Biden Says His Catholic Faith is the ‘Bedrock Foundation of My Life’ After Trump Accused Him of Being ‘Against God’

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden addresses supporters at his South Carolina primary night rally in Columbia, South Carolina, U.S., February 29, 2020. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden said his faith is the “bedrock foundation of my life” after President Trump accused him of being “against God” on Thursday.

In a statement released via email and obtained by The Hill Thursday night, Biden criticized Trump for saying the former vice president would “hurt the Bible” and “hurt God” as president and called the attacks “shameful.”

“It’s beneath the office he holds and it’s beneath the dignity the American people so rightly expect and deserve from their leaders,” Biden, a practicing Catholic, said.

“However, like the words of so many other insecure bullies, President Trump’s comments reveal more about him than they do about anyone else,” he added. “They show us a man willing to stoop to any low for political gain, and someone whose actions are completely at odds with the values and teachings that he professes to believe in.”

The former vice president said his faith has “provided me comfort in moments of loss and tragedy” and “kept me grounded and humbled in times of triumph and joy.”

In particular, Biden has said in the past that his faith has carried him through the loss of his late wife and daughter during a car accident in 1972, and most recently, after his son Beau Biden died of cancer.

Biden contrasted himself with the president in his statement, saying he learned from faith “to love my neighbor as I would myself, while President Trump only seeks to divide us.”

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Justine Coleman