Biden sheds tear at National Prayer Breakfast next to Speaker Johnson: ‘We must not be enemies’

With Democrats on the verge of passing a “bipartisan” border bill that could ensure one-party rule for decades to come, should weak-kneed Republicans fall in line, President Joe Biden is suddenly playing nice again.

Biden attended the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, appearing in public for the first time with House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.), who was seated next to the president as he shed a tear during Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli’s rendition of “Amazing Grace.”

In delivering brief remarks, Biden quoted Abraham Lincoln and scriptures while declaring, “We must not be enemies.”

“At a moment of deep division in our nation, President Lincoln said, ‘We are not enemies.’ He said, ‘We are not enemies, but friends.’ ‘We must not be enemies,’ he went on to say, Biden said.

“I have long believed we have to look at each other even in our most challenging times not as enemies but as fellow Americans,” he continued. “Scripture tells us, ‘The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness.’ I believe that’s our collective calling today.”

This is coming from the same man who has demonized “extreme MAGA Republicans,” saying their beliefs are “like semi-fascism.”

Biden concluded his remarks with a prayer — followed by a swear word.

“My prayer, my hope is we continue to believe our best days are ahead of us — that as a nation we continue to believe in honesty, decency, dignity, and respect. We see each other not as enemies but as fellow human beings, each made in the image of God, each precious in his sight,” Biden said.

“We have really tough, tough differences. We really go at one another,” he concluded. “But remember — let’s remember who the hell we — hell we are. We’re the United States of America. It’s all about dignity and respect. So, let’s practice it.”

Speaking of swear words and decency, Politico reported Thursday: “The president has described Trump to longtime friends and close aides as a ‘sick f*ck’ who delights in others’ misfortunes, according to three people who have heard the president use the profane description. According to one of the people who has spoke[n] with the president, Biden recently said of Trump: ‘What a f*cking asshole the guy is.'”

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