Biden asks God to 'save the Queen, Man' in anti-gun rally
The US President concludes his public speech to supporters with "God save the Queen" stirring confusion among observers over the reason behind it.
US President Joe Biden baffled his anti-gun supporters on Friday night after concluding his address with 'God save the Queen'.
Biden also told the crowd at the National Safer Communities Summit in West Hartford Connecticut that he wouldn't shake hands with all attendees as the area expects bad weather soon.
“I will stand in front of each section – no, I really mean it – if you can see the camera they can see you. It is the least consequential part of this whole meeting for you, I promise,” he said.
“All right? God save the Queen, man," he added before ending his speech.
Watch: @hughhewitt says today’s bizarre Biden comment ‘God Save The Queen’ is a “Gran Torino moment without the Gran… I think this will be a memorable mark on the President’s campaign. Every Republican can end every speech with ‘God Save The Queen’ and on to 2024: It’s just such… pic.twitter.com/yGRJ5OE5qt— TV News Now (@TVNewsNow) June 17, 2023
It is unclear which Queen he meant with his latest gaffe, nevertheless, online users mocked his statement, leaving "God save the Queen" trending especially on Twitter.
Some US officials were left wondering why Biden would utter these words.
Republican Texas Senator posted an image of former US President George Washington rolling his eyes in response to the president's statement.
Fox News host Neil Cavuto also questioned why Biden concluded his speech with this phrase. “Were they playing a Monty Python skit or something?” Cavuto asked during a report on the news outlet while converting the event.
A spokesperson for the White House told The Independent that he “couldn’t do the full rope line due to weather, and was commenting to someone in the crowd”. A clarification that didn't satisfy observers.
Connecticut was among 12 other colonies that seceded from the British monarchy ruling over North America in 1776 and the fifth state to sign the United States Constitution.