American President-elect Joe Biden, his wife, Jill, alongside his children will become the new White House residents when he is inaugurated on Wednesday.
Biden has made his family a significant concentration all through his career, and his 2020 presidential campaign push them completely into the spotlight — for certain individuals causing controversy however others breaking barriers.
Here is a glance at the individuals from America’s new “first family.”
Biden has made his family a major focus throughout his career, and his 2020 presidential campaign thrust them fully into the spotlight — with some members causing controversy but others breaking barriers.
Here is a look at the members of America’s new “first family.
– The First Lady, Jill Biden –
Jill Biden, an educator, is set to change her new role before she even getting into the White House.
While first ladies customarily just fulfil ceremonial obligations, “Dr B,” as her students call her, intends to maintain her full-time job as an English professor.
As first lady, Jill is relied upon to work on education issues and relaunch Joining Forces, a mission to rally around military families that she and former first lady, Michelle Obama started in 2011.
Biden regularly says his second wife “put us back together.”
The couple wedded in 1977, and she became “Mom” to his sons Hunter and Beau, who survived the car accident. They also have a daughter, Ashley, together.
While raising her family, Jill, 69, likewise acquired two Master’s degrees, and would on an eventual note, earn a doctorate in education.
She gave her husband full support through his three previous presidential aspirations and was one of his most vocal advocates and relentless campaigners during his latest run.
– The First Children –
Biden has frequently spoken about how his relationship with his sons caused him adapt with grieving as he built his political career, just as when he wedded Jill.
For years, while functioning as a senator, he drove by train two hours every path between the family home in Delaware and Washington in order to be there for Hunter and Beau.
Beau was viewed as acquiring his father’s public service ethos and political aptitudes. He served in the military in Iraq and became Delaware’s attorney general.
But Beau lost his life to the cold hands of death as a result of brain cancer in 2015 at age 46, less than two years after he was it was discovered.
Biden refers to his late son frequently in political speeches, and he often visits Beau’s grave, as well as those of his first spouse and daughter.
Biden’s other son, Hunter, has stayed far away from the spotlight. He had issues with alcohol and drug addiction, and was discharged from the Navy Reserve in 2014 after testing positive for cocaine.
He turned into a customary focal point of Donald Trump‘s assaults ahead of the November 3 vote in favor of his business dealings in Ukraine and China.
Hunter, 50, presently an artist based in Los Angeles, has consented to displaying “poor judgment” in some of his business dealings, however denied any bad behavior.
Biden, be that as it may, has been consistent in his support for his son. During the final presidential debate, when Trump ridiculed Hunter’s cocaine use, the former vice president just stated: “I’m pleased with him. I’m pleased with my child.”
– The First Pets –
After Trump was the first president in more than a century not to have a dog, the Bidens are entering the White House with two.
The German shepherds — Champ and Major — just as a cat, whose breed and name have not yet been made known, will move into the White House on January 20.
Champ has been with the Bidens since 2008. The family fostered and afterward adopted Major in 2018. According to Biden’s team, Major will be the first foster dog to live in the US Presidential residence, The White House.
The canine companions that were included in one of Biden’s campaign ads that cautioned voters to “choose your humans shrewdly,” highlighting clips of Trump laughing at the idea of a presidential pet.
The two good boys likewise featured in the Bidens’ holiday message. A video cut between shots of Champ, unwinding by a Christmas tree with a quiet instrumental version of the popular “We Wish You A Merry Christmas” playing in the background, and clips of Major playing and zooming around the house to an electric guitar version of the holiday carol.
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Wife of the governor, Kafayat Oyetola, and a few aides joined him to receive the former Nigerian leader.
Although details of what the two men discussed were not available as of press time, Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Ismail Omipidan, when contacted, said the visit was not behind closed doors.
Omipidan said Obasanjo told his host that he was in Okuku to witness installation of ex-Osun governor, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, as Baba Ijo of Oba Moses Oyinlola Memorial Anglican Church earlier in the day.
He said Obasanjo further explained that he decided to use opportunity of his presence in the state to visit the governor and greet him.
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UEFA Champions League: Salah to prove loyalty in Liverpool, Real Madrid showdown
Mohamed Salah can silence the critics who question his loyalty to Liverpool by avenging the most painful moment of his career when the Egypt star faces Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday.
Salah sparked howls of indignation among Liverpool fans recently when he refused to rule out the possibility of playing for a Spanish club in the future.
The fact that Salah was speaking to Madrid-based newspaper Marca at the time only increased speculation that he was laying the groundwork for a move to Real Madrid.
“I hope to be able to play for many more years. Why not? No one knows what’s going to happen in the future, so maybe one day, yes. It’s not up to me,” Salah said when asked if he was keen to try Spanish football.
Salah’s flirtatious response was similar to the one he gave to another Spanish outlet in December when questioned about a potential La Liga move.
“I think Madrid and Barcelona are two top clubs,” he told AS.
Whether either Real or Barcelona could afford to buy Salah amid the current financial difficulties caused by the coronavirus pandemic remains to be seen.
But for a club whose supporters pride themselves on their passionate and unflinching loyalty to the Liverpool cause, Salah’s refusal to rule out a switch to Spain was a careless own goal.
It tapped into the long-standing suspicion among a section of Liverpool’s fanbase that Salah, whose contract runs until 2023, is motivated by personal glory rather than team success.
The cynics support their claims by highlighting Salah’s occasional spats with Liverpool forward Sadio Mane when he shoots rather than passing to a better placed team-mate.
They also point to Salah’s sulky response to being substituted during the defeat against Chelsea in March, and his reported frustration at being ignored for the Liverpool captaincy in the absence of the injured Jordan Henderson.
– Real revenge
Of course, Salah could rightly mention that Liverpool might well have failed to win either the Champions League in 2019 or the Premier League last season without his goals and sublime skills.
Even this season, with Liverpool in the midst of a failed title defence marred by seemingly endless injuries, Salah’s haul of 26 goals — including one in Saturday’s 3-0 win at Arsenal — shows what a threat he carries.
With 120 goals in 193 appearances in all competitions since joining from Roma in 2017, Salah is rightly ranked among Liverpool’s all-time greats.
But the 28-year-old’s place in the hearts of Kopites might not be so secure.
Michael Owen and Steve McManaman — both local heroes at Liverpool at the time — were never so fondly regarded after swapping Anfield for Real’s Bernabeu.
Inspiring Liverpool to a revenge victory against Real in a rematch of the 2018 Champions League final won by the Spanish club would go some way to appeasing the doubters.
That bitter 3-1 loss in Kiev remains a personal nadir for Salah, who was in tears on the pitch after being forced to come off with a first half injury following a clash with Sergio Ramos.
Salah had suffered a dislocated shoulder that would hamper him at the World Cup later that year, with some claiming Ramos had deliberately exacerbated the injury with the way he dragged the Egyptian to the turf.
“Let’s just say that I have special motivation to win the tie and go through to the semi-finals,” Salah told Marca about the Real reunion.
Ironically, Real captain Ramos is expected to miss both legs of the quarter-final with a calf injury.
Ramos’s absence is a major boost for Liverpool as they seek to salvage a miserable season by winning a seventh European Cup.
If Salah can play a leading role in making that dream come true, his commitment might not be questioned quite so often.
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