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The inauguration of the 46th President of the United.

The inauguration ceremony the 46th President of the United States of America was marked with great joy and celebration despite A scaled-down ceremony due to covid 19 pandemic and the most secure ceremony in history.

This is democracy day this is America’s day we must confront white supremacy and domestic terrorism we must protect the truth and refuse lies. We will lead not by the power of our example but by the example of our power. I will always level with you. Politics doesn’t have to be a raging fire that destroys everything in its path. It’s time to put politics aside and confront the pandemic my soul will be inputting this country back together, ” Biden said in his inauguration address to the people.

The level of diversity in attendance was one to be applauded. The crowd includes African American, latino American country music singers and even a poet. We were lucky to be graced with the presence of three former presidents; George Bush, Bill Clinton and Barrack Obama and Former vice president Mike Pense. The occasion was marked With performance from, Lady Gaga, singing the national anthem to Jenifer Lopez singing a song paying homage to the country to Amanda Gorman the American poet and finally. Singing Amazing Grace.

This was a case of Joe Biden meeting the moment after what happened two weeks at the capital hill. He leads the country in a silent prayer for the victims of Covid 19. Biden is going to do better because he reached out to the opposition and the opposition needs to be reached out to and appealed to. Stating the need to find a positive way to move forward as a country. There is hope that Joe Biden will be different from the former president.

The new president has vowed to hit the ground running with executive orders to overturn most of what the previous administration did. What we wait to see is whether he going to make any headway with the senate because the Republicans and Democrats have equal numbers in the senate. whether he will be a practical or philosophical leader is something we wait to see.

Even as Joe Biden starts his administration Covid 19 is the biggest issue that needs to be addressed immediately other issues coming secondary. President Joe Biden has an opposite point of view as compared to the former president Trump, while Trump was painting a rosy picture saying we might see the virus going down. Joe Biden is practical saying we are headed to the toughest time and we may see the Covid 19 numbers go up thus we may see him work harder towards the fight of covid 19. To be clear and be bold he needs to make practical changes in the next 100 days.

Vice President Kamala Harris, who is the first woman and the first woman of colour to serve in the role, in the history of the United States, also took the oath of office and went ahead to swear in the Rev. Raphael Warnock, Jon Ossoff and Alex Padilla as U.S. senators. A prime-time event, hosted by Tom Hanks, commemorated the new administration and featured an array of stars.

Photo courtesy of The Association Press

There is a lot of work to be done by this new administration coming in. From regaining alienated Us allies to rejoining the Paris Agreement Deal, restructuring response to the Covid 19 virus. America is prepared to be multilateral again. The Senate confirmed Avril Haines as intelligence director, Biden’s first and only Cabinet official to be approved on Day 1. Jen Psaki, Biden’s new press secretary, pledges to bring ‘truth and transparency back.’

There was an official hand over of Twitter accounts to the newly sworn-in President and Vice President of the United States. We were able to see the newly elected leaders us their official Twitter account. One journalist even said, “This day feels like the relief boat showing up in the lord of flies”.

He then headed to the Arlington National Cemetery to honour Military members with the former president including president Bush Clinton and Obama.

‘America is back’:President Moon Jae-in of South Korea wrote in a Twitter thread addressed to Mr Biden. Foreign leaders reacted to Biden’s inauguration. President Biden received messages from the leaders of several foreign countries. As the inauguration unfolded in Washington on Wednesday, friends and foes around the world congratulated President Biden and, in some cases, expressed open relief that the Trump administration had ended. Iran, a sworn enemy of the United States, also celebrated Mr Biden’s ascension, but as a testament to the Islamic theocracy’s resilience in the face of hostility from the Trump administration.


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