Joe Biden Whispers Again During Speech After White House Video Went Viral

President Joe Biden whispered on stage as he promoted the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal, only days after a similar low volume approach went viral on social media.

On Tuesday, at the Municipal Transit Utility in La Crosse, Wisconsin, Biden outlined his hopes to give tax breaks to ordinary families before dropping into a hushed tone.

Leaning forward on the platform, Biden whispered: "Hey guys, I think it's time to give ordinary people a tax break. The wealthy are doing fine," as those gathered burst into applause.

President Joe Biden at White House
President Joe Biden returns to the White House on June 29, 2021 in Washington, DC. He whispered into a microphone during a speech, days after a similar approach went viral. Win McNamee/Getty

This vocal approach mimicked the one he employed last Thursday during a White House press conference, in which he gave whispered responses to reporters' questions about the infrastructure plan.

After he was asked about additional relief for families reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic, Biden whispered over the lectern: "I got them $1.9 trillion in relief so far.

"They're going to be getting checks in the mail that are consequential this week for childcare."

Later, when asked how the deal was agreed amid low expectations, Biden said in a normal speaking voice that he always thought the outlook was good and that he was "not going to negotiate with the press when I'm negotiating privately."

He dropped to a whisper when he said: "I wrote the bill on the environment. Why would I not be for it?"

Last week, Joe Biden snapped at the press.

This week he's whispering at them.

— (@townhallcom) June 24, 2021

The way Biden made the comments caused a stir and a clip of the press briefing shared on Twitter by conservative website has been garnered over 4.7 million views as of Wednesday.

In comparison, his meeting with Queen Elizabeth earlier in June has been viewed around 900,000 times on the royal family's YouTube channel.

Biden's whispering approach was also mocked by Jimmy Kimmel on his show Jimmy Kimmel Live! and by the comedian Trevor Noah on The Daily Show. Conservative commentators also made fun of the whispering.

Meanwhile, Biden used Tuesday's speech to revisit the story of how he used to drive a bus when he was studying law at Syracuse University in New York.

The president's visit to La Crosse is part of a number of events to sell the bipartisan bill, which still faces an uncertain future in Congress amid some potential reluctance from Republicans who helped craft it, The Associated Press reported.

On Tuesday, Biden said the deal "isn't just the sum of its parts," describing it as a "signal to ourselves, and to the world, that American democracy can come through and deliver for all our people."

"America has always been propelled into the future by landmark investments," he added.

The White House declined to comment when contacted by Newsweek.

Update 6/30/21 12:30 p.m. ET: The article has been updated to include the White House response to a request for comment.