The 46th president of the United States, Joe Biden, promised to be president for all America. Footage of his speech is shared by the official Biden Inaugural Committee YouTube channel.
“I promise I will be president for all Americans. I will fight for those who did not support me as well,” Biden stated. He also urged Americans to “start anew” after a period of division.
Earlier, Biden took the presidential oath of office during an inauguration ceremony in front of the Capitol in Washington, D.C., making him the 46th U.S. leader. Outgoing U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will attend the ceremony. Former White House leader Donald Trump refused to attend the ceremony, breaking a 150-year tradition, and left Washington a few hours before the festivities. He left the capital for 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.”