Footage of 'confused' Joe Biden being guided by EASTER BUNNY splits Internet
The president was responding to a question by Afghan reporter Nazira Karimi when he was interrupted and ushered away by WH official Meghan Hays
President Joe Biden raised eyebrows after he was interrupted by the Easter Bunny while speaking to the press at the White House's Easter egg roll on Monday, April 18.
Biden, 79, was speaking with reporters and guests at the holiday event when he chimed in on the subject of Afghanistan, eight months after the chaotic withdrawal of US troops from Kabul that saw the deaths of 13 US servicemen and scores of civilians. The president was responding to a question by Afghan reporter Nazira Karimi. "Pakistan should not and Afghanistan should be — people should be free..." he said before White House press official Meghan Hays, who was dressed as the Easter Bunny, quickly interrupted and ushered him away so as to possibly avoid another gaffe.
The POTUS was mocked on the internet after being ushered away by the Easter Bunny. "Easter Bunny PHYSICALLY RIPS Biden Away From PRESS as Joe Begins Answering Questions at White House - Humiliating," journalist Benny Johnson tweeted.
"Biden was incoherently mumbling about Afghanistan… so now we know why the Bunny ran over to interrupt…" Sn. Josh Hawley's press secretary Abigail Marone added. "Imagine how Obama and Susan Rice felt seeing the Easter Bunny take over as Biden’s handler," former NYPD officer John Cardillo commented.
"A person in an Easter Bunny costume had to pull a confused Biden away from answering media questions today... Has an American President ever looked weaker?" Washington Times columnist Tim Young offered.
"I can’t get over this. Biden was roaming free and needed to be contained and so the bunny came to get him. Who’s running the show, here?" former Trump comms director Tim Murtaugh wondered
Easter Bunny PHYSICALLY RIPS Biden Away From PRESS as Joe Begins Answering Questions at White House - Humiliating— Benny (@bennyjohnson) April 18, 2022
Biden was incoherently mumbling about Afghanistan… so now we know why the Bunny ran over to interrupt… pic.twitter.com/FthqFIgvHQ— Abigail Marone 🇺🇸 (@abigailmarone) April 18, 2022
Imagine how Obama and Susan Rice felt seeing the Easter Bunny take over as Biden’s handler.— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) April 19, 2022
A person in an Easter Bunny costume had to pull a confused Biden away from answering media questions today... Has an American President ever looked weaker?— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) April 18, 2022
I can’t get over this.— Tim Murtaugh (@TimMurtaugh) April 19, 2022
Biden was roaming free and needed to be contained and so the bunny came to get him.
Who’s running the show, here? https://t.co/pEoeMuAXeP
The president, accompanied by First Lady Jill Biden, welcomed children on Monday to the first Easter Egg Roll of their tenure at the White House. Among those in attendance were family members including first son Hunter Biden, his wife Melissa, and baby Beau. First daughter Ashley Biden and granddaughter Natalie were also present. "The joy, the laughter, and the occasional - at least with my young grandson, who's only two - the occasional, 'There's the Easter Bunny' - a little startled sometimes. But the joy and the laughter is something that has been a wonderful tradition here at the White House for a long, long time," Biden said, referring to baby Beau.
Also in attendance were Vice President Kamala Harris and second gentleman Doug Emhoff, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, and White House press secretary Jen Psaki. "Welcome to your house. The people's house. Happy Easter!" the first lady told the crowd before introducing her husband, who walked out on the Truman Balcony flanked by two Easter bunnies. "My job was to keep it from raining - for another two minutes," the president quipped. "To all of you, have fun today and welcome to the White House. Welcome to your house. Welcome to the South Lawn. Thank you and happy, happy Easter." The holiday event marked the return of the annual Easter Egg Roll to the White House after a two-year hiatus amid the COVID pandemic.