New White House Communications Director shares inauguration plans

Kate Bedingfield discusses how Joe Biden plans to unite the nation during his swearing-in and his administration's priorities upon taking office.
2:44 | 01/20/21

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Let's bring in the new white house communications director Kate Bedingfield. Thanks for having me. Where is he drawing inspiration from with that critical inaugural address? The American people. He spent the last year and a half traveling the country and then when he couldn't travel the country speaking virtually with people all over the country, hearing their story, hearing about their resilience, seeing them being the best that they could be in their communities in incredibly hard times so today you'll hear him give a speech that really calls on us as Americans to meet this moment together, to rise together. It will be a forward-looking speech. It will speak to the moment we're in but also lay out a vision for the future. It will underscore his fundamental belief that we can only tackle these crises that we're facing as a country if we work together. What you will hear from him will be an optimistic message for the future. How will he address speaking on the steps of the capitol that were stormed by domestic terrorists. Obviously that was a low point in our democracy, a low point in our country. But for him today is really about turning the page. It's not about being naive or putting our heads in the sand or ignoring it but it's about really calling on the best of the American people from all across the country to tackle these crises together and, you know, look, the security today, we have full faith in the united States secret service who have been planning for this event for over a year, working with their security partners, but we also call on Americans all across the country to listen, to the guidelines and the advice of their local officials and make sure that they're participating peacefully today. The first thing he does once he leaves that stage when he enters the oval office later this afternoon? He's going to sign a number of executive orders. Today he's going to sign 15 executive orders, an incredibly broad scope of bold and aggressive actions, some of which are designed to roll back some of the most egregious actions of the trump administration. He'll rescind the Muslim ban, for example, he'll reinforce DACA. He's going to sign an executive order to implement masking on federal land space where he has authority as president to implement masking and he will sign an eo that advances racial equity across the government so he's going today to with the stroke of a pen start to take real action on the challenges that are facing our country and that's going to be one of the first things he does when he walks into the oval office this afternoon. Real quick question. Has he had any contact at all, direct contact with president He has not, no. Kate Bedingfield, thanks very much.

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