But on the morning of January 20th, 2021, Trump flew out of Washington to his new home in Florida and Biden became the 46th President of the United States.
“I was devastated,” Vanderbilt recalls. “Instantly, I went into panic mode.”
She called her mom who was at work. “I just told her it’s like we’re all going to die. We’re going to be owned by China. And I was like, I might have to pull my daughter out of school because they’re going to take her.”
Her mom tried to calm her down. “Obviously God’s will was to have President Biden come in for this country, so it’s going to be fine,” Vanderbilt says her mom told her. “This happens all the time. It’s an election. Parties switch, no big deal.”
After their call she said her mom texted her a warning to not take her daughter out of school.