Gush like a schoolgirl, apparently.
In his official capacity as an elected official who can’t even order lunch without making it political, Biden called a new local restaurant to order a burger with a side of braggadocio.
Brittany was caught so off guard that she was well-lit and on her mark for the camera she pretended not to notice.
Ordered a bacon cheeseburger from a local restaurant yesterday to celebrate over 10 million new small business applications during my presidency.— President Biden (@POTUS) January 18, 2023
I may’ve caught Brittany off guard. pic.twitter.com/rP8i8a0ny0
She wasn’t expecting a call from POTUS, mind you, but from the videography to the drooling press coverage, the whole thing was more stagey than a high school production of Our Town.
Sensible people on Twitter — that’s a thing, seriously — had a blast with Team Biden’s sad attempt at mock spontaneity, because of course we did.
It’s unseemly enough for Biden to brag about small business creation after this country — in a lockdown effort led mostly by Democrats — put nearly half of the nation’s small businesses out of business. But when his handlers choose this moment — when tech and financial firms are laying off workers by the thousands — the ploy goes from being merely gauche to actively insulting.
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