President Biden on Monday told a young boy that he could "go steal a pumpkin" to avoid his "boring" speech about Thanksgiving.
The 80-year-old Biden made the comment at an event in North Carolina, in an apparent attempt at humor, when he approached the eldest of four children whose Marine Corps mother had just introduced the president, according to the New York Post.
"This has to be boring, boring, boring for these kids who are standing up here," said Biden, as the boy and members of his family grinned and smiled. “You’re allowed to do anything you want to do, including go steal a pumpkin if you want – anything you want to do.”
The boy instead remained on stage to listen to the president, on stage in front of decorative pumpkins.