Infoexpert24 brings to you some special informations and fact you need to know about the new American President elect Joe Biden.
Joe Biden has spent a life-time in politics, with 36 years in the senate and eight years serving in the Obama administration
The robust former vice-president Biden whose life has been marked by family tragedies and political setbacks today announced as the 46th American president by beating the incunbent, Donald Trump.
Below are 7 facts you don’t know about the new American president, Joe Bide:
1) Mr Biden played football in High School
The former vice president played American Football at Archmere Academy, a Catholic prep school. He played wide receiver and running back, catching an impressive 19 touchdown passes.
2) He was drafted for the Vietnam War but failed the medical
A young Mr Biden finished law school at Syracuse University and was then drafted for service in the Vietnam War. But he failed the medical due to his asthma.
3) Joe Biden loves ice-cream
Mr Biden has admitted to having a sweet tooth and loves to indulge with a scoop of ice-cream. In comments from 2016, he said: “My name is Joe Biden and I love ice cream.” He added: “I don’t drink. I don’t smoke. But I eat a lot of ice cream.”
4) He first ran for president in 1987 and In 2008 ran for president a second time
Mr Biden dropped out and became the running mate for Barack Obama. But it wasn’t always certain this would be the case after tactlessly describing his then-Democratic rival, as “the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.”
5) Mr Biden remarried in 1977 to current wife Jill Tracy Jacobs, a teacher
The pair were introduced on a blind date in 1975 and Mr Biden had to propose five times before she agreed to marry him.
Mr Biden often proudly refers to himself as ‘Jill Biden’s husband’ and after securing the Demoractic nomination told an audience: “Just think of your favourite educator who gave you the confidence to believe in yourself, that’s the kind of First Lady Jill will be.”
6) He had a stutter as a child
Mr Biden spent his childhood in Scranton, Philadelphia, before moving to Wilmington, Delaware when he was 10-years-old. At school his classmates mocked him for his debilitating stammer. They would call him ‘bye-bye’ when he attempted to say his last name.
7) He suffered family tragedy
Mr Biden lost his first wife Neilia and baby daughter Naomi in a car accident in 1972. His two sons Beau and Hunter were also in the vehicle but survived. His oldest son Beau, died of brain cancer in 2015.