After the horrific shooting at Covenant School in Nashville, President Joe Biden was set to address the media.
It should have been, perhaps, the most serious press conference of his entire presidency.
"I came down because I heard there was chocolate chip ice cream. By the way, I have a whole refrigerator full upstairs," he opened.
Understandably, America was furious.
Former Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican from New Jersey, said that Biden definitely misunderstood the moment:
To say that he misunderstood the moment would be an understatement. You know, the president is watching, you’d hope before he comes down there, the awful scenes from the shooting and the reactions of family members and friends of people in that school and to be coming down, joking about the fact that he’s Jill Biden’s husband and looking for chocolate chip ice cream is hardly the way to start it. There’s no way to talk about something like this except to say that for all of us that are parents, what we dread every day is the news about the health and life of our children. So, there’s no room to joke in that circumstance at all. Certainly not from the president of the United States.
"It’s not about playing politics, and unfortunately, the second worst thing to make a joke on a day like today is to play politics with it. Unfortunately, that is exactly what the president did. He went back to the old playbook," Christie concluded.