Joe Biden sworn in as the US 46th president and Kamala Harris made history as the country’s first Black, female and South Asian vice president.
Biden signed several executive orders include rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement and ending travel ban on Muslims and African countries which Trump imposed. Biden’s National Security Adviser, Jake Sullivan said the president’s actions will immediately reveres the elements of the Trump policies that were deeply inhumane and didn’t reflect America’s values.
The US 46th President also signed an executive order reversing his predecessor’s decision to leave the World Health Organization in the midst of a global coronavirus pandemic.
His predecessor had opted out of the United Nation’s specialized health agency at the peak of the coronavirus crisis last year.
During his inauguration address, Biden plead for national unity as political, economic and health care crises grip their nation.
“We must end this uncivil war that pits red against blue, rural versus urban, conservative versus liberal,” he said. “We can do this if we open our souls instead of hardening our hearts.”
President Biden take over the power from Donal Trump following election in November.
The inauguration, social distancing was observed due to COVID-19 pandemic that has killed more than 400,000 people in the United States.
New York post reported that President Joe Biden will sign over a dozen executive actions in his first hours as commander-in-chief, immediately halting the travel ban on countries with heightened terror concerns, as well as construction of the border wall.
Former President Donald Trump departed Washington, DC earlier today a head of Biden inauguration ceremony.
According to US media, Trump then boarded Marine One with former first lady Melania Trump. A departure ceremony is being held at the base before they leave for Mar-a-Lago, Trump’s private club in Florida.
World leaders have welcomed the new administration of US President Joe Biden, marking an end to the presidency of Donald Trump, who had largely rejected multilateral cooperation on global issues.
DW (Deutsche Welle) website, the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen congratulated Biden, saying that Europe has a friend in Washington.
“This time-honored ceremony on the steps of the US Capitol will be a demonstration of the resilience of American democracy,” she said.
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said in a video statement that he was looking forward to tackling global issues with the US, describing Biden’s inauguration as a “good day for democracy.”