“America, I’m honored that you have chosen me to lead our great country. The work ahead of us will be hard, but I promise you this: I will be a President for all Americans — whether you voted for me or not. I will keep the faith that you have placed in me,” said President-Elect Joe Biden in his first statement after defeating Donald Trump in what has been an extremely nail-biting election.
“In the face of unprecedented obstacles, a record number of Americans voted. Proving once again, that democracy beats deep in the heart of America,” Biden said. “With the campaign over, it’s time to put the anger and the harsh rhetoric behind us and come together as a nation.”
“We are the United States of America. And there’s nothing we can’t do if we do it together.”
Joe Biden is set to become the oldest President when he is inaugurated in January 2021 and will have to heal a country that has been plagued with increasing racism, police brutality, and fake news under Donald Trump’s reign as US President.
Throughout the race, Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect, Kamala Harris projected peace, togetherness, and a desire to unite a deeply polarised America.
A glass ceiling was also shattered in the US today as Kamala Harris becomes the first woman, the first Black woman, the first Indian-American woman, and the first woman born of immigrant parents to become the Vice President of America.
American media is also reporting that a churlish Donald Trump doesn’t plan on conceding the election without a legal fight that could irreparably damage the electoral faith in the world’s only superpower.