An object fell and hit Democrat President Joe Biden during a speech that he delivered on Tuesday about trying to lower costs for American families amid the skyrocketing inflation rates that Americans have experienced during Biden’s presidency.
While it was not completely clear what the object was that hit Biden, speculation was rampant online that a bird had defecated on the president.
Biden “was delivering a speech Tuesday in Menlo, Iowa — within what he described as a barn of some sort — where POTUS was talking about infrastructure, inflation and figuring out a way to lower costs for Americans … all in the framework of the farming industry,” TMZ reported. “While he was talking about seeing the work they do there and giving these folks praise, something fell down from above — and it wasn’t a little miracle … it was fowl poo.”
Donald Trump Jr. responded to the incident by tweeting out a video of it, writing: “Even the birds know. Apparently a bird just s*** on Biden in Iowa. That bird speaks for anyone who’s filled their tank or gone shopping in the last 18 months.”
Even the birds know. Apparently a bird just shit on Biden in Iowa. That bird speaks for anyone who’s filled their tank or gone shopping in the last 18 months.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) April 12, 2022
“We are all the bird that pooped on him,” former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Monica Crowley tweeted.
“Biden is still speaking, oblivious to the bird s*** on his lapel,” Free Beacon Executive Editor Brent Scher tweeted. “Truly amazing stuff.”
RNC Rapid Response Director Tommy Pigott tweeted: “When even birds know your lies about inflation are full of it.”
Bloomberg White House correspondent Justin Sink claimed that it wasn’t bird poop that landed on Biden’s shoulder, but “bits of corn flying around from the corn silo.”
(it was bits of corn flying around from the corn silo; the event was indoors) https://t.co/CZwSJZvf1o
— Justin Sink (@justinsink) April 12, 2022
“The event was indoors,” he added.
Editor’s note: This article has been expanded to include additional information.