Joe Biden was elected at the 46th presidential election, beating Donald Trump’s 232 votes with 306 votes. Biden served as a state senator for Delaware and as vice president of the Barack Obama administration. When he takes office, he will become the oldest president ever, after Donald Trump. On January 20, 2021, he will be formally sworn in as the 46th President of the United States.
Joe Biden made a commitment when he participated in the presidential election. Firstly, he said that he would reinforce COVID-19 quarantine regulations. During the period when the presidential election opened, confirmed cases of COVID-19 hugely increased in the United State. As the infection of the coronavirus continues, the most urgent issue for the new administration is to successfully end the coronavirus. President Trump has refused to make it mandatory to wear a mask, has resumed schooling, and has banned the expansion of tests and the tracking of infections. However, Biden agreed to make it mandatory to wear a mask, agreed to test and track down people with extended infections, and said he would follow the experts’ opinions in the case of school resumption.
The murder of George Floyd has led to human rights protests by black people, and this has raised the issue of "racism," a chronic conflict in the United States. Biden focused on restricting police immunity, strengthening immigrants' rights, and strengthening the social welfare system in order to maintain Obama care, which had disappeared under the Trump administration. In particular, he declared that he would open the way for 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States to be granted citizenship.
If President Trump's foreign policy is based on "America First," which means the reorganization of U.S.-centered international agreements and international organizations, president-elect Biden has pledged to rejoin international conventions and international organizations and to restore U.S. leadership. As a result, there is a high possibility that Biden will join the TPP, which Trump has left, and that he will again support the WTO, which Trump has left as a protest against the coronavirus.
After Biden has been elected as U.S president, it is highly likely that the South Korea Armed Forces will be actively engaged in the U.S.-led coalition and that the TPP will more strongly be required to join Korea. In addition, South Korea's president, Moon Jae-in, and Japan's prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, will be invited to Washington to solve conflicts. When this happens, the ongoing trade dispute between Korea and Japan since July 2019, which involved issues such as Japanese military sexual slavery and forced labor issues, will be ended by the United States. Also, North Korea is currently developing constant ICBMs and is pressuring the United States. Issues between the U.S. and North Korea are likely to get worse because Biden has already hinted at "preemptive strikes against North Korea to resolve the North Korean nuclear issue."
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