On Thursday, actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus took the stage at the Democratic National Convention to support Joe Biden for president — and weighed in on the former vice president's Catholic faith.
"Joe Biden goes to church so regularly that he doesn't even need tear gas and a bunch of federalized troops to get there," added Louis-Dreyfus — referencing the Trump administration's forcible clearing of civil rights protesters from Lafayette Square for the president to pose with a Bible at the church across the street.
Louis-Dreyfus' remark provoked an immediate reaction on social media.
"Joe Biden goes to church so regularly that he doesn't even need tear gas and a bunch of federalized troops to get… https://t.co/r6nWCh4GQ3— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈)1597972824.0
A brutal transition from a church and troops joke — “He doesn’t even need tear gas and a bunch of federalized troop… https://t.co/pePpxi6rNL— Shane Goldmacher (@Shane Goldmacher)1597972821.0
Oof the teargas joke coming out of that segment was rouuughhh— Benji 🥞 (@Benji 🥞)1597972833.0
@realDonaldTrump @seanhannity @FoxNews Joe doesn't need teargas to attend church. #BidenHarris2020ToSaveAmerica— 🇺🇸 Dimestore Slurring Mussolini 🇺🇸 (@🇺🇸 Dimestore Slurring Mussolini 🇺🇸)1597972836.0