Joe Biden urges unity in first speech as president-elect

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first_imgWASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden called on Americans to come together and heal Saturday in his first speech since winning the presidency. “This is the time to heal in America,” he said in a speech in Wilmington, Delaware that capped off a day of celebrations and impromptu parades nationwide. – Advertisement – – Advertisement – “We’ve won with the most votes ever cast for a presidential ticket … and we’re seeing all over this nation, and in all cities in all parts of the country, indeed across the world, an outpouring of joy.” Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential nominee Joe Biden addresses supporters at an election rally, after news media announced that Biden has won the 2020 U.S. presidential election, in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., November 7, 2020.Andrew Harnik | Reuters Biden said his first priority will be to bring the surging coronavirus pandemic under control. “On Monday, I will name a group of leading scientists and experts as Transition Advisors to help take the Biden-Harris COVID plan and convert it into an action blueprint that starts on January 20th, 2021.That plan will be built on a bedrock of science. It will be constructed out of compassion, empathy, and concern,” he said. “I will spare no effort — or commitment — to turn this pandemic around.”This is breaking news. Please check back for updates. Biden reached out to those voters who supported President Donald Trump, telling the crowd of supporters. “They are not our enemies. They’re Americans.” “I will work to be a president who seeks not to divide but unify. I won’t see red states and blue states, I will always see the United States.”“Let this grim era of demonization in America begin to end, here and now,” he said.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more