President Biden and the first lady welcome Team USA to the White House to celebrate their participation and success in the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games and Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Invitees included Winter Olympians and Paralympians from this year’s Games in Beijing, as well as Team USA’s Tokyo 2020 competitors, who were unable to visit the White House earlier due to restrictions related to coronavirus.
The event, which took place on the South Lawn of the White House, was attended by around 600 athletes.
Biden began by speaking about his own dreams of becoming an athlete while in college and high school, before turning his attention to the Olympians who stood around him
Biden told wheelchair basketball player Matt Scott “don’t jump” Wednesday at the White House in front of hundreds of Olympic and Paralympic Team USA members.
A very thoughtless thing to say to athletes who are sitting in wheelchairs.
Listen to the uncomfortable, groaning laughter from the crowd.
You can watch the video below:
Here’s what people online had to say:
“FREAKING DISGUSTING. APPALLING in EVERY SENSE of the word.”
“Dimwitted old fool.”
“Biden is a walking gaffe machine and the gift that just keeps on giving.”
“Obama poked fun at Special Olympians. It’s a thing with these elite dirtbags .”
“Don’t jump? and not one of you Biden voters are yelling how inappropriate that was?”
“This is NOT normal behavior. Telling someone in a wheelchair not to jump? #Article25 now.”
“Wow just wow! And 80 + million Americans voted for this guy?”
“What an idiot.”
“Lunatic always gets a free pass. If DJT said this he would’ve been impeached for a 3rd time.”
“This is just so awful. Why do we have to keep being embarrassed like this as a country?”
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