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Joe Biden will launch presidency with appeal for unity – but whose unity?

Posted on AllSides January 19th, 2021
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Unity, Joe Biden

When Joe Biden takes the oath of office on Wednesday, the new president will appeal for national unity from the steps of the US Capitol, where two weeks ago a mob, incited by Donald Trump, stormed the building in a violent attempt to prevent this very moment.

Though their efforts failed, the bloody insurrection exposed the fragility of America’s commitment to a peaceful transfer of power, underscored by Trump’s absence at his successor’s inauguration ceremony.

As he takes his oath, Biden will not look upon an expanse of cheering crowds...

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