Transcript for President Joe Biden’s star-studded inaugural night
Or cure Phillips leads us off with today's historic events tonight's concert celebration. And what comes next. Some new loan known as the new. A new lag far. Yeah. At a celebrating America inauguration day. Is about much more than the swearing in of our next national leaders. This day is about witnessing. The permanence. And our American ideal with music. This true. And a message. There are mom wants and our history. But more disaster Abbas says Americans do your question days are we up to it. When we meet the Malvern like our forebears have. I believe we must I believe we well. You the American people are the reason why. I've never been more optimistic about America and I am just very today. Even in dark times are we not only dreamed we'd do. We not only see what has been. We see what can be and police shoot for the moon and then leave plant our flag on it. We are bold. Fearless. And ambitious. We are un Donte' it in our belief that we shall overcome that we will rise up. This. Is American aspiration. Hope and unity. Virtual valves that are making history tonight bringing together everyday heroes not deliver packages to the people who live here. And tonight I am honored to represent the minute Frontline workers across our nation. Who keep America golf. No where station more than 6000 miles away and Asia Pacific were truly honored to celebrate the ceremony with you. Congratulations to our new commander in chief. And entertainment icon us. Democrats not just celebrating the new Biden Harris White House but also the end of a tumultuous four years. Of Donald Trump. Hard to believe just two weeks ago they capital looked like this. Still bearing scars of the violent mom debt stormed these very steps. Where Joseph Biden and compliment Harris. I descended today. Welcome Lady Gaga and Lady Gaga donning a piece down and dazzling us all within National Anthem. Com. Kumble and Harris is the first to take the oath making her the highest ranking elected woman in American history sworn in by another first. Justice Sonia Sotomayor. The first Latina on the Supreme Court. Or day care. And then the moment Jill Biden has won it nearly his whole adult life. His hand on the Bible that is Ben in this Stanley for more than 100 years. Hi Joseph Robinette Biden junior do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute that I will faithfully excuse. The office of president of the United States office of president of the United States and wheeled to the best of my ability. World I don't preserve. Protect and defend. Preserve protect and defend. The constitution of the United States constitution of the United States so help you god so help me god congratulations mr. Okay. Getting kids for their first new lady. This. Is America's day. This is democracies de. The day of history and hope. Every no I resolved. We've learned again. That democracy is precious. Democracy is fragile. At this hour mark friends. Democracy has prevailed. Still the new president calling this. A time of testing. We face an attack on a democracy and in truth. A raging virus. Growing and equity. The sting of systemic racism. A climate in crisis. America's role world. To overcome these challenges. To restore the soul to secure the future America. Requires so much more than words. Requires the most to lose civil all things in a democracy and unity. Unity. President Biden didn't mention Donald Trump. But he did extend an olive branch to the millions of Americans who voted for him. Do all those who did not support us let me say this. Jeremy out as we move forward. Take your measure me at my heart out yet here we clearly it disagreement must not lead to dish union. And I pledge this to you. I will be a president for all Americans. All Americans. I promise you I will fight as hard for those who did not support me as for those who did. Biden then making this promised to the nation he now leads. I give you my word. I won't always loved which you. I will defend the constitution. I'll defend our democracy. I'll defend America do together we shall write an American story. Of hope not fear. Of unity not division of light not darkness. And a story. That tells age is yet to come. That we answered the call of history we met them all been. Democracy and hope and truth and justice did not die and our watchword thrived. Powerful words there from the new president Keira Phillips joins us now here the Biden's closing out the night tonight with a wave from the White House balcony. Your takeaways from today's events the nation's capital. So my guy so many thoughts going through my mind but I'm just thinking that promises the pomp and circumstance the poetry. At Lindsay you and I and publisher dating column. And I and that young poet Amanda. Gorman I had to write this down somehow we've weathered and witnessed a nation that isn't broken but simply unfinished. The next chapter Lindsay they hill week flying they hit we all climb. Starts right now and I had a chance to talk. To the deputy Press Secretary in the Biden administration also the Press Secretary it gave her first press conference today. Both of them telling me it. The president Biden is calm he spent the day with his family his grandchildren just. In awe of where he was that this brought back a lot of memories for him I mean he spent. Guided it into terms with Obama as the vice president. And he was really overwhelmed with the motion apparently Lindsay so he said he felt like he was coming home. Well he is back home that is Fisher. Keira Phillips our thanks to you.
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