(UnitedVoice.com) – President Joe Biden gave a speech in the East Room of the White House on the first anniversary of the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act. While critics had plenty to say about the actual content of his remarks and his claims about “Bidenomics,” social media commentators slammed the president for his bizarre preliminary comments addressed to children in the crowd.
Almost as soon as he spied kids in the audience, Biden told parents he had something to say to their children. He announced, “I know some really great ice cream places around here, and Daddy owes you. Okay?” Then he invited youngsters to speak with him after the event.
The gathered crowd laughed off the remarks, but pundits on social media ripped into Biden with familiar criticisms. Stephen Miller, a frequent Fox News and New York Post commenter, posted a tweet warning, “President Stranger Danger,” playing off an older public service announcement meme warning children not to approach unknown adults offering them treats.
President Stranger Danger https://t.co/pUJrdqtpc1
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) August 16, 2023
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) tweeted in the same vein, adding #StrangerDanger to his post. Fox News Host Sean Hannity highlighted a video clip of the segment in his tweet and commented that “Creepy Uncle Joe” knows where to go for ice cream.
The Republican National Committee (RNC) Research account posted in their tweet, using a clip from later in the speech, that “Biden’s creepy whisper” had also returned.
Allegations that Biden has infringed on other people’s personal space have followed him for years. Even during his 2019 campaign, he faced claims of unwanted touching from former staffers, colleagues, and associates. Others have accused him of the curious habit of sniffing their hair. Biden even released a 2019 video promising to be “more mindful” of personal space.
Yet, a recent tweet from Hannity showed an awkward moment when the president reached out and swatted an insect from The Weather Channel’s Stephanie Abrams’ chest during an interview. Another X, formerly Twitter, poster displayed a montage of pictures showing the president invading personal space. It seems to be one more campaign promise he just can’t keep.
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