President Joe Biden is once again being called out for making jokes while discussing the recent mass shooting at a Christian school in Nashville, Tennessee.
On Monday, three adults and three children — two nine-year-olds and an eight-year-old — were brutally murdered in a mass shooting at the Covenant School in Nashville by a 28-year-old biological woman claiming to be a man. The so-called “transgender” mass murderer, who was a former student at the school — was shot and killed at the scene by police officers.
Amid the left’s attempts to blame Christians and conservatives, make excuses for the transgender shooter and push for gun control, Biden was asked by a reporter about whether Christians were specifically targeted in the shooting.
On Tuesday afternoon, the president stopped to speak with reporters outside of the White House, where one reporter questioned him about Sen. Josh Hawley’s (R-MO) assessment that the shooter targeted Christians.
“Mr. President, do you believe that Christians were targeted in the Nashville school shooting?” the reporter asked.
“I have no idea,” Biden responded.
“Josh Hawley believes they were. What do you say to that?” a journalist asked.
“Well, I probably don’t then,” Biden replied, laughing while appearing to expect the typically subservient media to laugh with him.
“No, I’m joking. No, I have no idea,” the president followed up.
Reporter to Biden: Josh Hawley thinks Christians were targeted
Biden: I probably don’t then.
*Laughs* I’m just joking. pic.twitter.com/PJfjQ0DLfI
— End Wokeness (@EndWokeness) March 29, 2023
Hawley responded to Biden’s comments, tweeting: “What a disgrace.”
“There’s nothing remotely funny about hate crimes,” the Republican senator added.
What a disgrace https://t.co/ubRLPciKn0
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) March 28, 2023
Biden’s joke comes after another controversial moment, as the president was heavily criticized for rambling on about ice cream before delivering his remarks about the shooting.
While speaking at the White House podium to discuss the massacre, Biden joked about his love for chocolate chip ice cream.
“My name is Joe Biden,” he told the crowd, which was filled with female business owners appearing for an event. “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,” Biden bizarrely stated. “By the way, I have a whole refrigerator full upstairs. You think I’m kidding? I’m not.”
Biden: "My name is Joe Biden. I'm Dr. Jill Biden's husband. And I ate Jeni's ice cream. Chocolate chip. I came down because I heard there was chocolate chip ice cream. I have a whole refrigerator full upstairs." pic.twitter.com/W3vu3XXSgU
— Washington Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) March 27, 2023
Just moments later, the president switched to the topic of the school shooting, and ended up launching into a diatribe about the need for “gun control” — a common narrative pushed by Biden and other Democrats following mass shootings, despite the fact that their proposed policies would have little to no effect on stopping mass shootings.
Later in the speech, Biden drifted back to the topic of ice cream after realizing that Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream — the brand he mentioned at the start of the speech — was participating in the event that was taking place at the White House.
“…and by the way, it is splendid,” the president rambled. “If I were allowed to take you upstairs, you got a whole freezer full of Jeni’s chocolate chip ice cream… 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-Bans sunglasses, but what the hell?”