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Biden Takes Potshots at Trump’s Age and Mental Health at the Gridiron Club Dinner

At the esteemed Gridiron Club dinner, President Joe Biden engaged the audience with witty remarks about Donald Trump’s mental fitness, marking a rare presidential attendance at this historic Washington gathering.

Presidential Humor

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During his speech, Biden humorously distinguished himself from Trump by playing on concerns regarding age and mental fitness, eliciting laughter from a distinguished crowd of over 650 attendees.

Star-Studded Event

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The dinner, known for its blend of political satire and camaraderie, saw notable guests including Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, and TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew among its ranks.

Trump’s Silence

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There was no immediate response from Trump or his campaign team to Biden’s jabs, despite Trump’s history of questioning Biden’s mental acuity.

A Salute to the Press

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Biden seized the moment to underscore the significance of a free press, contrasting his view with Trump’s contentious stance on media relations.

International Concerns

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The president also touched on global issues, reaffirming support for Ukraine in its conflict, alongside Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas.

Selfies and Phone Calls

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Post-speech, Biden mingled with guests, capturing the moment with selfies and even engaging in a phone call with a guest’s mother, showcasing his approachable demeanor.

Bipartisan Banter

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Michigan’s Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Utah’s Governor Spencer Cox contributed to the evening’s speeches, with Cox humorously noting his own future presidential aspirations in light of the current candidates’ ages.

Yearning for Positivity

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Cox highlighted a nationwide desire for a more uplifting political discourse, hinting at the current climate of division and contention.

Satirical Performances

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Members of the Gridiron Club, all affiliated with various news organizations, entertained with songs and skits that playfully critiqued both Biden and Trump, much to the amusement of the audience.

Reflecting on the Past

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The event also recalled remarks from former Vice President Mike Pence at the previous year’s dinner, who criticized Trump’s actions during the Capitol riot.

A Nostalgic Atmosphere

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Distinguishing itself from the televised White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, the Gridiron dinner maintains a traditional ambiance, with a strict dress code and a ban on social media posts during the event.

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