Biden Spotted in Georgetown Sunday


Unlike his predecessor, President Joe Biden has already been spotted out and about in D.C. Naturally, he picked Georgetown for his first rendezvous.

Biden spent Sunday, Jan. 24, his fourth day in office, the same way many of us do: he went to church, attending Mass at Holy Trinity Church on 36thStreet NW. Afterwards, he stopped by Call Your Mother, the bagelry and deli on O Street NW, for some bagels.

Biden’s attending Mass at Holy Trinity continues a long line of presidential moments for the historic church. Abraham Lincoln attended a funeral there while in office, not-yet-President Barack Obama sat beside Sen. John McCain at broadcaster Tim Russert’s funeral in 2008 and ex-President Bill Clinton was there for Rep. John Dingell’s funeral in 2019.

Of course, John and Jackie Kennedy attended Holy Trinity regularly, beginning when JFK was a senator.

“It was a delight to welcome President Biden back to Holy Trinity Church and to observe that he was greeted at the beginning of Mass by a warm applause,” the Rev. Kevin Gillespie, S.J., pastor of Holy Trinity told The Georgetowner.

Biden attended the noon Mass and conversed with fellow parishioners. “It is readily apparent that Holy Trinity folks are honored to have President Joe Biden worshipping as a member of our community of faith,” Gillespie added.

After Mass, Biden and his crew, which included his son Hunter and granddaughters Maisy and Finnegan, stopped by Call Your Mother. The deli is co-owned by Jeff Zients, who is overseeing the Biden administration’s COVID response.

Much to a gathering crowd’s chagrin, the president did not leave his vehicle. Instead, he sent Hunter out to grab his order. Call Your Mother later tweeted: “What a GREAT Sunday surprise! Thrilled to have an admin again who will love all that DC has to offer — starting with sesame bagels. Come back anytime @JoeBiden.”

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