What should a president do when commissioning a new nuclear submarine? Perhaps the protocols for commissioning an attack submarine are slightly different than what’s done for a surface ship, and maybe they’re even a bit vague given how new nuclear subs are. But, generally, it seems fair to assume that kneeling isn’t what one is supposed to do.
Well, guess what. That’s exactly what President Biden decided to do at the commissioning ceremony for the USS Deleware. Yes, that was the same ceremony where he accidentally said that Jill had been Obama’s VP, saying:
“I’m incredibly pleased of the work she’s doing as First Lady with the Joining Forces effort she co-founded with Michelle Obama as vice president and now leads.”
While that gaffe was the main story to come out of the ceremony at first, a second one emerged shortly afterward. That’s the weird photo of Biden taking a knee, as was shared on Twitter:
Unclear why Joe Biden keeps taking a knee in formal photos — but doing it in a photo with Navy sailors is bizarre pic.twitter.com/jhevJdLnSi
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) April 4, 2022
Further, while it would be weird if Biden had just done this once, it’s far from the first time Biden has taken a knee for photos. Breitbart, reporting on those other instances of Biden taking a knee, notes that:
The president took a knee during a photo with the Seattle Storms team as he welcomed them to the White House to celebrate their WNBA championship.
This story syndicated with permission from Will, Author at Trending Politics