Joe Biden says "it's a time to heal in America" in victory speech 3 weeks ago

Joe Biden says "it's a time to heal in America" in victory speech

Biden ran to the stage and delivered a rousing speech to an adoring crowd.

Joe Biden promised to bring unity to America in his victory speech after beating Donald Trump to become US President.

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Speaking to a crowd in Delaware, the President-elect said that during his tenure, he would help the country battle the Covid-19 pandemic, rebuild economic prosperity, and attempt to deal with systemic racism.

Specifically, he thanked the black people in America for "having his back", and said "when this campaign was at its lowest ebb, the African-American community stood up again for me.

"You've always had my back. And I'll have yours.

"Folks, the people of America have spoken. They delivered us a clear victory. A convincing victory... We've won the most votes ever cast in the history of the nation.

"I pledge to be a President who seeks not to divide, but to unify. Who doesn't see red states and blue states, only sees the United States."

He then spoke directly to Trump's supporters, and urged them to put away the "harsh rhetoric" and give him a chance.

Biden was introduced by running mate Kamala Harris, who will become the first Vice-President of colour, and the first female VP.

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His victory speech can be seen in full here:

Clip via BBC