Wednesday – January 20, 2021 – 17:15
Biden is sworn in as President of the United States and Trump refuses to attend the inauguration ceremony.
US President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in to officially begin his term and become the 46th President of the United States of America, succeeding outgoing President Donald Trump.
After taking the oath, Biden began delivering his speech at the inauguration podium outside the Capitol in Washington, DC, at a ceremony attended by outgoing Vice President Mike Pence, former US Presidents and representatives of Congress, former President Barack Obama and his wife. , and former President Bill Clinton and his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
In his speech, Biden stressed that he would be president of all Americans, whether they support him or disagree with him, stressing that his inauguration ceremony is a victory for democracy. He promised to “defeat white supremacy and internal terrorism” two weeks after the capture of Capitol Hill.
Outgoing US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania left the White House on Wednesday morning, without receiving President-elect Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, ignoring one of America’s oldest traditions being transferred to power.
It is customary for the outgoing president to receive his elected counterpart in the White House before going to Congress. Trump has decided to break this tradition and he will welcome Biden, White House chief of operations and home services, Timothy Harlith.
Biden is sworn in as President of the United States.
Today, Wednesday, US President-elect Joe Biden was sworn in as President of the United States, succeeding Donald Trump, who lost the presidential elections, which took place on November 3.
Outgoing President Donald Trump missed the dedication ceremony held in the Congress building, attended by former US presidents and a number of guests, amid unprecedented security measures.
Kamla Harris was sworn in as Vice President Biden, making her the first female Vice President in U.S. history.
From Biden’s inauguration.
Biden in his first speech after the inauguration: Today we celebrate the victory of democracy and I will be president of all Americans.
Joe Biden was sworn in to become the 46th President of the United States in an official inauguration ceremony held in Congress on Wednesday, attended by political figures and former presidents.
“Today we celebrate the victory of democracy, and the violence of a few days ago sought to shake the country,” Biden said in his inaugural address. “We are looking forward to the unique American way,” he added. He stressed that “the will of the people has been heard and implemented”.
Biden thanked former presidents who attended the inauguration. “There is a lot of work to be done and we have to deal with the rise of activism and white supremacy,” he said.
“We will work to quickly realize the dream of justice for all,” he added, noting the election of the first woman to the post of vice president as an achievement for the country.
Biden said, “We can fight the enemies with the Union” and promised to be president of all Americans.
Biden signs 17 executive orders overturning previous decisions of the Trump administration.
The early hours of US President-elect Joe Biden will see a drastic shift in a number of key issues, after nearly the new administration announced that Biden will sign 15 executive orders on Wednesday that overturn previous decisions by the administration of his predecessor, Donald Trump.
Early in his hours as President of the United States, Biden will sign the suspension of construction of Trump’s border wall with Mexico and end the travel ban imposed on some majority Muslim countries.
In addition to joining the Paris climate agreement, and the World Health Organization, according to “Associated Press”.
Biden will also impose a new system to deal with the Corona pandemic, including when it comes to wearing protective masks, and he will order his government to maintain the deferred measure for childhood arrivals, known as the “DACA”.
This measure has protected hundreds of thousands of people who arrived in the country as young children from the risk of deportation since its introduction in 2012.
And former President Barack Obama approved the program in 2012, after reaching a deadlock with Congress over the release of a comprehensive immigration reform bill.
However, the Trump administration has repeatedly tried to make a decision to end the “DACA” program, but a Supreme Court ruling last June opposed that decision.