Not even a week in and Joe Biden has already made significant changes to Trump’s policies. And one of his latest changes revolves around Trump’s military ban…
Biden has decided the transgender military ban has no place in America…
The news comes just a few days after President Biden stepped into his new role.
Keep scrolling to find out exactly what he’s done…
Now, last Wednesday was a momentous day for our country.
After a fifty-year-long political career, Joe Biden was officially sworn is as the forty-sixth President of the United States.
Of course, his pre successor, Donald Trump, didn’t attend the ceremony.
He confirmed his absence in a tweet earlier this month before being banned from Twitter.
Instead, Trump left Washington D.C on Air Force One first thing Wednesday morning…
And headed for the Mar-A-Lago resort in Florida.
But regardless of Trump’s controversial absence, the inauguration went ahead smoothly…
And the entire world watched on as President Biden and his vice president, Kamala Harris, made their way through the sacred ceremony.
Biden’s swearing-in was an emotional moment for many Americans…
And it signalled a whole new era for our country.
And of course…
How can we not mention Lady Gaga’s performance of the national anthem?!
Biden’s first speech as president struck a chord with viewers, too.
The new president gave a lengthy and emotional speech, where he addressed the deeply divided nation on what the next 4 years will hold under his ruling.
Biden promised to “write an American story of hope”…
As well as weighing in on the devastating effects of the coronavirus pandemic and the issue of racial inequality across the country.
“Millions of jobs have been lost. Hundreds of thousands of businesses closed. A cry for racial justice, some 400 years in the making, moves us. The dream of justice for all will be deferred no longer. A cry for survival comes from the planet itself, a cry that can’t be any more desperate or any more clear now.”
He also became the first POTUS to ever challenge white supremacy in his inauguration speech.
He said this:
“The rise of political extremism, white supremacy, domestic terrorism, that we must confront and we will defeat. To overcome these challenges, to restore the soul and secure the future of America, requires so much more than words. It requires the most elusive of all things in a democracy – unity.”
Most can agree that Biden’s speech was nothing short of phenomenal…
And one that captured the hearts of the nation.
However, it seems that not everyone was too moved by it.
A day on from Biden’s groundbreaking speech, footage started circulating allegedly showing former POTUS, Bill Clinton, nodding off in the audience next to his wife, Hilary Clinton.
Yes, falling asleep during an inauguration speech.
It’s the ultimate taboo, isn’t it?
But we’ll let that slide for now.
It seems as though Biden is already finding comfort in his new role.
The president has wasted no time getting to work…
From assigning new leaders to making sure the team around him is filled with strong candidates, Biden is ready to implement all the changes he needs to in order to ensure a powerful administration.
And there’s one thing, in particular, that Biden was eager to change…
… Trump’s transgender military ban.
He will also reinstate a rule protecting trans rights to use the bathroom corresponding to their gender identity.
It’ll be the first time transgender people can enlist and serve in the military since the ban was put in place by Trump in 2019.
“President Biden believes that gender identity should not be a bar to military service and that America’s strength is found in its diversity,” reads the White House statement.
“This question of how to enable all qualified Americans to serve in the military is easily answered by recognizing our core values. America is stronger, at home and around the world, when it is inclusive. The military is no exception,” the statement reads. “Allowing all qualified Americans to serve their country in uniform is better for the military and better for the country because an inclusive force is a more effective force.”
He repealed the ban at a ceremony with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin…
Who said he thoroughly supports the decision.
“I truly believe … that if you’re fit and you’re qualified to serve and you can maintain the standards, you should be allowed to serve,” Austin said.
The Pentagon will return to the 2016 policy, allowing transgender people to serve in the military, which was enacted by former Defense Secretary Ash Carter.
What an incredible turn of events! We’re definitely on the right track for a more inclusive America.
Keep scrolling for all the latest…