Social media was all abuzz with #PoopyPantsBiden trending after the President had a longer-than-expected Vatican meeting with Pope Francis.
Well, this is awkward…
In all the times that I’ve been writing about politics, I never thought I’d have to resort to bathroom humor about a sitting President of the United States…but here we are.
There was a rumor making its way around town (that town being Rome, Italy) about the exceptionally long meeting between Joe Biden and Pope Francis.
According to what the Italians are saying, the meeting was extended because Mr. Biden had a little…accident…on his way out.
Now, I get it. Most men—I don’t care who you are—have had some sort of accident in your pants at some point.
Either you pulled your pants up too fast at the urinal or, as one of my friends puts it, you “trusted a fart” too much, but most people have been where Biden is…assuming it actually DID happen.
However, I would venture to guess that not many presidents have had the displeasure of soiling their pants while on foreign duty, let alone while meeting with the Pope.
Hey, Accidents Happen
The biggest presidential accident I can remember in the past five decades – was when George Bush senior vomited all over the lap of Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa due to a bout of food poisoning.
However, even that’s nowhere near as embarrassing as Joe’s latest accident.
Sure, there are rumors that LBJ used to expose himself to people…but this? This is on another level.
And it’s just another reason why Americans have either lost faith or are quickly losing faith in Joe Biden’s ability to lead our country.
How’d this all play out?
Well, Biden and Pope Francis were scheduled to meet privately before the meeting was televised…
However, what was supposed to be a short, affair of 20 to 30 minutes stretched into a 90-minute event about which no one was willing to provide details. It became even weirder when the Vatican abruptly canceled the live broadcast without much of an explanation.
A Vatican spokesman said the revised plan reflected the “normal procedure” protocol that developed during the pandemic for all visiting heads of state or government.
After this happened, it didn’t take long for the rumors to start swirling…
Social media users started positing several possible scenarios to explain the scrapped live broadcast and the unusually long private meeting between the POTUS and the Pope.
However, it was a tweet by GOP pundit Amy Tarkanian revealing that Sleepy Joe may have had a bathroom accident during the meeting that got the most attention and sent online speculation into a tail spin.
Tarkanian tweeted, “The word around Rome is that Biden’s meeting with the Pope was unusually long because Biden had a bit of an ‘bathroom accident’ at the Vatican & it had to be addressed prior to him leaving. I know we joke often about this, but this is the actual rumor going around Rome now.”
The word around Rome is that Biden’s meeting with the Pope was unusually long because Biden had a bit of an “bathroom accident” at the Vatican & it had to be addressed prior to him leaving.
I know we joke often about this, but this is the actual rumor going around Rome now.
— Amy Tarkanian (@MrsT106) October 30, 2021
After that happened, the hashtag “#PoopyPantsBiden” started trending on social media.
One of my favorites was from user Ghosts of Truth Past who showed pictures of Biden’s arrival in the Vatican and his exit – where he’s wearing different colored suits, “On arrival: blue suit After #Shartweek Black Suit #PoopyPantsBiden #PoopGate”
— Ghost of Truths Past (@leesuigeneris) October 31, 2021
Again, here’s the thing…I get it. MANY people have accidents when they get to an advanced age. The difference is, these people aren’t usually the Leader of the Free World, nor is their competence discussed and debated publicly.
Did Joe Biden soil his suit?
Should it matter? No, not really – but in a time when everything is news and partisan actors are always looking for ammunition, the last thing you want to do is give it to them. But Joe Biden just gave his critics all kinds of ammunition.
Honestly, this makes me sad.
It truly makes me feel even sorrier for Sleepy Joe because I know that the guy doesn’t belong in office. He belongs at home, resting up and enjoying his retirement.
However, it makes me even sadder for the United States.
This guy is supposed to be our face, our representative, and it’s disturbingly apropos that Joe Biden may have crapped his pants for all the world to see.
His policies and decisions do the same to the legacy of his office.
“Human life, its growth, its hopes, fears, loves, et cetera, are the result of accidents” – Bertrand Russell