Biden Shares Heartfelt Mother's Day Message as Trump Skips Holiday Greeting

President Joe Biden posted a heartfelt Mother's Day message on Twitter, honoring mothers and highlighting his administration's efforts to support them. Former President Donald Trump, however, failed to acknowledge the holiday on his Truth Social account, instead sharing rally pictures and a quote from Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

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Biden Shares Heartfelt Mother's Day Message as Trump Skips Holiday Greeting

Biden Shares Heartfelt Mother's Day Message as Trump Skips Holiday Greeting

On Mother's Day, President Joe Biden posted a heartfelt message on X (Twitter), while former President Donald Trump failed to acknowledge the holiday on his Truth Social account. Instead, Trump shared rally pictures and a quote from Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Why this matters: The contrast between Biden's and Trump's approaches to Mother's Day highlights their differing values and priorities, which can have a significant impact on how they govern and interact with the American people. This difference in tone and approach can also influence public perception of their leadership styles and policies.

President Biden released a proclamation honoring mothers and mother figures across the country. "Today, we show gratitude to moms and mother figures for loving their children unconditionally, raising them with care, courage, and grit, and leading by the power of their example," Biden stated. He shared a personal anecdote about his mother, Catherine Eugenia Jean Finnegan, praising her for teaching him and his siblings that "courage was the greatest virtue" and instilling in them "the belief that everyone is your equal."

The President also highlighted his administration's efforts to support mothers, including signing the American Rescue Plan to keep child care providers open during the pandemic, expanding the Child Tax Credit, ensuring good-paying jobs for underrepresented women, and combating the maternal health crisis. "May we all show gratitude to our mothers who are our rocks, believing in us so that we may believe in ourselves," Biden concluded.

In contrast, during a rally at Wildwood on the Jersey Shore, Trump took an unusual approach to honoring Mother's Day. He announced, "I also want to say Happy Mother's Day to all the moms in America, especially my wife Melania. I'll be home in a little while. And we're also thinking about Melania's incredible mother who just passed away" referring to Amalija Knavs, who died in January at age 78. Trump then pointed upward and added, "She's up there looking down right now, she's saying, 'That's a large crowd of people.'"

Critics noted that Trump seemed to be using his late mother-in-law to promote himself. Ron Filipkowski, co-founder of Meidas Touch, said, "This is just weird. Trump gives a shout-out, says hello to Melania's Mom who happens to be dead, and he indicates she is impressed with the size of the crowd. Um, okay." Another commenter joked, "Trump just wants to remind everybody that he knows someone in heaven."

As of mid-morning on Mother's Day, Trump had not posted any holiday tributes on his Truth Social account. Instead, he shared images of the Wildwood rally, where he also compared his crowd size to Bruce Springsteen's, fumbled the name of Jimmy Carter, and referred to the iconic serial killer from The Silence of the Lambs as "the late great Hannibal Lecter." The contrast between Biden's heartfelt proclamation and Trump's self-serving rally remarks underscores their differing approaches to the presidency and connecting with the American people on a day dedicated to honoring mothers.

Key Takeaways

  • President Biden posted a heartfelt Mother's Day message on Twitter, honoring mothers and mother figures.
  • Former President Trump failed to acknowledge Mother's Day on his Truth Social account, instead sharing rally pictures and a quote.
  • Biden's proclamation highlighted his administration's efforts to support mothers, including expanding the Child Tax Credit.
  • Trump's Mother's Day remarks at a rally were criticized for being self-serving and using his late mother-in-law to promote himself.
  • The contrast between Biden's and Trump's approaches highlights their differing values and priorities as leaders.