tv The Travel Show BBC News November 8, 2020 1:30am-2:01am GMT
you ushered in a new watching, you ushered in a new day for america. to our hello. my fellow americans. cheering campaign staff and volunteers, this extraordinary team, thank and the people who brought me you for bringing more people to dance, the people of than ever before into the delaware. i see my body, democratic process. senator tom carver down there, andi senator tom carver down there, and i think senator koons is there, and i think the governor and for making this victory is around. is that ruth and? possible, to the poll workers and an minnenooka? and my and election officials across oui’ and election officials across our country, who have worked tirelessly to make sure every vote is counted, our nation sister and sister—in—law, owes you a debt of gratitude. valerie. 0aks, the people of this nation have spoken. —— you have protected the folks. they've delivered us a integrity of our democracy. and clear victory, a convincing to the american people, who victory, a victory for wheat, make up our beautiful country,
the people, we won with the thank you, for turning out in most votes ever cast on a record numbers to make your presidential ticket in the history of the nation. 7a voices heard. and i know times million. what i must admit has have been challenging, especially the last several surprised me, tonight, we see months. the grief, sorrow and all over this nation, all pain, the worries and the cities and all parts of the country, indeed, across the world, an outpouring ofjoy, of struggles, but we've also witnessed your courage, your hope, renewed faith that resilience, and the generosity tomorrow will bring a better of your spirit. forfour day. and i am humbled by the trust and confidence you've resilience, and the generosity of yourspirit. forfouryears, placed in me. i pledged to be a you marched and organised for equality and justice, for our president who seeks not to lives, and for our planet, and divide, but unify, who doesn't then, you voted. and you see red states and blue states, only sees the united states. and work with all my heart with delivered a clear message. you the confidence of the whole people to win the confidence of
chose so, and unity, decency, all of you. and for that, is science, and yes, truth. —— you what america, i believe, is about. it's about people, and chose hope. you chosejoe biden that's what our administration will be all about. i thought this office to restore the soul as the next president of the of america, to rebuild the united states of america. backbone of this nation, the middle class, and to make america respected around the cheering world again. and to unite us and joe is a healer, a united here at home. it's the honour of my lifetime that so many are, a tested and steady hand millions of americans have voted for that vision, and now whose own experience of loss the work of making that vision that gives him a sense of purpose that will help us as a is real, it's a task — the task nation reclaim our own sense of —of purpose. and a man with a big is real, it's a task — the task — of ourtime. is real, it's a task — the task — of our time. folks, as i've said many times before, i am heart who loves with abandon. jill ‘s husband. and i would it's his love forjill, we will be an incredible first lady —— not be here without her love
who will be an incredible first and tireless support, ofjill, lady, it's his love for hunter and ashley and his and tireless support, ofjill, and my son, hunter, jill, my grandchildren and the entire grandchildren, and all my family. they are my heart. jill abidin —— biden family. and isa while i first knew joe family. they are my heart. jill is a mother, a military mum and abidin —— biden family. and while i first knewjoe as vice president, i really got to know educator. but teaching isn't just what she does, it's who him as the father who loved she is. for american educators, beau, my dearfriend him as the father who loved beau, my dear friend who we this is a great day for y'all. remember here today. and to my husband, doug... and our you're going to have one of your own in the white house. jill is going to make a great children, cole and ella and my first lady, i am so proud of her! and i'll have the honour sister, meyer, and my whole family, i love you more than i can ever express. we are so of serving with a van tested vice president you just heard grateful to joe and jill are for welcoming ourfamily grateful to joe and jill are for welcoming our family into from —— fantastic vice theirs on this incredible president you just heard from, journey. and to the woman most responsible for my presence kamala harris. the first
