Ahh, can you smell that? That’s the sweet, sweet smell of a new president (Joe Biden). A new era, if you will.
In the wee hours of this morning (Australian time) PRESIDENT Joe Biden and VP Kamala Harris were officially sworn in, prying the presidency, the nuclear codes and the keys to the White House from Donald Trump’s Cheeto-covered fingers.
It’s a historic day for the US (and the world) for many reasons.
For starters, we have a president who is actually allowed to use Twitter again. And by golly, Biden did not hesitate to get back on the cursed bird app, delivering a message of hope shortly after the inauguration.
“There is no time to waste when it comes to tackling the crises we face. That’s why today, I am heading to the Oval Office to get right to work delivering bold action and immediate relief for American families,” he tweeted from the official POTUS account.
There is no time to waste when it comes to tackling the crises we face. That's why today, I am heading to the Oval Office to get right to work delivering bold action and immediate relief for American families.
— President Biden (@POTUS) January 20, 2021
We also have our first female Vice President, which a monumental achievement for Kamala Harris, and women across the world. Whether you like her or not, Harris’ victory means that young women growing up today won’t have to live in a world in which high office in America is reserved only for men.
Even if you don’t love her, it’s pretty hard not to feel ~something~ watching her be sworn in.
It's an honor to be your Vice President. pic.twitter.com/iM3BxJzz6E
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) January 20, 2021
But perhaps most importantly, we never have to talk about Trump again.
Sure, he’ll still make headlines, especially pending the decision on his impeachment prosecution. But from this day forward, this here news outlet will never again have to inform you of how the Trump administration implemented a discriminatory ban on Muslim majority countries, or how they separated children and parents at the Mexican border.
It’s highly unlikely that the Biden administration will be perfect, and honestly, it’s just a matter of time before he does something bad too that we need to hold him accountable for. That’s the nature of politics. But hoo boy, it really is nice to have a breath of fresh air after four years of absolute chaos.
Former President Trump, will all due respect, don’t let the door hit you in the ass on your way out.