Speaking in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, Saturday night the President-elect reached out to pro-Trump voters. “I understand the disappointment tonight. I lost it myself a couple of times. But now, let’s give each other a chance,” Biden said. “This is the time for healing in America.”
Biden said he was very humble by the trust and confidence that America placed in him.
“I pledge to be a president who seeks not to divide, but unifies, who sees no red and blue states, but only sees the United States.”
“I find this office to rebuild the soul of America, rebuild the backbone of this country, the middle class and make America respected worldwide again,”; Biden said.
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris introduced his running partner, citing the legacy of the late Georgia Rep. John Lewis, and praising campaign supporters for appearing in record numbers. She said voters chose hope, science and truth by choosing Biden as the next president, calling him “the healer and unity.”
“When our democracy is voted on in this election, the soul of America is at stake and the world is watching you,” Harris said, opening a new day for America.
Kamala also credits Biden for risking choosing a woman as his partner: “While I may be the first woman in this office, I won’t be the last, because everyone Little girls watching tonight all see that this is a country of possibilities. “
The former vice president stepped onto the microphone at home to map out his plan to address the serious challenges that have stuck with the country amid a pandemic that has claimed the lives of more than 235,000 Americans and destroyed cost millions of their work.
When the campaign began almost two years ago, it was unusual to think that the Americans would wear masks to a winning rally. The fact that they have to do, and at an outside driving event in November, is a reminder of the national extreme time that Biden and Harris will inherit in January.
Those celebrations kicked off near the White House on Saturday while Trump was playing golf in Virginia – forcing the smoldering President back to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in his convoy through those crowds after touching links. There is no indication that Trump will give in to Biden or even extend a traditional invitation to visit the White House for the President to be elected as he wrongly continues to wrongly assert that the election was stolen from him. .
Trump refused to give in
It is not clear how individual anomalies, even when discovered, will form a case with enough legal questions to bring it to the Supreme Court or will challenge the integrity of a case. for which Biden looks likely to eventually win enough electoral votes, which would leave the challenges in individual states unlikely to change the national outcome.
The legal front increasingly looks like a rallying point for parties that want to prevent Biden’s presidency considered legitimate by Trump’s supporters and as a face-saving way for the President himself to settle love your failures Renowned Republican election lawyer Benjamin Ginsberg argued that there is no indication that the President has any circumstances that might change the election results. He told CNN’s Erin Burnett so far “there has been no evidence of fraud or systematic anomaly that has caused any results in any of the states to be questioned.”
The White House signaled that it was hard for the public to see the President as soon as he returned from golf on Saturday afternoon, but he caught the eye of a crowd demanding exit in Washington, DC.
A cheerful gathering took place directly across from the White House at the Black Lives Matter Plaza, near where the Trump administration angered activists in June by cleaning up peaceful protesters with a pepper ball, flashbang and rubber bullets during a protest against police brutality just before Trump walked across the street to take pictures while holding a Bible in front of St. Church. John’s history.
While Trump may not accept that he lost, many world leaders did on Saturday when they sent congratulatory messages to Biden and Harris.
In a sign of how rapidly global realities change after elections in the US, even some leaders flirted with Trump, including British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, quickly congratulate the President’s election.
In perhaps most noteworthy message, India’s nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who appeared at major campaign-style rallies with Trump in India and the United States, tweeted a a picture of Biden leaning in a whisper in his ear from the previous meeting. Modi sent a private tweet congratulating Harris and taking note of her Indian heritage, saying that her success is a source of great pride for the Indian-American and her “chittis” – a term love quarter in the Tamil language is used by the vice president-elect.
A complex management challenge ahead
In his speech, Biden is expected to return to themes that were central to his campaign – that he will restore “the soul of the nation” and dignity to the White House, At the same time calling on the nation to quell the anger. and the devil of Trump years after them.
Biden has outlined ambitious goals in his campaign – from a massive overhaul of the tax code to aggressive efforts to deal with the climate crisis to the Obamacare expansion – as he strives to organize your own elite party and inspire the loyalty of progressive Democrats to support Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Pressure from the left flank was apparent on Saturday. Sanders told CNN’s Anderson Cooper: “I think he has a real, very powerful mission. “Now is the time for the people at work to hear and deal with their pain.”
But the political realities of a country are still polar, a divided government in Washington and difficulty in resolving the nation’s Covid-19 crisis is likely to hold Biden’s ambitions.
In his remarks on Saturday night, Biden promised to keep the pandemic “under control” so Americans could enjoy their most precious moments – from visiting grandchildren to weddings and Graduation. He noted that he will assign a team of top scientists and experts to his coronavirus task force on Monday, who will formulate an “action plan” that can be deployed soon. when he took office in January.
Biden’s plans to tackle the virus, he said, will be rooted in science and built out of compassion, empathy and concern.
Former President Barack Obama highlighted the challenges ahead of his former vice president on Saturday as he asked Americans to dismiss their political differences and “give him a chance and give him a chance.” borrow your support. “
“When he enters the White House in January, he faces an extraordinary set of challenges that no forthcoming President has yet – a pandemic raging, an economy and a fair system. inequality, a risky democracy and a dangerous environment, “Obama said in a statement. “I know he’s going to do a job in every American’s best interests at heart, whether he has their vote or not.”
Obama noted that the election results “at all levels show that the country is still deeply divided and bitter.”
“Not only Joe and Kamala, but each of us has to do our part – get out of our comfort zone, listen to others, lower the temperature and find some common ground to move forward. ”