Video of Easter Bunny Interrupting Joe Biden Viewed 5 Million Times

Clips of the Easter Bunny interrupting President Joe Biden while he was busy talking about Afghanistan and Pakistan, and chatting with children attending Monday's White House's Easter egg roll, have gone viral on social media, having been watched almost over five million times.

An 11-second clip, shared by public relations consultant and former political adviser Thomas C. Dillon on Twitter on Monday, shows Biden engaging in conversation with reporters and guests of the White House's event when a staff member dressed in an Easter Bunny costume hops into the scene, unceremoniously interrupting Biden and waving their hands in front of him, redirecting him elsewhere.

"The Easter Bunny is here, Mr President!," a voice joyously announces before Biden is whisked away.

According to the New York Post, Biden was responding to a question from Afghan reporter Nazira Karimi before the bunny cut him off.

In two separate clips, the scene is somehow repeated when the same staff member wearing the Easter Bunny suit can be seen running to the President, who was talking with children in the crowd, and once again redirecting him elsewhere.

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US President Joe Biden alongside the Easter Bunny, participates in the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC on April 18, 2022. Clips of the Easter Bunny interrupting Biden during the event have become viral. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images

The three clips together got almost over five million views and social media were lit up with thousands of comments, including those from Biden's political opponents.

Abigail Marone, press secretary for Republican senator Josh Hawley—the first senator to object to certifying Biden's victory at the 2020 presidential election—commented on the clips on Twitter, saying "Why is the Easter Bunny directing the President of the United States."

Hawley later tweeted about the clips himself, saying "This Administration has officially reached peak absurdity."

Buzz Paterson, a Republican who ran as a California House candidate in 2020 but failed to be elected, wrote on Twitter: "Some staffer in a bunny outfit interrupts the most important person in the world. Only in Biden's America."

Daughter of former Republican senator and twice presidential candidate John McCain, Meghan McCain, commented on the clips blaming White House staff for not trusting Biden enough.

"The absolute distrust and disrespect our President's staff has for him and his capabilities to lead and speak in public is disgraceful. Shame on his team, shame on them. Why are they treating him like this? Because all this does is alarm the American public watching this."

After the egg roll event, the Easter Bunny hopped on the White House press briefing on Monday, preceding press secretary Jen Psaki on the podium and pretending to take questions from journalists.

"Who knows who's under here?," Psaki laughed pointing at the bunny. "No more bunny business," she said, thanking the Easter Bunny for joining before the staff member in the holiday suit left the podium.

The identity of the Easter Bunny was initially rumored to be White House's press assistant Angela Perez, who had tweeted a photo of the same Easter Bunny attending the egg roll sitting at a press office desk.

The bunny was later revealed to be Meghan Hay, special assistant to the president and director of message planning at the White House, a role which explains why the bunny was taking the liberty to redirect the president through his engagements of the day and give him instructions.

The event marked the return of the traditional Easter egg roll at the White House after two years of absence due to the pandemic.

The President and first lady Jill Biden welcomed thousands of guests, including children, in the rainy South Lawn of the White House.

"After the pandemic kept us apart last year, it was an honor to welcome folks to the People's House for the 2022 White House Easter EGGucation Roll," wrote Biden on Twitter after the event."