President-elect Joe Biden delivered an upbeat Thanksgiving address Wednesday just minutes after President Donald Trump wrapped up a call into a Pennsylvania hearing, where he, again, contested the election results.
Biden said he believed ‘this grim season of division and demonization will give way to a year of light an unity’ and he talked about love and what to be thankful for.
‘We don’t talk about love too much in our politics,’ the president-elect said. ‘The public arena is too loud, too angry, too heated. To love our neighbors as ourselves is a radical act, yet it’s what we’re called to do.’
President-elect Joe Biden gave a Thanksgiving address Wednesday where he talked about love and sacrificing the holiday for the good of others, as coronavirus cases increase
THANKSGIVING GROUP: The president-elect (center left) said he’d be spending the holiday with his wife Jill (center right), daughter Ashley (left) and her husband Howard Krien (right)
Part of that, he pleaded, is to hold pared-down Thanksgiving festivities this year.
‘This year, we’re asking Americans to forego many of the traditions that have long made this holiday such a special one,’ he said. ‘For our family, we’ve had a 40 plus year tradition of traveling over Thanksgiving, a tradition we’ve kept every year save one – the year after our son Beau died.’
‘But this year, we’ll be staying home,’ Biden said.
Biden will be staying at his second ‘home’ for the Thanksgiving holiday – his Rehoboth Beach house.
His motorcade departed toward the coast minutes after he concluded his speech.
‘We have always had big family gatherings at Thanksgiving. Kids, grandkids, aunts, uncles, and more,’ he said.
‘For the Bidens, the days around Thanksgiving have always been a time to remember all we had to be grateful for, and a time to welcome the Christmas Season,’ he said. ‘But this year, because we care so much for each other, we’re going to be having separate Thanksgivings.’
‘For Jill and I, we’ll be at home in Delaware with our daughter and son-in-law,’ he continued.
Like his first home, Rehoboth Beach is in Delaware.
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