Amid persistent salvos from critics, American President-elect, Joe Biden has declared that contrary to skepticisms expressed by Republicans, his presidency will not be Obama’s third term in disguise.
In his first televised interview since winning the election, Biden said on NBC Nightly News: “This is not a third Obama term.”
He told NBC’s Lester Holt; “We face a totally different world than we faced in the Obama-Biden administration,”
Biden confessed that he would like his administration to represent the “spectrum of the American people as well as the spectrum of the Democratic party”
The President-elect admitted that he’d even consider appointing a Republican who voted for Trump, adding; “I want this country to be united.”
According to Biden, his presidency will also not “use the Justice Department as my vehicle” to investigate Donald Trump and his allies.
He also told Holt: “There are a number of investigations that I’ve read about that are at a state level. There’s nothing at all I can or cannot do about that.”
Meanwhile, Biden is expected to deliver a Thanksgiving address, from Wilmington, Delaware, on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 and will “discuss the shared sacrifices Americans are making this holiday season and say that we can and will get through the current crisis together”, per the transition team.
It will likely stand in stark contrast to Donald Trump’s turkey pardoning today. Trump thanked healthcare workers and celebrated vaccine development advances, but did not offer condolences for the families of the quarter-million who’ve died of Coronavirus (COVID-19) – With The Guardian reports