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Joe Biden launches website and details first order of business


Victorious Joe Biden and his team have launched their official transition website and social media channels, laying the groundwork for taking over as US president.

The team has spent months making the arrangements and on its website,, pledged to focus on tackling coronavirus as a priority and promised: “We aren’t just going to rebuild what has worked in the past. This is our opportunity to build back better than ever.”

In a statement, Mr Biden’s team said: “The crises we are facing are severe – from a global pandemic to an economic recession to racial injustice to the climate crisis. Our work continues full speed today.”

And in their first Tweet, the Biden transition team said: “We stand together as one America. We will rise stronger than we were before.”

On Monday, Mr Biden – now president-elect – will name a group of leading scientists as his advisers to create an “action blueprint” on how to deal with the pandemic.

He also has “agency review teams” to consider how he wants to run the country.

The statement continued: “Across the board we will continue laying the foundation for the incoming Biden-Harris administration to successfully restore faith and trust in our institutions and lead the federal government.”