President Joe Biden is once again raising eyebrows with his latest bizarre public statement.
According to the New York Post, Biden told a girl seated in the audience at an event for military families on Friday that she looked “like she’s 19 years old.”
Creepy Uncle Joe returns
According to the Post, Biden was speaking at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton, Virginia.
“I love those barrettes in your hair, man,” the president said. “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.”
The girl Biden singled out, who the Post said “appeared to be elementary school age,” was reportedly the daughter of a veteran. Her mother had introduced Biden ahead of his remarks. Her father and brothers were also said to have been present at the event.
Watch the incident for yourself below.
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
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) May 28, 2021
Biden faces scrutiny once again
While the president’s remark may have seemed innocent enough to the casual listener, critics on social media and beyond were quick to point out that Biden has something of a history when it comes to making girls and women uncomfortable.
Most notably, a former U.S. Senate staffer named Tara Reade has said that the now-president sexually assaulted her while he was serving as a senator for Delaware, as NBC News reported. Reade says the assault occurred in 1993, though she didn’t go public with her claims until March of 2020.
Biden, for his part, has denied Reade’s claims.
“It is not true, I am saying unequivocally it never, never happened and it didn’t,” he said during an interview on the campaign trail, according to NBC. “It never happened.”
As for the latest incident involving the 46th president, perhaps Fox News contributor Johnny “Joey” Jones summed it up best, writing in a Friday tweet: “Creeeeeeep!”