The president of the United States, Joe Biden, has called for national unity and has denounced the polarization of US politics in his Christmas speech delivered this Friday.
“Our politics have become so furious, so petty, so partisan. And too often we see each other as enemies, not as neighbors; as Democrats or Republicans, not as compatriots. We are too divided,” said the American leader. in a message to all Americans.
Biden has also expressed his desire that this Christmas serve “to drain the poison that has infected” the country’s politics and “has confronted others” and stop looking at each other like “members of the ‘Red Team’ or the ‘Blue Team ‘”
“I hope this Christmas marks a new beginning for our nation, because there is much that unites us as Americans, much more that unites us than divides us,” the president added.
In addition, the president wanted to allude to the ravages caused by the coronavirus pandemic: “The pandemic has taken so much from us. We have lost a lot of time with each other. We have lost so many people… people we loved”, he stated Biden also alluding to the “more than a million lives lost in America alone” due to COVID-19.
Finally, the President of the Executive has sent a last message of empathy for these dates that can also be “a time of great pain and terrible loneliness”. “Fifty years ago this week I lost my first wife and young daughter in a car accident, and my two sons were badly injured, while shopping for a Christmas tree. I know how hard this time of year can be.” the president has shared.