Joe Biden gave his victory speech in Wilmington, Delaware on Saturday night (YouTube/Guardian News).
Joe Biden’s presidency comes with many firsts, and as he took to the stage on Saturday night he added a new one: the first president-elect to mention trans people in his victory speech.
He began by thanking “the broadest and most diverse coalition in history” for backing his campaign, including a shoutout to the LGBT+ community.
I am proud of the coalition we put together, the broadest and most diverse coalition in history,” he said.
Especially for those moments when this campaign was at its lowest ebb — the African-American community stood up again for me.
I said from the outset I wanted a campaign that represented America, and I think we did that.
His words carried echoes of Barack Obama’s 2008 speech, which was the first time a president-elect had ever mentioned the gay community in an inaugural address. »