A great moment of emotion. A few hours before his inauguration and his entry into the White House, Joe Biden joined Washington where he began with a tribute to the victims of the coronavirus with his Vice-President Kamala Harris in front of the Capitol. A solemn moment, which was not the first very moving of the day for the 46th President of the United States. Before arriving in the capital, he said goodbye to his fiefdom of Delaware, where he notably mentioned his son Beau, who died in 2015 at the age of 46.
“You’ve been there for us through good and bad. You’ve never strayed away and I’m proud, proud, proud to be a son of Delaware and I’m even more proud to be here doing this. since the establishment Major Beau Biden “, he confided moved in front of a crowd of sympathizers, before speaking of” his only regret “: that his son Beau” is not there “, because for Joe Biden, c he is the one who should “run for president” today, reports the New York Post. It must be said that the husband of Jill Biden had founded many hopes in the political career of his eldest son, whom he imagined arriving at the White House one day.
“When I die, Delaware will be written in my heart,” Biden says at a send-off event in Delaware, visibly overcome with emotion pic.twitter.com/dSGyoOZqIT
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Beau, Joe Biden’s “lucky charm”
Delaware Attorney General from 2007 to 2015, Beau Biden had an exemplary political career until his death from a brain tumor. When he announced his presidential candidacy in February 2020, Joe Biden even had a very evocative thought for his eldest: “The person I saw running for president this year was Beau Biden, not Joe Biden,” he had thus launched. A missing son to whom the 46th President of the United States is likely to pay homage several times during his mandate, he who had already collected at his grave last November a few hours before the opening of the polling stations, even nicknamed him his “lucky charm”.
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