Democratic President Joe Biden was excoriated by many online after he made a bizarre claim about who is responsible for raising children in the United States.
Biden and first lady Jill Biden honored educators who were nominated to be teachers of the year for 2023 at the White House when the president made the comments.
“I never thought, as a student of history, I never thought I’d be a president who's fighting against elected officials trying to ban and banning books,” Biden said during his speech. “I’ve never met a parent wants a politician dictating what their kid can learn and what they can think, or who they can be.”
He then quoted Rebecka Peterson, a calculus teacher from Oklahoma who had been named teacher of the year.
"Rebecka put a teacher’s creed into words when she said, 'There’s no such thing as someone else’s child.' No such thing as someone else’s child," Biden repeated.
"Our nation’s children are all our children," he added.
Biden's comments were immediately circulated across social media where they were vehemently and colorfully rejected.
"My Children do not belong to you or the government. Keep your perverted hands and government away from them," responded activist Ryan Cunningham.
"Parents, your children are NOT property of the state. This is not the Soviet Union. You must stand up for Parental Rights!" replied Rep. Mary Miller of Illinois.
"This is insane. The government isn’t a replacement for family. That’s why Governor DeSantis has always stood strong for parental rights," tweeted the DeSantis War Room.
Others highlighted the inherent absurdity of the claim.
"So if you have an abortion you just killed my child," responded the account for Life News.
Others chose to mock Biden based on the poor life choices made by his son, Hunter Biden.
In one video posted to Twitter, the comments garnered nearly 900k views in less than a day.
Here's the video of Biden's bizarre comment:
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