Supporters take to street across the US as Biden passes 270 electoral votes needed for victory.
Muslims hail Joe Biden after promising to end Muslim ban in United States
The Council on American-Islamic Relations National and the No Muslim Ban Ever grassroots coalition have congratulated Biden, while urging him to follow through on his pledge to end the Trump-era Muslim travel ban.
“President-elect Biden has pledged to end the Muslim Ban on his first day in office, include Muslims at every level of his administration and address issues of racial and religious discrimination,” CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad
“We plan to join other American Muslim leaders and organizations in ensuring that the Biden administration fulfills these promises. We also plan to continue holding our government accountable when it errs,” he said.
In 2018, the Supreme Court upheld a Trump policy that banned travelers from several Muslim majority countries, saying it was allowed if done for national security. Trump’s initial 2017 order separated families and left travelers stranded around the world, and has been derided as Islamophobic.
Biden to name COVID-19 task force on Monday
Biden plans to name a 12-member task force to combat and contain the spread of the coronavirus, Axios has reported.
The task force will be led by three co-chairs: former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner David Kessler and Dr Marcella Nunez-Smith from Yale University, according to the news site.
The plan, which comes before Biden has appointed his cabinet or White House staff, is an apparent attempt to signal the pandemic will be histop priority.
New viral trend of Twitter: “You’re Fired”
“You’re fired” – Trump’s catch phrase from his days on the reality show The Apprentice trended on social media shortly after news organisations projected Biden’s victory on Saturday.
The phrase had been tweeted 384,000 times.
Reactions from the Globe amid Biden’s win
World reacts to Biden projected victory
From Canada to Iran, world leaders have reacted to Trump’s victory.
In Canada, Justin Trudeau tweeted to Harris and Biden: “I’m really looking forward to working together and building on that with you both”.
In Iran, Hesameddin Ashena, an adviser to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, tweeted that Iranians “stood their ground bravely until that coward left” in an apparent reference to Trump.
Relations between Iran and the US have taken a turn for the worse since Trump in 2018 pulled Washington out of a major nuclear deal between Iran and world powers and reimposed sanctions that have crippled the Iranian economy.
“America Detrumped” – PLO leader tweets
Palestinian Liberation Organization member and leader Hanan Ashrawi tweeted “America Detrumped” following the declaration.
“The world also needs to be able to breathe,” she added.
“Trumpism must be carefully scrutinized and remedied to restore the human, moral & legal equilibrium within and beyond the US”.
Sultan of Oman felicitate with President-elect, Joe Biden
Oman’s Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al-Said has congratulated Biden on winning the election, the state news agency reported on Saturday.
Haitham bin Tariq sent a letter to Biden expressing “his sincere congratulations for winning the confidence of the American people and for his election as President of the upcoming presidential term”, the state news agency added.
India leader congratulate Biden, Kamala
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated Joe Biden on his White House victory, and called his Indian-American running mate Kamala Harris a source of “immense pride.”
“Congratulations @JoeBiden on your spectacular victory!” Modi tweeted.
In a separate tweet to Harris, the prime minister wrote: “Your success is pathbreaking, and a matter of immense pride not just for your chittis, but also for all Indian-Americans.”
“Chitti” is a Tamil term of endearment for the younger sisters of one’s mother, which Harris used in her acceptance of the Democratic nomination for vice president. She is the first woman of color elected to the US vice presidency.
Emir of Qatar congratulate Joe Biden on his win
Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani has congratulated Biden and Harris for winning the US election.
“Congratulations to President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris. My best wishes to the people of the United States and I look forward to working together to continue strengthening the friendship between our countries,” Qatar’s Emir tweeted on Saturday.
Republican, Mitt Romney congratulate Joe Biden
Republican Senator Mitt Romney, one of the few Senate Republicans who has publicly criticised Trump, has congratulated Biden.
Romney was the only Republican to vote to convict Trump during a Senate trial after the president was impeached by the House.
“Ann and I extend our congratulations to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. We know both of them as people of good will and admirable character. We pray that God may bless them in the days and years ahead,” Romney wrote.
European list expectation, cheers with Biden
European Union leaders Charles Michel and Ursula von der Leyen hailed Biden’s election as president of the US on Saturday and called for stronger trans-Atlantic ties.
“I warmly congratulate Mr Joe Biden on his victory in the US presidential election and look forward to meeting him at the earliest possible opportunity,” European Commission president von der Leyen said. “The European Union and the United States are friends and allies, our citizens share the deepest of links.”
Jubilation in Biden’s hometown, Wilmington Delaware
Writing from Wilmington, Delaware, where Biden is set to address the nation at 20:00 ET (01:00 GMT) on Saturday, NRM said the scene was joyful and celebratory.
“People have begun to celebrate. It is still a small crowd, but it occasionally lets its voice be heard with celebrations… and cheers whenever more people join in,” he said.
“As much as this is a victory for Joe Biden and a defeat for Donald Trump, it is also a victory for Kamala Harris, a victory for the diversity and opportunity that the US has always prided itself in,” he added. “That being said, there are huge challenges that exist, there is discrimination that is endemic and institutionalised, as Biden himself has described it.”
German, France leaders reacts to Biden’s win
The leaders of Germany and France have congratulated Biden on his projected victory. Both leaders have had tumultuous relationships with Trump, who has taken an adversarial approach to NATO, while pulling the US out of the Paris Climate Accord and the Iranian nuclear deal.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel tweeted: “I look forward to future cooperation with President Biden,” she said in a statement posted on Twitter. “Our transatlantic friendship is irreplaceable if we are to master the great challenges of our time.”
Tweeted French President Emmanuel Macron: “The Americans have chosen their President. Congratulations @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris! We have a lot to do to overcome today’s challenges. Let’s work together!”
Barrack Obama Speaks
Obama has tweeted his congratulations to Biden, noting that the election results show the country is “deeply and bitterly divided”.
Obama urged all citizens to give Biden a chance, adding: “It will be up to not just Joe and Kamala, but each of us, to do our part – to reach beyond our comfort zone, to listen to others, to lower the temperature and find some common ground from which to move forward”.
Bernie Sanders, Alexandria tweets CONGRATULATIONS
Influential progressive Senator Bernie Sanders, who was the last Democrat to drop out the presidential primary, has tweeted his congratulations to Biden and Harris.
Sanders endorsed Biden, and advocated for his progressive base to embrace the more centrist candidate.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, an influential progessive in the House of Representatives, also tweeted her congratulations:
Omar, Pelosi Warren sends message to Biden
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said Biden’s victory over Trump is a “mandate for action”.
The Democratic leader said in a statement Saturday: “Today marks the dawning of a new day of hope for America”.
Meanwhile, progressive primary challenger Elizabeth Warren tweeted: “Americans chose Joe and Kamala to lead us forward with purpose and moral clarity.”
Progressive Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, who represents Minnesota, tweeted: “We have not only voted out the most corrupt, dangerous president in modern history but have the opportunity to carry out the most progressive agenda our country has ever seen. Let’s get to work!”
Donald Trump’s Campaign reacts to Joe Biden’s win
A Trump supporter who attended Giuliani news conference reacted to the news of Biden’s projected victory to Noble Reporters Media
“It’s not done yet. Investigations are going to have to take place. There’s too many examples of tampering with the ballots, that kind of stuff,” Daren Sutter said. “In Philly especially. And Trump knew all this, Trump knew this was going to happen.”