President-elect Joe Biden delivered a Thanksgiving address Wednesday in which he said he was “not naive” about the deeply divided state of American politics but that he was convinced the nation could get past it to battle a common enemy in the coronavirus.
“We’ve fought nearly a year-long battle with a virus that has devastated this nation. It’s brought us pain and loss and frustration and has cost so many lives, 260,000 Americans and counting,” Biden said in a speech delivered in Wilmington, Del. “It’s divided us, angered us, set us against one another. I know the country has grown weary of the fight, but we need to remember: We’re at war with a virus, not with one another, not with each other.”
“This is the United States of America,” he said. “And there has never been anything we haven’t been able to do when we’ve done it together.”