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the oldest man taking oath joe biden sworn in as the 46th president then president biden's message to americans >> this is a democracy's day. today of history and hope of renewal. >> blasting the attack on the capitol we must confront and we'll defeat >> and taking subtle shots at former president rump
president biden acknowledging the country is hopeful for the vaccine but still weeping at our pandemic >> and a call to unite a deeply divided america. >> we must end this civil war. red against blue or rural verses urban conservatives and liberals we can do that we can do this if we open our souls >> a virtual party across america and this powerful message from a standing president today. >> there was always light. if only we were brave enough to see it if only we are brave enough to be in it ♪ >> later, the president revealing the troops then with the president laying the wreath at the national cemetery. tonight a new president in the west wing revealing more of
a significant possibility and he's already getting to work here is kristen we welker >> reporter: president biden in the oval office already getting to work, reversing the policies of president trump including ending the capital ban of muslim ban >> there are so much to do. >> reporter: then there is a plan of the covid relief package including payments to direct families and americans. the president also says to end construction on the border wall.
>> the first black woman and first black and indian american as the united state senator and the first black woman as vice president. >> she's a daughter of immigrant parents. >> when she came here to the united states, she could not imagine this moment. >> people are watching >> i have never done anything like this before >> i have four girls >> what does it mean
personally >> what does it say about the future >> i want my daughter to know that the sky is the limit we are ready the country is ready >> while i am the first vice president in the white house, i will not be the last nbc news as you are watching all this unfold today is our andrea mitchell and mic michael besclosh >> one thing joe biden made clear is he always believed that he's bringing the country together and repairing the country of the last four years of divisive. the question i have is
grace. president obama made it shown for his support. >> what an important symbol >> you have to go back to 1860. 150 years streak now broken >> historians can describe how different this inauguration is >> the moment that we can't take for granted. sf interesting to look back mike pence did come. people are trying to move forward up next, the critical test
in the next 100 days on the mask challenge. the president asked all americans to wear a mask the next 100 days, the deadliest day of the pandemic. miguel almaguer. nbc news, los angeles. >> hundreds of thousands of jobs were last president biden proposed for $1,400 stimulus check for families jo lynn kent, nbc news record turn out on black voters and including here in georgia. the president signed
an executive order focusing on agencies coming up with plans addressing inequalities >> nbc news. president biden's task on the world. richard engel is in london >> good evening. >> reporter: president biden want to engage on the world focus on the security of washington, a way to show that the united states is -- it was more about healing our international relations. >> thank you, richard. >> up next is our final thought on this day.
>> president biden, reminded us of our wounded country. >> he may or may not be the person you want to lead our country but he is the leader that we have and we desperately need him to be good this is the inauguration and in time of no others. that's "nightly news" on this wednesday, i am lester holt, thank you for watching everyone please take care of yourself and each other. good night
this is democracy's day, a day of history and hope, of renewal and resolve, through a the ages and america has risen to the challenge. today we celebrate the triumph not of a candidate but of a cause, the cause of democracy. the news at 6:00 starts right now. good evening and thanks for being with us for this special two-hour edition of nbc bay area news, inauguration night is in