Joe Biden opens a new era in America after four years of Donald Trump

Joe Biden opens a new era in America after four years of Donald Trump


Kamala Harris made history by being the first woman to serve as Vice President. 

Joe Biden

Washington. - The United States began a new era this Wednesday with the coming to power of President Joe Biden, who ended the tumultuous mandate of Donald Trump and opted for unity, civility, and "decency" to heal the wounds of a country in crisis.


Shortly before Biden was sworn in before the west facade of the Capitol, his running mate, Kamala Harris, made history by becoming the first woman, and the first African-American, plus the first person of Asian descent to hold the Vice Presidency of the United States!


"This day is a memorable occasion of problems and challenge, and solidarity is the direction we must follow," Joe Biden stated during his inaugural speech.


Biden, who at 78 is the oldest president to take office in the country's history, arrived a few hours later at the same White House where he worked for eight years as vice president alongside Barack Obama (2009-2017), this time to occupy the Oval Office.



The new president was sworn in before the same Capitol that two weeks earlier had been invaded by a mob of radical Trump supporters, incited by an outgoing president who refused to admit defeat in the November elections.


In addition to the embers of that crisis, which caused 70% of Republicans to continue not considering the election of Biden legitimate, the new president will have to face the urgent economic and public health challenges derived from the covid-19 pandemic, which already has left more than 400,000 dead in the country.


“We shall be assessed, you and I, on how we repair this deluge of the disaster of our era. Will we rise to the occasion? Will we be able to get through this strange and difficult hour? ”Joe Biden rose in his speech.


What you should know about what happened today:


At about 12:48 pm Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States.

Kamala Harris made history by being the first woman to serve as Vice President. The Supreme Court judge Sonia Sotomayor was in charge of his swearing-in.


Jennifer López gave a spectacular interpretation of the song “This Land is Your Land” and sent a message in Spanish. A moment before, Lady Gaga performed the anthem of the United States.


After the ceremony, Joe Biden stopped on the steps on the east side of the Capitol to salute the troops. Then, he arrived at the Arlington National Cemetery, in Virginia, where, together with the new vice president, he placed a wreath at the grave of the Unknown Soldier in respect of the fighters who became diseased during the wars.


Biden paraded around 4:40 pm with his family to the White House. Upon arrival, a virtual parade will begin that will include representation from all 50 states, Washington DC, Puerto Rico, and the other territories.