President Joe Biden made a cringe-worthy aside to children Wednesday before an East Room address about his signature “Inflation Reduction Act.”
“I want to say one thing to your children. I know some really great ice cream places around here — and Daddy owes you. Okay?” President Biden said, which drew laughter.
“So, talk to me afterwards.”
The president promoted the benefits of the Inflation Reduction Act passed by a majority of Democrats without a single Republican vote.
“One year ago, with your leadership, I signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law and — one of the most significant laws I think has ever been enacted — taking on the special interests and winning,” added Biden.
He claimed the legislation delivered on promises to lower costs for American families. Biden added it improved U.S. energy security, restored tax code fairness, created good-paying jobs and addressed climate change.
“We’ve created more jobs in two years than any administration has in a single four-year term,” Biden boasted. ” And I’m very proud that unemployment has been below 4 percent for the longest stretch in over 50 years.”
“Below 4 percent and going down.”
His crowing about the financial benefits of “Bidenomics” took second stage, though, to his opening remark to children.
Biden supporters note he often makes humorous comments and has lighthearted interactions, claiming yesterday’s remark was just one of those moments where he aimed to connect with children present at the event.
Biden has been criticized for remarks that verge on creepy and for touching females, according to a Fox News report.
Conservatives criticized him in October 2022 for a comment he made to a California teenager when he told her “no serious guys until you’re 30.”
A month before that, he stunned audience members during a speech to the National Education Association, the nation’s largest teachers’ union.
“We go back a long way,” he said about an audience member he apparently had a long acquaintance with. “She was 12 and I was 30, but anyway. This woman helped me get an awful lot done.”