BREAKING: ‘Lets end this uncivil war’ – Joe Biden sworn in as 46th President of US
Joe Biden has been sworn in as president, bringing an end to four years of Donald Trump’s tumultuos leadership in Washington.
Biden was sworn in by supreme court chief justice John Roberts, and his wife, Dr Jill Biden, held the Bible as he took the oath. The Bible has been is Biden’s family since 1893 and was also used during his swearing-in ceremonies as vice-president.
The 46th President of the United States of America received a standing ovation as he took the podium to deliver his inaugural address.
After thanking those present at the inauguration, Biden said: “This is America’s day. This is democracy’s day.”
The president referenced the violent attack on the Capitol two weeks ago, saying it underscored the value of American democracy.
“We’ve learned again that democracy is precious,” the president said. “And at this hour, my friends, democracy has prevailed.”
In a plea for unity, Biden promsied to be “a President for all Americans,” adding: “I will fight just as hard for those who didn’t vote for me as I will for those who did.”
The new President urged Americans on both sides of the political divide that has split the world’s most powerful naiton down the middle, urging them to “lets end this uncivil war”, adding: “We will get through this together.”