11.25.2020

Biden calls for nation to unite in COVID-19 fight in Thanksgiving address

Biden calls for nation to unite in COVID-19 fight in Thanksgiving address Photo Courtesy The Hill

President-elect Joe Biden called for Americans to unite ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday as coronavirus cases surge. 

"I know the country has grown weary of the fight, but we need to remember, we're at war with a virus, not with one another. Not with each other,” Biden said in his Thanksgiving address from Wilmington, Del., on Wednesday. 

Biden described the U.S. as “a nation not of adversaries but of neighbors,” calling on Americans to love each other. 

"Love of country, love of one another. We don't talk much about love in our politics,” the president-elect said. “The political arena is too loud, too angry, too heated. To love our neighbor as ourselves is a radical act. Yet it's what we're called to do."

Biden also implored Americans to be vigilant in the fight to stop the spread of the coronavirus, warning of the “long, hard winter” ahead.

“This is the moment where we need to steel our spines, redouble our efforts, and recommit ourselves to the fight,” he said. 

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