Joe Biden is the 46th President of the USA and will succeed Donald Trump.
He’s 78! The oldest president ever elected.
He’s had a very long political career. First, he was senator for 36 years and then Barack Obama’s vice-president.
But Joe Biden has also had some tragic events in his life. When he was 30, he lost his wife and daughter in a car accident. And later, his son died of cancer.
In spite of these hardships, Joe Biden continued his political career.
Why are people looking forward to his presidency?
First because it’s the end of Donald Trump’s policies, who divided the American people and made international relations complicated.
Joe Biden has chosen for the first time in the history of America a woman as vice-president: Kamala Harris, the daughter of an Indian mother and Jamaican father.
The new president wants to fight racism, and poverty and allow all Americans better access to healthcare.
He’s especially committed himself to taking serious measures against the Covid-19 pandemic.
Joe Biden also wants to fight global warming and rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement.
His foreign policy should be more peaceful and diplomatic.
But faced with the current health and economic crisis, being president won’t be easy. Joe Biden has promised to unite and protect his nation.