While President Trump’s Christmas message was filled with thanksgiving and hopeful optimism about the future, former Vice President Joe Biden’s took a decidedly different tone.
Biden’s Christmas day message to Americans focused heavily on encouraging them to stay home and avoid gathering with their families — in spite of longstanding traditions.
Joe Biden and wife Jill declared in a video message posted on Youtube:
Jill and I wish you and your family peace, joy, health and happiness this season. But we know for so many of you in our nation this has been a very difficult year. And we’re reminded in this season of hope, our common humanity, and what we’re called to do for one another.
Many of our fellow Americans are struggling to find work, literally put food on the table, pay their rent or their mortgage, reminded we’re on this earth to care for one another, to give what we can and to be a source of help and hope to friends and strangers alike.
After the brief nod to the purpose of the Christmas season, the Bidens immediately launched into a tirade about the necessity of staying home amid the holiday festivities.
“For the Bidens, we usually have 20 to 25 people over Christmas Eve for dinner, but not this year,” Joe Biden explained. “We’re going to miss our family, but it’s what we need to do to keep our families safe. We hope you’ll consider limiting travel in the size of family gatherings as well this year.”
In the early days of the pandemic, most Americans did comply with requests to stay home in order to “slow the spread” of COVID-19. However, as politicians — especially Democrats — were repeatedly caught breaking their own rules, many began to choose to prioritize their families and traditions as the holiday season approached.
Now, Democrat-led pleas to stay home are mostly falling on deaf ears, as many — even in states with skyrocketing COVID-19 cases like California — refuse to allow politicians to dictate their every move any more.