With hundreds of world leaders sending out their messages of congratulations to the president-elect, Joe Biden, China has kept its silence for quite some time... until now.
Let's take a look at what's gone down so far in the last, very eventful, week...
Joe Biden visited his son's grave.
Joe Biden walks with his granddaughter to visit his son Beau’s grave on the morning of Election Day.… https://t.co/n7Ape5OjuV— NBC News (@NBC News)1604413284.0
Donald Trump prematurely announced election win.Despite there being no indication as to who would take the crown, Donald Trump announced that he had won the election. This was a false statement on behalf of the president, who was condemned by the Biden campaign and several Republicans who referred to the claim as "outrageous."
The highest voter turnout was announced.
HIGHEST VOTER TURNOUT SINCE 1900 (per .@ElectProject) https://t.co/INvONPoo1y— Bruce Mehlman (@Bruce Mehlman)1604489302.0
Donald Trump accused the Democrats of trying to "steal" the election."We are up BIG, but they are trying to STEAL the Election," he writes. "We will never let them do it. Votes cannot be cast after the Polls are closed!"
Donald Trump secured Florida, Ohio, and Iowa.These victories put him on the right path to re-election, though Biden made things difficult for him as he secured Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Both campaigns announced that they were "on the right path."
-Biden's Campaign manager: "Joe Biden is on track to win this election, and he will be the next president of the Un… https://t.co/Z4mYVb9khz— Joyce Karam (@Joyce Karam)1604503872.0
Biden told his supporters to "keep the faith."While the early statistics favored Donald Trump, Joe Biden hit the stage in Delaware to thank all of his fans and supporters and to also remind them to "keep the faith."
Donald Trump told workers to "stop counting."According to CNN, this was an "attack" on democracy. White House reporter, Stephen Collinson, analyzed the remarks and concluded: "Trump's remarks essentially amounted to a demand for the legally cast votes of American citizens not to be recorded in a historic act of disenfranchisement. And they brought closer the potential constitutional nightmare that many have feared since Trump started to tarnish an election that he apparently worried he could lose months ago."
Biden was declared the winner of Wisconsin.In 2016, Wisconsin sat comfortably as a red state, but 4 years later, Joe Biden secured it and it's 10 electoral votes.
"The Squad" all won their re-election.
Our sisterhood is resilient. https://t.co/IfLtsvLEdx— Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan Omar)1604463586.0
Donald Trump raised speculation on election credibility.In a Twitter rant, the president claimed that things had taken a "strange" turn after he was leading last night when the early figures showed he was leading in almost all battleground and swing states, even though many journalists and political advisors have claimed that there is no evidence of voter fraud in any state.
Donald Trump's tweets were restricted on Twitter.With the label "Some or all of the content shared in this Tweet is disputed and might be misleading about an election or other civic process," the president's tweets get restricted on the Twitter platform as he continues his rant online.
Joe Biden received more votes than any other presidential candidate in history.The previous record was held by former president of the United States, Barack Obama, and has now been taken over by Joe Biden.
The Trump campaign announced that they will file for a recount in Wisconsin.Bill Stepien, the campaign manager released this statement: “There have been reports of irregularities in several Wisconsin counties which raise serious doubts about the validity of the results. The President is well within the threshold to request a recount and we will immediately do so." There has still not been any evidence of voter fraud.
Donald Trump filed a lawsuit in Pennsylvania.The current president has filed several lawsuits, one now targeting Pennsylvania, a state that he was projected to win. He has also tweeted that he's had a "big legal win" in the state, even though no evidence has yet been supplied to back it up.
Key Republicans turned on Trump.
We want every vote counted, yes every legal vote (of course). But, if you have legit concerns about fraud present E… https://t.co/caVWeqWm9y— Adam Kinzinger (@Adam Kinzinger)1604621232.0
Biden took the lead in Pennsylvania.
West Philly reacts to Biden’s lead in Pennsylvania by dancing in the street, of course https://t.co/WBuipfLydN— Ellie Rushing (@Ellie Rushing)1604674154.0
Donald Trump then reacted to this loss on Twitter.In his typical style ...
But it was all in vain.As shortly afterwards, it was announced that Biden had won the Presidential election.
Biden reacted to the news.
America, I’m honored that you have chosen me to lead our great country. The work ahead of us will be hard, but I p… https://t.co/iUORklENs0— Joe Biden (@Joe Biden)1604767962.0
Vice president-elect Kamala Harris followed up with her own reaction.
Biden then held his first press conference...
LIVE: NBC News Special Report: President-elect Biden addresses the nation from Wilmington, Delaware, in first publi… https://t.co/trgs2I3V4O— NBC News (@NBC News)1604799558.0
A beautiful firework display lit up the sky...
A Sky Full of Stars features as part of @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris’s celebrtions in an incredible firework and dro… https://t.co/cN5GsfV2uc— ColdplayXtra (@ColdplayXtra)1604801380.0
The world then became prepared for the Presidential changeover in one hilarious way...
Madame Tussauds London has wasted no time in updating its model of Donald Trump. https://t.co/ns0RgXzeTO— 10 News First (@10 News First)1604883062.0
World leaders from across the globe have been sending in messages of congratulations...
I just spoke to @JoeBiden to congratulate him on his election. I look forward to strengthening the partnership betw… https://t.co/choSXHuwFZ— Boris Johnson (@Boris Johnson)1605027185.0
And now, China has finally congratulated Biden on his victory!
China's foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin on Friday extended congratulations to #JoeBiden and #KamalaHarris… https://t.co/P4nH05ywDR— Zhang Heqing (@Zhang Heqing)1605256389.0