President Joe Biden has taken his fair share of criticism for some of the ridiculously inappropriate gestures, remarks, and gaffes he’s made, especially in the past decade, but the 78-year-old president outdid himself once again during a recent speech.
According to Fox News, in the middle of a speech at Joint Base Langley-Eustice in Hampton, Virginia on Friday, Biden was apparently so distracted by the young daughter of an attending veteran that he went off prompter in order to compliment her looks. His eyebrow-raising comments immediately went viral on social media, even prompting the hashtag “Creepy Joe” to hit the trending list on Twitter.
“I love those barrettes in your hair,” Biden said about the young girl in the audience. “Man, I’ll tell you what, look at her. She looks like she’s 19 years old sitting there like a little lady with her legs crossed.”
Joe Biden looks at a little girl in the audience, the daughter of a veteran, and says “I love those barrettes in your hair. Man I’ll tell you what, look at her she looks like she’s 19 years old sitting there like a little lady with her legs crossed.” pic.twitter.com/DbH8ihG2Mj
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The young girl was reportedly the daughter of a veteran who also spoke at the event.
As creepy as the moment truly was, it’s certainly not the first time Biden has gone off the reservation and instantly made millions of people extremely uncomfortable with his creepy gestures.
You might remember the time when he whispered in the ear of former Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s wife while holding her shoulders at his swearing-in ceremony, or the time when he was at Sen. Chris Coons’ (D-DE) swearing-in ceremony and not only whispered into his 13-year-old daughter’s ear but also gave her a kiss on the head.
While he and his defenders have written off such moments as totally harmless, Biden has also faced numerous allegations of inappropriate behavior toward women he’s been around, including sexual assault allegations from his former staffer, Tara Reade.
Those allegations, including Reade’s, were essentially swept under the run by most of the mainstream media, and his latest creeper moment on stage in Virginia will likely see the same fate.