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Joseph Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday, 20 January, bringing an end to the controversial four-year term of Donald Trump.
Biden (78) took the oath of office from Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts at a low-key ceremony at the US Capitol in the shadow of a raging coronavirus pandemic.
Standing at the Capitol just two weeks after a mob of insurrectionists invaded that building seeking to overturn the presidential election, Biden vowed to bring all Americans together.
Addressing all those who did not support him in the November 2020 polls, Biden said that he “will be a president for all Americans,” and called for them to just hear him out, adding that he “will fight as hard for those who did not support me as those who did."
‘Democracy Has Prevailed’
Biden received a standing ovation as he took the podium for his inaugural address as the 46th President of the United States. "We’ve learned again that democracy is precious,” he said. "And at this hour, my friends, democracy has prevailed."
"Politics doesn't have to be a raging fire destroying everything in its path," Biden said, urging all Americans to come together. "We have to be different than this. America has to be better than this."
“We’ll press forward with speed and urgency, for we have much to do in this winter of peril and significant possibilities. Much to repair, much to restore, much to heal, much to build, and much to gain. Few people in our nation’s history have been more challenged or found a time more challenging or difficult than the time we’re in now.”Joe Bide, US President
‘Dream For Justice Will Be Deferred No Longer’
“Millions of jobs have been lost, hundreds of thousands of businesses closed, a cry for racial justice some 400 years in the making moves us. The dream of justice for all will be deferred no longer.”Joe Biden, US President
"To overcome these challenges to restore the soul and secure the future of America requires so much more than words. It requires the most elusive of all things in a democracy: unity," Biden said, urging Americans to end “uncivil war.”