Democrat President-elect Joe Biden and incumbent Republican President Donald Trump, like hundreds of millions of Americans, planned Thanksgiving celebrations at home on Thursday as the coronavirus pandemic spreads across the United States.
This year will be a rare departure from Joe Biden's decades-long tradition of reuniting an extended family on Thanksgiving, usually on Nantucket Island off Massachusetts. In a speech before Thanksgiving on Wednesday, Joe Biden said they have traveled to celebrate Thanksgiving for 40 years, except for a year after their son Beau died in 2015.
“I remember that first Thanksgiving, the empty chair, the silence,” Joe Biden said. “It takes your breath away. It’s really hard to care. It’s hard to give thanks.”
President Donald Trump often likes to celebrate the holidays at his Florida resort, Mar-a-Largo, but on Thursday he was slated to stay at the White House.
“I encourage all Americans to gather, in homes and places of worship, to offer a prayer of thanks to God for our many blessings,” the president, Donald Trump said in a statement.
26 November 2020