The Associated Press has called the U.S. presidential race for Joe Biden, with Kamala Harris becoming the first female vice president in American history, while Donald Trump becomes one of the few single-term U.S. presidents.
America, I’m honored that you have chosen me to lead our great country.
The work ahead of us will be hard, but I promise you this: I will be a President for all Americans — whether you voted for me or not.
I will keep the faith that you have placed in me. pic.twitter.com/moA9qhmjn8
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 7, 2020
President-elect Biden has taken to social media to release a statement, which reads, “I will be a President for all Americans — whether you voted for me or not.”
This election is about so much more than @JoeBiden or me. It’s about the soul of America and our willingness to fight for it. We have a lot of work ahead of us. Let’s get started.pic.twitter.com/Bb9JZpggLN
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) November 7, 2020
Harris also released a statement on Twitter, indicating the election is about “so much more” than herself and Biden, but rather about “the soul of America and our willingness to fight for it.”
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 7, 2020
Former U.S. president Barack Obama released a statement on social media congratulating Biden and Harris.
“We’re fortunate that Joe’s got what it takes to be President and already carries himself that way,” the statement reads. “Because when he walks into the White House in January, he’ll face a series of extraordinary challenges no incoming President ever has - a raging pandemic, an unequal economy and justice system, a democracy at risk, and a climate in peril.”
The voters have spoken, and they have chosen @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris to be our next president and vice president.
It's a history-making ticket, a repudiation of Trump, and a new page for America.
Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen. Onward, together. pic.twitter.com/YlDY9TJONs
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 7, 2020
Hillary Clinton also posted a statement on social media, which states that “it's a history-making ticket, a repudiation of Trump, and a new page for America.”
Canadian leaders respond to Democratic win
Congratulations, @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris. Our two countries are close friends, partners, and allies. We share a relationship that’s unique on the world stage. I’m really looking forward to working together and building on that with you both.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) November 7, 2020
Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau congratulated Biden and Harris on their win, with Trudeau stating that he is “looking forward” to working together and building on the close ties between the two countries.
Congratulations, President-elect @JoeBiden.
As the Trump Presidency comes to an end I'm reminded of Jack's final words
"Love is better than anger.
Hope is better than fear.
Optimism is better than despair.
So let us be loving, hopeful & optimistic.
And we’ll change the world."
— Jagmeet Singh (@theJagmeetSingh) November 7, 2020
Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh congratulated president-elect Biden, quoting former NDP party leader Jack Layton.
“Love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world,” the quote reads.
Congratulations, Vice President-elect @KamalaHarris.
Today, you've made history. The first woman and person of colour to be elected Vice President.
More importantly, you've sparked the imagination for generations of young women to come.
— Jagmeet Singh (@theJagmeetSingh) November 7, 2020
He also congratulated vice president-elect Harris for her historic victory.
“You’ve sparked the imagination for generations of young women to come,” Singh’s statement reads.
Congratulations to @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris. Canada and the U.S. have a historic alliance. Canada’s Conservatives will always work with the U.S. to advance our common values and close economic ties. 🇨🇦 🇺🇸
— Erin O'Toole (@erinotoole) November 7, 2020
Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole also released a public statment, congratulating the Democrats and stating, “Canada’s Conservatives will always work with the U.S, to advance out common values and close economic ties.”
Canadians react to Biden - Harris win
While the news spread across the world, Canadians quickly took to social media to respond to the Democratic win.
Congratulations America! 🇺🇸 You have shown the world that you believe that character and telling the truth matters. Come together and support President-elect Biden so the country can restore its reputation in the global community and address its numerous domestic challenges. https://t.co/qqs2heLJr2
— Steve Moran 🇨🇦 (@stevemoranhomes) November 7, 2020
This really speaks to me, I’m here for it! Congratulations America! https://t.co/p0cjVin68r
— Nicky (@nickynaz) November 7, 2020
Congratulations America for getting rid of that POS in the White House!!! And for electing Joe Biden as the next POTUS and the first woman and first woman of colour for Vice President Kamala Harris!! I knew you had it in you!! #bidenharis2020 pic.twitter.com/QEsQu2RmQX
— Tammy Lucente (@lucente_t) November 7, 2020
I’m Canadian & I’m crying right along with @VanJones68.
Hope is powerful & necessary. We see the rising tide of division here in 🇨🇦 & we must resist.
Congratulations America. ❤️
Be sure to thank the people who got you here. They have been through it.
— S. L. Duncan M.A. 🇨🇦🏳️🌈📚🐾 (@Bohobookgrl) November 7, 2020
Many even used the “you’re fired” quote Trump’s television show The Apprentice.
Everyone say it. #you’re Fired! Good wins over evil. The truth wins!!!! The anxiety lifts in North America now Happy for my 🇺🇸 friends. Time to go back to playing Golf Mr Trump pic.twitter.com/pEQIE4OST7
— Linda Matarasso (@LindaMatarasso) November 7, 2020
And on the 4th day, the skies opened with a great revelation and the internet finally broke under the weight of everyone tweeting YOU’RE FIRED at once.
— Three Geese Radius (@shawnmicallef) November 7, 2020
If Biden ever get to have a ‘you’re fired’ moment it will be the greatest reality television of all time.
— Canadia 🇨🇦 (@canadaslady) November 7, 2020
Many people were also quick to congratulate Harris, specifically identifying her connection to Montreal.
BREAKING: Kamala Harris makes history as the first graduate of Westmount High School in Montreal to be elected Vice President of the United States
— Aaron Wudrick 🇨🇦 (@awudrick) November 7, 2020
Kamala Harris's mother worked half a block away from my mother, at the same hospital, in Montréal. I'm sure they crossed paths. I also know that this will be a great thing for both my American and Canadian halves. And now the SENATE!
— RafWugalter#CountAllTheVotes (@CanadRaf) November 7, 2020