President Joe Biden is being ridiculed for singling out an elementary-school-age girl during one of his speeches. The incident, in which Biden referred to how the child could look like she is nineteen years old, has revived critics’ reference to Biden as “creepy.” The remarks were made about the child during one of Biden’s speeches at Joint Base Langley-Eustis ahead of Memorial Day; however, Biden went off the script to talk about a young girl who was in the audience during the speech.
“I love those barrettes in your hair, man,” Biden told the girl along the side of the stage.
Although that would have been enough, Biden continued with his off-script remarks until they became utterly cringe-worthy.
“I tell you what, look at her, she looks like she’s 19 years old, sitting there like a little lady with her legs crossed,” 78-year-old Biden continued.
“Your president people… there is a reason they don’t let him talk in front of cameras often,” stated one critic.
Another critic bit into Biden, saying: “This would be front-page news on the New York Times and the lead story on CNN for two weeks if Trump did this. And no, this isn’t whataboutism.”
Nevertheless, Biden had a slew of supporters who came to his defense. These people largely claimed that Biden did not mean any harm with his comments and was only trying to include the girl in the president’s speech.
“‘He’s socially awkward. He says it like he’s trying to be sweet. Innocent in his head meanwhile everyone else is like ‘Uhhh what??’” the person wrote on Twitter. “[But I] Gotta agree with some comments here. If Trump said it, then it would have been front-page news. That’s how biased our news outlets are.”
Once in 2019, Biden told a ten-year-old girl, “I’ll bet you’re as bright as you are good-looking.”
Over the years, Biden has been photographed touching and kissing young girls and women.
Biden issued a public statement about it, saying: “In my many years on the campaign trail and in public life, I have offered countless handshakes, hugs, expressions of affection, support, and comfort. And not once — never — did I believe I acted inappropriately. If it is suggested I did so, I will listen respectfully. But it was never my intention.”