Joe Biden gave his first speech as the 46th president of the United States, emphasizing the importance of democracy and national unity.
“This is America’s day. A day of democracy. A day of history and hope,” the politician said after being sworn in. – Today we celebrate the triumph not of an individual presidential candidate, but of a common cause – democracy itself. The will of the people has been heard and it has been accomplished. Biden stressed that all his thoughts are now on uniting the nation.
Outgoing Vice President Mike Pence will attend the ceremony. Donald Trump refused to attend the ceremony, breaking a 150-year-old tradition, and left Washington hours before the festivities. From the capital he went to his residence at Mar-a-Lago in Florida. Before doing so, he said goodbye to his supporters and promised to return “in one form or another.”
U.S. president-elect Joseph Biden is expected to reverse a number of decisions made by his predecessor, Donald Trump, on the first day of his presidency. In particular, the question is about the abolition of restrictions on entry into the U.S. by citizens of a number of Muslim countries. In addition, Biden intends to return to the Paris climate agreement, from which Washington withdrew under Trump, as well as to oblige citizens of the country to comply with the mask regime when moving from one state to another.