here today, my mother, sharmila daughter of immigrants, south asian descent, ever elected in harris, who is always here in this country. do not tell me is our hearts. when she came here not possible in the united from india at the age of 19, she may be didn't quite imagine states. it's long overdue, and this moment, but she believed we are reminded tonight of so deeply in america, where a those who fought so hard for so moment like this is possible. many years to make this happen. soiam moment like this is possible. so i am thinking about her, and 0nce many years to make this happen. once again, america has spent the generations of women, black the ark of the moral universe more towards justice. kamala, women. . . “— the generations of women, black women... —— shyamala gopalan harris. asian, white, latina, doug, like it or not, you are family. you have become an honorary biden, there is no way out. all of those of you who native american women, who throughout our nation's volunteered and worked polls in history, have paved the way for this moment tonight. women who the middle of this pandemic, fought and sacrificed so much you deserve a special thanks from the entire nation. and my for equality and liberty and campaign team and all the justice for all. including the volunteers, and all who gave so
black women who are often too much of themselves to make this often overlooked but so often prove they are the backbone of our democracy. all the women moment possible, i owe you, i owe you everything. i'm proud of the campaign without, i'm proud of the coalition we put who have worked to secure and together, the broadest and most protect the right to vote for diverse coalition in history. over a century, 100 years ago, democrats, progressives, with the 19th amendment, 55 moderates, republicans, young, old, urban, suburban, rural, yea rs with the 19th amendment, 55 years ago with the voting rights act, and now, in 2020, 93v, old, urban, suburban, rural, gay, straight, transgender, white, latino, asian, native with a new generation of women in our country who cast their american. i mean it, especially ballots a nd in our country who cast their ballots and continued the fight for theirfundamental ballots and continued the fight for their fundamental right to vote and be heard. those moments, and especially those moments, and especially those moments, and especially those moments when this campaign was at its lowest ever, the african—american horns blare community stood up again. you tonight, i reflect on their struggle. their determination. and the strength of their a lwa ys community stood up again. you always have my back, and i will have yours. i said at the vision to see what can be, outset, i wanted to represent unburdened by what has being. the campaign, to represent and
look like america. we've done and i stand on their shoulders. and i stand on their shoulders. that. now that's what they want and what a testament it is to the administration to look like and act like. for all those of joe's character, that he had the audacity to break one of you who voted for president the audacity to break one of the most substantial barriers trump, i understand the disappointment tonight. i've that exists in our country, and lost a couple times myself. but select a woman as his vice now, let's give each other a president. cheering chance. it's time to put away the harsh rhetoric, lower the but while i may be the first temperature, see each other again, listen to each other woman in this office, i will not be the last. because every again, listen to each other again, and to make progress, we have to stop treating our opponents as our enemies. they are not our enemies, they are americans. they are americans. little girl watching tonight sees that this is a country of the bible tells us, to possibilities. and to the everything there is a season. a time to build, a time to reap children of our country, and a time to sew, and a time regardless of your gender, our to heal. this is the time to country has sent you a clear heal and america. now this message. dream with ambition.
