President Joe Biden tells baby ‘I’m bored with me, too’ as crying drowns his speech out

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President Joe Biden holds a jersey given by the University of Connecticut Huskies men’s basketball team during a celebration for their 2022-2023 NCAA Championship season at the White House in Washington, DC, on May 26, 2023.

As a baby cried during White House remarks, Biden joked, “I’m bored with me, too.”
The White House was hosting the men’s and women’s NCAA championship-winning teams on Friday.
Twitter users contrasted the clip of Biden with a similar moment from Trump’s 2016 campaign.

As sounds of a baby crying drowned out President Joe Biden’s remarks, the president quipped that he was also bored with his speech. 

During a speech welcoming the men’s basketball team from the University of Connecticut on Friday, which recently won the NCAA Championship, Biden drew chuckles after his self-effacing comment. 

While talking about a discussion he had with the university president, President Biden interrupted himself saying, “That’s okay. Look, she’s allowed to do anything you want,” as the sound of cries became very audible in the background. 

“Kids rule in my house, okay? What’s the matter?” he asked.

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As the crying continued, he said, “I don’t blame you. I’m bored with me, too,” to loud laughter from the crowd.

A member of the audience told the president the child was two years old, which Biden responded was a “good age,” before returning to his speech with the Huskies basketball team behind him.

The White House hosted the University of Connecticut Huskies men’s basketball team and the NCAA-champion Louisiana State University Tigers women’s team during separate events. 

A clip of the president’s joke was viewed millions of times on Twitter, and some users quickly compared it to a similar interaction former President Donald Trump had during a 2016 campaign speech.

Chris D. Jackson, a Tennessee election commissioner, tweeted that the video was an “instant comparison” and posted a video of Trump wryly saying, “Get that baby out of here.” 

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