There are dandelions on the White House lawn. We learned this on Thursday when the Bidens, POTUS and FLOTUS, traversed it en route Marine One to head for Georgia, the renowned Voter Suppression State, where the president was to hold a drive-in event.
During their trek across the lawn, POTUS stooped to pick an expired dandelion for FLOTUS. According to a report carried by Fox 5 NY, Dr. Jill accepted the white fluffball and toted it in her left hand to the helicopter.
President Biden stops and picks a dandelion for First Lady Dr. Jill Biden as they board Marine One en route to Georgia. pic.twitter.com/unPZ7nrJU9
— CSPAN (@cspan) April 29, 2021
A social media meltdown ensued.
Look at them, being all normal and stuff. Love to see it.
— LolaLou (@LolaLouLL) April 29, 2021
We are so fortunate to have them both!! ?
— longislander (@longislander764) April 29, 2021
The President demonstrating that he is an example of a man, loving, affectionate, respectful, humble, sensitive, simple, a great human being
— ines segarra (@InesSegarra68) April 29, 2021
It is so AWESOME to have a great human being as President again!
— Michael Sykes (@TravelFoolMan) April 29, 2021
Aww! And FLOTUS dress and shoes ???
— Kristin (@Kristin1185) April 30, 2021
Some observers were less enthusiastic.
Ear-piece: "Joe, you're on camera. Now walk straight, pick up the dandelion in front of you and give it to your wife. We need to keep doing this for PR"
— Coouge (@coouge) April 29, 2021
Like on the lawn of a mental hospital.
— Tom Katz (@tomkatz) April 29, 2021
This guy got a minor ratio for calling the dandelion a weed.
How sweet. I wonder what my wife would say if I gave her a weed.
— Nick (@nickelodeonSTL) April 29, 2021
Whatever. I’m still kind of back on that “there are dandelions on the White House lawn” thing. Maybe, as Ben Bowles discussed earlier — cued by Brian Williams’s lament — COVID really is messing with the “majesty and pomp” of Biden’s presidency. The lawn is probably infested with clover too. As I recall, the White House does have an apiary, so at least these otherwise-annoying species may be put to good use.
Meanwhile, yes, that’s Dr. Jill wearing a lemon-tree print dress, a matching mask, and yellow pumps. Don’t ask me; I know nothing.
Later in the day, the Bidens visited Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter at their home in Plains. The Carters are 93, and as you can see, Rosalynn still gets around with a walker. She wasn’t wearing a mask though.
Rosalynn Carter isn't wearing a mask.https://t.co/ckIn1KlCQ1
— J.E. Dyer (@OptimisticCon) April 29, 2021
But when you’re 93 and you can still see your guests to the door — hats off to you.