On Friday, while the 2023 NCAA Men’s National Championship team, the University of Connecticut men’s basketball team, was welcomed to the White House, President Biden’s remarks were briefly interrupted by an audience member.
Biden in his speech praised the team for their accomplishments following the Huskies’ fifth trip to the White House following their fifth national title victory. While Biden was delivering his remarks a young child in the crowd started to cry, which led to Biden stopping his speech.
Bident proceeded to say “That’s okay, look, she’s allowed to do anything you want,” which caused the crowd to laugh. He added that in his house kids ruled and that he did not blame her as he also got bored with himself. He proceeded to temporarily step away from the podium to ask the little child how old they were.
An account called Acyn posted the interaction on Twitter which led to many people comparing this latest video to a video from a campaign rally in 2016 in which former President Donald Trump had initially told the mother of a crying child to not worry about it. However, a few minutes later during the event in Loudoun County, Virginia, he stopped again and said he was kidding, and called for someone to remove the baby from the rally.
He proceeded to state that the mother actually believed that he enjoyed having a crying baby while he was speaking, which led to a few people in the crowd laughing.
Parker Butler, a rapid response director for the Democratic National Convention also posted an edit of Trump’s and Biden’s videos side by side for comparison.
Biden: That’s ok, she’s allowed to do anything you want. Kids rule in my house pic.twitter.com/DMrtssznvn
— Acyn (@Acyn) May 26, 2023