As Joe Biden’s reputation continues to decline, late-night comedy shows—once a bulwark of loyal support—but now are progressively turning against him.
The most recent instance is when drag queen RuPaul mocked the president for getting COVID-19, saying that the last time President Biden was as sick, “he got scurvy on Noah’s Ark.”
On Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC, RuPaul took Jimmy Kimmel’s place. during Thursday. He discussed the White House’s declaration that the president had tested positive for the coronavirus during his opening monologue.
“According to the White House, Biden is feeling pretty good for a 300-year-old man. Joe said his symptoms are mild and he’ll be back to falling off his bike in no time,” RuPaul said.
The show then shared a mocked video message from Biden in which President “Joey Second Nickels” stated that he contracted the COVID after “one of the neighborhood kids sneezed in my Ovaltine,” and that his only symptoms are a few sniffles and “I can’t feel my right leg, but that’s because I fell asleep on the commode.”
A voiceover that sounded like Biden’s was heard, over a video of Biden coughing, “Hey, buckaroos, it’s your pal Joey Sack-a-nickels! As you’ve probably heard, I’ve got a case of the COVID,”
“One of the neighborhood kids sneezed in my Ovaltine, but I’m doing A-OK! I’m vaxxed and boosted, guzzling jugs of Dr. McGoose’s Vigor Tonic,” the voiceover continued, “My only symptoms are a few sniffles and I can’t feel my right leg! And that’s only cause I fell asleep on the commode. Believe me, kemosabe, this is nothing compared to the time my grandpappy caught Shepherd’s Foot. They had to take him behind the lumberyard and put him down.”
“Level is I’ll be proper again to fixing the econ – econ – Matthew McConaughey?” he said, confused, while various photos of the actor without a shirt appeared. Oh boy, he’s one thing else, huh? By no means wears a shirt, good strategy to catch a chilly. Perhaps that’s why he obtained COVID and I needed to make this message for him. Anyway, really feel higher buddy! Now, what was I speaking about?”
“You know, Biden hasn’t been this sick since the time he got scurvy on Noah’s Ark,” RuPaul said laughing.
After Kamala Harris who also tested positive in April, the 79-year-old president, who has been boosted four times, is said to be experiencing “very mild symptoms.” Biden erroneously asserted in July 2021 that “You’re not going to get COVID if you have these vaccinations,” and he implied that COVID was a “pandemic of the unvaccinated” in January 2022.
However, according to a letter issued by Kevin O’Connor, the president’s doctor, Biden is currently suffering from moderate symptoms, mostly a runny nose, an infrequent dry cough, and exhaustion. Biden received his diagnosis following his return from tours to the Middle East and New England.
In a statement, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said, “This morning, President Biden tested positive for COVID-19, He is fully vaccinated and twice boosted and experiencing very mild symptoms.”
And is taking Paxlovid and is isolated at the White House, consistent with CDC guidelines. He will “continue to work in isolation until he tests negative,” and will return to work in person once he has a negative test.
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