Not once, but twice, one of the festively clad bunnies stepped in and redirected President Biden away from the press mid-sentence.
The videos set social media abuzz, questioning who was in the bunny suit and why they would be directing the president so diligently away from the press.
— 2020 Father of the Year (@ClassicCityGod1) April 19, 2022
The identities of the bunnies were eventually revealed—coincidentally, both of them happen to be on Biden’s communications team, Western Journal reported.
The first was unmasked to reveal Meghan Hays, director of message planning.
— Meghan Hays (@MegHays46) April 18, 2022
The second ended up being White House press assistant, Angela Perez.
Hopping on a zoom call. 🐰 pic.twitter.com/voxLi3lA77
— Angela Perez (@ADCPerez46) April 18, 2022
Two official staff members of Biden’s communications team donned Easter Bunny mascot suits, and seem to have been tasked to keep the president from talking to reporters.
Many were quick to point out the irony:
It looks like Meghan Hays, the WH director of “message planning,” was the bunny who interrupted POTUS’ comments on Afghanistan.
Clearly Biden’s message was not planned 🥴 https://t.co/TZEgItIht2
— Abigail Marone 🇺🇸 (@abigailmarone) April 18, 2022
Joy Pullman, reporter for The Federalist, wrote a piece comparing America’s government to the Stalin-era “Potemkin village.”
“The term ‘Potemkin village’ arose in Russia to describe empty buildings set up as propaganda, to give a false impression of industry and life…. That is precisely what the U.S. federal government has been now for many years.”