President Joe Biden's inauguration speech and analysis
DW, 21 Jan 2021
The United States has a new president. Joe Biden took the oath of office today, becoming America's 46th president. In his inaugural speech Biden made a call for unity to his fellow Americans. He takes power at a time when the US is reeling from the coronavirus pandemic. The country faces deep divisions over racial justice and is confronting the threat of right wing extremism. The inauguration went ahead with fewer dignitaries than usual and no huge crowds of spectators because of COVID-19 restrictions. Thousands of troops provided security, with Washington on edge after pro-Trump rioters stormed the US Capitol two weeks ago. During his speech US President Biden held a moment of silence for the victims of the coronavirus pandemic. And he said Americans have to come together to confront these challenges.
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