Updated: Nov 13, 2020
Despite strong allegations of legal challenges and recounts, it appears that America is moving on with Joe Biden as the incoming president of the United States.
While President Donald Trump will continue to challenge the results, and is probably a while away from conceding, Biden has already assumed the position as the next leader of America.
Just this Saturday, Biden has already given a victory speech, alongside the potential next Vice-President, Sen. Kamala Harris.
One area in which Trump and Biden have greatly differed in view point is on the subject of COVID-19. In his speech, Biden stated, “I will spare no effort—none—or any commitment to turn around this pandemic”.
He also said to media sources that he will be doubling down on mask-wearing, and that governors who do not abide by his set restrictions will see Biden speak directly to mayors of cities in their states to ensure mandates are set. This will no doubt lead to many confrontations with Republican Governors.
Biden has also made it clear that when he assumes office he will send out several executive orders very quickly, including: rejoining the Paris agreement and the World Health Organization, ending the travel ban on citizens from 7 predominantly Muslim countries, and granting immigration status to undocumented migrants who entered the USA as children.
Although many Americans are upset with the results of this election, and it will likely be weeks before a leader is legally declared, right-wing voters can find comfort in knowing that this election may not be a complete win for Democrats. The battle for the Senate will likely result in a Republican win, meaning that the Biden Administration will have a tougher time passing legislation.
Additionally, for a president who was predicted in the polls to lose by a landslide, Trump performed fairly well. The US media has once again proven incredible unreliability, and continues to push a clearly biased agenda.
Trump still received over 70 million votes, the most of any incumbent president ever, despite receiving less votes than his competitor.
With such a close election in many states, and obvious tension in the country, if there’s one thing that the US needs right now, it’s unity.
Biden made this clear in his speech on Saturday night, “Refusal of Democrats and Republicans to cooperate with one another is not some mysterious force beyond our control; it’s a decision—a choice we make. And if we can decide not to cooperate, we can decide to cooperate”.
While we will have to wait a few weeks to determine the legal winner, America will likely see Joseph R. Biden assume the presidency this January. For Trump supporters, this is the time to pray for the next president.
For those who support Biden, don’t hate those who supported Trump. As Biden has stated, “stop treating our opponents as our enemies. They are not our enemies. They are Americans”.