House, will go to the White House for coffee with his predecessor. Then the two men will be driven to the Capitol together in The Beast, which in just hours will be Donald John Trump's ride. Then the Obama family will fly to Palm Springs.
From 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. ET, live from the "Morning Joe" set on Capitol Hill, join us at this Facebook Live link for an inauguration pregame event co-hosted by NBC and Axios. The conversation will be moderated by Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinksi, Jim VandeHei and me.
Spotted last night at Bar Dupont in Dupont Circle: Huma Abedin, who'll be at the ceremony today.
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