Joe Biden makes plans to invite Actor Ernest Borgnine to visit White House
Jake Heelein (TheLorian)
This will mark the second attempt the Biden Administration has made in utilizing mainstream figures to promote vaccinations to the younger generation.
In a press conference Monday morning, Joe Biden unveiled the White House’s plans to invite actor Ernest Borgnine, 95, to the White House. This step is in conjunction with what appears to be a continued effort to reach the younger generation about vaccine safety through popular figures. Earlier in the year, the Biden Administration invited Gen-Z musician and actress Olivia Rodrigo to the White House to talk about the safety of vaccinations. The goal: get the younger generation of Americans vaccinated. And while the last event appeared to be a success, Biden is confident that with Borgnine on board, things can only get better.
“Nobody knows the younger generation better than Joe Biden. It was Kamala’s idea to bring that Olivia girl in, but what America needs is Ernie,” Biden said from the White House press briefing room.
To many, Ernest Borgnine is best known for playing the titular role of Marty in the film of the same name. However, Millennial and Gen Z audiences may know Borgnine best for his voice work; throughout his life, Borgnine voiced the character Mermaid-Man in “Spongebob Squarepants.” It is unknown at this time whether Joe Biden is aware of this information.
Borgnine’s appearance in the White House will mark the largest undertaking of the Biden administration, considering that the elderly actor historically passed away on July 8, 2012. When Biden was asked about Borgnine’s passing, he stated, “That’s a bunch of malarkey.” When he was later shown news reports confirming Borgnine’s passing, Biden remained hopeful. “Joe Biden wouldn’t be where Joe Biden is today if Joe Biden let impossibility get in the way!” stated President Joe Biden.
No date has been set for Borgnine’s visit, but White House officials insist they have contacted mediums to make sure that the ghost of Ernest Borgnine can promote vaccination safety.