Dear Commons Community,
President Donald Trump’s ignorance was on full display yesterday when he came up with an unusual greeting to those commemorating the day Christ was nailed to a cross: “HAPPY GOOD FRIDAY TO ALL!”
He later wished everyone a “great” Good Friday at his press briefing.
The jarring greeting referred to the most somber day of the Christian calendar. It marks the torture of Jesus and his death upon a cross. The “good” in Good Friday refers to the day being “holy.”
Trump’s wish was particularly jolting given that the nation’s death toll from COVID-19 has surpassed 18,000 and continues to surge.
What an embarrassment!