NOTE: The following article is satire, not a statement of fact. Treat it as such.
At a time when many Americans are struggling to make ends meet in the wake of painfully high inflation, a recession looks right around the corner, and drugs from China are flowing into America through the southern border, killing thousands of Americans every month, what is Joe Biden up to? Trying not to make himself laugh to hard when joking about the problems Americans are facing.
Such is what happened again on Thursday, when Biden was supposed to give a speech about overdoses and how terrible they are to a huddled mass of families of overdose victims and, instead, decided to first mumble his way through an obviously unfelt paean to drug overdose victims before trying to joke about the situation to make himself seem more relatable. Speaking to the gathered crowd, Biden began by saying:
Family members shared their personal experiences with substance use disorder and drug overdose, and stressed the critical importance of increasing access to substance use prevention, treatment, harm reduction, and recovery support services. They spoke about their efforts to raise awareness about the dangers of illicit drugs, including counterfeit pills and fentanyl, and the life-saving effects of overdose reversal medications like naloxone.
Earlier in the day, the Administration announced more than $450 million in new funding to help to strengthen prevention, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery support services and crack down on illicit drug trafficking in support of President Biden’s Unity Agenda.
During this convening, the Second Gentleman highlighted the new funding and thanked the family members for their courageous work to beat the overdose epidemic and save lives. He expressed the need to expand mental health and substance use disorder services across the country, and spoke about President Biden and Vice President Harris’ tireless work to address this crisis since day one of this Administration. Dr. Gupta spoke about his experience as a physician treating patients with opioid use disorder and the President’s commitment to taking bold action to save lives in memory of those who have been lost to this crisis. Dr. Cohen highlighted $279 million in Overdose Data to Action (OD2A) grants to states and localities to expand harm reduction strategies, link people to life-saving care, and make the latest data available so that we can get ahead of the constantly evolving overdose crisis.
That’s when Biden decided to try to joke with the crowd a bit. “And, look, folks,” he said. “We get it. We know your pain is ummm, well whatever it was that Bill Clinton said…and that guy knew about drugs, lemme tell ya. Heck. Umm. Ignore…that…umm. Well, anyway, what I was saying is that we get it. Trump is. Well, no, we. Umm. Well, what I was saying is that Hunter could have died of an overdose! We’ve all seen those pics on his computer…looks like he was having fun with the ladies and could overdose on them!”
With that, the crowd started booing and stormed out of the arena, done with Biden and furious he’d try to make light of the deaths of their loved ones.