See if you can see the difference in the Thanksgiving message from former President Trump and President Biden, as I do.
I think the dramatic difference between President Trump’s Thanksgiving message contrasted with President Biden is huge.
It reflects two different worldviews.
1. Here is former President Trump’s Thanksgiving message this year:
Happy Thanksgiving 2021 – Let us thank the Lord for our rights and freedom, which come from God.
1 Chronicles 29:11-13: Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours.
Yours, O Lord, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all.
Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all.
Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name.
A very interesting time in our Country, but do not worry, we will be great again – and – we will all do it together. America will never fail, and we will never allow it to go in the wrong direction. Too many generations of greatness are counting on us. Enjoy your Thanksgiving knowing that a wonderful future lies ahead!
2. Now here is President Biden’s statement:
Folks, Thanksgiving is a special time to reflect on what the year has brought, what lies ahead, and a time to be grateful that from darkness there is light, hope, and progress.
That’s what this year’s Thanksgiving represents.
So many of us will be gathering with our loved ones for the first time in a long time with tables and hearts full of gratitude for everyone who made it possible.
Scientists, researchers, doctors, nurses, and pharmacists who developed and administered the vaccines and other frontline workers who kept essential services and our economy going.
Faith leaders and community leaders who counsel and comfort. Farmers, farmworkers, and meatpackers who risked their lives to grow, process, and pack the food on our tables. And I am especially grateful to our service members and military families for their service and sacrifice.
As we give thanks for what we have, we also keep in our hearts those who have lost so much. Those who will have an empty seat at their table this year because of this virus or another cruel twist of fate or accident. Their grief is deep and their tears still fresh. We pray for them to find strength from sorrow and purpose from pain.
There’s not a day that’s gone by during the first year of our presidency that I haven’t been grateful for the trust you placed in me and Jill and Kamala and Doug.
Because of you, we’ve made historic progress to beat this pandemic.
Because of you, we’re building our economy back better than ever.
And because of you, we’re reminded that we are a great nation because we are a good people.
For that and so much more, I am forever grateful for the trust you have placed in me.
From my family to yours, I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving.
Joseph R. Biden Jr.
President of the United States
What do you think?
Anyone want to tell Joe who we should be thankful to?
He seems to think it’s him.
Let me know what you think. E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.