Trump split screen Thanksgiving greetings rip "Radical Left," laud military, first responders

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Former President Trump issued a split screen of Happy Thanksgiving wishes this morning in which he first bitterly lashed out at prosecutors and then extolled the U.S. armed forces, ICE, border patrol and first responders.

And President Joe Biden's re-election campaign issued what it called "Your Handy Guide for Responding To Crazy MAGA Nonsense This Thanksgiving."

In a post on Truth Social, Trump extended an angry rendering of holiday wishes to the "Radical Left Lunatics, Communists, Fascists, Marxists, Democrats & RINOS" he said are "seriously looking to DESTROY OUR COUNTRY."

Here is the full statement:

Happy Thanksgiving to ALL, including the Racist & Incompetent Attorney General of New York State, Letitia “Peekaboo” James, who has let Murder & Violent Crime FLOURISH, & Businesses FLEE; the Radical Left Trump Hating Judge, a “Psycho,” Arthur Engoron, who Criminally Defrauded the State of New York, & ME, by purposely Valuing my Assets at a “tiny” Fraction of what they are really worth in order to convict me of Fraud before even a Trial, or seeing any PROOF, & used his Politically Biased & Corrupt Campaign Finance Violator, Chief Clerk Alison Greenfield, to sit by his side on the “Bench” & tell him what to do; & Crooked Joe Biden, who has WEAPONIZED his Department of Injustice against his Political Opponent, & allowed our Country to go to HELL; & all of the other Radical Left Lunatics, Communists, Fascists, Marxists, Democrats, & RINOS, who are seriously looking to DESTROY OUR COUNTRY. Have no fear, however, we will WIN the Presidential Election of 2024, & MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!

In this 2018 photo, then-President Donald Trump speaks with Ivanka Trump's children Joseph, right, and Theodore Kushner during Thanksgiving dinner with his family at Mar-a-Lago.
In this 2018 photo, then-President Donald Trump speaks with Ivanka Trump's children Joseph, right, and Theodore Kushner during Thanksgiving dinner with his family at Mar-a-Lago.

Then, later on Thursday morning, he issued a video in which he thanked the U.S. military and law enforcement agencies. He said:

"I want to wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving. Today as we gather with our loved ones we give thanks to almighty God for his many blessings, including our families, our friends, our neighbors and this extraordinary country that we all call home. I also want to send our deep gratitude to all of the patriots serving our nation in uniform this Thanksgiving, including the members of the U.S. armed forces, the heroes of border patrol and law enforcement, ICE, and everybody that works so hard to preserve our system and our country, and working to defend our southern border, and our police and first responders in communities all across America. This is a difficult time for our country. But do not lose heart or lose hope because by the time we celebrate next Thanksgiving our nation will be well on its way to being stronger, safer, more prosperous and greater than ever before. Once again, happy Thanksgiving and God bless you all."

Biden campaign issues Thanksgiving checklist rebuttal to Trump, MAGA base

Biden's campaign issued it Thanksgiving talking pointsl.

"But as folks prepare for Thanksgiving, many of us are dreading running into that family member who insists on talking politics during dinner," the campaign said in a statement. "Don’t worry. We got you."

Here are some of what the Biden campaign called "historic accomplishments" that have delivered "more for the American people in two years than any president in a generation." They include:

  • Nearly 14 million jobs created, including 800,000 manufacturing jobs.

  • CHIPS and Science Act: manufacturing boom.

  • More new small business filings in the first two years than ever before.

  • Beat Big Pharma: Lowering prescription drug costs – capped insulin at $35 for seniors.

  • Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: New roads, bridges, expanding internet access.

  • First major gun safety law in 30 years.

  • PACT Act: Supporting our veterans.

  • Restoring American Leadership on the World Stage: supporting Ukraine, strengthening NATO, standing up to Putin and China, and providing strong and steady leadership in the Middle East during the tragic terrorist attack in Israel and its aftermath.

Antonio Fins is a politics and business editor at The Palm Beach Post, part of the USA TODAY Florida Network. You can reach him at afins@pbpost.comHelp support our journalism. Subscribe today.

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