After an explosive run-up to this year's election, Joe Biden was projected as the winner and now, it's time to get to know the future president's family a bit better.
Let's start with his teenage granddaughter Maisy, who has epically gone viral this week for an expert TikTok troll...
Democrat Joe Biden has been projected to be the new president of the United States.After what has been an eventful run-up, it's time to get to know our future president and his family better... starting off with his hilarious granddaughter!
Now, as you will know, it was Biden's third time running for president.
via: Getty ImagesHe previously ran in both 1988 and in 2008, before becoming vice president to Barack Obama.
But, long before reaching one of the highest political offices in the nation, Joe Biden grew up in Scranton, northeast Pennsylvania.
via: Getty ImagesAs per Biography, Biden's father, Joseph Biden Sr., worked cleaning furnaces and as a used car salesman, while his mother was Catherine Eugenia "Jean" Finnegan.
Biden credits his parents with instilling "hard work and perseverance" into him.
via: Getty ImagesHe recalled his father often saying: "Champ, the measure of a man is not how often he is knocked down, but how quickly he gets up."
As a child, Biden struggled with a stutter...
via: Getty ImagesHowever, he managed to overcome his speech impediment by memorizing passages of poetry and reciting them out loud in front of the mirror.
It wasn't until the late sixties when Biden became active in politics...
via: Getty ImagesAfter graduating from law school in 1968, he became a member of the Democrat party before being elected to the New Castle County Council in '70.
In 1972, the Delaware Democratic Party encouraged Biden, who was twenty-nine at the time, to run for the United States Senate.
via: Getty ImagesVery few people thought he'd get in, but, after a campaign organized mostly by family, Biden won, making him the fifth-youngest U.S. senator elected in the nation's history.
But, just as his political career seemed to be coming together...
via: Getty ImagesHe was struck by a devastating tragedy in his personal life. A week before the Christmas holiday in 1972, Biden's wife and 3 children were involved in a horrific car accident while out shopping for a Christmas tree.
Heartbreakingly, the accident killed his wife and thirteen-month-old daughter...
via: Getty ImagesAnd left both of his sons, Beau and Hunter, severely injured.
Biden later spoke out about how he considered suicide following the fatal car crash.
via: Getty Images"I began to understand how despair led people to just cash in; how suicide wasn't just an option but a rational option ... I felt God had played a horrible trick on me, and I was angry." But the heartbreak didn't end there as his son, Beau, later died of brain cancer.
In spite of the tragedies, Biden decided to continue to represent the people of Delaware in the Senate.
via: Getty ImagesBut opted to take the oath of office from his sons' hospital room, instead of the usual swearing-in ceremony.
From 1973 to 2009, Biden served in the Senate...
via: Getty ImagesAnd it wasn't long before his presidential ambitions kicked in.
In 1987, he first decided to run for president...
via: Getty ImagesBiden had been suffering severe headaches during the campaign, and shortly after he dropped out the following year, doctors discovered that he had 2 life-threatening brain aneurysms.
2 decades after his unsuccessful presidential bid...
via: Getty ImagesBiden decided to run for president once again. However, despite his experience in the Senate, his campaign failed to gain momentum.
This year marked his third run for president...
via: Getty ImagesAnd saw him go head to head with the notorious President Donald Trump.
It was one hell of a run-up to the election.Of course, the election couldn't have fallen on a worse year, but it powered ahead despite some major setbacks... including Trump's coronavirus diagnosis.
But now, we're at the end of the line...
via: Getty ImagesAnd Joe Biden is going to be the President of the United States - if Donald Trump's plan to expose "voter fraud" stays as dormant as it is currently.