Biden’s 9/11 Joke Sparks Outrage

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( – On Monday, President Biden started his opening remarks to commemorate the 22nd anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks by joking about Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy (R). During his remarks, Biden stated that he and the governor had come from Scranton.

During the commemoration ceremony at the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson ceremony in Anchorage commemorating the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives in the attacks, the President started by cracking a joke that he had wished he had been able to play against the Alaska governor during his high school ball club. He then joked that he could have become an All-American instead of the President.

Jake Schneider, a Republican rapid response director, called the joke “Gross” and questioned whether Biden could not stop himself from trying to make every situation about himself.

Similarly, Michele Tafoya, a former NBC sports reporter, took to X, formerly Twitter, to point out that Biden opened his 9/11 speech by discussing how he could have been an All-American.

RedState writer Bonchie also did not appreciate the joke and pointed out that Biden was making the joke on the anniversary of the three terrorist attacks.

Eddie Scarry, a columnist from The Federalist, also blasted Biden for this comment, stating that at this point, he can just assume that the “anecdote is fabricated” and that no one was interested in Biden’s fake attempts to “connect” with the audience.

Biden had also been heavily criticized for commemorating the 9/11 anniversary as he is the first President since the attack not to spend the day visiting an attack site or in the White House.

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