President Biden Jokes About Boeing: “I Don’t Sit By The Door”

President Biden Jokes About Boeing: "I Don't Sit By The Door"
Photo Credit: Boeing.

At a campaign fundraiser this week, President Biden made a joke about Boeing saying that he doesn’t “sit by the door” of Air Force One.

Revealed by The New York Post, such a joke was made at Radio City Music Hall when raising money for his upcoming presidential campaign.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

The Full Words From President Biden on Boeing…


President Biden Jokes About Boeing: "I Don't Sit By The Door"
Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

It is understood that President Biden said the following on the Boeing mishap to comedian Steven Colbert at the event:

“I don’t sit by the door”.

“I’m only kidding. I shouldn’t joke about that”.

Whilst he may be joking about this, it has caused controversy in the United States, and such words have done with other politicians in the past.

Earlier this month, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said he’d hesitate to fly on a Boeing aircraft.

He said this was because “he values his life”, as per reporting from Bloomberg.

“I now prefer flying in Airbus over Boeing — my family too, they care about me”, he said.

Not a Good Look on the Planemaker?


President Biden Jokes About Boeing: "I Don't Sit By The Door"
Photo Credit: Boeing.

President Biden becomes the second high-profile global politician to mention something about the mishaps at Boeing.

It does not portray a good luck at the American planemaker, who have been making improvements to their products over the last few months.

This week, it was revealed that the CEO Dave Calhoun will step down at the end of this year.

This also included the immediate departure of Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Stan Deal as well.

Even if it was a joke by President Biden, it still highlights the situation that the American planemaker is facing.

Overall…


In conclusion, Boeing will continue to go through the next stage of transformative change following the Alaska Airlines incident in January.

Furthermore, such criticism of the American planemaker doesn’t just come from AS1282.

It also comes from the fact that two Boeing 737 MAX aircraft crashed a few years ago as well.

Whilst President Biden may have been joking, it exposes the difficult situation that the planemaker may face for years to come.

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