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President Joe Biden inherits several ongoing issues once in Oval Office

Posted at 12:23 PM, Jan 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-20 15:36:12-05

NATIONAL (KTNV) — The U.S. continues to fight the pandemic and President Joe Biden is facing that issue and others while dealing with economic uncertainty as he takes over the Oval Office.

Biden said the country needs to heal while he was sworn into office Wednesday.

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"To heal, we must remember, and it's hard sometimes to remember, but that's how we heal. It's important to do that as a nation," said President Biden.

The 46th president made those remarks while observing a moment of silence for the lives lost to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Earlier, former President Donald Trump wished the Biden Administration luck during a farewell address.

"This week, we inaugurate a new administration and pray for its success in keeping America safe and prosperous. We extend our best wishes," Trump said.