Joe Biden Goes Out for Ice Cream in January as Border Crisis and Russia Tensions Escalate

US President Joe Biden carries an ice cream cone as he leaves Jeni's Ice Cream in Washington, DC, on January 25, 2022. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)
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President Joe Biden left the White House Tuesday to get ice cream, even as tensions with Russia escalate and the border crisis intensifies.

The president made a surprise trip outside the White House to visit a small business in Washington, DC, and also stopped for an ice cream cone even though the weather was 34 degrees.

The president did not address the border crisis during his trip.

US President Joe Biden shops for gifts during a visit to Honey Made, a small business in Washington, DC, on January 25, 2022. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

President Joe Biden picks up a mug depicting Kamala Harris while visiting Honey Made, a small business in Washington, DC, on January 25, 2022. (SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

In December, apprehensions along the southwest border with Mexico jumped for the second straight month to 170,186, more than 139 percent over the same month in 2021.

The Biden administration continues releasing migrants apprehended at the border into the country, including dozens of single adult men who were transported to Miami, Houston, and Atlanta after they were caught in Texas, according to Fox News.

The president did discuss with reporters the escalating tensions with Russian President Vladimir Putin over the possibility of Russia invading Ukraine.

“You know, I’ll be completely honest with you. It’s a little bit like reading tea leaves,” he said.

The president said he felt “obligated” to send American troops to bolster American allies and warned Putin against invading Ukraine.

“This would be the largest, if he were to move in, we’re almost forced to do the largest invasion since World War Two,” Biden said. “And it will change the world.”

 

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