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Top quotes from US President Biden's inaugural speech

January 20, 2021 23:15 IST
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Joe Biden delivered a powerful inaugural address, his first speech as United States president.

He called on the nation to unify and used his inaugural address to make a pledge to the country’s global allies.

Here are highlights from his speech:

IMAGE: US President Joe Biden delivers his speech after he was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on the West Front of the US Capitol in Washington. Photograph: Jim Bourg/Reuters
  • Democracy has prevailed 
  • This is America's Day. This is democracy's day. A day of history and hope 
  • Today we celebrate a triumph not of a candidate but of a cause, a cause of democracy 
  • America has been tested anew, and America has risen to the challenge 
  • The will of the people has been heard and the will of the people has been heeded 
  • White supremacy, domestic terrorism we will defeat. I want every American to join me in this cause 
  • I will be president for all Americans 
  • We will repair our alliances 
  • We’ll lead not merely by the example of our power, but by the power of our example
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