Biden gets to work reversing Trump’s policies with Executive Orders

US President Joe Biden has begun undoing some of Donald Trump’s key policies, hours after he was sworn in. Boost the federal response to the coronavirus crisis. to coronavirus restrictions, with few present to witness the oaths and ceremonies.

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Donald Trump, who has yet to formally grant the presidency to Mr. Biden, dismissed the event in a departure from the long-standing precedent

time to lose when it comes to addressing the crises we face, “President Biden tweeted as he addressed the White House for After his inauguration

, President Biden” will take action, not only to reverse the most serious damage from the Trump administration but also to begin to move our country forward, “said a statement detailing his executive orders. promulgated to address the pandemic that has claimed more than 400,000 lives in the United States.

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There will be a mandate to wear masks and practice social distancing on all federal government property.

A new office will be established to coordinate the response to the pandemic and the US will halt the process, initiated by the Trump administration, of withdrawing UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed the decision to re-engage with the WHO, who said it was “absolutely essential” for a more coordinated global response, said its spokesman Stéphane Dujarric.

Mr. Biden also pledged to make the fight against climate change one of the top priorities of his administration. He revoked the presidential permit granted to the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, which environmentalists and Native American groups have fought for more than a decade.

The measure will be discussed when Biden makes his first phone call to a foreign leader, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, on Friday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said would transport about 830,000 barrels of heavy crude a day from the oil sands of Alberta, Canada, to Nebraska.

Barack Obama vetoed a bill that approved construction of the pipeline in 2015, but President Trump struck down the decision.

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On immigration, Biden reversed the Trump administration’s emergency declaration that helped finance the construction of a wall along the border with Mexico and also ended a travel ban in some Muslim-majority countries.

Others Orders cover racial and gender equality.

This is the (relatively) Joe Biden and his presidential team has had nearly three months to plan their first actions upon taking the oath of office. Donald Trump had used his executive authority broadly to advance large swaths of his political agenda, so how and when Biden would begin to undo those actions would be of particular importance.

It did not take long for the president to just begin inaugurated will show his hand. He singled out some of the most controversial parts of Trump’s agenda in particular. The Biden administration will also freeze all of Trump’s breaking regulations, however, are pending review.

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Executive action is the (relatively) easy part, though. Policies future presidents cannot undo will have to work with Congress to pass legislation on issues such as pandemic relief, citizenship for undocumented immigrants, health care reform, and protection of the right to vote.

He also refused, for now. , to take other executive actions, such as canceling student loan debt, lifting Trump’s trade restrictions, or enacting new criminal justice measures.

With Democrats in control in the House and Senate, Biden has a window for achievement, though it will require overcoming Republican procedural hurdles and keeping his party in line. The president’s decades of experience as a legislator could be helpful. drive – it won’t be easy.

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At the first news conference of the Biden presidency, press secretary Jen Psaki was asked if her priority was to promote the interests of President Biden, or provide “the unvarnished truth”.

She said she had “deep respect for the role of a free independent press” and that she would join the president in bringing “transparency and truth back to government”.

President Trump – and his press secretaries – often had a combative relationship with the media.

What happened at the inauguration?
“Democracy has prevailed,” President Biden said after taking the oath of office with Chief Justice John Roberts on stage in front of the US Capitol.

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Delivering a message of unity after the turbulent Trump years, he promised to be a president “for all Americans” – including those who voted against him.

Three of his predecessors attended the ceremony: Barack Obama – under whom Mr. Biden served for eight years as vice-president – Bill Clinton and George W Bush, as well as Mr. Trump’s vice-president, Mike Pence.

Kamala Harris has sworn in as vice-president ahead of Mr. Biden. She is the first woman – and the first black and Asian-American person – to serve in the role.

There was extra-tight security for the ceremony after the US Capitol was stormed by violent pro-Trump protesters on 6 January.

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Mr. Biden and First Lady Jill Biden then walked down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House with Mrs. Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff and greeted friends and supporters.

The dedication ceremony included musical performances by Lady Gaga, who sang the national anthem, and Jennifer Lopez and Garth Brooks.

Amanda Gorman, America’s first national youth poet, recited her work The Hill We Climb.

The 90-minute television evening concert, entitled “Celebrating America,” was performed at the Lincoln Memorial in town. Under the direction of Tom Hanks, Bruce Springsteen, John Legend, Jon Bon Jovi, Justin Timberlake, and Demi Lovato could be seen and culminated in a spectacular fireworks display.

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What about Donald Trump?

Mr. Trump was the first president not to attend his successor’s inauguration since 1869. He left the White House early Wednesday and flew to nearby Andrews Air Force Base lit up what he viewed as the successes of his presidency. “What we have done has been amazing from any point of view,” Trump said.

The 74-year-old then went to his Mar-a-Lago golf club in Florida, where he arrived later that morning.

In his final hours as president, Mr. Trump granted mercy to more than 140 people, including his former advisor Steve Bannon, who was charged with The political drama surrounding Mr. Trump is far from over. The U.S. Senate is expected to try him soon after the House of Representatives recorded his second impeachment for alleged incitement to the Capitol insurgency.

On Tuesday, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said the mob was provoked by Mr. Trump and fed lies.

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