2020 hopeful slips back into his old ways during American Federation of Teachers town hall
2020 hopeful and former Vice President Joe Biden seemingly slipped back into his old ways on Tuesday when he told a young girl that he thinks she’s as bright an as she is “good-looking,” during an American Federation of Teachers town hall.
Only last month, Biden was accused of inappropriate touching by four women before his 2020 announcement.
But being under such scrutiny hasn’t seemed to have changed Biden’s behavior.
At the event, Biden spots a young girl in the audience before telling her, “I’m going to write you a longer answer and tell you the exact things I would do, okay? Promise.”
“I’ll bet you’re as bright as you are good-looking. What your favorite subject?” he says.
“Journalism,” either the child or parent answered.
Biden reels back and replies, “Journalism, woah! I better be more circumspect in my answers. Those guys back there, look.”
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He then points in the direction of where the media are stood at the other end of the room.
The girl in question was identified to be ten years old, according to Felicia Sonmez of The Washington Post.
Biden then proceeded to take the girls hand and walk her to where members of the media are standing.
Biden then bends down and places his hands on the girl’s shoulders and says something to the child.
He then turns to the press and says:
“By the way, that’s one of the things that’s [a] dangerous idea. You know, these guys will tell you, I’m not always their favorite subject.
“But the truth of the matter is the reason we are who we are is called a free press,” Biden says with his hands on the girl’s shoulder.
In a somewhat odd moment at tonight’s AFT town hall, Biden tells a 10-year-old girl, “I’ll bet you’re as bright as you are good-looking.” He takes her over to the assembled reporters, then stands behind her and puts his hands on her shoulders while he’s talking.
— Felicia Sonmez (@feliciasonmez) May 28, 2019
Social norms are changing. I understand that, and I’ve heard what these women are saying. Politics to me has always been about making connections, but I will be more mindful about respecting personal space in the future. That’s my responsibility and I will meet it. pic.twitter.com/Ya2mf5ODts
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) April 3, 2019
Last month Biden responded to the accusations made against for alleged inappropriate behavior.
“Social norms are changing,” Biden said in a video he tweeted last month.
“I understand that, and I’ve heard what these women are saying. Politics to me has always been about making connections, but I will be more mindful about respecting personal space in the future. That’s my responsibility, and I will meet it.”
President Donald Trump mocked Biden at the National Republican Congressional Committee’s Spring Dinner following the accusations:
“I was going to call him. I don’t know him well. I was going to say, ‘Welcome to the world, Joe. You having a good time, Joe? Are you having a good time?’”