President Biden Says He Spoke To Damar Hamlin's Mom And Dad
President Biden Called Damar Hamlin's Parents ... After On-Field Emergency
1/4/2023 2:18 PM PT
President Joe Biden says he spoke "at length" with the mom and dad of Damar Hamlin ... after their son went into cardiac arrest on the field during Monday Night Football.
POTUS briefly spoke to the media in Kentucky before hopping aboard Air Force One ... when he revealed he had a conversation with the Hamlin fam.
46 was also asked whether football was just too dangerous ... in the wake of the terrifying medical emergency.
“Look, the idea that you're gonna have, look you've got guys that are 6'8", 340 pounds running a 4.8 40 ... If you hit somebody with that kinda ... now that's not what happened here ... but I just think it’s, I don't know how you avoid it,” Biden said.
President Joe Biden spoken with Damar Hamlin’s father and mother "at length" today.— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) January 4, 2023 @NFL_DovKleiman
Biden said he doesn't think the NFL has become too violent. “I think working on the helmets, the concussion protocols, that makes a lot of sense."pic.twitter.com/OAE06FaWIx
Biden's comments come a day after White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters ... “We hope his condition and his health improves quickly, and like the rest of the nation our thoughts and prayers are with him, his family and his teammates.”
Of course, everyone from LeBron James to Tom Brady have sent well wishes to the 24-year-old second-year pro ... in addition to millions of fans across the world.
In the wake of the incident, hundreds of thousands of people even dipped into their own wallets, donating an astounding $6 million to Damar's charity toy drive.
Hamlin is still fighting for his life in a Cincy hospital, though the team provided a positive update on Wednesday.
"Damar remains in the ICU in critical condition with signs of improvement noted yesterday and overnight."
"He is expected to remain under intensive care as his health care team continues to monitor and treat him."
The entire country, including the guy living at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, is praying for Damar!