Last Updated on February 16, 2021
President Joe Biden, who has long been the subject of controversy regarding his mannerisms around adolescent children, raised eyebrows during a CNN town hall when he made the statement that ““Everybody knows I like kids better than people.”
Biden made the comment to CNN host Anderson Cooper, who is gay and is currently raising a nine-month old boy he fathered through a surrogate mother in 2020.
“Good to see ya, man, hey folks, how are ya?” Biden said. “Good to be back, man.”
“It’s nice to see you, sir,” Cooper replied.
Biden pointed at Cooper and said, and you know you enjoy being home with the baby more, I don’t wanna hear this.” When Cooper responded in the affirmative, Biden laughed and continued, “I get it, no, no, everybody knows I like kids better than people.”
Despite making the appearance on CNN Tuesday night, Biden will not be meeting with world leaders in the near future, delegating presidential duties to Vice President Kamala Harris:
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki admitted today that Joe Biden will not be meeting with world leaders in-person for “a couple of months.”
This news comes after the revelation that Vice President Kamala Harris has assumed one of the traditional roles of the presidency, and has begun taking Head of State calls with foreign leaders on behalf of the President.
This news comes amid suspicions that Harris would be running the show throughout the duration of Biden’s presidency due to the President’s apparent cognitive decline. Harris has already had phone calls with French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
“It will be a couple of months before the President has an in-person or invites a foreign leader to meet in person here at the White House,” said Psaki during a White House press conference.
Biden’s public appearances are much more infrequent than his predecessors, and as such often garner significant media attention.