Biden Yells 'Don't Jump' during Photo Op with Wheelchair-Bound Athletes
Biden met with Team USA Olympic and Paralympic athletes
Democrat Joe Biden outraged his handlers with another embarrassing public faux pas on Wednesday.
While posing for a photo with wheelchair-bound Paralympic athletes, Biden yelled out "don't jump."
While it remains unclear who the comment was directed toward, it was certainly inappropriate given the circumstances.
Biden stood with a group of Olympic and Paralympic athletes while celebrating their achievements.
The athletes had all participated for Team USA this year, during either the Tokyo 2020 Summer Games or the 2022 Beijing Winter Games.
A video of the event shows Biden, along with First Lady Jill Biden, Kamala Harris, and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff, all standing for a photo with the athletes.
“Here we go,” Biden said as he put his arm around an athlete for a group picture.
“Don’t jump!” Biden yelled out, followed by uncomfortable laughter from the audience.
“She’s our photographer, look at her.”
Biden tells to Paralympic basketball players not to jump while taking pictures 🙄 pic.twitter.com/a3zzmSnQcp— Edward (@edwardrussl) May 4, 2022
During the event, Biden congratulated the athletes for helping to “unite the nation,” according to The Hill.
“You’ve been through so damn, darn much,” Biden said.
“You helped us unite the nation.”
“In you, I see who we are as a nation,” Biden reportedly continued.
“We believe in America, anything is possible, and you are the explanation of what we mean.”
Athletes typically visit the White House after the Paralympics end.
However, the event was postponed due to the pandemic, according to NBC Sports.