lead with conviction. and see yourselves in a way that others campaign is over, what is the will of the people? what is our may not, simply because they've never seen it before. but know mandate? i believe it's this. that we will applaud you every step of the way. and to the america has called upon us to much to the forces of decency, american people, no matter who fairness, science and hope, and you voted for, i will strive to the great battles of our time stopping the battle to control bea you voted for, i will strive to the virus, the battle to build be a vice president, likejoe was to president 0bama, loyal, prosperity, the battle to secure your family's honest and prepared. waking up healthcare. the battle to achieve racial justice every day thinking of you and healthcare. the battle to achieve racialjustice and root out systemic racism in this yourfamily. every day thinking of you and your family. because now every day thinking of you and yourfamily. because now is when the real work begins, the country. and the battle to save ha rd when the real work begins, the hard work. the necessary work. our planet by getting climate the good work. the essential under control. the battle to work. to save lives and beat this epidemic. to rebuild our restore decency, to fan democracy and give everybody in economy, so it works for working people. to root out this country a fair shot. this racism in ourjustice that's all they are asking for,
afair that's all they are asking for, system and society. to combat a fair shot. folks, the climate crisis. to our that's all they are asking for, a fairshot. folks, ourwork country and heal the soul of begins with getting covid—19 our nation. and the road ahead under control. we cannot repair the economy, restore our vitality or relish life's most will not be easy. but america precious moments, hugging our grandchildren and children on is ready. and so arejoe and i. birthdays, weddings, graduations, all the moments that matter most to us, until we get it under control. i will namea we get it under control. i will name a group of leading scientists and experts as we have elected a president who transition advisors to help represents the best in us, a ta ke transition advisors to help take the biden—harris covid leader the world will respect, plan and turn it into a actual and our children will look up blueprint that was not on january the 20th 2021. —— that to. a commander—in—chief who will respect our troops keep will start on. that will be our country safe, and a constructed out of compassion, empathy, and concern. i will president for all americans. spare no effort, none, or any and it is now my great honour commitment to turn around this
to introduce the president pandemic. folks, i'm a proud lacked of the united states of democrat, but i will govern as america does make president—elect of the united an american president. i will states of america, joe biden! work as hard for those who didn't vote for me as those who rock music did. let this grim era of horns blaring cheering demonisation in america begin to end here and now. refusal of democrats and republicans to co—operate with one another is not some mysterious force beyond our control, it's a decision. a choice we make, and if we can decide not to co—operate, then we can decide to co—operate, and i believe that this is part of the mandate given to us from the
american people. they want us to co—operate in their interest, and that's the choice i will make, and i will call on congress, democrats and republicans alike to make that choice with me. the american story is about slow yet steadily widening the opportunities in america and make no mistake, too many dreams have been deferred for too long. we must make the promise of the country real for everybody. no matter their race, ethnicity, theirfaith, their identity or their disability. folks, america has a lwa ys disability. folks, america has always been shaped by inflection points. by moments in time where we've made hard decisions about who we are and what we want to be. lincoln in 1860, coming to save the union. fdr in 1932, promising the bully could country a new deal.
jfk in 1960 pledging a new frontier, and 12 years ago, when barack 0bama made history he told us, yes we can. well, folks, we stand at an inflection point. we have an opportunity to defeat despair, to build a nation of prosperity and purpose. we can do it, i know we can. i've long talked about the battle for the soul of america. we must restore the soul of america. our nation is shaped by the constant battle between our better angels and our darkest impulses, and what presidents say in this battle, matters. it's time for our better angels to prevail. tonight, the whole world is watching america, and i believe
at our best, america is a beacon for the globe. we will lead not only by the example of a power, but by the power of our example. i know, i've a lwa ys our example. i know, i've always believed, many of you have heard me say it, i've a lwa ys have heard me say it, i've always believed we can define america in one word. possibilities. that in america eve ryo ne possibilities. that in america everyone should be given an opportunity to go as far as their dreams and god—given ability will take them. you see, i leave in the possibilities of this country. we are always looking ahead. ahead to an america that is more fairand ahead to an america that is more fair and just. in america that creates a job with dignity and respect. and america that cures diseases like cancer and alzheimer's. ahead to an america that never leaves anyone behind. ahead to an
america that never gives up, never america that never gives up, never gives in. this is a great nation. it's always been a bad debt to bet against america. we are good people. this is the united states of america. there's never been anything we've been not able to do when we've been not able to do when we've done it together. folks, in the last stage of the campaign, i'd began thinking about a hymn that means a lot to me and my family, particularly my deceased son beau. it captures the faith which sustains me and i believe the stains america, and i hope it can provide some comfort and solace to the 230,000 americans who have lost a family member terrible virus that he stopping my heart goes out to you. it
