President-elect Joe Biden may be the best-prepared president in decades. He has already assumed the presidential mantle in spite of the madness of Trumpism. He knows that rationality must take over the country during the transition of power. Even most of the Republican senators will eventually rise to the realities of the government of these United States.
Biden is about to be the second Catholic president. He goes to church every week but lives his religious beliefs rather than talks about them. You know, the “do unto others” sort of thing. There is no way we would find him standing in front of his church waving his Bible around, upside-down, for a photo op.
‘JUST IN: @JoeBiden spoke today with the Pope and said he wants to work with him “on issues such as caring for the marginalized and the poor, addressing the crisis of climate change, and welcoming and integrating immigrants and refugees into our communities.”’
Donald Trump’s Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is still in the madness phase and is holding hostage a stack of well wishes. Biden has already spoken to a number of world leaders by phone anyway, since he won the presidential election.
Thursday, Biden had a conversation with Pope Francis. The campaign released a statement thanking the pontiff:
‘[For] extending blessings and congratulations and noted his appreciation [of the Pope’s] leadership in promoting peace, reconciliation, and the common bonds of humanity around the world.’
The president-elect also said he would like to work together with the Pope:
‘[To further] a shared belief in the dignity and equality of all humankind on issues such as caring for the marginalized and the poor, addressing the crisis of climate change, and welcoming and integrating immigrants.’
President John F. Kennedy was the only other member of the Catholic faith to serve in office. Biden matter-of-factly has talked about how important his faith is to him. He attends Mass close to his home in Wilmington, DE.
Pope Francis said this about the corona pandemic causing “unprecedented economic and social challenges,” according to The Vatican News:
‘[It shows how the human family] is in the same boat. Nowadays too many people in the world are forced to cling to barges in an attempt to seek refuge from the viruses of injustice, violence, and war.’
The president-elect selected his chief of staff Ron Klain Wednesday and has many other members of his coronavirus advisory board already installed.
The president-elect has also spoken to other foreign leaders. Among them are German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Election officials, both Republican and Democratic, across the nation have vouched for no real election irregularities. Trump even invited two groups of international election observers to watch. The process came out with high marks.
The future of the Senate hangs in the balance of two Georgia runoff races in January.
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