A handler clad in an Easter Bunny suit leapt into action on Monday when it looked like Joe Biden was spending too much time talking to people about foreign policy during the White House Easter Egg roll.
The Biden White House welcomed approximately 30,000 guests to the annual event, which had been cancelled for the past two years due to the pandemic.
Because of the poor quality of the audio, Biden’s words were not clear, but he appeared to be discussing Pakistan and Afghanistan to a group of guests during the festive event.
Abigail Marone, the press secretary for Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), tweeted that he was “incoherently mumbling about Afghanistan.”
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
“Even the Easter Bunny knows not to let Joe Biden talk foreign policy,” tweeted Republican operative Jake Schneider.
“Biden’s off-script gaffes are so bad that now even the White House Easter Bunny has to pull him away!,” Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) tweeted.
The hero of the viral moment was reportedly White House director of “message planning” Meghan Hays, who perhaps thought the White House Easter Egg Roll was not an ideal occasion to remind the American people of the Biden administration’s botched withdrawal from Afghanistan eight months ago.
— Meghan Hays (@MegHays46) April 18, 2022