Undoing Trump’s legacy: Biden wastes no time in first 100 hours as president

Undoing Trump’s legacy: Biden wastes no time in first 100 hours as president

On Sunday afternoon, the US will reach the 100th hour of Joe Biden’s presidency. Already, there has been a blitz of executive actions and a bewildering pace of change. Four years after Donald Trump set about undoing Barack Obama’s legacy, Obama’s vice-president appears to be returning the gesture with interest.

Here are the key developments:

Unity
Biden’s inaugural address was a soulful plea to come together after four years of division.

“This is our historic moment of crisis and challenge and unity is the path forward,” he said, promising to be a president for all Americans.

The pared-down ceremony at the US Capitol, stormed by a mob just two weeks earlier, was a bipartisan affair that included outgoing vice-president Mike Pence. Trump, who falsely claimed he won the election, was conspicuously absent.