(A hill) — President Joe Biden celebrated his 80th birthday on Sunday, becoming the first octogenarian employee in the Oval Office.
Biden celebrated his birthday with a brunch hosted by First Lady Jill Biden. in accordance with White House press secretary Karin Jean-Pierre the day after Saturday the wedding of his granddaughter Naomi Biden on the South Lawn of the White House.
“A perfect birthday celebration filled with lots of love – and Joe’s favorite coconut cake!” the first lady tweeted, photo sharing members of the Biden family gathered around the table as the president blew out the birthday candle.
Neither is Biden made the call to the US men’s national soccer team as the FIFA World Cup kicked off in Qatar on Sunday.
“Coach, let me in, I’m ready to play with you guys, I know you’re a loser, but I’ll tell you what, your team has some of the best players in the world and you “I represent this country and I know that you’re going to play your heart out, so let’s shock them all,” Biden told the players.
Team USA will play their first game against Wales on Monday.
“Today, another community in America was torn apart by firearms. More families are left with an empty chair at the table and a hole in their lives that cannot be filled. When do we decide we’ve had enough? We must address the epidemic of public health violence in all its forms,” Biden said.
Biden also joined other lawmakers to celebrate Transgender Day of Remembrance after the shooting.
“There is no place for violence, hatred and bigotry in America. Yet, unfortunately, as yesterday’s attack in Colorado Springs reminds us, too many LGBTQI+ people in the United States — and around the world — continue to face unconscionable attacks,” Biden said in a statement.
The president’s 80th birthday comes as the political spotlight shifts from the midterm elections to the 2024 presidential election, former President Trump said last week announcing he will make another run to win back the White House.