Biden Blasted for Starting WH Event By Talking About Ice Cream Hours After Nashville School Shooting


President Joe Biden is facing criticism for how he kicked off an event hours after a school shooting in Nashville, Tennessee.

During an event at the White House on Monday, Biden said, “My name is Joe Biden. I’m Dr. Jill Biden’s husband. And I eat Jeni’s ice cream—chocolate chip. I came down because I heard there was chocolate chip ice cream. By the way, I have a whole refrigerator full upstairs! You think I’m kidding? I’m not!”

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He went on, “If I were allowed to take you upstairs, I got a whole freezer of Jeni’s chocolate chip ice cream.”

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“You know, it’s pretty dull when you’ve been in public life as long as I have and you’re known for two things: chocolate chip ice cream, and Ray-Ban sunglasses, but what the hell,” he added drawing laughs from the crowd.

His comments come hours after a shooter killed three students and three adults at The Covenant School in Nashville, Tennessee, as IJR reported.

Several on Twitter took issue with his light-hearted opening to the event.

One commentator with the name ALX tweeted, “In the wake of a school shooting, Joe Biden says he came down to speak because he heard there was ice cream and gets distracted by ‘good looking kids’ in the audience.”

Meanwhile, commentator Collin Rugg wrote, “Fox News cuts to Joe Biden expecting him to speak on the Nashville shooting, instead finds him ranting about eating Jeni’s chocolate chip ice cream.”

PragerU’s C.J. Pearson tweeted, “3 children and 3 adults are dead in Nashville today following a school shooting. But what does Joe Biden want to talk about? Ice Cream.”

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Shortly after talking about ice cream, Biden did address the shooting as he said, “It’s sick. We’re still gathering the facts of what happened and why. And we do know that as of now, there are a number of people who did not make it, including children.”

The president added, “We have to do more to stop gun violence. It’s ripping our communities apart.”

He also urged Congress to pass what he called an assault weapons ban.

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