President Obama was sworn in Sunday to a second term, during a private ceremony at the White House. The oath was administered by Chief Justice John Roberts. The president was surrounded by his immediate family and was sworn in with a bible belonging to the family of his wife, first lady Michelle Obama.
The first lady stood to the president’s left, holding the Robinson Family Bible. His two daughters, Malia and Sasha, stood next to the first lady, inside the White House’s Blue Room.
Family members in the room clapped briefly after the oath was administered shortly before noon. The president hugged his wife and daughters and waved briefly to the cameras. The ceremony took less than two minutes.
After the oath was administered, the president embraced his wife and said, “Thank you Sweetie.”
Obama then hugged his daughters. He thanked Malia.
Sasha said, “Good job, dad.” And the president replied, “I did it.”
Earlier in the day Obama joined Vice President Biden, after he was sworn in, at Arlington National Cemetery for a wreath-laying ceremony on a crisp, sun-splashed January day.