While many of today’s inauguration attendees were bedecked in the traditional American colors of red and blue, another hue made a prominent appearance: purple. While the color has long been associated with royalty and power, many on social media have been speculating its use today was in a sartorial show of bipartisanship (Republican red + Democratic blue = purple). Here are some of the guests we saw debuting what might be the new American color.
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Breaking News: Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president. With his hand on a five-inch-thick Bible that has been in his family for 128 years, President Biden recited the 35-word oath of office swearing to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution." https://t.co/0TE52oObpE pic.twitter.com/fzev902kN9
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Former President Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama arrive at the inauguration of Joe Biden.
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First speaker of the day: Senator Amy Klobuchar pic.twitter.com/qHVelgA00D
— Jon? (@JonMIPol) January 20, 2021
Including this sensible plummy puffer from Elizabeth Warren pic.twitter.com/hktYfmvUpE
— Elaine Low (@elainelow) January 20, 2021
What an exciting day! Filled with hope and promise. pic.twitter.com/UKzpKtNORA
— Rosa DeLauro (@rosadelauro) January 20, 2021