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Joe Biden Is Getting Rid Of Donald Trump's Most Divisive Policies On Day One

Joe Biden Is Getting Rid Of Donald Trump's Most Divisive Policies On Day One

He will be stopping the US-Mexico border wall, rejoining the Paris Climate Accord and World Health Organization.

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie

Joe Biden isn't mucking around on his first day as President of the United States.

He was sworn into office a little before midday EST and then travelled to Arlington National Cemetery along with his wife Jill and Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Doug to honour fallen American soldiers.

Then, it's straight to work.

Biden has already indicated he plans to sign a whopping 15 executive orders on day one and many of them are overturning Donald Trump's most divisive policies.

He will join just two other presidents in signing executive actions on their first day, who only signed one each.

The 46th President of the United States will end the construction of 'The Wall' between Mexico and the US, stop the travel ban from some Muslim-majority countries, and rejoin the Paris Climate Accord and the World Health Organisation.

He will stop the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, halt oil and gas development at national wildlife monuments, make sure all future censuses count non-US citizens, and mandate for social distancing and mask wearing in federal buildings.

Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States.

Biden is also keen on pausing student loan repayments and ensure the DREAM program continues.

Federal agencies will be ordered to prioritise racial equality and review any policies seen to reinforce systemic racism.

Federal employees will be required to take an ethics pledge that commits them to upholding the independence of the Justice Department after Trump repeatedly sought to influence the body in the prosecution of his allies and former advisors.

The new president's domestic policy adviser, Susan Rice, said Biden will be revoking the report of Trump's '1776 Commission' - which was set to promote 'patriotic education'. The document was released just hours before he left office and argues that slavery was not 'a uniquely American evil'.

President Biden declared 'democracy has prevailed' during his first speech as leader.


"Today, we celebrate the triumph not of a candidate, but of a cause, a cause of democracy. The people, the will of the people, has been heard, and the will of the people has been heeded. We've learned again that democracy is precious, democracy is fragile, and at this hour, my friends, democracy has prevailed.

"It is now, on this hallowed ground, where just a few days ago, violence sought to shake the very Capitol's foundation, we come together as one nation, under God, indivisible, to carry out the peaceful transfer of power, as we have for more than two centuries.

"As we look ahead in our uniquely American way, restless, bold, optimistic, and set our sights on a nation we know we can be, and we must be."

Biden promised to tackle white supremacy, domestic terrorism and political extremism during his time in the White House.

He said he will stop at nothing to ensure every American feels safe in their home country.

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