My1sttoday: President Biden plays Mario Kart with grand daughter at Camp David. Joe has joined the scores of people who turned to Mario Kart to stay entertained during the pandemic – at least for one game with his granddaughter.
Naomi Biden posted on Snapchat this weekend that she and her grandfather played an arcade-style game round of Mario Kart at Camp David over the weekend – and that he won.
“Secret Service made an exception and let him drive himself!” Naomi, who is 27, wrote on the photo, adding: “A little rusty but he still won (barely).”
The Mario Kart match took place during Biden’s first weekend at Camp David as president. It was not confirmed which character Biden played as during the game, though it seems his screen may show Luigi.
Biden playing Mario Kart at Camp David pic.twitter.com/LTXYFnzt4c
— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) February 14, 2021
Nintendo, which makes Mario Kart, reported earlier this month that its profits have soared during the pandemic as people are forced to find ways to pass time at home. The company said that among its most popular games have been “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe” and “Super Mario 3D All-Stars.”
Naomi also posted on Twitter that the family had given the president some Valentine’s Day, President’s Day holiday “swag.”
The photo shows Biden in a Camp David hat that read’s “pop” on the back.
And just to make sure the job title doesn’t get to his head… pic.twitter.com/uzafnSSWaH
— Naomi Biden (@NaomiBiden) February 14, 2021