White House Event Gets More Attention Than The Biden Admin Would Like

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Recently the White House held an event screening of the movie “Flamin Hot,” which was directed by Democrat donor and actress Eva Longoria.

The President went on a pander fest and at one point made a really weird statement about the actress.

From the New York Post:

The 48-year-old Hollywood actress joined the 80-year-old president on the South Lawn Thursday night for a film screening of “Flamin’ Hot” – Longoria’s directorial debut.

“We’ve known each other a long time,” Biden told a crowd outside the executive mansion.

“She was 17, I was 40,” he joked, drawing some laughter.

It appears as though the president may have been trying to pass himself off as far younger than he actually was when Longoria was a teenager.

Biden would’ve been 50 when Longoria was 17, and she would have been 7 when the president was 40.

“Flamin’ Hot” is a movie about a Mexican American janitor – Richard Montanez – who claims Frito-Lay took his idea of the spicy Cheeto.

However, the movie is not without controversy.

An in-depth Los Angeles Times reported that Montanez has fabricated his role.

In the film, Montanez, a janitor, convinces his bosses to create a snack to celebrate the flavor of Mexico.

The Bidens and Longoria pressed that the movie’s broader message is that of inclusion.

“Richard Montañez disrupted the food industry in the ‘90s by channeling his Mexican American heritage to help turn Flamin’ Hot Cheetos into a multibillion-dollar brand today and a cultural phenomenon,” Longoria said. “We are telling a story that celebrates the American entrepreneurial dream without sidestepping the fact that the dream isn’t available in the same way for everyone.”

However, the Los Angeles Times discovered:

Flamin’ Hots were created by a team of hotshot snack food professionals starting in 1989, in the corporate offices of Frito-Lay’s headquarters in Plano, Texas. The new product was designed to compete with spicy snacks sold in the inner-city mini-marts of the Midwest. A junior employee with a freshly minted MBA named Lynne Greenfeld got the assignment to develop the brand — she came up with the Flamin’ Hot name and shepherded the line into existence.

Now, Montanez is an accomplished executive that did start out as a janitor. You can read the entire LA Times report here. 

But something else happened at the White House event that is getting a lot of attention. It appears that Biden tried to get more than a hug from Longoria.