“The most important briefcase in the world, carried by the military and never far from the President of the United States,” said CNN’s Barbara Starr, adding, “The case holds the highly classified equipment and authorities needed for our president to order the military to launch a nuclear weapon.”
Because Trump is not attending the inauguration, where the briefcase is generally handed off to the incoming president, the military had to prepare a second briefcase. One will go to President-elect Joe Biden once he is sworn into office, while the other will be with Trump in Florida until he no longer has power.
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— CNN (@CNN) January 19, 2021