New Delhi: After winning the presidential race, Democrat Joe Biden said that he was honoured by the trust the American people have placed in him and Vice President-elect Harris. Also Read - Chinese Govt Advisor Calls Joe Biden 'Weak', Says 'A Democratic President Could Start Wars'

Notably, Biden, the former two-term vice president and a Senate veteran, won the US Presidential elections to be the 46th President of the US. While Harris will be the next vice president, the first woman and the first person of colour to hold the office. Also Read - Russian President Vladimir Putin Says He’s Not Ready To Recognise Joe Biden As US President

“I am honored and humbled by the trust the American people have placed in me and in Vice President-elect Harris. In the face of unprecedented obstacles, a record number of Americans voted,” Biden tweeted. Also Read - Trump Skips G20 Summit on Pandemic Preparedness, Later Spotted at His Golf Course: Report

He asserted, “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.”

Biden on Saturday became the President-elect of the United States after clinching victory in the battleground state of Pennsylvania which took him well past the electoral college threshold of 270 votes.

The former Vice President would become the oldest president in US history at his inauguration, aged 78.

Despite tough competition from Trump, Biden clinched the states of Washington, Oregon, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Virginia, Delaware, Connecticut, District of Columbia and Maryland, according to CNN projections.