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‘Gross:’ Biden opens 9/11 remarks with joke about being an All-American in high school

President Biden began his remarks on the 22nd anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks by cracking a joke regarding the Alaska governor on Monday.

Biden took the stage at a Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson ceremony in Anchorage commemorating the attacks that took the lives of nearly 3,000 people on Sept. 11, 2001. The president began his remarks by mentioning how he and Gov. Mike Dunleavy, R-Alaska, both came from Scranton.

“Governor Dunleavy, it’s good to see you. The governor and I have something in common: we’re both from Scranton, Pennsylvania. I wish I had him playing on my high school ball club when I was playing. I could’ve been an All-American having you in front of me,” Biden said.

Biden eventually began acknowledging the “solemn day,” though the joke already unsettled some social media users.

President Biden in Alaska

President Biden began his remarks joking how he would have been an “All-American” athlete if he had Alaskan Gov. Mike Dunleavy on his team. (Fox News)

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FOX News’ Taylor Penley contributed to this report.

Lindsay Kornick is an associate editor for Fox News Digital. Story tips can be sent to lindsay.kornick@fox.com and on Twitter: @lmkornick.

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