President Joe Biden reverses Donald Trump's policies on climate, immigration and coronavirus
Washington : Minutes after taking oath as the 46th President of the United States, Joe Biden on Wednesday signed an executive order to reverse Donald Trump’s orders and stated that they will be rejoining the Paris Climate Accord.
“A cry for survival comes from the planet itself. A cry that can’t be any more desperate or any more clear now,” Biden said in his inaugural address.
Apart from climate deal, he also reversed Trump’s orders on immigration and handling the coronavirus pandemic. He has halted the construction of US-Mexico border wall, end the ban on travel from some Muslim-majority countries, rejoin the Paris accord and the World Health Organization and revoke the approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, his aides said.
Joe Biden on Wednesday became the oldest president of the US after he took oath by placing his left hand on his 127-year-old family Bible. After him Kamala Harris took the oath as the Vice President of the US. She became the first black and first-ever Asian American vice president.
The inauguration was held under the unprecedented security umbrella of more than 25,000 National Guards, who have transformed the capital into a garrison city, mainly because of the threat of more violent protests by the supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump, who became the first president to skip his successor’s inauguration since Andrew Johnson in 1869.