A bronze bust of Mexican-American labor leader César Chávez sits behind the Resolute Desk in President Joe Biden's Oval Office.
WASHINGTON – As President Joe Biden sat behind the Resolute Desk for the first time as president, some physical differences – from the symbolic choices in decor to simply wearing a mask – were stark compared with that of his predecessor.
Former President Donald Trump rarely wore a face covering, especially while at the White House, in the Oval Office and behind the Resolute Desk.
A bronze bust of Mexican-American labor leader César Chávez overlooks photographs on a table behind the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office while President Joe Biden prepares to sign a series of executive orders just hours after his inauguration on Jan.
A bronze bust of Mexican-American civil rights activist and labor leader César Chávez stood out from behind the Resolute Desk as Biden signed the executive orders.
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Most notably, former President Barack Obama, for whom Biden served as vice president, borrowed the phrase and used the English-language equivalent, “Yes, we can,” as his slogan for his 2008 presidential campaign.
Gone is the controversial painting of President Andrew Jackson that Trump had hung in the Oval Office
Plain language and open emotion: Biden urges shaken nation to regain its footing