Barack and Michelle Obama are showing their support for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Four days after Election Day, Biden was projected to win the presidency, and Harris would become the first woman elected to one of the two main executive branch offices.
The former United States president took to Instagram on Saturday to congratulate his former vice president, posting a heartfelt message about how proud he was of both Biden and Senator Harris.
“I couldn’t be more proud to congratulate our next President, Joe Biden, and our next First Lady, Jill Biden. I also couldn’t be more proud to congratulate Kamala Harris and Doug Emhoff on the groundbreaking election of Kamala as our next Vice President.” Barack. it started. “In this election, in never before experienced circumstances, Americans turned out in numbers never seen before. And once every vote is counted, President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris will have won a historic and decisive victory.”
He went on to express how he knows that Biden has “what it takes to be president and already behaves that way. Because when he enters the White House in January, he will face a series of extraordinary challenges that no incoming president has ever faced” a raging pandemic , an unequal economy and justice system, a democracy in danger and a climate in danger. “
Barack also encouraged all Americans to give Biden a chance and “lend their support” as the election results showed the country is still “deeply divided.”
“It will be up to not just Joe and Kamala, but each of us, to do our part: to go beyond our comfort zone, listen to others, lower the temperature and find common ground from which to move forward, we all remember that we are one nation, under God, “added Barack.
Michelle also posted a photo of her friend Biden and “our first Black and Indian-American Vice President” Harris, as she congratulated them both. Michelle also thanked the people for going to the polls and voting in this monumental election.
“And after celebrating, and we should all take a moment to breathe out after everything we’ve been through, let’s remember that this is just the beginning. It’s a first step,” he reminded people. “Voting in an election is not a magic wand, and neither is winning one. Let’s remember that tens of millions of people voted for the status quo, even when it meant supporting lies, hatred, chaos and division. We have a lot of work to do to reaching out to these people for years to come and connecting with them as they unite us. “
He noted that the path to progress “will always be uphill. We will always have to scrape and crawl to the top of the mountain.” Michelle also stated that people must continue to participate, informed, express themselves and move forward.
He concluded by writing: “My sincere congratulations to Joe and Jill, Kamala and Doug, and to each of you who stepped forward when your country needed you.”
The 77-year-old former vice president defeated President Donald Trump after a narrow run, CBS News reports. According to the outlet, Biden will win Pennsylvania and Nevada, giving him the electoral votes necessary to win, as ballots continued to be counted four days after Election Day.
“America, I am honored that I have been chosen to lead our great country,” Biden tweeted on Saturday. “The job ahead of us will be difficult, but I promise you this: I will be a president for all Americans, whether you voted for me or not. I will keep the faith you have placed in me.”
Harris, for her part, posted a video of herself calling out to Biden and celebrating his victory. He also posted a message for the American people.
“America The Beautiful. This election is much more than @JoeBiden or me. It is about the soul of America and our willingness to fight for it. We have a lot of work ahead of us. Let’s get started,” he said.
Since the news broke, celebrities and political figures have taken to social media to celebrate and express their thoughts and feelings about the election.