Re-unite a country torn in two, rescue it from the shipwreck of the pandemic and restore bridges with the international community. Joe Biden faces a huge challenge with the magnifying glass of the world scrutinizing his every step.
At 78, after half a century in politics and two attempts to become president of the United States, Joe Biden has succeeded. This Wednesday he entered the White House, after an intense day of inauguration events, to immediately get down to work.
The 17 urgent measures of the new president
Sitting at his desk in the Oval Office, the brand new president of the United States signed his signature on 17 urgent measures, most aimed at undoing the legacy left by Donald Trump. Among other things, Biden has suspended the United States’ exit from the World Health Organization, approved its re-entry into the Paris Climate Agreement and suspended construction of the border wall with Mexico.
One of the most ambitious proposals of the new Administration is a bill that will regularize and open a path to citizenship for anyone who has been in the country since last January 1, a measure from which they could benefit around eleven million immigrants.
“Unite our people” and “repair our alliances”
Biden’s inauguration speech was neither a feat of public speaking nor did he surprise with new promises, but he made clear his goal, to bring the country back together and restore bridges to the rest of the world.
“On this day in January, all my soul is in this: unite our people, our nation, and I ask all Americans to join me in this cause said the president. Y__this is my message to those beyond our borders: America has been put to the test and we have come out stronger. We will repair our alliances and commit ourselves to the world once again. “
Kamala Harris, Biden Government condensation
The political turn is also reflected in the composition of the new Government, condensed in the figure of Kamala Harris, the first woman, the first African-American and the first Asian-American to hold the vice presidency.
The absence of Donald Trump in the acts was compensated by the presence of former President Barack Obama, Georges Bush and Bill Clinton.
The Roosevelt referent or how to rescue the United States from a great depression
The first hundred days of any president’s term are important. Those of Biden will be scrutinized closely and crucial for a country mired in the health, economic crisis and totally divided.
Its reference, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the president who brought the United States out of the Great Depression. As Biden himself put it in his speech: “We will be judged on how we resolve this cascade of crises of our age”.