Covid-19: for Christmas, Biden praises the « immense courage » of the Americans



Por his first Christmas at the White House, Joe Biden on Saturday praised the “immense courage” of Americans in the face of the pandemic in particular, and called on them to seek “light” and unity in hardship. « This year we have seen the immense courage, strength, resilience and determination of all of you who care for, comfort, teach, protect and serve the country in large or small ways, » wrote the US President in a message. also signed by his wife Jill Biden, on the occasion of the Christian feast.

« You demonstrate, again and again, that our differences are precious and our similarities infinite, » said the Democrat, at the head of a country deeply divided on a multitude of subjects. “We pray for the promise of the gospel, that of finding light in the dark, which is perhaps the most American endeavor there is,” reads this message from Joe Biden, a devout Catholic.

Incident during a telephone conversation

The presidential couple, faced with an America weary of the pandemic and frustrated by a surge in inflation, have placed particular emphasis this year on year-end traditions, whether it’s pardoning a turkey for Thanksgiving or to cover the White House with decorations.

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But Joe Biden was nonetheless caught up on Friday by the particularly sour political climate in the United States. In a playful telephone conversation with a family about Santa Claus, a caller called out « Let’s go Brandon », a code phrase popular with supporters of former President Donald Trump, which actually means « Fuck Joe Biden. (« Biden, go fuck yourself … »).

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