Biden Reverses Former President Trump’s Actions


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President Joe Biden Speaks at an event about how he plans to bring back the United States from Trump’s Presidency.

On his first night in the White House, January 20th, 2021, President Joe Biden was already signing orders and declarations to reverse former President Trump’s controversial actions.

One of the first actions Biden took as president was rejoining the Paris accord for climate change. Former President Donald Trump removed the U.S. from the Paris Accord in early 2017, claiming it cost taxpayers too much money to participate. And president Joe Biden rejoined it on January 20th, 2021, bringing the U.S back in the running for a model country of the world.

On January 20th, Biden ordered the government to conduct equity assessments on communities around the country.  The goal is to “advance equity for all, including people of color and others who have been historically underserved, marginalized and adversely affected by persistent poverty and inequality” said President Joe Biden. 

We have to choose hope over fear, unity over division, and truth over lies.

— Joe Biden

Former President Trump banned Muslim refugees from certain countries from entering the US. This separated families and children
, some children even being placed in temporary prison cells because they were unaccompanied by an adult. The countries affected by this were Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Nigeria, Myanmar, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Sudan, Tanzania, and North Korea. President Biden removed this ban soon after he arrived in the Oval office.

Biden also ordered a mask and social distancing mandate for all people traveling on federal property and encouraged masking around the country. While he lacks the authority to order a countrywide mask requirement he plans to encourage governors personally.

 “First, I’ll go to every governor and urge them to mandate mask-wearing in their states. And if they refuse, I’ll go to the mayors and county executives and get local masking requirements in place nationwide” said The President.

“Please, I implore you, wear a mask”. Biden said. “Do it for yourself. Do it for a neighbor. A mask is not a political statement, but it is a good way to start pulling the country together.” Contrasting to this, the former president went into the hospital with COVID-19, and when he was released, he immediately removed his mask and continued to declare that the pandemic is a hoax.

Former President Trump had completed a plan for a crude oil pipeline to cut through indigenous lands to get into the United States, this was a highly controversial order that was disputed among citizens. Biden undid this action soon after his Presidential inauguration. 

Today, Biden continues to reverse disputed orders and actions from Trump’s time in office, working towards equality and an end to the current pandemic.