Biden Cracks Tone-Deaf Jokes About Ice Cream Ahead of School Shooting Presser

Brittany M. Hughes | March 27, 2023
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Arriving at a press briefing to discuss the mass shooting at a Tennessee elementary school that left six dead, including three young children, President Joe Biden started off his remarks by…cracking jokes about ice cream.

"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,” Biden said upon entering the room full of reporters, while grieving families in Nashville were busy trying to find out if their kids were among the three students shot to death by a gunman at a private Christian preschool-Grade 6 school.

Good to know that while a tragedy wasn’t enough to get Biden up out of his recliner and down to a microphone, the promise of a double-scoop did the trick.

Related: White House Demands More Gun Control HOURS After Nashville School Shooting

Getting more serious following his atrociously tone-deaf start, Biden then went on to say that the female shooter who killed six before being shot to death by police officers was armed with two AK-47s - a bold claim, given that police haven’t yet disclosed what rifles she was carrying, or what kind of handgun she had. The shooter, publicly identified by police only as “appearing to be in her teens,” has yet to be named.

But hey, perhaps Biden was too busy shoveling that chocolate chip cone into his piehole to brush up on his facts before hitting up the press briefing on his way to an afternoon siesta.