Peace bar in US politics: Biden praised, Trump thanked
US President Joe Biden and his predecessor Donald Trump, who we are used to being in the news with the harsh polemics between them, this time came to the agenda with mutually positive words.
In a statement yesterday, Biden praised his predecessor Donald Trump for his support for vaccination studies and for getting the third dose while at the White House, while Trump thanked Biden for his statements.
The Trump administration has poured billions of dollars into vaccine studies as part of Operation Warp Speed. The operation led to the development of three Covid-19 vaccines.
“The United States was one of the first countries to get a vaccine, thanks to our previous administration and our scientific community. Thanks to my administration and the hard work of the Americans, we have become one of the world’s leaders in vaccination.”
The US President also drew attention to Trump’s third dose:
“Former President Trump announced the other day that he’s getting the booster vaccine. That’s perhaps one of the few things we agree with him on.”
Trump said that he had a third dose of vaccine in a program he attended on Sunday. Some of Trump’s supporters booed the former US President.
- US President Trump replied to his successor as follows:
“I’m grateful. I’m surprised to hear those words. I think it was a great thing. I think it made a lot of people happy. Biden did very well. There has to be a healing process in this country and these explanations will work very well.”
The two names competing against each other in the 2020 Presidential elections, one of the most contentious, eventful and controversial elections in US history, had harsh words against each other both during and after their campaigns.
While Trump, who claimed that there was fraud in the elections, did not attend Biden’s swearing-in ceremony, the polarization in American politics reached its peak with the congressional raid.
Trump has frequently criticized the US administration after the move to withdraw from Afghanistan. After all these tensions, it was remarkable that the two names said positive words to each other over the vaccine.