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‘Appalling and insulting’: Trump campaign slams Biden for declaring March 31, Easter Sunday, as transgender day of visibility

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NEW Delhi: The Trump campaign and other Republican leaders attacked US President Joe Biden for declaring Easter Sunday as the transgender day of visibility.
On Friday, the US president, in a statement, said, “Now, therefore, I, Joseph R Biden jr., president of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim March 31, 2024, as Transgender Day of Visibility.I call upon all Americans to join us in lifting up the lives and voices of transgender people throughout our Nation and to work toward eliminating violence and discrimination based on gender identity.”
The falling of transgender day of visibility and Easter Sunday on the same day is a complete coincidence but Republicans and religious conservative are not leaving a chance to criticise Biden.
“It is appalling and insulting that Joe Biden’s White House … formally proclaimed Easter Sunday as ‘Trans Day of Visibility,” former President Donald Trump’s campaign said in a statement.
Meanwhile, Karoline Leavitt, the Trump campaign’s press secretary said, “We call on Joe Biden’s failing campaign and White House to issue an apology to the millions of Catholics and Christians across America who believe tomorrow is for one celebration only — the resurrection of Jesus Christ.” She assailed what she called the Biden administration’s “years-long assault on the Christian faith.”
House Speaker Mike Johnson said that the Biden administration has “betrayed the central tenet of Easter” and further added that banning “sacred truth and tradition is outrageous and abhorrent.”

White House spokesperson Andrew Bates said the Republicans criticizing Biden “are seeking to divide and weaken our country with cruel, hateful and dishonest rhetoric.”
“As a Christian who celebrates Easter with family, President Biden stands for bringing people together and upholding the dignity and freedoms of every American,” Bates said. “President Biden will never abuse his faith for political purposes or for profit.”
(With inputs from agency)

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