goes like this. he will raise you up on eagles wings, and hold you in the palm of his hand. and now, together, on eagles wings we embark on the work that god and history has called upon us to do. with full hearts and steady hands. with faith in america and in each other. with love of country, a thirst forjustice, other. with love of country, a thirst for justice, let other. with love of country, a thirst forjustice, let us be the nation that we know we can be. a nation united. a nation strengthened. a nation healed. the united states of america, ladies and gentlemen, there is never, never, been anything we've tried but not been able to do. so remember, when make grandpa said when i was a kid up grandpa said when i was a kid up in scranton, he said joey, keep the faith. and my grandma, when she was alive, yelled no joey, spread at. god love you
all. may god bless america. thank you, thank you, thank you. cheering and applause and there you havejoe biden, president—elect. the man who will be the 46th president of the united states of america who has just won a gruelling election campaign, who has gone through four days of two months since then. his wife, doctor jill biden, his wife and an educator, who has been the vice president's wife and who is now going to be the president's wife joining going to be the president's wifejoining him there on going to be the president's wife joining him there on the stage and when she was there is the vice president's wife, she carried on teaching at a community college here in washington, dc region, and we will see if she carries on doing that, but he introduced her as the woman who will be a
fine first lady and before that we heard from senator kamala harris who is the vice president elect, but the speech was all about unity, the biden family now coming onstage as well, but there was joe family now coming onstage as well, but there wasjoe biden talking about, let's give each other a chance. lets lower the temperature, we have two stop treating our opponents as enemies. it was one phrase after another that was really all about the duty of trying to bring unity to the country. if we decide not to co—operate, we can also decide to co—operate, at one point he said. it is time for our better angels to prevail. he spoke directly to the millions of americans who had voted for donald trump, i understand your disappointment, he said. i've lost a couple of times myself, he has and it's whether this is his third attempt at running for the presidency and there is kamala harris and her husband doug coming up onto the stage, the vice president—elect, he was very competent entry about the
vice president—elect. an important moment for women in america to see the first female vice president coming into the white house and especially for nonwhite women in this country to see kamala harris up there on the stage and joe biden thanked african—american supporters, saying you have a lwa ys supporters, saying you have always had my back, i will a lwa ys always had my back, i will always have your back. finally they get a more normal campaign moment. lets go to our correspondent there in that car park, she has been watching this. i imagine the crowd loved it there. for all the excitement and all the fact that this is a team that has been longing to get rid of donald trump. it was a speech that was about reconciliation and unity, it was not a speech that was about taking grievances or getting revenge or ending things, it was about bringing the country together.
yes, that was definitely not a low energy speech. he was really energetic, i would say. as we expected, he was very much focused on this idea of reconciliation and uniting this divided country, but he was also really talking about the moment of history, seizing the moment of history, seizing the moment in history, talking about this being an inflection point when the country could turn a corner, the time of lincoln after the civil war and fdr, a year about people, americans could come together and create something new, and they had the ability to do it. asi they had the ability to do it. as i was saying before, he has this belief in america and you saw that coming through
throughout this speech. this is a land of possibilities, i believe in possibilities and we can unite together to create them. so, very much the kind of speech i was expecting but it was delivered in a very captivating way. this is a really big moment forjoe biden. this was not sleepy joe which was donald trump's favourite nickname for him up on the stage. when knew this was going to be a speech about unity, he had think not that over the last few days, but it was remarkable, wasn't it? the things i wrote down, they were all in there, one phrase after another, talking about the need to bring the country together, to bring the country together, to lower the temperature. let's bring the temperature down and see if we can carry on getting to something like cooperation. it was interesting, joe biden has spoken about it before and
in an earliertime, has spoken about it before and in an earlier time, this would bea in an earlier time, this would be a fairly traditional speech for a politician to give, talking about unity, the power and potential of the american people but when you put it in contrast to what has come over the past four years with donald trump's presidency, talking about carnage, division into this country, then it was something different and something different and something that will be well received by the american people and particularly by the democrats for whom this was a very cathartic moment. democrats for whom this was a very cathartic momentlj democrats for whom this was a very cathartic moment. i was at what was supposed to be the hillary clinton party and taking away the confetti canon when it was clear hillary clinton and loss, it was like