President Biden delivered his annual Christmas address to the nation on Thursday, but refused to mention Jesus Christ by name while calling for “unity.”
“There is a certain stillness at the center of the Christmas story,” Biden began Thursday afternoon.
“A silent night when all the world goes quiet and all the glamour, all the noise, everything that divides us, everything that pits us against one another, everything — everything that seems so important but really isn’t, this all fades away in stillness of the winter’s evening.”
While Biden was happy to detail how the astronauts aboard Apollo 8 read the story of Christmas from the King James Bible in 1968, he refused to mention Jesus Christ by name, instead referred to him as “a child Christians believe to be the son of God.”
“And we look to the sky, to a lone star, shining brighter than all the rest, guiding us to the birth of a child — a child Christians believe to be the son of God; miraculously now, here among us on Earth, bringing hope, love and peace and joy to the world,” Biden remarked.
Biden was blasted by Fox News panelists on Friday’s episode of “Outnumbered.”
“Christmas is the birth of Christ, when we celebrate the birth of Christ, who came and gave us the gift of light, that’s what we celebrate,” said former Georgia Congressman Doug Collins.
“And to take that out, is just sad,” he concluded.
“It’s all connected as well, this division and not saying the name of Jesus,” added Kara Frederick.
“John Adams actually said, this Constitution is made for a moral and religious people only.”
“So America’s lost its sense of God, it’s Judeo-Christian values, and I think this is just a manifestation, this speech,” she continued.
“Not mentioning Christ, talking about how divided this nation has been for so long, it’s all part and parcel of the secularization of America, and we need to return to our faith.”
“That’s the only way society is going to work going forward and it’s made us a city on a hill. We need to reclaim that. We need to reclaim our founding principles, period.”
Further in his speech, President Biden called for the nation to put aside their political differences in the upcoming new year.
“Our politics has gotten so angry, so mean, so partisan. And too often we see each other as enemies, not as neighbors; as Democrats or Republicans, not as fellow Americans. We’ve become too divided,” he stated.
Biden’s “hope” for the Christmas season is that the nation “really look at each other, not as Democrats or Republicans, not as members of “Team Red” or “Team Blue,” but as who we really are: fellow Americans. Fellow human beings worthy of being treated with dignity and respect.”
“I sincerely hope this holiday season will drain the poison that has infected our politics and set us against one another,” he continued.
“I hope this Christmas season marks a fresh start for our nation, because there is so much that unites us as Americans, so much more that unites us than divides us.”
“The Five” panelist Jimmy Failla slammed Biden for calling for unity, when he himself torched MAGA Republicans in his “Battle for the Soul of the Nation” address on Sept. 1.
“Joe Biden lecturing us on unity is like Johnny Depp and Amber Heard lecturing us on civility,” Failla jabbed.
“No one is buying it, even if they promise to forgive the loan down the road. No way,” he said according to Fox News.
Failla wasn’t the only one, conservative Twitter was quick to point out the hypocrisy of the President’s messaging.
“Biden Who Called Half The Country Racists All Year Calls For Unity,” someone tweeted.
“Biden screams for unity but he divided us!” Another added.
“The Man Who Smeared Half the Country as ‘Domestic Terrorists’ Says He Wants ‘Unity’ at Christmas,” someone else pointed out.
“Biden’s “unity” doesn’t stretch very far—especially since he injected a lot of the poison that has “infected our politics” himself.”
Gov. Ron DeSantis press secretary Jeremy Redfern posted, “I guess last year’s Christmas message wasn’t much of a hit.”
He added an excerpt from Biden’s previous speech, which shamed those who refused to get inoculated.
“For [the] unvaccinated, we are looking at a winter full of sever illness and death – if you’re unvaccinated – for themselves, their families, and the hospitals they’ll soon overwhelm,” Redfern quoted.