President Biden told Americans to answer “the call of history” during his inaugural address. “Together, we shall write an American story of hope, not fear. Of unity, not division. Of light, not darkness… May this be the story that guides us. The story that inspires us.The story that tells ages yet to come that we answered the call of history....
In his inaugural address, President Joe Biden made a case for the country to move forward together after years of bitter partisan divides. Because our country’s polarization has left Americans on both sides of the aisle questioning the truthfulness of our elected leaders, we asked PolitiFact’s Jon Greenberg to help fact check Biden’s speech.
How President Biden's Inaugural Address Compared With JFK, Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan's Speeches
President Biden’s inaugural address was the longest in 35 years — clocking in at 21 minutes and more than 2,400 words. That’s perhaps fitting at a time when the country is divided and facing crises on multiple fronts. NBCLX political reporter Noah Pransky breaks down the inauguration speech and how at moments it compared to those by John F. Kennedy,...