Joe Biden has officially been sworn in as president of the United States.
The President addressed the nation at the Capitol after being sworn in on a Bible that has been in his family since 1893 and was used during his swearing-in as vice-president in 2009 and 2013.
Biden said: ‘Democracy has prevailed’
“This is America’s Day. This is democracy’s day. A day of history and hope.
“Through a crucible for the ages, America has been tested and it has risen to the challenge. Today we celebrate a triumph not of a candidate but of a cause, a cause of democracy”
Twitter reacted to the speech:
Joe Biden is doubtless the first president ever to speak of defeating white supremacy in his inauguration speech. Quite the contrast from the speech given 4 years ago which was a call for its strengthening.
— Tim Wise (@timjacobwise) January 20, 2021
— Novelty Bobble (@NoveltyBobble12) January 20, 2021
Joe Biden is a plain speaking man & this speech seems true to his heart and character: it’s decent, generous, hopeful, down to earth. I’m shaken — what a relief to hear a president get up there & be truthful with us. I’ve been so desperate for honesty and facts and calm decency.
— Joe Hill (@joe_hill) January 20, 2021
listening to Biden, you almost believe that he will unite people… great speech – but the best bit is the absolute sincerity. When he says "my soul is in this" you believe him.
— Christina Pagel (@chrischirp) January 20, 2021
Give Joe Biden’s speech writer a raise
— Jordan Castle #BLM (@J0rdanCastle) January 20, 2021
im very apprehensive about biden but i'm very happy to finally hear a real speech
— radical liberal logan (@NoAvi6) January 20, 2021
Hell of a time for Joe Biden to deliver his best speech.#InaugurationDay
— Bryan Fonseca (@BryanFonsecaNY) January 20, 2021
Feeling so many emotions as I watch this powerful speech by President Joe Biden! #InaugurationDay
— Shannel Pearman (@ShannelPearman) January 20, 2021