An hour after the inauguration, the new U.S. president began to review the decisions of his predecessor. Joe Biden signed 15 executive orders at once.
Many of them override the documents previously approved by Donald Trump. Thus, Biden returned the U.S. to the Paris climate agreement, stopped the construction of the wall on the border with Mexico and allowed citizens of several Muslim states to enter the country. Later, the head of state virtually swore in nearly a thousand officials, whose appointments do not require Senate consent.
“History will judge us by how decent and honest we have been in terms of taking care of Americans. The important thing now is to contain the pandemic, to get the vaccine in. It’s going to take a long, long time. And save the economy. I’m not kidding when I say that if I notice you treating your colleague with disrespect, I will fire you on the spot. Without any ifs or buts. Everyone has the right to be treated with dignity. Unfortunately, that has disappeared over the past four years,” said the American leader.
Biden also rescinded the U.S. withdrawal from the World Health Organization and imposed mandatory mask-wearing for the next 100 days. In addition, he extended a moratorium on the eviction of those who are without means because of the pandemic.