Joe Biden officially becomes 46th president of the United States

Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States.

Mr. Biden’s wife, Jill, held the Bible in hand when Chief Justice Roberts read the President’s oath of office and congratulated him on his assumption of office.

Joe Biden said “This is America’s Day” and “Democracy Day” when he made his first speech as President of the United States.

He said: “Democracy has prevailed.”

He swore the oath of office around noon local time, took the helm of a deeply divided nation and inherited a confluence of crises that was arguably greater than that of his predecessors.

The transferring power of the President, a sacred US democratic tradition, will serve as a harrowing reminder of the challenges Mr. Biden faces.

Boris Johnson has congratulated Joe Biden on being sworn in as the 46th President of the United States and looks forward to working with Donald Trump’s Democratic successor.

The Prime Minister tweeted, “Congratulations to @JoeBiden on being sworn in as President of the United States and @KamalaHarris on her historic inauguration.

“America’s leadership is vital on all of our issues, from climate change to COVID, and I look forward to working with President Biden.”

On his first day as President, Mr Biden will take a number of executive actions – pandemic, climate, immigration and more.

At 78 years of age, he will be the oldest privy president.

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