President Joe Biden has long been the subject of scrutiny and suspicion over a growing list of awkward – and indeed alarming – public interactions with young girls, a dilemma that only worsened on Friday when another such encounter was captured on camera, as the Daily Wire reports.
The disturbing incident occurred during the president’s appearance at Irvine Valley College in California, and it has sparked a new wave of criticism over what has become a pattern of exceedingly bizarre conduct on the part of the commander in chief.
The latest in Biden’s string of cringeworthy incidents was captured on video by Kalen D’Almeida of Turning Point USA’s Frontlines, and in a video he posted to Twitter, the president can be seen chatting up a visibly uncomfortable young female.
Biden is seen placing his hands on the girl’s shoulders, saying, “Now, a very important thing I’ve told my daughters and granddaughters, no serious guys until you’re 30.” WATCH:
President Joe Biden grabs a young girl by the shoulder and tells her “no serious guys till your 30” as she looks back appearing uncomfortable, secret service appears to try to stop me from filming it after Biden spoke @ Irvine Valley Community College | @TPUSA @FrontlinesShow pic.twitter.com/BemRybWdBI
— Kalen D’Almeida (@fromkalen) October 15, 2022
D’Almeida noted that members of the U.S. Secret Service attempted to prevent him from filming Biden’s interactions with citizens following his speech at the college, but he was apparently undeterred, as evidenced by the disturbing footage ultimately captured.
The intrepid journalist also displayed on Twitter a series of still images from Biden’s engagement with the girl in which her discomfort was evident, asking, “Would you let Creepy Joe around your children?”
Disturbing pattern emerges
The Irvine incident was just the most recent development in what has become a clear pattern of odd behavior from Biden, with the president having been caught on video as recently as August sidling up to a young girl during a stop on a bike trail, leaning in close, and whispering something in her ear.
Just last month, Biden left another crowd aghast when, during a speech to a group of educators, he explained that he recognized someone in the audience and cryptically stated, “She was 12, I was 30,” as the New York Post noted at the time.
Given Biden’s apparent propensity for such inappropriate encounters, it is no surprise that following Friday’s on-camera embarrassment, criticism came fast and furious, as Fox News explained.
Byron York of the Washington Examiner took to Twitter and posed the obvious question on everyone’s mind, asking simply, “Why does he do this?”
Conservative pundit Ian Haworth aptly posed an even more pointed query, writing, “Can you imagine the media’s response if Trump grabbed a teenage girl and whispered, “no serious guys until you’re 30”????? and lamenting the fact that “Biden does it again…and again…and again, and the media laugh and say, “that’s our Joe!”