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‘Who’s Inside The Bunny Suit?’ Here’s Why White House Easter Bunny Kept Biden On-Script

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After a short video clip of President Joe Biden being interrupted by the White House Easter Bunny during an event on Sunday went viral, people began wondering who it was in the bunny suit.

According to the clip and nearby observers’ accounts posted to social media, the president was saying something about “Pakistan” and “Afghanistan” when he was suddenly interrupted by the big costumed bunny.

That led several people to ask who it was: Turns out it was likely the White House Director of Message Planning Meghan Hays.

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First, White House press assistant Angela Perez gave a little sneak peek behind the scenes when she tweeted a photo with the caption, “Hopping on a Zoom call.”

That led Bonchie from Red State to observe, “So we now know the Easter Bunny was someone inside the comms shop. The White House literally put one of Biden’s handlers in an Easter Bunny suit to keep him from talking to reporters. Just incredible stuff.”

Then, a second reveal came from Hays herself.

That reveal led to some additional observations that perhaps Biden’s remarks regarding both countries weren’t something he was supposed to talk about.

“It looks like Meghan Hays, the WH director of ‘message planning,’ was the bunny who interrupted POTUS’ comments on Afghanistan,” Abigail Marone. Sen. Josh Hawley’s (R-Mo) press secretary, responded. “Clearly Biden’s message was not planned.”

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“The Easter Bunny who censored Biden’s attempt to answer a reporter’s question today seems to be Meghan Hays, who has gotten much of the blame from reporters for poor WH press access,” added the New York Post’s White House reporter Steven Nelson.

The incident began when Biden was greeting the crowd at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll and was quickly interrupted and then moved away by the Easter Bunny. At the time, according to the viral clip, Biden can be heard mentioning something about Pakistan and Afghanistan, though it’s not clear what he was referencing.

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“Why is the Easter Bunny directing the President of the United States?” asked Marone.

Another look from a different angle revealed that Biden was discussing foreign policy.

That led to much speculation about who was actually in the bunny costume.

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“Gotta know who was in the bunny suit,” Marone tweeted.

“Who’s inside the bunny suit?” asked the Washington Examiner’s Byron York.

Others followed on quickly, many offering their own theories — from press secretary Jen Psaki to Vice President Kamala Harris — as to who the might be in the bunny costume, per The Daily Wire:

  • We need to know who was in that Easter Bunny suit.”
  • “Surprised Ron Klain fit into the bunny suit, good for him.”
  • Plot twist: Trump is in the bunny suit.”
  • Is Kamala in the bunny suit? Seriously though this is genuinely disturbing.”
  • Odds that it’s Susan Rice in the bunny suit?”
  • How much do you want to bet Jill Biden is in the bunny suit?”
  • Is Psaki in the bunny suit?”
  • Was that Obama in the bunny suit guiding Biden today?”
  • I think I speak for most Americans when I ask @PressSec … Why is the Easter Bunny directing the President?”
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