Biden calls America ‘a beacon’ for the globe, vows to lead by ‘power of example’

Biden calls America ‘a beacon’ for the globe, vows to lead by ‘power of example’

“Tonight the whole world is watching America and I believe at our best, America is a beacon for the globe. We will lead not only by the example of our power but by the power of our example,” Biden said, adressing the nation on Saturday evening.

Biden, whose victory in the US presidential election was called by the Associated Press and other US media, said he wants to “restore the soul of America” and “rebuild the backbone of the nation – the middle class,” calling on his political opponents to look past their political differences and “give each other a chance.”

Biden, who was introduced by his running mate Kamala Harris, as the President-elect of the United States, said that the “people of this nation” have delivered him a “clear” and “convincing” victory in the election. Although AP is considered to be an authoritative source as far as projections are concerned, the final outcome of the election will not be known until electoral votes are certified in December, or until Trump concedes.

In his remarks, Biden repeatedly struck a conciliatory note, saying that he “does not see” blue and red states, but rather the country as a whole.

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