Upon Joe Biden’s arrival to Fort Myers, Florida, to survey the damage caused by last week’s Hurricane Ian, a hot mic caught the president making a less than savory remark alongside his promise of federal help.
The president and first lady Jill Biden traveled to Florida after the high winds and storm surge dealt devastating damage worth billions of dollars in damages to Florida. Large swaths of devastation were focused on the Gulf Coast near Fort Myers and the surrounding areas.
Digital strategist Greg Price captured video of the hot-mic moment and shared it in a tweet, which he captioned, “Biden says on hot mic: ‘No one f***s with a Biden …’”
Biden was seen shaking hands with Fort Myers Beach Mayor Ray Murphy, who wore a bucket hat and sunglasses, who began the clip thanking Biden for making the trip.
“Thanks for everything,” he said. “Thanks for coming down, we appreciate it.”
The next few comments were unintelligible, but after a moment, Biden laughs, “No one f—s with a Biden.”
“You’re G—-mn right,” Murphy laughed.
“And you can’t argue with your brothers outside the house,” Biden replied then, to which the mayor said, “That’s exactly right, that’s exactly right.”
As the clip went increasingly viral, critics online quickly suggested that there were, in fact, more than a few people and groups who “f—ed with a Biden.”
“LOL, except OPEC, Saudis, Russia, China, and DJT,” tweeted one critic.
“Except for China … and Russia … and Ukraine … And anyone else who paid them. But away from that, sure,” Jeff Carlson tweeted.
“Except the Taliban,” came from another.
“CCP, Russia, N Korea, OPEC & inflation could not be reached for comment,” commented Clint Russell, host of the “Liberty Lockdown Podcast.”
“Hunter’s entire laptop begs to differ,” radio host Vince Coglianese said.
Biden had originally come down to visit and deliver remarks at the site, but he seemed to lose his train of thought as he spoke. After congratulating Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for his “remarkable job” in taking care of the state and mitigating the impacts of the storm, the president went on a tangent about telephone poles that could survive extreme weather.
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