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Friday, April 16, 2021

Joe Biden sworn in as President

General News Joe Biden sworn in as President

ALEX WONG/GETTY IMAGES image captionKamala Harris was sworn in as Vice-President of the United States as her husband Doug Emhoff looked on

PATRICK SEMANSKY / GETTY IMAGES image captionJoe Biden was sworn in as the 46th US President by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, with incoming US First Lady Jill Biden by his side

Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States of America, whilst Kamala Harris was sworn in as the first woman , and first person of colour to be sworn in as Vice President.
During his presidential speech, Biden recognized the more than 400,000 deaths in the US due to COVID-19, asking for a silent prayer. Lady Gaga sang the national anthem, while Jennifer Lopez sang This Land is Your Land and Garth Brooks led the audience and viewers at home in Amazing Grace. The first national poet laureate, Amanda Gorman, read History Has Its Eyes on Us. Approximately 25,000 troops were deployed by the Department of Defense to help guard against threats.

12 COMMENTS

  1. CONGRATULATIONS President Elect, Joe Biden. We know you as the equal rights fighter for the people of colour as a young Democrat Senator when during this time it was insane to stand up and speak for the people of colour.
    And CONGRATULATIONS Vice President Kamala Harris on your appointment as the first woman, and the first person of colour to be sworn in as Vice President of the US of A.
    I wish both of you the newly President Elect and the newly appointed Vice President of the US of A during your service not only to the US of A, and also to the ‘UN’ members.

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  2. @ Nostradamus, get facts right indeed. Isatou Nije-Saidy of The Gambia became the first female vice president in Africa back in 1997 so long before Inonge. You’re also forgetting about female VPs in Burundi, South Africa, and Malawi who proceeded Inonge.

  3. We wish the new Biden/Harris team well bearing in mind the huge challenges ahead.Next to go down is the badly failing Lungu.

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