Mr Biden introduced several Cabinet-level nominees as he declared “America is back … at the head of the table” on global affairs. He previewed a foreign policy that will seek to restore America’s relationships with other countries and depart from the Trump administration’s hardline policies.
That includes what he called “years of … outright cruelty at DHS,” an apparent reference to Mr Trump’s immigration policies like one to separate migrant families at the US-Mexico border.
The incoming president took a shot at the outgoing one, who has been accused of pressing his national security leaders to bring him findings that align with his personal beliefs, when he said: “They will tell me what I need to know, not what I want to know.”
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris said the team she and the incoming commander in chief selected will follow “facts,” another dig at Mr Trump.