(WatchDogReport.org) – President Joe Biden caused quite a stir with an interesting moment during a recent speech. As he talked to a crowd, a protester piped up and started making a ruckus, but Biden wasn’t having it. He looked straight at the person and said, “Shush.” Yes, you read that right: the President of the United States told someone to shush.
It is not unusual for protesters to show up at political events. They’re looking to make their voices heard, and that’s what democracy is all about, right? But Biden didn’t seem thrilled with the interruption this time, nor is this his first time telling someone to be quiet.
It happened during a speech about important topics, including honoring the late John McCain, with whom Biden served for decades in the Senate. The president was right in the middle of laying out his plans when the protester decided to speak up, lamenting the fact Biden hadn’t declared a “climate emergency.” Instead of ignoring the comments or trying to talk over them, Biden just went with a simple “Shush up” and offered to address the protester after his speech.
Some in attendance thought it was a funny moment, and many even cheered the president’s handling of the situation. Moments like this do make these political figureheads more human. However, others wondered if it was the most presidential response.
In the end, it’s just another day in politics. People have their say, and leaders try to keep things on track. So, whether you think Biden’s “shush” was spot-on or not, it’s a moment that’ll probably be remembered for a while.
This current presidential reign will indeed leave us with quite a few memorable moments, considering Biden’s tendency toward gaffes. In the last couple of years of presidential speeches, none have gone by without at least one blooper, it seems.
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