President Joe Biden Apparently Plays Mario Kart

It seems that the 46th president of the United States enjoys a bit of Mario Kart, although he’s apparently a “little rusty” these days.

As reported by Kotaku, in a story post published to Instagram by Joe Biden’s granddaughter, Naomi Biden, the President can be seen playing Mario Kart Arcade GP DX at Presidential retreat Camp David.

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In the post, Naomi Biden said that her grandad is a “little rusty”, implying that the President isn’t new to Mario Kart. Despite the rust, he “(barely) won”. Perhaps it seemed like his granddaughter was in first place for much of the race, only for Joe Biden to soar ahead thanks to a timely deployed blue shell?

Mario Kart Arcade GP DX is, naturally, a great way to play Mario Kart since it’s an arcade machine with a wheel. But where did Biden pick up his now-rusty skills? Was he a fan of Double Dash? The hugely popular Mario Kart Wii? Or has he not played since the glory days of Mario Kart 64?

For Mario Kart adventures that don’t require a Presidential retreat, take a look at our review of Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, the latest version of Nintendo’s beloved series. If you don’t have the space for a full RC race track in your home, then it’s not too late to get into the more classic Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

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Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Entertainment Writer. 

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