“Democracy has prevailed,” newly inaugurated United States President Joe Biden said on Wednesday in his maiden speech as he vowed to unite and heal a deeply divided nation.
Speaking shortly after taking oath as the 46th president of the United States, 78-year-old Biden also pledged to repair America’s global alliances, which suffered during his predecessor Donald Trump’s four-year regime.
“This is America’s day. This is democracy’s day. A day in history and hope, of renewal and resolve,” Biden said in his maiden speech as the US President.
“Today, we celebrate the triumph not of a candidate, but of a cause. The cause of democracy. The people, the will of the people has been heard and the will of the people has been heeded,” he said.
“We’ve learned again that democracy is precious. Democracy is fragile. And at this hour, my friends, democracy has prevailed,” Biden said, apparently referring to Trump’s efforts to deny him victory in the November 3 election won by him.