Joe Biden Wins the US Presidential Election, Makes His First Remarks to the Nation

By webmanager, The New York Times 9th Nov 20 11:15 am

President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris addressed the nation from Wilmington, Del.CreditCredit...Erin Schaff/The New York Times

Joseph R.Biden Jr defeats Donald Trump and wins the US presidential election in 2020. The 46th President of the US addressed the nation for the first time on Saturday night, delivering a message of unity.

Biden said, “Let this grim era of demonization in America begin to end here and now”.

He appealed to the millions of Americans who backed President Trump’s re-election, to make good on his central campaign promise of bringing the country together.

“For all those of you who voted for President Trump, I understand the disappointment tonight,” he said. “I’ve lost a couple times myself. But now, let’s give each other a chance. It’s time to put away the harsh rhetoric, lower the temperature, see each other again, listen to each other again.”

He further added, ” This is the time to heal in America.”

Mr. Biden’s optimistic speech came nearly five decades to the day after he was first elected a senator from Delaware.

He vowed to bring steady leadership and experience to meet the crisis facing the nation, especially the COVID-19 pandemic that affects the US drastically.

“What is our mandate?” he said. “I believe it’s this: Americans have called upon us to marshal the forces of decency, the forces of fairness, to marshal the forces of science and the forces of hope in the great battles of our time.”

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