Joe Biden appears to be directed away from Afghanistan question...by the Easter Bunny

Mr Biden was speaking to visitors at the annual Easter Egg Roll at the White House on Monday when the incident occured

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Joe Biden appeared to be distracted when answering a question about Afghanistan by the Easter Bunny.

The US President was speaking to visitors in attendance at the annual Easter Egg Roll at the White House on Monday.

And footage appears to show a person dressed in an Easter Bunny costume pulling Mr Biden away mid-sentence while he was discussing Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Mr Biden looked visibly confused by the intervention, before he walked off from the visitors.

US President Joe Biden with adviser Meghan Hays, dressed as the Easter Bunny
US President Joe Biden with adviser Meghan Hays, dressed as the Easter Bunny
US President Joe Biden
US President Joe Biden

The incident was joked about by several Republicans on Twitter.

Republican senator Josh Hawley’s press secretary Abigail Marone said: “Why is the Easter Bunny directing the President of the United States?”

While Republican operative Jake Schneider added “Even the Easter Bunny knows not to let Joe Biden talk foreign policy.”

Later, Mr Biden was flanked by two Easter bunnies during a speech at the event.

He told visitors: "This year we're finally getting together again and it's so special.

"It means so much to see and hear the children and all the families show up to be here today."

One of those dressed up as the Easter Bunny was Director of Message Planning Meghan Hays.

Ms Hays later shared an image of herself with Mr Biden, and First Lady Jill Biden, where she is unmasking herself as one of the bunnies.

This isn’t the first time the US President has been the centre of an embarrassing moment after he confused Iranians with Ukrainians when discussing the Russian invasion and shook hands with thin air in separate incidents.

Mr Biden also managed to insult Irish people during a St Patrick's Day speech back in March.

He said: "Well, I just want you to know, I may be Irish but I'm not stupid. I married Dominic Giacoppo's daughter," he referencing the name of Jill Biden's dad, Donald Jacobs.