Somber Biden marks tragic anniversary of 1972 car crash that killed his first wife and their baby girl as he visits their Delaware gravesite with First Lady
Biden was pictured with his family, including son Hunter and his one-year-old grandson Beau, on Saturday outside of St. Joseph on the Brandywine in his hometown of Wilmington for the 49th anniversary of the deaths of the president’s first wife, Neilia, and daughter Naomi.
Neilia Biden and the couple’s 13-month old daughter, Naomi, were killed when their car was struck by a tractor-trailer as she took the kids to pick out a Christmas tree.
President Joe Biden watches as his son Hunter Biden follows his one-year-old son Beau Biden as the family leave St. Joseph on the Brandywine Catholic Church in Wilmington
President Joe Biden shakes hands with a Monsignor John Hopkins (right)as he leaves St. Joseph on the Brandywine Catholic Church in Wilmington on the anniversary of of the deaths of the president’s first wife, Neilia, and daughter Naomi
President Biden’s somber visit to comes as a new poll shows his approval rating among young voters has hit a low
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden wait for family as they walk from St. Joseph on the Brandywine Catholic Church, including Biden’s son Hunter carrying his young son Beau in his arms
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden walk side by side in a graveyard just outside of St. Joseph on the Brandywine Catholic Church on Saturday on the anniversary of the tragedy haunted him at the start of his Senate career and has been a touchstone of his presidency
Sons Hunter and Beau were seriously injured. They were a year and a day apart in age, at 3 and 4.
The tragedy haunted him at the start of his Senate career and has been a touchstone of his presidency, with Biden recently opening a speech in Minnesota by noting how two of that state’s former senators helped him cope.
Accompanying Biden to mark the tragic anniversary was his son Hunter who brought along his young son Beau, who was pictured outside the church walking alongside his dad.
Biden’s youngest grandchild is named after his deceased son who died of brain cancer in 2015, who along with his mother and sister is buried in the cemetery directly outside the church.
The president and the first lady were seen paying their respects following mass.
Biden and his family have attended he church for years and as president he has made dozens of visits accompanied by his large family.
His somber visit comes as a new poll shows his approval rating among young voters has hit a new low.
This week a Pew Center Research poll found that Biden’s approval rating stands at 27 per cent among Americans under 30, which is the lowest level of support among any age group in the survey.
It represents a startling 50-point drop from when the Economist and YouGov surveyed Gen Z and millennial Americans in January.
The numbers are surprising because younger voters have trended heavily Democratic in recent elections, with millennials and Gen Z voters favoring Biden over former President Donald Trump in the 2020 election by 24 points.
On the anniversary of the death of his first wife Neilia and daughter Naomi Biden’s death, President Biden walks through the cemetery after visiting St. Joseph on the Brandywine Catholic Church in Wilmington
President Joe Biden embraces a family member as he and first lady Jill Biden leave St. Joseph on the Brandywine Catholic Church on the anniversary of the deaths of the president’s first wife, Neilia, and daughter Naomi
Biden watches from afar while his son Hunter and grandson Beau walk outside St. Joseph on the Brandywine Catholic Church in Wilmington on Saturday following mass
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden pay their respects in the cemetery directly outside St. Joseph’s church
Joe Biden pictured with his family in 1972 with his son Hunter Biden (far left) first wife Neilia Biden, infant daughter Naomi Biden and son Beau Biden on his lap
Then senator-elect Joseph Biden and wife Nelia are pictured cutting his 30th birthday cake at a party in Wilmington with their two sons Hunter and Beau
It would appear that both 2020 presidential candidates are unpopular, another poll released this week found that a whopping 58 per cent of U.S. voters don’t think Joe Biden should run for reelection in 2024, while 56 per cent also say they don’t want Donald Trump to run in the next presidential election.
If Biden didn’t run, according to a Morning Consult/Politico poll released Wednesday, Vice President Kamala Harris has the plurality of votes to replace him with 31 per cent saying they would want her on the ticket if not Biden in 2024.
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is in second place with 11 per cent.
Biden has long said that he will run for reelection after his four years are up, snuffing rumors that he was only running in 2020 to defeat Trump and help usher in a replacement of his choosing.
Trump has also teased a run in 2024 – but says he won’t announce until after the 2022 midterm elections.
His low poll numbers come as as the Omicron variant threaten to put a damper on American’s holiday season.
Americans under 30 gave President Joe Biden a 27 per cent approval rating – with 7 per cent saying they strongly approved and 20 per cent saying they somewhat approved. Meanwhile, seniors both approved and disapproved of Biden the most
The poll shows only 60% of Democratic poll respondents want Biden to run again in 2024
The Omicron COVID-19 variant (purple) now accounts for 3% of U.S. Covid cases, up from less than one percent last week. The Delta variant (orange) is still the nation’s dominant strain, accounting for 97% of new cases, per CDC data
Grim new figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have predicted that US COVID-19 deaths will soar by 73 per cent to 15,600 a week by January 8, and that cases will rocket to 1.3 million a week by Christmas Day.
The agency revealed projections on Wednesday afternoon that show America will suffer up to 15,600 new Covid deaths a week as of January 8 – or 2,228 deaths per day – a 58 per cent increase from 8,900 deaths currently being recorded each week, equivalent to 1,285 deaths a day.
Another CDC prediction estimates that between 620,000 and 1.3 million Americans will have been diagnosed with Covid by the week that ends on December 25 – Christmas Day.
That represents a 55 per cent leap on the 840,000 cases that have been recorded over the last week.
Omicron will likely become the dominant Covid strain in the coming weeks, and cause a massive surge of cases shortly after Christmas, one expert has warned, likely fueling the surge the CDC predicts.