President Joe Biden is focusing on faith as a solution to the challenges facing the nation, including the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis.
“For so many in our nation, this is a dark, dark time. So where do we turn? Faith.” Biden said via video during the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday.
He continued, “For me, in the darkest moments, faith provides hope and solace, provides clarity and purpose as well.”
Biden urged Americans to come together and recognize each other not as members of a political party, but as human beings.
“These aren’t Democrats and Republicans going hungry in our nation. They’re our fellow Americans, fellow human beings. They aren’t Democrats and Republicans going without health care in America. They’re our fellow Americans, fellow human beings.”
He added, “They aren’t Democrats and Republicans being evicted from their homes, they’re fellow Americans, fellow human beings and these aren’t Democrats and Republicans losing their lives to this deadly virus, they’re fellow Americans, fellow human beings.”
Watch his remarks below:
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He is confident the nation is going to “get through all of this.”
Biden stressed the significance of unity.
“We need to lean on one another, lift one another up and with faith guide us through the darkness into the light,” the president said.
Former President Donald Trump took a different approach when delivering his remarks at last year’s event.
He took the time to slam “very dishonest and corrupt people” just one day after the Senate voted to acquit him on both impeachment charges.
“They have done everything possible to destroy us and by so doing, very badly hurt our nation. They know what they are doing is wrong, but they put themselves far ahead of our great country,” Trump said.
The former president went on, “Weeks ago, and again yesterday, courageous Republican politicians and leaders had the wisdom, fortitude and strength to do what everyone knows was right.”
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