Just a guess here, but that might not be good politics. Undoubtedly meant as a joke, it does provide fodder for endless clips on Fox News.
Of *course* we should live in a country where everyone can joke about everything. You think I don’t know Jewish jokes? I don’t tell them because half America is entitled kids who *can’t handle it*—they take such jokes as concessions, and exploit what they perceive as new license.— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) June 26, 2023
The last sentence of the second tweet below gives a glimpse into the connection with Joe Biden:
Having said all this, *yes*, most of those in the video were saying "we're not going shopping!" And perhaps the person who yells "we're coming for your children" was an agitator. How could I know? How could anyone? So the point stands that certain jokes *must* stay out-of-bounds.— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) June 26, 2023
Perhaps members of the LGBTQIA++ community shouldn't be telling jokes in full public view, video likely to follow at a more strategic time. (Fox News showed plenty of clips before last fall's election of violence from the black lives protest of 24+ months earlier.) Nor should others. In a major upset, in the tweet below, propaganda outfit RNC Research is taking nothing out of context.
BIDEN (last week): "I sold a lot of state secrets and a lot of very important things..." pic.twitter.com/eyEaQEevRp— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) June 26, 2023
The remark comes quickly, at :08 of the gathering with India's Prime Minister Modi and others.
This was presumably meant in jest. (It had everyone rolling on the carpet.) As we've all noticed, Donald Trump and other Republicans periodically say something offensive, are called on it, and then claim to have been joking.
Joe Biden is no Donald Trump. However, his remark was so out of context and lacking in cleverness that it only can be presumed to have been a joke. With some exceptions- and these two occasions were not that- comedy should be left to comedians. The best remedy for the President and for LGBTQIA++ activists is not to try to be jocular or humorous, witty or whimsical. Just play it straight. Well, sort of.