In Joe Biden's first speech as president, he emphasized unity and situating his inauguration among the other moments in American history where democracy prevailed, despite the country's divisions and crises.
He stated “Politics doesn’t have to be a raging fire, destroying everything in its path. We must reject the culture in which facts themselves are manipulated and even manufactured. My fellow Americans, we have to be different than this. America has to be better than this. And I believe America is so much better than this.”
If you missed his speech, check it out below.