On Nov. 7 the race to the presidency came to a close after President-Elect Joe Biden was announced the winner.
Four days later and we are now celebrating Veterans Day. As the future commander-in-chief, Biden reflects on his goals and his ambitions related to helping veterans.
Veterans Day Tweets
He tweeted this afternoon, “Today, we honor the service of those who have worn the uniform of the Armed Forces of the United States. To our proud veterans—I will be a commander in chief who respects your sacrifice, understands your service, and will never betray the values you fought so bravely to defend.”
Dr. Jill Biden also tweeted, “We honor the few who have sacrificed so much for all of us, and we celebrate those who continue to lead in their own communities. Happy Veterans Day.”
Biden’s son Hunter Biden served in the Navy before suffering from substance abuse issues. His other son Joseph “Beau” Biden served in the Iraq War. He died in 2015 from brain cancer.
He tweeted a photo with his son back in September during debates. The “loser” name was centered on language Trump had used to describe service members previously. One situation specifically in which he canceled a visit to Aisne-Marne American Cemetery near Paris in 2018 due to rain.
“The Atlantic then was first to report that in a conversation with senior staff members, Trump said: “Why should I go to that cemetery? It’s filled with losers.”
Serving Veterans in Office
The approaches in which President Trump and President-Elect Biden have toward the military differ.
According to USA Today, “He believes strongly in collective security, and he believes in the stability that limits on weapons, especially nuclear weapons, can foster … Biden is unlikely to sustain the level of intensity in relations with China and Iran that we have seen under Trump. He will tone down the rhetoric, and look for diplomatic solutions to confrontation. China will remain a focus of concern, but U.S. policy will likely shift more toward economic measures and away from military competition.”
Biden is also expected to put more emphasis on threats happenning nationally. This includes pandemics, nuclear proliferation, cyber threats and climate change.
Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris also tweeted to recognize Veterans Day this afternoon.
In July 2017 Trump tweeted in support of banning transgender troops from serving. His policy took months and did not end up banning all transgender troops. However, Democrats support allowing transgender troops to openly serve which will most likely be reinstated with Biden.
On Biden’s website, he says he will provide veterans world-class health care, help eliminate homelessness and suicide rates, create employment and education opportunities, as well as several other plans.
Biden made a Veterans Day stop in Philadelphia this afternoon.