Even Biden’s staff have no idea what he’s talking about: Current and former aides scramble to explain what chattering president means by outlandish outbursts like ‘God save the Queen’
- Even President Joe Biden’s staffers have no idea what he means when he says things like, “God save the Queen.”
- On Sunday, Axios headlined a story “Biden’s Weird Words,” detailing several Bidenisms that left aides scratching their heads
- During a speech Friday, Biden uttered “God save the Queen” and told the crowd not to turn him into a “dog face lying pony soldier,” leaving people irate
Even President Joe Biden’s staffers have no idea what he means when he says things like “God save the Queen” — which is how he ended a speech on gun safety on Friday.
On Sunday, Axios headlined a story ‘Biden’s weird words’, detailing several Bidenisms that aides scratched their heads.
Biden’s deputy press secretary Olivia Dalton initially said the reference to “God save the Queen” was made because the president was “commenting to someone in the crowd.”
Later, the White House did not respond when Axios asked the press office for interpretation.
Several current and former aides said they did not know what the phrase meant.
On Friday, President Joe Biden concluded a speech in Connecticut by saying “God save the Queen” and telling the audience not to turn him into a “dog-faced lying pony soldier.”
Others gave Axios contradictory statements.
Another notable time Biden used the phrase — as vice president in January 2017 when he endorsed President Donald Trump’s 2016 election victory — doesn’t make it any more understandable.
As an Irish-American, it is speculated that the president is using it sarcastically.
But Friday’s ruling comes nearly a year after the long-reigning British monarch’s death.
And Biden attended Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral.
During his speech in Connecticut on Friday, Biden not only ended his remarks with “God save the Queen,” but he also told the crowd not to turn him into a “dog-faced lying pony soldier,” a phrase he says came from a John Wayne movie.
President Joe Biden is captured Monday from a Palo Alto wildlife refuge. His use of Bidenisms prompted Axios to write a whole story on Sunday about ‘Biden’s weird words’
He had previously deployed a similar line at a 2020 New Hampshire campaign event — a bizarre moment that went viral.
A number of movie buffs have tried to track down the movie Biden was referring to, but came up short.
The film critic Farran Smith Nehme suggested at the time that Biden may have been thinking of the 1952 film Pony Soldier, but Wayne does not appear in that film.
Another standout phrase came during this year’s State of the Union address, when Biden told Republicans in Congress, “Good luck in your senior year.”
While the line seemed to be Biden sarcastically wishing House Republicans good luck, the White House wouldn’t say it — even when The New York Times wrote a whole story about the president who uses it.