An unconfirmed report stated that President Joe Biden’s unprecedently long visit with Pope Francis was due to a bathroom emergency.
CBS Senior White House correspondent Weijia Jiang questioned Biden’s unusually long visit with the Pope when the President stopped in Rome before traveling on to the G20 Summit in Glasgow. Biden’s visit was noticeably longer than those of former Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump.
“The Vatican shared that President Biden and Pope Francis met privately for one hour and 15 minutes, which is a long time for the Pope to spend with any world leader. President Obama’s one on one meeting lasted for 50 minutes. President Trump’s was 30 minutes,” Jiang tweeted.
The rumor started shortly after with a tweet from former Republican Nevada Chairwoman Amy Tarkanian, who claimed without presenting any evidence that Biden’s alleged accident was the topic of much discussion in Rome.
“The word around Rome is that Biden’s meeting with the Pope was unusually long because Biden had a bit of a ‘bathroom accident’ at the Vatican & it had to be addressed prior to him leaving,” she tweeted. “I know we joke often about this, but this is the actual rumor going around Rome now.”
Within a matter of hours, #PoopyPantsBiden, #ShartWeek, and #PoopGate were trending all over social media.