A video of President Joe Biden laughing in response to a reporter who asked him about the possibility of pardoning former President Donald Trump has gone viral.
On Monday, Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy asked the president what he thought about pardoning Trump, who has not been convicted of any crimes, although he was found responsible for sexually abusing and defaming E. Jean Carroll. in civil court. Biden seemed to find the hypothetical question amusing.
Doocy’s question stems from recent reports that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is running against Trump for the Republican nomination, has expressed a willingness to pardon his rival.
“Where are you with the idea of presidents pardoning Trump?” Doocy asks Biden, who appears to chuckle in response to the question before turning and walking away without answering.
He viral post on Twitter it had garnered over 1.2 million views and over 12,700 likes as of Monday night.
Trump faces several criminal investigations, including in connection with his alleged involvement in the riots on January 6, 2021, where his supporters stormed the Capitol in an effort to overturn Biden’s 2020 presidential election victory.
In a separate investigation, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg has been investigating Trump for possible violations of campaign finance laws for alleged hush money payments made to adult film star Stormy Daniels. Trump was indicted in March in connection with the case.
Another investigation is looking into the former president’s handling of classified documents. Trump has continued to maintain his innocence regarding all of the investigations.
news week contacted representatives for Biden and Trump by email for comment.
DeSantis formally entered the race when he launched his presidential campaign on Wednesday after months of speculation about whether he would run.
When asked if he would consider pardoning Trump during an interview with The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show Last week, DeSantis said he would use “pardon power” in cases where the federal government had been “armed against disadvantaged groups.”
Biden mocking Doocy’s question on Monday is not out of the ordinary, as the president and Fox News reporter have been the source of a lot of viral content on social media.
Doocy, whom Biden once referred to as a “one horse pony,” has a history of clashing with the president. Last year, Biden was caught on a live microphone calling the White House reporter a “stupid son of a bitch.” Biden has also said that he likes Doocy even though his questions often have a sharp “edge.”