Presidency of Joe Biden

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Event.png Presidency of Joe Biden (US/Presidency) Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
Date20 January 2021 - Present
Interest of2021 Washington D.C. Riots
DescriptionThe Joe Biden administration

The presidency of Joe Biden began on January 20, 2021, when Biden was inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States.


On November 11, 2020, Biden appointed Ron Klain, who was his Vice Presidential chief of staff to be White House Chief of Staff. Biden appointed Jen Psaki, Deputy Press Secretary and Spokesperson for the United States Department of State during the presidency of Barack Obama, as his White House Press Secretary.

Two days after becoming the projected winner of the 2020 election, Biden announced the formation of a task force to advise him on the COVID-19 "pandemic" during the transition, co-chaired by former surgeon general Vivek Murthy, former FDA commissioner David A. Kessler, and Yale University's Marcella Nunez-Smith.

On November 17, 2020, Biden announced that he had selected Mike Donilon as senior advisor and Steve Ricchetti as counselor. Jennifer O'Malley Dillon, who had been campaign manager for Biden's successful presidential campaign, was named as deputy chief of staff.

In a nod to Identity politics, some people in the admin were solely appointed for being belonging to an "oppressed minority group". Possible cases include White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, United States assistant secretary for health Rachel Levine, and Sam Brinton, deputy assistant secretary of Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition in the Office of Nuclear Energy, who was later arrested for stealing suitcases at airports.[1]

Brookings Institution

A large number of people from the Brookings Institution were selected to occupy key, high-level national security and foreign policy roles in the Biden administration.

People include, Hady Amr, selected as deputy assistant secretary for Israeli-Palestinian affairs at the Department of State; Tarun Chhabra, selected as senior director for technology and national security on the National Security Council; Madelyn Creedon, appointed vice chair of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board; Rush Doshi, selected as China director on the National Security Council; Leah Dreyfuss, appointed as special assistant to the deputy assistant secretary of defense for emerging capabilities at the Department of Defense; Jeffrey Feltman, whom the State Department appointed the U.S. special envoy for the Horn of Africa; Lindsey Ford, selected as deputy assistant secretary of defense for South and South East Asia.[2]

The spook and participant in Event 201, Avril Haines, became director of national intelligence; Bonnie Jenkins, as under secretary of state for arms control and international security affairs; Mara Karlin, confirmed as assistant secretary for strategy, plans, and capabilities, Department of Defense; Molly Montgomery, selected as deputy assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs; Richard Nephew, selected as deputy special envoy for Iran at the Department of State; Victoria Nuland, confirmed as under secretary of state for political affairs.[2]

Jung Pak was selected as deputy assistant secretary of state for east Asian and Pacific affairs; Frank Rose, confirmed as principal deputy administrator for national nuclear security at the Department of Energy; Amanda Sloat, selected as senior director for Europe on the National Security Council; Torrey Taussig, selected as advisor to the Office of Europe and NATO Policy in the Department of Defense; Zach Vertin, selected as senior advisor to the ambassador to the United Nations; Tamara Cofman Wittes, nominated for assistant administrator for Middle East, United States Agency for International Development; and Thomas Wright, appointed as senior director for strategy on the National Security Council. Additionally, Brookings’s former vice president for communications Emily Hornewas selected as senior director for press and spokesperson on the National Security Council.[2]


A studio built for official business instead of the White House,[3] with stack chairs and tables that seem to be too small, giving a rather odd appearance. Some say this is intentional.[4] (picture credit Getty Images)

President-elect Biden planned to announce his first nominees to the Cabinet before Thanksgiving 2020. On November 22, 2020, several news outlets reported that Biden had selected Antony Blinken to be secretary of state, Linda Thomas-Greenfield as ambassador to the United Nations, and Jake Sullivan as national security advisor.

On November 23, 2020, Biden announced Alejandro Mayorkas to be his choice for Secretary of Homeland Security and Avril Haines as Director of National Intelligence. Throughout December and January, Biden continued to select cabinet members, including Marty Walsh, the current mayor of Boston, as his Secretary of Labor.

Biden altered his cabinet structure, elevating the chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, and ambassador to the United Nations as cabinet-level positions. Biden removed the director of the Central Intelligence Agency from his official cabinet.


On February 25, 2021, President Biden ordered airstrikes on buildings in Syria that the Department of Defense said were used by "Iranian-backed" militias. The operation was the first known use of military force by the Biden administration.


The Afghanistan/2021 withdraw.[5]


Related Quotation

2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine“Putin may circle Kyiv with tanks, but he'll never gain the hearts and souls of the Iranian people”Joe Biden2 March 2022


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Sally BensonDeputy director for Energy and Chief Strategist for the Energy Transition24 November 2021


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