Joe Biden was called a “c**ksucker”, among other homophobic and racist slurs, as he grabbed an ice cream on Thursday afternoon (27 May).
Biden stopped off at an ice cream shop during a trip in Ohio to promote his progressive pitch to fix up the nation’s long faltering infrastructure.
But according to a White House press pool report, the president was met with a rather frosty reception at Honey Hut Ice Cream in Cleveland.
A “very angry person” began to lob insults at Biden, White House officials and members of the press as they walked back to their vans, the report said.
He screamed “f**k you, motherf***ers” and “c**ksuckers” at them.
— Tony Ganzer (@tony_ganzer) May 27, 2021
“The angry person also repeatedly yelled slurs for Black and gay people at the press and White House staff,” the pool report added.
RawStory reported that the man was allegedly a supporter of former president Donald Trump.
Nearby a man is screaming: Motherfucker at the entire entourage though Biden was likely far enough away not to hear him https://t.co/QswlaD8qRZ
— Anita Kumar (@anitakumar01) May 27, 2021
The man’s outburst came as Republican senators were expected to vote down a bill that would create a bipartisan commission to investigate the deadly Capitol Riot.
Commenting on the move, Biden said at the ice cream hut: “I can’t imagine anyone voting against establishing a commission on the greatest assault since the Civil War on the Capitol.”
“But at any rate, I came for ice cream.”
This wasn’t the only time that day that Biden’s typically cool approach to unity showed signs of melting.
During a speech at the Cuyahoga Community College, Biden offered the press a real scoop as he tore into GOP lawmakers for touting the benefits of his party’s COVID-19 relief package, the American Rescue Plan, despite not actually voting for it.
“I’m not going to embarrass any one of them, but I have — here — a list of how back in their districts, they’re bragging about the Rescue Plan,” he joked.
“I mean, some people have no shame.”