On January 20, Eastern time, Biden, a Democrat, was officially sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. Within hours of taking office, he immediately overthrew many of the “political legacies” of former president trump and called on the American people to unite.
After taking the oath of office, Biden hammered out 17 executive orders in the Oval Office of the White House. Among them, the most eye-catching is undoubtedly the return of the United States to the Paris climate agreement and who. He also signed a number of other executive orders, including the implementation of mask enforcement orders, the cessation of the construction of border walls and the lifting of travel bans on certain Islamic countries. But some orders are more symbolic than substantive, and lasting change still requires legislation.
Can the unity that Biden called for be realized?
Biden used the word “unite” or “unite” 11 times in his inaugural address, calling on Americans to put aside their differences and unite to deal with the epidemic, economic crisis and racism. “This is a historic moment when we are facing crises and challenges. Unity is the way forward,” he said
The New York Times reported that
Just as Biden called on all Americans to unite to meet common challenges, protests broke out across the country. Outside the Colorado State Capitol, protestors light the American flag. The windows of the Democratic Party’s headquarters in Portland, Oregon, were also smashed.
Trump, the outgoing president, did not attend Biden’s inauguration ceremony in accordance with tradition. Instead, he arrived at Andrews united base in Maryland on the same day to deliver a farewell speech. “Goodbye, I’ll come back in some form.” At the end of the speech, trump left this sentence.
Unlike most inaugural ceremonies, Washington D.C. has become an armed camp in recent days for fear of further violence, with 25000 National Guard soldiers and thousands of police blocking a large area of downtown. At the same time, as the epidemic is still raging, the death toll in the United States has exceeded 400000, and the American people have been told to reduce the gathering. This led to a strange sight: Biden spoke in the open national square, which was full of flags representing the crowd.