A devout Catholic, Biden cited the scriptures during the 2020 election campaign and is known to carry rosaries in his pocket. “Faith sees best in the dark,” he says frequently in public remarks, quoting Danish philosopher and theologian Søren Kierkegaard.
Biden has also spoken at length and written about how his faith helped him mourn the death of his wife and one-year-old daughter after a fatal car crash in 1972, as well as the death of his son Beau in 2015 following a battle with brain cancer.
But in a radio interview Thursday with TV personality Geraldo Rivera, Trump said of Biden: “He’s against the Bible. Essentially against religion. But against the Bible.
The president repeated his assertions when addressing supporters in Cleveland hours later. “He follows the agenda of the radical left. Take off your guns, destroy your Second Amendment. No religion, nothing at all. Hurt the Bible, hurt God. He’s against God, ”Trump said.
Biden said in his statement Thursday night that Trump’s “shameful” remarks were “below the post he holds” and “below the dignity that the American people expect and deserve so well from their leaders.”
“They show us a man willing to stoop to any level for political gain, and someone whose actions are completely at odds with the values and teachings he claims to believe,” Biden said.