COMMENT | The American 'course correction'

Syahredzan Johan

Modified 23 Jan 2021, 6:11 am

COMMENT | On Jan 20, 2021, Joe Biden took office as the 46th President of the United States of America, witnessed by the whole world.

To many around the world, it would be back to the White House that we are familiar with. The America that is full of contradictions; that has a flawed foreign policy, especially in the Middle East, and that has no qualms with launching military strikes on foreign soil. The America we know, for better or for worse, is back, warts and all.

But it is not quite the same America. The United States is anything but united. The inauguration of Joe Biden and his running mate, Vice-President Kamala Harris, came at the back of Congress' storming by supporters of Donald Trump, in a security breach unlike that the country has seen before.

Thousands of Trump supporters gathered in Washington DC and moved on to the United States Capitol building where a joint session of Congress was beginning the Electoral College vote count to formalise Joe Biden's victory. The ensuing violence resulted in five deaths, injuries and property damage.

Trump supporters are convinced...

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