Joe Biden after being sworn in as President of the United States on January 20, 2021 at the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC
Joe Biden after being sworn in as President of the United States on January 20, 2021, at the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC

On Wednesday, Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States after he was sworn in in an inauguration ceremony that his predecessor, Donald Trump, did not attend. At the same time, Kamala Harris became the first black woman of foreign origin to hold the position of Vice President.

In his speech during the inauguration ceremony, which was attended by former President George W. Bush and his mentality, Bill Clinton and his wife, Barack Obama and his wife, and former Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, he called for “unity” shortly after taking the oath on Wednesday in Washington, warning of challenges resulting from several crises.

“This is the day of the United States, the day of democracy and the day of hope,” Biden stressed on the thresholds of Capitol, warning that overcoming challenges requires “not to be content with words, it requires (..) unity.”

Biden also pledged to “defeat the belief in the supremacy of the white race and to“ internal terrorism. ”He praised the day of“ hope ”and“ the victory of democracy. ”The new President of the United States, Joe Biden, said Wednesday that“ democracy has triumphed, ”praising the day of“ hope ”for his country He declared that “the will of the people was heard and the will of the people respected.”

Biden also warned of the advent of the “most deadly” phase of the Covid-19 pandemic, calling on Americans to put aside their differences to confront the “dark winter.”

Biden called on the attendees to observe a minute of silence for the souls of the Covid-19 victims, “mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, sons, daughters and friends as well as neighbors and colleagues.”

The new president also urged Americans to refuse to manipulate facts, in an implicit reference to his predecessor, Donald Trump, who refused for weeks to acknowledge the results of the presidential elections and spread the phrase “false news.” “All differences should not lead to all-out war. We must reject the culture (which witnesses) the manipulation of facts themselves and even their invention,” he said.

He added, “There is truth and there are lies, lies that are made for the sake of power and gain. Each of us has a duty and responsibility, being an American citizen, especially as a responsible (…) defending the truth and fighting lies.”

Biden, who is 78, had tweeted a little earlier that the United States was witnessing a “new day.”

The inauguration was revived by singer Lady Gaga, with a classic performance during which she sang the US national anthem in a loose-fitting black and red dress.

Lady Gaga appeared on this occasion in a long-sleeved dress, according to press information, from the “Schiaparelli” house, in dark blue on the top, with a wide skirt in scarlet red, which ensured her commitment to the safe distance in a time of divergence during the Covid-19 pandemic.

After Gaga performed the American national anthem, Jennifer Lopez took the inaugural stage where she performed Woody Guthrie’s classic song “This Land Is Your Land”, a work that reflects socialist tendencies that the legend of popular singing is said to have been composed in response to the song “God Bless America” ​​(God bless America) that has a more nationalist spirit.

Lopez, who is from Puerto Rico and was born in the Bronx in New York, ended her musical connection by performing the song “America the Beautiful” (Beautiful America), adding to it a sentence in Spanish in which she said, “Freedom and justice for all always.”

 

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