“Like so many people, my faith has been the bedrock foundation of my life: it’s provided me comfort in moments of loss and tragedy, it’s kept me grounded and humbled in times of triumph and joy. And in this moment of darkness for our country — of pain, of division, and of sickness for so many Americans — my faith has been a guiding light for me and a constant reminder of the fundamental dignity and humanity that God has bestowed upon all of us,” Biden mentioned.
“For President Trump to attack my faith is shameful. It’s beneath the office he holds and it’s beneath the dignity the American people so rightly expect and deserve from their leaders,” he added.
The response got here after Trump, in his continued effort to tie Biden to the far-left, claimed in Ohio that the previous vice chairman wished to, “Take away your guns, destroy your second amendment, no religion, no anything. Hurt the bible, hurt God. He’s against God, he’s against guns.”
Biden has lengthy spoken publicly concerning the function his religion has performed in his life, significantly throughout moments of tragedy. Biden misplaced his first spouse and daughter in a automotive accident and, later, his son Beau to most cancers. The former vice chairman, who commonly wears his late son’s rosary on his wrist, has publicly spoken concerning the function his religion has performed in carrying him by way of grief.
Earlier on Thursday, Biden’s marketing campaign slammed the President for his feedback.
“(Biden has) lived it with dignity his entire life, and it’s been a source of strength and comfort in times of extreme hardship,” marketing campaign spokesman Andrew Bates mentioned.
“Donald Trump is the only president in our history to have tear-gassed peaceful Americans and thrown a priest out of her church just so he could profane it — and a Bible — for his own cynical optics as he sought to tear our nation apart at a moment of crisis and pain,” Bates mentioned. “And this comes just one day after Trump’s campaign abused a photo of Joe Bidenpraying in church to demean him, in one of the starkest expressions of weakness throughout this whole campaign.”
Doug Heye, the previous communications director for the Republican National Committee and a CNN political commentator, questioned the effectiveness of Trump’s attack on Biden.
“We’ve seen these attacks before and they’ve just not been effective outside of a very small part of the Republican base,” Heye mentioned.
“You’ve made such over-the-top political attack that questions someone’s faith, it’s bound to not be effective,” he added, saying that such an attack might backfire and even flip a voter sympathetic.
This story has been up to date with a press release from Joe Biden.