Donald Trump and Joe Biden’s Easter Messages

Donald Trump and Joe Biden both took to social media to celebrate Easter, issuing different messages to their supporters.

The Christian holiday, which usually falls between March 22 and April 25 every year, is celebrated on the first Sunday after the full moon on or following the spring equinox.

Trump and Biden, who will almost certainly face each other in November’s presidential elections, posted differing messages on different platforms to mark the day.

Writing on X, formerly Twitter, the Democratic president said: “To all those gathering in churches and homes around the world today: Happy Easter.

“May God bless and keep you.”

Guests participate in the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House on April 10, 2023, in Washington D.C. President Joe. Biden and Donald Trump both posted messages on…

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Earlier, the president had posted a longer White House statement sending goodwill to those celebrating Easter Sunday.

Trump, on the other hand, posted a message on his platform Truth Social to his supporters, which simply read: “HAPPY EASTER!”

His first post of the day on the platform was a criticism of Mike Gallagher, a Republican representative who announced his upcoming plans to resign from Congress earlier this month. “Never forget our cowards and weaklings!” he wrote. “Such a disgrace.”

Newsweek has contacted representatives for Trump and Biden via email to comment on this story.

Easter celebrations have not been without controversy this year. Conservative politicians criticized Biden for “banning” religious symbols from an Easter event.

An invitation from the American Egg Board asked children from families of the National Guard to submit artwork to appear at an event called “Celebrating National Guard Families” as part of the annual Easter Egg Roll that takes place on Monday at the White House.

The Easter Egg Roll dates back to 1878 when then President Rutherford B. Hayes announced that children were allowed to roll Easter eggs at the White House after Congress made such activities illegal on U.S. Capitol grounds in 1876.

Biden sparked fury among conservatives on social media on Saturday after he proclaimed Sunday, March 31, which happens to be the day Easter falls on this year, Transgender Day of Visibility.

The International Transgender Day of Visibility was created on March 31, 2009, and has continued to be celebrated every March 31 for more than a decade. The day is meant to not only honor transgender people, but raise awareness of the discrimination they continue to face.

In response to the criticism, White House deputy press secretary Andrew Bates told Newsweek via email on Saturday afternoon: “As a Christian who celebrates Easter with family, President Biden stands for bringing people together and upholding the dignity and freedoms of every American. Sadly, it’s unsurprising politicians are seeking to divide and weaken our country with cruel, hateful, and dishonest rhetoric. President Biden will never abuse his faith for political purposes or for profit.”