Only some portions of Biden’s remarks to Murphy were caught on the open mic — in a leak that’s not the first time that Biden has inadvertently spoken profanities into a live microphone. It’s not entirely clear why Biden saw it fit to tout the brand of his family name. The president was ostensibly on Florida’s Gulf Coast to spearhead hurricane relief efforts, not to shore up support for a Biden political dynasty. Biden has frequently touted what he depicts as his own blue-collar background as a candidate and as president, but his statement more closely resembled a line from “The Godfather” or “The Sopranos.” The Biden surname has been tarnished by the numerous drug addiction and corruption scandals of Hunter Biden. To be fair, the mayor did appear to take it in stride, fluffing the ego of the commander in chief. “You’re g****** right,” Murphy responded. The Florida Hurricane Ian trip saw Biden participate in relief events with Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican who is widely considered a potential campaign opponent for Biden in 2024.
Biden says on hot mic: “No one fucks with a Biden…” pic.twitter.com/Oo814Z8JY1— Greg Price (@greg_price11) October 5, 2022
The leaders managed to place politics aside for joint hurricane relief appearances, although the optics of some joint events did draw attention.
President Biden and Florida Governor DeSantis pic.twitter.com/igXigXXS3Y— CSPAN (@cspan) October 5, 2022
Biden mentioned a rule against arguing “with your brother outside the house” to the mayor, a possible reference to his appearance with DeSantis. Biden admitted that DeSantis has done a “good job” with hurricane emergency management during the crisis, touting the joint state-federal efforts as a success. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
The Biden-DeSantis press conference: pic.twitter.com/OsXdjkJ7QD— Philip Melanchthon Wegmann (@PhilipWegmann) October 5, 2022