Direct – “It’s time for America to heal”: the international press relieved

He hoped all day that his victory in Pennsylvania, which is almost no doubt, would be formalized by the mainstream American media, and make him the “elected president” of the United States. But when he understood, at the end of the evening, faced with the slowness of the count still in progress in the Keystone State, which would still have to be patient until Saturday, Joe Biden nevertheless decided to address the Americans, little after 10:45 p.m. (4:45 a.m. in France).

“We will win this election with a clear majority and a nation behind us”, he said, confident in his victory in Pennsylvania, Arizona, Georgia and Nevada, and insisting on the extent of his lead in the popular vote. “We have over 74 million votes, more than any presidential candidacy in the history of the United States. And we beat Donald Trump by more than four million votes “ he hammered. The outgoing president continues to denounce, without evidence, a poll “Fly”.

Serious, even serious when he spoke of the coronavirus epidemic which continues to break contamination records across the country, Joe Biden has, only once, sketched a smile, evoking the “Slowness” of the tally, watched live on television for days by millions of Americans. “Never forget it. Counts are not just numbers, they represent votes and voters. Men and women who have exercised their fundamental right so that their voice is heard ”, did he declare.

Aware of the difficult task ahead of allaying divisions, Joe Biden called on Americans to “to gather” and to leave “anger behind them “, believing that the objective of the policy was not “a total, ruthless and endless war. ” “We may be opponents, but we are not enemies. We are American”, added the former vice-president. Before concluding : “I hope to talk to you tomorrow ”. For a real victory speech?

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