Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, who is a practicing Catholic, slammed President Donald Trump on Thursday after the President falsely claimed his Democratic challenger was “against God.”
Biden issued a scathing press release in response to Trump’s “shameful” attacks, which the former vice president called “beneath the office he holds and it’s beneath the dignity the American people so rightly expect and deserve from their leaders.”
“However, like the words of so many other insecure bullies, President Trump’s comments reveal more about him than they do about anyone else,” Biden continued. “They show us a man willing to stoop to any low for political gain, and someone whose actions are completely at odds with the values and teachings that he professes to believe in.”
The Democratic candidate pointed at Trump’s decidedly un-Christian actions during his presidency, such as separating migrant children from their families at the southern border and having peaceful protesters near the White House teargassed so he could take his infamous photo-op waving a Bible in front of St. John’s Church.
“As I’ve said so many times before, we’re in the battle for the soul of our nation,” Biden said. “And President Trump’s decision today to profane God and to smear my faith in a political attack is a stark reminder of what the stakes of this fight truly are.”
While giving a speech at Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland, Ohio earlier on Thursday, Trump attacked Biden’s faith while accusing him of “following the radical left agenda.”
“Take away your guns, destroy your Second Amendment, no religion, no anything,” the President said. “Hurt the Bible, hurt God. He’s against God.”