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Church and bagels to go: Biden’s first White House Sunday

/ 07:07 AM January 25, 2021
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U.S. President Joe Biden gestures as he leaves the Holy Trinity Catholic Church on the first Sunday as the U.S. President, in Washington, U.S., January 24, 2021. REUTERS Erin Scott

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden attended a church service in Washington’s Georgetown neighborhood and stopped for bagels at a hot pink shop named “Call Your Mother” on his first Sunday in office.

Biden waved at a crowd of cheering supporters near the shop, while his son Hunter waited at the takeout window before returning with a bag of bagels and some beverages.

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Andrew Dana, 35, one of the shop’s owners, said the Bidens’ visit came as a surprise.

“To have the president out and about visiting local business is really encouraging,” Dana told Reuters. “We love the positive vibes.”

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Hunter Biden, son of U.S. President Joe Biden, carries bagels to the presidential motorcade after a visit to Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Washington, U.S., January 24, 2021. REUTERS/Erin Scott

Former President Donald Trump rarely frequented local businesses in Washington, often spending his Sundays at the golf club he owns in a Virginia suburb.

Biden was joined at the service at Holy Trinity Church by Hunter and two of Hunter’s three daughters – Maisy and Finnegan.

Dana said the Bidens ordered four different bagels with cream cheese or butter.

“Starting with the staples is good,” said Dana, who co-owns four bagel shops in Washington with his fiance, Daniela Moreira. Each weekend, they produce over 10,000 bagels a day.

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