Speculation Arises After Ambulance Is Seen Parked in Driveway of the White House


What does it say about the United States — or its president — when the mere (and actually commonplace) appearance of an ambulance in the White House driveway creates so much speculation on social media?

The president was on his way to Camp David for Easter weekend, and since he was traveling, it should be expected for an ambulance to be around, as it’s a “constant feature” of the presidential motorcade, according to The Drive.

So, when The Daily Caller’s White House correspondent, Diana Glebova, tweeted an image of an ambulance rolling up to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the response should have been yawns.

It was anything but.

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Now, granted, most of the responses and retweets appeared to have been tongue-in-cheek and almost all of them from conservatives, libertarians and supporters of former President Donald Trump — but that still says something about the success, or lack thereof, of President Joe Biden, who campaigned with unity as “a focus of [his] campaign” and then “made lots of appeals to unity in his inaugural address,” according to NPR.

D.C. freelancer Andrew Leyden had what probably amounted to the best explanation for the presence of the vehicle.

Makes sense, as the president was schedule to depart for Fort McNair for his flight to Camp David later that afternoon, according to Biden’s public schedule. But the best explanation wasn’t necessarily what the Twitterverse was looking for. (Pro tip: It almost never is.)

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Oh, Johnny Utah. You’re too young to be so cynical.

At least one Twitter user, however, got it right. Well, kind of.

“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” (1 Tim. 2:1-4)

That’s probably not a bad exhortation for Americans of all stripes right now, and especially during Holy Week.

Biden has hardly unified the nation (not that Trump or former President Barack Obama did any better), but praying for those in authority should be one concept all Americans can agree on.

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George Upper is the former Editor-in-Chief of The Western Journal and was a weekly co-host of "WJ Live," powered by The Western Journal. He is currently a contributing editor in the areas of faith, politics and culture. A former U.S. Army special operator, teacher and consultant, he is a lifetime member of the NRA and an active volunteer leader in his church. Born in Foxborough, Massachusetts, he has lived most of his life in central North Carolina.
George Upper, is the former editor-in-chief of The Western Journal and is now a contributing editor in the areas of faith, politics and culture. He currently serves as the connections pastor at Awestruck Church in Greensboro, North Carolina. He is a former U.S. Army special operator, teacher, manager and consultant. Born in Massachusetts, he graduated from Foxborough High School before joining the Army and spending most of the next three years at Fort Bragg. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in English as well as a Master's in Business Administration, all from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He and his wife life only a short drive from his three children, their spouses and his grandchildren. He is a lifetime member of the NRA and in his spare time he shoots, reads a lot of Lawrence Block and John D. MacDonald, and watches Bruce Campbell movies. He is a fan of individual freedom, Tommy Bahama, fine-point G-2 pens and the Oxford comma.
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