President Joe Biden shared an Instagram photo of his 81st birthday cake on Monday, setting the internet ablaze.
Biden is pictured sitting at the end seat of a large table, where a birthday cake engulfed in flames is set in front of the aging octogenarian, who grinned as his outstretched arms gripped the ends of the table.
“Thanks for the birthday well-wishes today, everyone,” the caption read. “Turns out on your 146th birthday, you run out of space for candles!”
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Social media users responded to the post with more than birthday wishes, as many took the opportunity to express discontent with the sitting president.
“Think about the 7,000+ kids who will never make it to their 18th birthday because of you,” another user wrote, seemingly alluding to the civilian death toll in Gaza. (RELATED: Scarborough Says You Have To Worry About The President’s Age)
“Is that cake supposed to represent America right now?” a third user wrote.
“I just want you to know it’s difficult turning 60” — Biden has jokes on his birthday pic.twitter.com/4uAyeCB3jp
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 20, 2023
On Monday, Biden joked that it was “difficult turning 60” before pardoning two turkeys for Thanksgiving. Earlier in 2023, the president responded to widespread concerns about his age by stating that he has gained “wisdom” over his long political career.