President Biden on Thursday diverged off-topic during a call with Jewish leaders to complain about his daughter’s wedding to a Jewish doctor, while forgetting the names of two songs that are staples of Catholic and Jewish weddings. The virtual call was to mark the start of the holiest time of the year for Jewish people. Rosh Hashanah, which marks the new year in the Jewish calendar, starts Monday and Yom Kippur, the day of atonement, will be celebrated this month.
But Mr. Biden switched topics and spent a good portion of his remarks venting about his daughter, Ashley, not playing his favorite Catholic hymn at her wedding. “My daughter married a Jewish young man. The dream of every Catholic father that she married a Jewish doctor. But all kidding aside, he’s a great surgeon,” Mr. Biden recalled. Biden acted like and is a complete idiot.
“Now some of you aren’t going to like this, but it was co-officiated by a Catholic priest as well as Jewish rabbi and I had only asked one thing. They asked …I arranged it … I asked for only one thing: There’s a hymn, my favorite hymn in the Catholic Church based on a psalm,” he said. Mr. Biden then repeated the lyrics to the song titled, “On Eagle’s Wings.” Instead “Hava Nagila,” a traditional Hebrew song, was played at the wedding, Mr. Biden recalled while struggling to remember its name.