30 minutes | Jan 20th 2021

‘Restoring the First Brick of Dignity’: Biden Supporters on His Inauguration

Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States today. Among Democrats, there is a sense of joy and hope, but also of caution and concern.

We speak with a range of Mr. Biden’s supporters, including activists who had originally hoped for a more progressive ticket and longtime fans who embrace his moderation.

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Background reading: 

  • Urging unity, Mr. Biden has tried to focus on his policy plans. But many of those who elected him are still fixated on his predecessor.
  • Mr. Biden’s long career in public office spanned eight presidents. Now, at 78, he will join their ranks.

For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily 

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