Noon 20/1/2021 US time, Mr. Joe Biden was officially sworn in as the 46th US President.
|The 46th President of the United States Joe Biden is sworn in at noon on January 20, 2121 Washington DC time Photo: CNN|
Speaking at the Inauguration, Mr. Biden declared: “The wills and aspirations of the people have been listened to and followed. We have learned once again that democracy is precious and also very fragile. At this moment, democracy prevails. Today is America Day, is Democracy. A day in history is full of hope for revival and determination.
On his first day as the White House, Mr. Biden signed dozens of executive orders to fulfill his promises since running, addressing many American challenges, from controlling the COVID-19 pandemic. to deal with the student debt crisis.
|Mr. Biden spoke in office, calling for the healing of America.|
During his early hours in the Oval Office, President Joe Biden reversed many of the Trump-era policies, including banning entry to people from Muslim countries or building walls next to the US-Mexico border. , in response to the Covid-19 epidemic crisis by wearing masks and social isolation in federal office buildings and federal territories, bringing the United States back into the Paris accord on climate change.
The new President Biden also called on his administration to promote the DACA program for immigrants brought to the United States as children.
The imposition of mandatory masking orders in each locality is within the jurisdiction of the local government, so Mr. Biden is expected to cooperate with state and local officials to promote measures to stop the epidemic.
The new administration believes that the US is facing an increase in epidemic diseases and an economic recession caused by Covid-19, so urgent action is needed from the President.
Speaking to reporters at the White House, Mr. Biden said there was “no time to waste” issuing executive orders, memoranda of understanding and directives. “Some of the decrees signed today will help change the process of dealing with the Covid-19 crisis. We will fight climate change in a way that we have not done so far and improve racial equality and support other communities that are not yet concerned ”- President Biden stressed.
President Joe Biden Biden also ended the “national security emergency” announced by Mr. Trump to mobilize money to build the southern border wall between the US and Mexico.
President Biden also issued an extensive order addressing climate change, including the revocation of permits for the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to the United States.
Economically, Mr. Biden asked the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to extend the immigration ban until the end of March and the Education Department to suspend student loan payments until the end of September.
|Mr. Biden signed a series of decrees on the first day of inauguration.|
Mr. Joe Biden pledged to work to restore US relations with allies, as well as strengthen Washington’s global leadership after four years of implementing the “America First” policy under his predecessor. Donald Trump.
“We will restore our alliances and reunite with the world, not just to solve yesterday’s challenges, but the challenges of today and tomorrow … We will Leadership is not simply by the model of our strength but also by the strength of our role model. We will become a strong and reliable partner for peace, progress and security “- The US president said.
In a press conference after the inauguration, New US President Joe Biden said Donald Trump had left a “very generous” letter but refused to share the content of the message from his predecessor.
“(Former) President (Trump) wrote a very chivalrous letter. I will not talk about the letter because it is private. So I will not talk about it until I speak to him” – Mr. Biden answered.
|Mr. Biden and his wife attended the parade on the east wing of the Capitol. Photo: CNN|
Earlier, at 11:40 a.m. on January 20 (US time), at Capitol Hill where the US Congress was located, Ms. Kamala Harris was sworn in as Vice President and the person who performed the ceremony was the Judge. Sonia Sotomayor Supreme Court.
Ms. Harris became the first female Vice President of the United States and the first Asian American to assume the position.
The inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris has been going fairly well in Washington, DC amid tightened security and shrinking event sizes due to the Covid-19 epidemic and uncertainty. security. Only about 1,000 guests attended compared to 200,000 as in previous years, but up to 25,000 national guards were mobilized to protect the event for this event.
Many Republican MPs praised the new President Joe Biden’s inaugural address and his handling of the recent transition. Sen. Mitt Romney said the speech was “very powerful”, Sen. Pat Toomey praised Mr. Biden’s call for unity, while Sen. Susan Collins declared his readiness to cooperate with President Biden. to advance the common goals of America.
Many leaders in the world and international organizations such as Prime Minister of Japan, Prime Minister of India, Prime Minister of Pakistan, Prime Minister of Spain, Prime Minister of Italy, President of Germany, President of the European Commission, and Church Hoang Francis immediately posted congratulatory messages to the two new US leaders via social media or via video transmission. World leaders at the same time pledged to increase new Government cooperation in the US to address common challenges.
Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, America’s most important ally in the Middle East, congratulated Mr. Biden and Mrs. Harris on the historic inauguration.