President Joe Biden doesn’t know how the internet works.
Of course, that’s really no surprise for a president who isn’t sure what year we’re in, where he’s at, or what his current job is. So when he bizarrely claimed that low-income families are parking outside their local McDonald’s so they can “hear” the internet better, maybe we shouldn’t be surprised.
We should, however, laugh hysterically…then cry at the dismal state of our leadership.
“We’re going to make high-speed internet affordable and available to everywhere in America,” Biden vowed during his remarks Wednesday in Baltimore, where he touted his $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that’s supposedly going to save us all from crumbling bridges, climate change, and crappy web connections.
And then it got…weird.
“Those of you who have kids in school when we, we’ve been going to this hybrid thing — some in class, some out of class — how many times if you haven’t… if you don’t live in an area where you have high-speed internet you can afford, how many times have you driven your kids to the parking lot of McDonald’s and sat there going off the McDonald’s internet so you could hear?” he asked.
“No, I’m not joking. Think of this — the United States of America, for God’s sake,” he went on.
And he’s right – he’s not joking. Unfortunately.
It’s not immediately clear why one would be able to “hear” the internet better in a McDonald’s parking lot than in their own home, or how many parents have been sitting outside their local fast food joint with their kids in the backseat just so they could bum off the WiFi. But considering the fact that only about 6 percent of the entire country lacks access to high-speed internet, I’m guessing probably not very many.
(Cover Photo: Gage Skidmore)