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Biden on mission to build equal and united States

Lorcan Nyhan


The US president's clarity of objective in his address to a divided nation has sparked fresh hope of meaningful unity, writes Lorcan Nyhan

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Joe Biden delivers his inaugural speech after he was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States in Washington. Photo: Reuters/Jim Bourg

Joe Biden delivers his inaugural speech after he was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States in Washington. Photo: Reuters/Jim Bourg

Biden, with wife Jill, withdraws from the 1988 presidential race

Biden, with wife Jill, withdraws from the 1988 presidential race

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Joe Biden delivers his inaugural speech after he was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States in Washington. Photo: Reuters/Jim Bourg

Joe Biden waited 33 years, seven months and 11 days to be sworn in as president of the United States. From his first presidential run in 1988, to last Wednesday at 12pm, he's been on a winding path to the White House.

Once he finally reached his destination, it took him a mere 22 minutes to make an indelible mark on the history of the office he now holds.


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