'Restore the soul of America': President-elect Joe Biden sews unity into his acceptance speech, promises to lead a unified United States. President-elect Joe Biden's victory speech, delivered at a drive-in rally in his home city of Wilmington, Delaware, caps the most bitterly fought election in modern U.S. History: "Tonight, the whole world is watching America," Biden said. He is “humbled by the trust and confidence” the voters showed in him and vowed to work for the whole country, not just one party. Ref. USAToday.
He isn't the best of speakers but his words hold true. I hope Biden can really unify the country and not just be another politician with lots to say an no action.
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Joe Biden names 9 top White House appointees, including Rep. Cedric Richmond and campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon. Biden continued to build out his staff Tuesday even as President Donald Trump refuses to concede the election. Richmond, D-La., will serve as a senior adviser and director of the White House Office of Public Engagement. O’Malley Dillon will be deputy chief of staff. Ref. USAToday.
President-elect Joe Biden received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and is 'looking forward to the second shot,' he said. Joe Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, got the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine on Monday and will be due for their second dose in three weeks. Vice President Mike Pence was also vaccinated publicly last week in an effort to build trust in the new shots, but President Trump is not known to have been inoculated. Source 5u.
President-elect Joe Biden introduces $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, vows to increase vaccine distribution. The spending package Biden introduced Thursday night aims to speed the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines and provide economic relief caused by the pandemic. The proposal includes investing $20 billion in a national vaccination program, $1,400 stimulus checks and expanding unemployment insurance supplements to $400 per week. Ref. USAToday.
President Biden rejoins the Paris Agreement, requires masks on federal property in swift directives hours after his inauguration. By quickly reversing several Trump policies, experts say Biden wants to show the world the U.S. Has turned the page. Ref. USAToday.