President Joe Biden raised eyebrows — and some alarms — Friday when he lavishly complimented slightly lady on her look throughout remarks at a Virginia navy base.
“I like these barrettes in your hair, man,” Biden stated. “I let you know what, take a look at her, she appears to be like like she’s 19 years previous, sitting there like slightly woman along with her legs crossed.”
The lady in query, who gave the impression to be elementary faculty age, had joined her dad and mom and two older brothers on the rostrum whereas her mom launched the president at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton, Virginia.
Biden’s weird apart was famous and tweeted by The Put up Millennial, inflicting a commotion on Twitter.
Joe Biden appears to be like at slightly lady within the viewers, the daughter of a veteran, and says “I like these barrettes in your hair. Man I’ll let you know what, take a look at her she appears to be like like she’s 19 years previous sitting there like slightly woman along with her legs crossed.” pic.twitter.com/DbH8ihG2Mj
— The Put up Millennial (@TPostMillennial) Might 28, 2021
“That’s fairly *&^%$!ed up,” tweeted longtime Republican marketing consultant Nathan Wurtzel, who joked in a subsequent tweet: “I assume this explains the Lincoln Mission help.”
Different reactions had been much more succinct.
“Um, wut,” tweeted RealClearPolitics co-founder Tom Bevan, whereas Ricochet editor-in-chief Jon Gabriel chimed in, “dude has points.”
“Creeeeeeep!” reacted Fox Information contributor Johnny “Joey” Jones, whereas Townhall.com senior editor Matt Vespa tweeted: “To Catch a Predator”.
“That is going to be his final straw,” conservative podcast host and Spectator USA contributor Stephen Miller captioned a picture of Kathy Bates taking a sledgehammer to James Caan’s legs within the film “Distress.” “We’re not going to see him [Biden] for the following two weeks.”
Biden has an extended historical past of awkward encounters with ladies and younger ladies. In February, he informed an Arizona nurse throughout a video convention that she appeared “like a freshman” in school.
Throughout his time as vice chairman, Biden turned infamous for getting too near ladies for consolation. Throughout Ash Carter’s swearing-in ceremony as protection secretary in 2015, Biden stood behind Carter’s spouse Stephanie, held her by her shoulders and infrequently whispered in her ear. Earlier that yr, Biden whispered to the then-13-year-old daughter of Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) and gave her a kiss on the top after swearing in his fellow First Stater.
President Joe Biden and first woman Jill Biden converse with service members at Joint Base Langley-Eustis on Might 28, 2021.Patrick Semansky/AP
Biden’s 2020 presidential marketing campaign was practically ended earlier than it started when in March 2019, former Nevada lawmaker Lucy Flores claimed the then-vice president grabbed her by the shoulders and kissed her hair throughout a Las Vegas marketing campaign occasion in 2014.
Days later, after three extra ladies accused him of inappropriate contact, Biden launched a video during which he promised to “be extra aware and respectful of individuals’s private area.”