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President Joe Biden and his administration were attacked on social media after a video featuring a topless trans-activist who met and spoke with him went viral. The White House on Tuesday condemned transgender activists who took off their shirts and displayed their bare chests after extreme blowback.
A White House spokesperson on Tuesday said, “This behavior is inappropriate and disrespectful for any event at the White House. It is not reflective of the event we hosted to celebrate LGBTQI+ families or the other hundreds of guests who were in attendance. Individuals in the video will not be invited to future events,” Fox News reported.
Activist Rose Montoya, a biological man who identifies as a woman, met with both the president and first lady Jill Biden at a White House event to recognize “Pride Month.”
“It’s an honor, Mr. President,” the activist told him. “Trans rights are human rights.”
“Outside the gates of this house are those who want to drag our country backward, and so many battles yet to be braved. But today, we’re not here to be strong. We’re not here to be courageous. Even though for so many of you, just coming to this event is an act of bravery,” said First Lady Jill Biden at one point during the event, per Fox News.
“You know, we all move forward when we move together with your joy, with your pride lighting the way,” the president added in his speech. “So today, let us proudly remember who we are – the United States of America.”
In the video, Montoya is seen meeting with both of the Bidens before being videoed later without a top and covering augmented breasts.
(WARNING: This video contains material that may not be suitable for all audiences)
This is what happened at the White House pride event. A disgrace to our country. pic.twitter.com/QmXVIdmOPr
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) June 13, 2023
“No, this isn’t another hookers-n-blow photo from Hunter’s laptop, it was the Pride party on the White House lawn two days ago hosted by Joe,” said radio host Dana Loesch. “They also didn’t hang the American flag right according to code.”
She added: “Apparently it’s ok to go topless if you had a medically unnecessary breast removal surgery or if you’re a man with implants.”
“This Prez has allowed our Nation to be completely disgraced with attention-seeking exhibitionist clowns on the White House lawn,” podcaster Dan Dakich tweeted.
“The adults are back in charge!” National Review contributor Pradheep J. Shanker sardonically tweeted. “This is a GOP campaign ad for the Fall of 2024. If you think this is going to play well in Georgia, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Iowa, you are delusional.”
“Again, if a Republican president befouled the White House like this there would be a dozen think pieces from conservatives about how wrong it is. Where are the sane liberals calling this disgusting behavior out? Stop hiding under your beds,” tweeted columnist Karol Markowicz.
“Liberals actually love that conservatives are fighting the gender wars for them,” she noted further. “They escape the in-fighting while knowing that things have gone way too far, biological men shouldn’t compete in women’s sports, and fingers crossed the right wins this one.”
Biden got some more bad news last week as he continues to face a series of self-inflicted foreign and domestic situations that some see spiraling out of control.
“President Joe Biden’s job performance rating has mostly held steady for more than a year and currently stands at 44% approve vs. 56% disapprove in the latest Fox News national survey. That’s net negative by 12 points. The last time that he received positive marks was September 2021, and that was by 1 point (50%-49%),” Yahoo reported.
“Approval of the president hovers at a low point among several key voting groups, including women (43% now vs. 42% low), voters ages 45+ (41% vs. 39% low), suburban voters (41% vs. 39% low), rural voters (31% vs. 30% low) and Democrats (81% vs. 78% low) – Democratic men in particular (79% vs. 78% low). He’s at a low mark of 41% approval among suburban women,” the report added.
The poll also found that a majority of voters do not approve of Biden’s performance on these key issues: 53% disapprove on national security, 54% on foreign policy, 60% on border security, and 64% on his handling the economy.