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President-Elect Biden Delivers Thanksgiving Address: 'A Season Of Shared Sacrifice'

A Thanksgiving address focused on the needs of the moment.


President-elect Joe Biden is delivering remarks ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday as public health officials continue to urge Americans to scale down their holiday gatherings amid the surge in COVID-19 cases nationwide.

In his address, to be delivered from Wilmington, Delaware, the president-elect is expected to discuss "the shared sacrifices Americans are making this holiday season and say that we can and will get through the current crisis together," according to his transition team.

UPDATE:(Karoli) President-elect Biden delivered a speech of reconciliation and unity laced with an urgency that Americans persist against the virus now. At one point he quite pointedly said that the people have spoken and we honor the results of the election. Here's just one quote:

Here’s the America I see, and I believe it’s the America you see, too:

An America that faces facts. An America that overcomes challenges. An America where we seek justice and equality for all people.

An America that holds fast to the conviction that out of pain comes possibility; out of frustration, progress; out of division, unity.

In our finest hours, that’s who we’ve always been, and it’s who we shall be again, for I believe that this grim season of division and demonization will give way to a year of light and unity.

Why do I think so?

Because America is a nation not of adversaries, but of neighbors.

Not of limitation, but of possibility.

Not of dreams deferred, but of dreams realized.

I’ve said it many times: This is a great country and we are a good people.

This is the United States of America.

Remarks as prepared for delivery

I'd just like to say that it is a pleasure to hear a real president.

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