Joe Biden, the United States President-elect, vowed to reassert the leadership role of the U.S. on the international stage over a series of first-day executive actions that would mark a severe turn from the policies of departing President Donald Trump. The transition team of Biden is starting to turn his campaign-trail promises into plans after defeating Trump.
The first focus of Biden is likely to be the worsening condition of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States. Two sources aware of his plans said that Biden set to name a twelve-person COVID-19 task force on Monday. During his presidential campaign, the president-elect also said that he would discuss the matter with Anthony Fauci, the top infectious diseases expert, before taking office.
President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to reassert the United States’ leadership role on the global stage through a series of day-one executive actions that would mark a drastic turn from outgoing President Trump’s policies. https://t.co/YQTyZe8Qkl
— WISH-TV (@WISH_TV) November 8, 2020
Biden also poised to endorse a series of executive actions that would reverse several of Trump’s foreign policy actions and seek to quickly return the U.S. to its status at the end of the four-year administration of former President Barack Obama. On a question about the actions Biden will take on his day-one in office, Symone Sanders, the campaign adviser of Biden, states on CNN that Biden will make good on his campaign trail promises.
Biden claimed to rejoin the World Health Organization
Biden frequently vowed on his first day in office to rejoin the landmark international agreement to fight climate change, “the Paris climate accord,” that Trump left in 2017. Moreover, he announced to rejoin the World Health Organization (WHO), which Trump exited from this year. Both these actions highlight a major difference in the policies of Biden and Trump. Biden long believed in the multidimensional organizations and deals while Trump distrusts them.
Furthermore, the Democratic president-elect said to revoke Trump’s travel ban on some Muslim-majority nations and restore the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which permits “dreamers” – undocumented refugees who took to the U.S. as children – to remain in the country. The result of the 2020 election – with the Republican party still holding a slight lead in Senate, though the Democratic party would take control of the chamber if they win what might be two Senate surpluses in Georgia state in early January – underline the struggle Biden face to win legislative wins, intensifying the importance of his executive actions as president.
The overtaking administration to face urgent challenges
The transition team that Biden assembled now gently preparing since Labor Day and sped up its activities in recent weeks – it includes social media accounts and a website on Sunday. The Biden-Harris Presidential Transition Twitter account tweeted on 8th November that the incoming government would take on some serious challenges like protecting and preserving the nation’s health, advancing racial equality, and renewing the opportunity succeed, and combating the climate crisis.
We are preparing to lead on Day One, ensuring the Biden-Harris administration is able to take on the most urgent challenges we face: protecting and preserving our nation’s health, renewing our opportunity to succeed, advancing racial equity, and fighting the climate crisis.
— Biden-Harris Presidential Transition (@Transition46) November 8, 2020
In addition, Biden listed a series of other priorities on the presidential campaign trail, and in the policies his campaign released during the primary as well as in the general election, including climatic change, addressing general racism, and intensifying protection for union employees.
The president-elect vowed to take necessary steps to reform the government and country, including growing on and codifying into law an ethics pledge instituted from the administration of Obama that deals lobbying issues and also any inappropriate or unsuitable influence from financial, personal and other interests.
Besides, he promised to restore guidance instituted during the administration of Obama that would reinstate transgender students’ access to bathrooms, locker rooms, and sports following their gender identity. Joe Biden will take the oath of his presidency on 20th January 2020 on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.