The nation has watched Joe Biden struggle to grasp what is appropriate behavior in his interactions with children. On Friday, Jill Biden joined him in a miscalculation of her own.
In a strange determination to drive home a medical narrative to young children, Jill thanked Sesame Street’s Elmo for getting his vaccine.
‘Our friend Elmo and his dad, Louie, talked to their pediatrician and learned that getting the vaccine is the best way to keep Elmo and the whole Sesame Street neighborhood safe and healthy!’ Jill Biden tweeted ‘So, reach out to your pediatrician to get the answers you need.’
Our friend Elmo and his dad, Louie, talked to their pediatrician and learned that getting the vaccine is the best way to keep Elmo and the whole @SesameStreet neighborhood safe and healthy!
So, reach out to your pediatrician to get the answers you need. 💕 https://t.co/vwv3XZDuf9
— Jill Biden (@FLOTUS) July 1, 2022
Sen. Ted Cruz took to social media to condemn Sesame Street for using Elmo to ‘aggressively advocate for vaccinating children under 5’ and without ‘scientific evidence.’
Thanks, @sesamestreet for saying parents are allowed to have questions!
You then have @elmo aggressively advocate for vaccinating children UNDER 5.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) June 28, 2022
Tired of a worn-out vaccine narrative, other Twitter users also weighed in.
it could have been worse. Thank god for Elmo’s vaccine. pic.twitter.com/JuhnngDZDi
— Soshel Distens (@ruhzistns) June 29, 2022
Unfortunately, the left knows that using Sesame Street and Elmo to advance propoganda can be effective.
DOSE 1 DONE!!
My pandemic babies joined Elmo and got their C19 vaccine! These past 2.5 years have been so freaking hard, but this milestone makes my mama heart so happy.
So many people made this possible, including 11K parents that volunteered for clinical trials. THANK YOU pic.twitter.com/U6uy5xk0GT
— Katelyn Jetelina (@dr_kkjetelina) June 30, 2022