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The Commander-in-chief, 78, went off-script to point out the ‘elementary school- aged’ girl as he delivered an address at Joint Base Langley-Eustis ahead of Memorial Day.
‘I love those barrettes in your hair, man,’ the President said to the girl, who was sitting at the side of the stage
‘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,’ Biden bizarrely continued.
The girl’s mother had reportedly introduced Biden to the stage prior to his speech. Her full name and aged have not been publicly released.
Footage of Biden’s odd remarks was shared to The Post Millennial’s Twitter page, with many users perturbed by what they heard.
‘Your president people… there is a reason they don’t let him talk in front of cameras often..’ one stated.
Joe Biden has been slammed for ‘creepy’ remarks about a young girl he made during a speech at a Virginia military base on Friday
A second person chimed in: ‘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,’ one person remarked.
Another defended Biden, but did concede that there was media bias.
‘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.’
The President’s press team have not addressed the remark.
Biden and his wife, Jill, are pictured at the Virginia base together on Friday. It’s unclear whether the young girl pictured on stage is the same one Biden made the bizarre remarks about
Hundreds of social media users were left perturbed by Biden’s comments, but others came to his defense
Biden has a history of making eyebrow-raising remarks about girls and women.
Last year, during an event in Florida, Biden told a group of underage female dancers: ‘I’m coming back and I want to see these beautiful young ladies, I want to see them dancing when they are four years older too!’
In 2019, he told a 10-year-old girl: ‘I’ll bet you’re as bright as you are good-looking.’
He has also been photographed over the years kissing and touching young girls and women during public events.
Biden leans in to say something to Maggie Coons, next to her father Sen. Chris Coons after Biden administered the Senate oath to Coons in 2015
During his presidential campaign, three women also came forward accusing him of acting inappropriately.
Biden responded with a public statement, 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.’
Former Senate staffer Tara Reade has also accused the President of assaulting her while she worked for him back in 1993. He has vigorously denied the allegation on multiple occasions.
Vice President Joe Biden kisses a niece of incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
Biden tweeted a two minute video to respond to the scandal
JOE BIDEN’S ‘CREEPY’ MOMENTS
January 2015: Biden is pictured kissing the head of Mitch McConnell’s young niece as her uncle is sworn in as Senate Majority Leader
January 2015: The then-Vice President is pictured leaning in close to speak with the young daughter of Democrat Senator Chris Coons
February 2015: Biden is caught on camera touching Stephanie Carter as her husband, Ashton, was sworn in as Secretary of Defense.
The photo led Biden to be dubbed ‘Creepy Joe’ and Creepy Veep’ in a Telegraph article published just days later.
Mrs Carter later said of the photo that it had been ‘misleadingly extracted from what was a longer moment between close friends’.
Biden is caught on camera touching Stephanie Carter as her husband, Ashton, was sworn in as Secretary of Defense
March 2019: Former Nevada state assemblywoman Lucy Flores goes public, accusing Biden of inappropriately kissing and touching her at a 2014 event
April 2019: D.J. Hill comes out claiming Biden made her feel ‘very uncomfortable’ when he touched her in Minneapolis in 2012
April 2019: Caitlyn Caruso claims Biden gave her a hug that lasted ‘just a little bit too long’ when she was a teenage student attending an event devoted to sexual assault in 2016
April 2019: Biden addressed the claims of inappropriate touching in a video, stating: ‘I always try to be in my career, always tried to make a human connection.
‘That’s my responsibility, I think. I shake hands, I hug people. I grab men and women by the shoulders and say you can do this, whether they’re women, men, young, old. It’s the way I’ve always been and tried to show that I care about them and I’m listening.’
May 2019: Biden tells a 10-year-old girl: ‘I’ll bet you’re as bright as you are good looking’
March 2020: Former Senate staffer Tara Reade accuses Biden of sexually assaulting her in a hallway in 1993. He vigorously denies the allegation.
October 2020: Biden told a group of underage female dancers: ‘I’m coming back and I want to see these beautiful young ladies, I want to see them dancing when they are four years older too!’
Source: Daily Mail US