President Joe Biden is infamous for acting inappropriately around children. However, what he said about a veteran’s daughter in front of a crowd is particularly stomach-churning.
During a speech Friday, Biden told a little girl, “I love those barrettes in your hair” and remarked that “she looks like she’s 19 years old,” the Daily Beast reported. Biden was at the Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton, Virginia and made the comment about the daughter of one of the servicemen.
“I love those barrettes in your hair,” Biden said at the podium to the girl off camera. “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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It appeared he was speaking about the youngest daughter of Colonel Clint Ross. Ross and his family were on stage earlier as he introduced first lady Jill Biden at the event. It’s apparent from that part of the video that the child in barrettes is elementary-school-aged, making his remarks about her particularly disturbing.
Biden’s fondness for getting too close for comfort to young girls is something of an open secret in the political sphere. Leftists were disgusted by his behavior until precisely when it was clear Biden would be their 2020 presidential nominee, and commentators on the right use his creepy behavior as fodder for memes and jokes.
However, there is a darker side to all of this. One Nevada Democratic lawmaker shared about what she experienced in 2014 at the hands of Biden. “He was there to promote me as the right person for the lieutenant governor job,” Lucy Flores, former assemblywoman, wrote years later. “Instead, he made me feel uneasy, gross, and confused.”
The president was also accused of sexual assault by a former aide Tara Reade, Fox News reported. At least eight women have accused Biden of acting inappropriately, but he has never been convicted of sexual misconduct.
While there’s no proof that he’s ever done anything criminal, his public behavior is peculiar if not deeply disturbing. Biden is certainly old and maybe a little senile, but the kind of things he does and says to young girls in public is enough to give any sane adult pause that something’s not quite right — President of the United States or not.