Politics

HOLD FOR APPLAUSE: Obama Says It's 'America's Good Fortune' to Have Joe as Prez —Then Silence

posted by Hannity Staff - 9.07.22

This is tough to watch.

The Obamas made their White House return on Wednesday for their official portrait unveilings, marking their first joint visit since leaving in 2017 and the return of a Washington tradition last celebrated a decade ago.

From CNN:

Wednesday’s ceremony in the East Room marked a rare occasion for a celebration among two presidential administrations, where President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden convened a who’s who of administration officials past and present — from the unique vantage point of having served in both.

The pieces, which will hang inside the White House for decades to come, are the first official portraits added to the White House Collection since then-President Obama held a bipartisan unveiling ceremony for George W. Bush and Laura Bush in 2012.

Obama briefly addressed the room, saying it’s “America’s good fortune” to have Biden in the Oval —but after he made the remark, there was an uncomfortable pause as nobody clapped for the obvious applause line.

“Thanks to your decency and thanks to your strength — maybe most of all thanks to your faith in democracy and the American people — the country’s better off than when you took office. And we should all be deeply grateful for that,” Obama said.

Watch the clip above. More from The Daily Wire below.

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