Biden says he put a dead dog on a Republican’s doorstep while serving as a Delaware County official and vows to “work like the devil” to lower gas prices in a National Association of Counties speech.
- President Joe Biden recalled his time at New Castle County Council during a speech at the National Association of Counties.
- Biden told the Washington Hilton crowd that “I know from personal experience how hard your job is.”
- He recalled representing the middle class to a working-class district with “one very wealthy district” within it.
- Biden said the woman, “obviously not of the same political views as me,” wanted to remove the dead dog from her yard.
- She pointed out to Biden, who was in her 20s, that she was paying him a salary and demanded to pick up the dog that night.
- — So, I went. I picked it up. She said I want to get him out of my yard,” Biden said. “I put it on her doorstep,” he said, laughing.
President Joe Biden reminisced about his time on New Castle County Council during a speech at the National Association of Counties Legislative Conference on Tuesday.
Biden told the crowd at the Washington Hilton, “I know from personal experience how hard your job is.”
He recalled representing the middle class to a working-class district with “one very wealthy district” within it.
“And one night I got a call, a woman told me – apparently not from the same political persuasions as I am – call me and say: “I have a dead dog on my lawn,” the president said.
“And I said, ‘Yes, ma’am, did you call the county?’ And she said, “Yeah, they’re not here.” And I said, “OK, I’ll pick them up in the morning,” he recalled.
The woman did not accept this answer.
“She said, ‘I want to be fired now, I’m paying you a salary,'” the president said.
— So, I went. I picked it up. She said I want to get him out of my yard,” Biden said. “I put it on her doorstep,” he added, laughing.
President Joe Biden told attendees of the 2022 National Association of Counties Legislative Conference that he once left a dead dog on the doorstep of a Republican woman while serving as a county official in Delaware.
The President admitted, “I’ve gotten a lot better since then.”
Biden was in his early 20s when he served on the county council of Delaware’s most populous county before winning the race for the US Senate at age 29.
“I used to give my phone number, I can’t anymore,” he told the crowd. “They don’t even let me have a phone anymore.”
Biden then delivered the same message as he has in recent days.
“I will work like hell to bring down the price of gasoline,” he vowed.
“We will continue to work to strengthen the supply chain and reduce the cost of all commodities, especially food and cars,” he continued.
But Biden again insisted on “building better than it was” – the social spending package, in fact, killed in the Senate because moderate Senator Joe Manchin said he would vote no – as a way to reduce Americans’ spending.
“Look, families are going broke because of the cost of everyday things,” he said. “I know gas and food prices have gone up, we are working to bring them down.”
Biden pointed to his family, who he said felt it when gas prices shot up.
“I understand,” the president said.
“These are essentials. But that’s not all the family needs,” he said.
“So while we’re working on supply chains and working on lowering the cost of things that we’re talking about that have grown so much. We still have other ways to ease the burden on working-class families,” the president said, pointing to items such as childcare that were included in the Rebuild Back Better program.