Paging Joe Biden! You may recall that Vice President Biden once famously asked Missouri State Senator Chuck Graham to “stand up, let the people see you,” before realizing that Graham was confined to a wheelchair.
Well, MSNBC anchor and Jansing and Co. host Chris Jansing channeled our gaffe-y but lovable Vice President this morning when she tossed to commercial with a scene from a White House event honoring U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Describing the scene, Jansing said “This is a picture now of the South Lawn of the White House, and a big good-looking group behind First Lady Michelle Obama and the President, and Joe Biden as well. These are the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes, and I have one question. Is Michelle Obama going to challenge them to a push-up contest? We will be right back.”
According to pool reports, President and Mrs. Obama, and Vice President Biden, all delivered remarks, then stayed to meet and shake hands with all of the athletes, as the President promised he would in his remarks. The President didn’t leave until nearly an hour after the event began.
Here’s the clip, from MSNBC:
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