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Joe Biden Cries During Emotional Speech Ahead Of Inauguration

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Joe Biden Cries During Emotional Speech Ahead Of Inauguration

Joe Biden has forced back tears during an emotional speech ahead of his inauguration.

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The President-elect has just one more day left with that title before he's inscribed in history as the 46th President of the United States.

He's packed up and ready to call Washington D.C. home for the next four years, which is a bittersweet moment for him.

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Speaking to people in his home state of Delaware, he reflected on all the hard work that has been put in over the decades to get him where he is today.

"It's kind of emotional for me. Look, you were with me my whole career, through the good times and the bad," Biden said while fighting back the waterworks.

"In our family, the values we share, the character we strive for, the way we view the world - it all comes from home. It all comes from Delaware."

"The state that gave my mother and father a livelihood when they needed it most. A state that made my brother, sister and I that we could do whatever we dreamed of."

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He also reflected on the sadness that his son Beau couldn't be here to see the momentous event that will be his dad's inauguration on January 20.

"You've been there for us in the good and the bad. You've never walked away and I am proud, proud, proud to be a son of Delaware and I am even more proud to be doing this from the Major Beau Biden facility," he said.

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Credit: PA

He did well to fight the tears, however became even more emotional when quoting an Irish poet who wanted Dublin written on his heart after he died.

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"Excuse the emotion but when I die, Delaware will be written on my heart," Joe Biden said.

The President-elect is due to fly to Washington D.C. to preside over a national memorial honouring the nearly 400,000 Americans who have died from the coronavirus pandemic.

Then Joe and his wife Jill will spend a night at Blair House, which is just across the road from the White House.

He will then awake in the nation's capital that is swarming with the National Guard for an inauguration that has been labeled a national security event due to the Capitol riots.

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Donald Trump has already revealed he will snub the big day, becoming the first President in 150 years to avoid their successor's inauguration.

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