“Appalling:” — Former President Trump Demands Joe Biden Issue Apology over ‘Blasphemous’ Trans Visibility Day on Easter Sunday

President Joe Biden sparked outrage by declaring March 31 “Transgender Day of Visibility,” which fell on Easter Sunday this year. Former President Donald Trump called for an immediate apology to millions of Catholics and Christians.

Trump’s national press secretary Karoline Leavitt called it “appalling and insulting” that the president “formally proclaimed Easter Sunday as ‘Trans Day of Visibility.’

According to Leavitt, Biden’s announcement is another example of his Administration’s “years-long assault on the Christian faith.”

“We call on Joe Biden’s failing campaign and the White House to issue an apology to the millions of Catholics and Christians across America who believe tomorrow is for one celebration only — the resurrection of Jesus Christ,” Leavitt added.

The press secretary said the move by President Biden’s Administration comes after the White House banned any religious egg designs at its Easter Art Event.

Along with the annual Easter Egg Roll, the art contest is part of the White House’s yearly Easter traditions.

According to the flier distributed for the event — Easter egg design submissions “must not include any questionable content, religious symbols, overtly religious themes, or partisan political statements.”

“On Transgender Day of Visibility, we honor the extraordinary courage and contributions of transgender Americans and reaffirm our Nation’s commitment to forming a more perfect Union — where all people are created equal and treated equally throughout their lives,” said a statement released by the White House. 

“Today, we send a message to all transgender Americans: You are loved. You are heard. You are understood. You belong. You are America and my entire Administration, and I have your back,” it said. “NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do at this moment proclaim March 31, 2024, as Transgender Day of Visibility,” read the statement.

Although March 31 has been marked to honor the transgender movement since Biden took office, and this year falls on Easter Sunday, arguably the most important day for Christians as they celebrate Jesus Christ’s resurrection.

Speaker Mike Johnson: “Biden White House has betrayed the central tenet of Easter”

Former President Trump’s call for an apology from President Biden came after conservative commentators and prominent politicians declared their outrage over ‘Transgender Day of Visibility’ on the most sacred Christian holiday.

“The Biden White House has betrayed the central tenet of Easter — which is the resurrection of Jesus Christ,” posted Speaker of the House Mike Johnson on X. “Banning sacred truth and tradition — while at the same time proclaiming Easter Sunday as ‘Transgender Day’ — is outrageous and abhorrent. The American people taking note.”

Former Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete Caitlyn, formerly Bruce Jenner, wrote on X that the “only thing you should be declaring on this day is ‘HE is Risen’.”

Donald Trump Jr. wrote on X, “This is the left’s new religion. They want people worshipping the trans flag instead of God. They must be stopped.”

Vivek Ramaswamy, the former presidential candidate, called Biden out on X, formerly Twitter, and wrote, “Joe Biden just proclaimed that ‘Transgender Visibility Day’ is on Sunday, March 31. I wonder how he came up with that date.” 

GOP Representative Alex Mooney of West Virginia echoed Ramaswamy’s statements and slammed Biden for the “coincidence of the timing.”

“Joe Biden has proclaimed Easter Sunday as ‘Transgender Day of Visibility,'” wrote Mooney on X. “What a coincidence on the timing, right? This is a direct assault on Christianity. Yet another attack on religion and traditions by this Administration.”

Tennessee GOP Representative Diana Harshbarger slammed it as “blatant disregard” and said the announcement was “intentional.”

“This is a direct assault on Christianity. It’s evident the left is determined to undermine our religion and traditions,” wrote Harshbarger on X. “This isn’t just blatant disregard; it’s intentional.”

Benny Johnson, the conservative commentator, shared a screenshot of the statement from the White House and wrote alongside it, “What a slap in the face to all Christians in America…”.