Biden focuses on faith and unity during 'dark, dark time' in prayer breakfast remarks

ジョー・バイデン大統領 on Thursday cited the importance of unity and faith during what he described as a “闇, dark time” 多くのアメリカ人のために, as he continued the presidential tradition of participation in the National Prayer Breakfast.

“私のために, in the darkest moments, faith provides hope and solace, provides clarity and purpose, 同じように,” 彼は言った, appearing at the bipartisan breakfast virtually in pre-recorded remarks.
Biden called this yeardifferent” パンデミックの中で, citing death tolls, food insecurity and racial justice. He also cited theexistential threat of climate crisis.
The President directly addressed the 1月 6 国会議事堂の反乱 during his remarks.
    We just have to open our eyes. We’ve just witnessed images that we’ve never imaginedimages that now we’ll never forget: a violent assault on the US Capitolan assault on our democracy, on our Capitol, a violent attack that threatens lives and took lives. We know now we must confront and defeat political extremism, White supremacy and domestic terrorism,” 彼は言った.
    Biden placed an emphasis on unity in his remarks, echoing themes from his inaugural address.
    These aren’t Democrats, Republicans going hungry in our nation. They’re our fellow Americans, fellow human beings,” 彼は言った, repeating the same refrain forgoing without health care,” “being evicted from their homes,” そして “losing their lives with this deadly virus.
    Four of Biden’s predecessorsformer Presidents Jimmy Carter, ジョージW. ブッシュ, ビル・クリントン, and Barack Obamaparticipated in Thursday’s prayer breakfast in some capacity, but former ドナルド・トランプ大統領 did not.
      Biden’s remarks stood in contrast to Trump’s remarks at the annual breakfast hosted by the nonprofit Fellowship Foundation. 昨年, トランプ, who had been acquitted in his first impeachment trial the day before, took veiled shots at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Sen. ミット・ロムニー, the only Republican who voted to convict him.
      At his first appearance in 2017, トランプ asked the room full of lawmakers, foreign dignitaries and religious leaders topray for ArnoldSchwarzenegger so that ratings of his showNBC’sThe Apprentice” — would go up.

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