38 C
Australia
Sunday, November 29, 2020

US election 2020: Biden beats Trump as Aussie leader express relief

Must Read

Howard Springs: NT quarantine facility set to double capability

Stranded Aussies have obtained excellent news, with a Northern Territory quarantine centre to broaden its consumption of abroad arrivals.Aussies stranded abroad have been...

Woolworths Hamilton: ram-raid caught on video

Thieves allegedly netted 1000's of {dollars} value of cigarettes after an early morning ram-raid on a Woolies retailer.CCTV footage has captured the second...
The Indian Telegraphhttps://theindiantelegraph.com.au/
Established in 2007, The Indian Telegraph is a multi award winning digital media company based in Australia.
US election 2020: Biden beats Trump as Aussie leader express relief


Former Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull tweeted “what a relief” after Joe Biden was declared to have defeated Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States.

Australian leaders past and present weighed in on the victory as the country woke up to the news on Sunday morning.

The race was called at about 3.30am Sunday AEDT.

There was a tense relationship between Mr Trump and Mr Turnbull, revealed in a heated phone call in 2017 during which the American President lashed a “dumb deal” struck between Mr Turnbull and Barack Obama.

The Washington Post published the complete transcript of the call, which became heated as the two men discussed the plan for the US to resettle refugees held on Manus Island and Nauru.

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison also tweeted on Sunday morning to congratulate the Democratic nominee on his victory and Kamala Harris who will be the first female Vice-President of the US.

Mr Morrison said he looked forward to working with the new Biden government.

Labor leader Anthony Albanese also congratulated Mr Biden and Ms Harris on their victory, saying it showed record support for a “progressive agenda” including action on the pandemic and climate change.

Mr Biden passed the required threshold of 270 electoral votes on Saturday morning, US time, after he was declared the winner in the key state of Pennsylvania.

But Mr Trump, who was golfing at the time the race was called, has so far not conceded defeat.

He has continued to repeat baseless claims about election fraud since the results began to tilt towards Mr Biden earlier this week.

Americans celebrate in the streets after it was announced that Democratic nominee Joe Biden would be the next US President. Picture: Stephanie Keith/Getty Images/AFP
media_cameraAmericans celebrate in the streets after it was announced that Democratic nominee Joe Biden would be the next US President. Picture: Stephanie Keith/Getty Images/AFP

“I am honoured and humbled by the trust the American people have placed in me and in vice President-elect Harris,” Mr Biden said in a statement.

“In the face of unprecedented obstacles, a record number of Americans voted. Proving once again, that democracy beats deep in the heart of America.

“With the campaign over, it’s time to put the anger and the harsh rhetoric behind us and come together as a nation.

“It’s time for America to unite. And to heal.”

Originally published as ‘What a relief’: Turnbull’s take on Biden



- Advertisement -

Latest News

Sydney hearth: Northmead dwelling on hearth after sizzling climate

Households have been evacuated and a minimum of one house is alight in western Sydney after a hearth alert was issued for the...

Fraser Island blaze: fireys struggle to guard vacationer drawcards

A hearth on Queensland’s Fraser Island has burned by way of 40 per cent of the world heritage-listed website.Firefighters are warning that climate...

Susan Shaw: Vic Police, son enchantment over lacking lady

This Victorian mum was noticed by police in vivid pink boots strolling down the centre of the street in the course of the...

China commerce: Simon Birmingham declines to China of ‘financial coercion’

Australia has threatened to take motion towards China after it slapped a harsh penalty on us final week. However there’s one key query...

Coronavirus SA: Flinders College college students informed to quarantine

A significant campus has been added to the regarding Adelaide cluster that continues so as to add new infections.Well being authorities have issued...