Since 1924 it has been held in Washington the traditional Dinner of Correspondents of the White House, which takes place year after year. In it, one of the most anticipated moments is the speech of the president of the United States of America, in which he usually falls some other criticism of the current panorama of politics, the economy or journalism of the country, although almost always humorously, depending on the president who is in power each year.
In the case of Joe Biden, the current US president, his seriousness and formality are usually hallmarks of his speeches and media appearances. But in the appointment with the Correspondents’ Dinner, the president has let go and has opted for a much more humorous speechwhich almost seemed more like a monologue.
Among some of his pranks and jokes, the most talked about have been those directed personally at some of the most popular figures of the American right, like Donald Trump, Elon Musk, Tucker Carlson or Clarence Thomas, among many others.
As with any public action by President Biden, all eyes are on him, and Social networks are the perfect setting to collect the best momentsthe funniest, and even the most embarrassing that any camera has caught.
In the case of his speech at the House Correspondents Dinner, as we have pointed out, there have been several moments that have stood out for their humorous tone. But there is one in which some Twitter users have emphasized enough. This is the moment of the monologue in which Biden has referred to and mocked Elon Musk. In this Twitter video you can see what her words were:
“Not everybody loves NPR. Elon Musk tweeted that it should be defunded. The best way to make NPR go away is for Elon Musk to buy it”, which in Spanish would translate as: “Not everyone loves NPR. Elon Musk tweeted that it should be defunded. The best way to make NPR go away is for Elon Musk to buy it.».
These words refer to the dispute that occurred between Musk and the media outlet NPR, which the tycoon described as a “state-affiliated media outlet” for receiving public money, as is the case with other media outlets. This caused NPR’s Twitter outputwhich alleged through an article that this qualification was inaccurate and thus became the “first major news website to remain silent”, according to Europa Press.
Thus, Biden ridiculed Musk’s criticism of the medium, implying that if he wanted it to disappear, he had to buy it, referring to the bad situation that the companies that Elon Musk had taken over are recently experiencing, as is the case of the low numbers of Twitter since the owner of Tesla acquired the social network.