Joe and Jill Biden thanked teachers, healthcare workers, and frontline staff on Thanksgiving, and Trump melted together on Twitter.
President-elect Biden and the future first lady wrote in a CNN comment:
We are grateful for the frontline workers who have turned up again and again during these long and confusing months, making sure our food is harvested and shipped, our grocery stores are in stock, that we are collecting our trash, and that our cities and communities are safe.
We are grateful for the health care workers who work long shifts and isolate themselves from their loved ones, the nurses who comfort people and help them say goodbye one last time, and the doctors who struggle for every breath.
We're grateful for the educators who learned to teach in virtual classrooms almost overnight, who did extra work reaching out to families without technology, or who took late-night calls from parents who were close to tears.
We are grateful for the parents who have carried their families through the chaos, work or looking for a job, find their way around childcare and distance learning.
We are grateful to the researchers and scientists who, this year, have learned everything they need to understand how to fight this pandemic and work tirelessly to find a vaccine and therapeutics.
Meanwhile, Trump tweeted on Twitter that the elections had been rigged and praised the Supreme Court for a decision that will spread COVID across churches:
I just saw the voting tables. There is no way Biden could have 80,000,000 votes !!! THIS WAS A 100% RIGGED CHOICE.
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 26, 2020
When you put them side by side, it's easy to see why America has embarked on a new path. Donald Trump falls into irrelevance as Joe Biden reminds the nation of what really matters (hint: it's not Donald Trump) and restores decency and soul to America.
The Bidens show that they will be a first family to lead by example and make America proud.
Mr. Easley is the Founder / Senior Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor's degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
Awards and professional memberships
Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association