Joe Biden has again raised eyebrows by telling a six-year-old girl ‘I love your ears’ at a Thanksgiving event.
The President, who turns 81 on Monday, approached the child, named Catherine, and said her ears were ‘really cool’ at the meet at Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia.
He bent down and almost touched the youngster during the ‘Friendsgiving’ at the naval base ahead of the holiday later this week.
Social media viewers brand Biden ‘creepy’ and said his demeanor was ‘disturbing’ during the impromptu exchange.
It is not the first time the president has been questioned for interactions with youngsters, with him most recently pretending to eat a child’s ear in the summer.
The reaction on social media found Biden’s reaction ‘disturbing’, ‘creepy’ and ‘cringe’
‘I love your ears!’, Biden said reaching down to a girl who was wearing a headband with leopard ears, almost touching them.
‘I love ’em. They’re really cool! What’s your name?’ the president asked. ‘Catherine’, the little girl responded.
‘What a beautiful name,’ Biden said. ‘That’s my mommy’s name. How old are you? 17?’ he joked. ‘Six!’ the youngster replied shyly.
The reaction on social media found Biden’s reaction ‘disturbing’, ‘creepy’ and ‘cringe’.
‘I love your ears!’, Biden said. ‘I love ’em. They’re really cool! What’s your name?’ the president asked. How old are you? 17?’ he joked. ‘Six!’ the girl replied shyly
Video footage of an event being held at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Virginia , saw the 80-year-old, who turns 81 tomorrow, go up to a little girl sitting in the audience to say, ‘I love your ears!’
Biden appeared fixated by the headband being worn by a six-year-old girl named Catherine
Biden and First Lady Jill visited the packed auditorium at Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads to introduce a new film centered around the early life of Roald Dahl‘s fictional eccentric chocolatier, Willy Wonka.
He joked to the many youngsters in the crowd: ‘I like kids more than adults’ and added ‘I wish I could stay and watch Wonka with you.’
‘You literally are the backbone, the spine, the spine of this nation,’ the president said. ‘Only 1 percent of you, that’s all, that protects the 99 percent of us.’
As the event was wrapping up, attendees presented Biden with a birthday cake ahead of Monday.
Biden could be seen serving ‘Friendsgiving’ dinner to military personnel and their families at Naval Station Norfolk, in Norfolk Virginia, on Sunday night
Biden, together with the first lady visited the packed auditorium at Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads to introduce a new film centered around the early life of Roald Dahl ‘s fictional eccentric chocolatier, Willy Wonka
There have been a number of example of ‘creepy’ behavior by Biden over the years.
In July a little girl looked mortified as Biden pretended to gobble her up and sniff her during a bizarre exchange while in Finland.
Last October he appeared to grab a young girl by her shoulder telling her ‘no serious guys till you’re 30’ while posing for a photograph with the teen and her friends at Irvine Valley College in California.
The president was visiting the community college to meet with older adults and tout his administration’s efforts to reduce inflation and drive down costs.
But as the visit came to and end, he stood to pose with some of those who had gathered to hear his remarks.
‘Now, a very important thing I told me daughters and granddaughters – no serious guys until you’re 30!’ he told a bemused teen.
Biden stood to take a photograph with the girl. As he did so, he appeared to sniff the girl’s hair before imparting the ‘fatherly’ relationship advice.
The girl appears to be uncomfortable and laughed nervously as she turns around to look at the commander-in-chief, who continues to rest his hands on her shoulder.
‘I’ll keep that in mind!’ she responds while laughing it off.
President Joe Biden was speaking at a community college in California on Friday when he was seen grabbing a girl by the shoulder as he gave dating advice
The creepy moment was captured by reporter Kalen D’Almeida who then posted the video to his Twitter account
The 80-year-old President was caught in the bizarre interaction with the mom and daughter as he prepared to fly back to the US from Europe
Biden could be seen greeting Labor Organizer Susan Meyer. He also placed his hands on her shoulders during the event
President Joe Biden surprised some young fans last November when he popped by a local Nantucket shop and stooped down to pose for pictures through the glass
The president took selfies with the children from behind the glass – but many pointed out that it made him look very creepy
Last November Biden could be seen lurking in the background of children’s selfies as he peered through a shop window on Nantucket.
The president featured in an eerie close-up after unexpectedly approaching the Lemon Press Juice Shop window in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
In March 2022, Biden also took it upon himself to give the exact same dating advice to a group of eight-year-old, third-grade schoolgirls, saying ‘the only thing I want you girls to remember, no serious guys ’til you’re 30 years old.’
President Joe Biden sits and talks with another group of students in the school library
Many Twitter users were deeply uncomfortable with the president’s behavior
‘What a creep. That poor girl doesn’t want his repulsive hands on her, nor him breathing into her face. And what business is it of his as to who she dates and when? He’s disgusting and inappropriate, among many other things,’ tweeted Vanessa Peveto.
‘Serious question… Why does he always do this? I can’t tell you how many videos I’ve seen of him telling little girls stuff like, ‘Remember, no dating until you’re older’, etc… It’s just flat out weird,’ declared another user.
‘He has no concept of social cues. Look at the body language, the way she pulls back as she’s clearly uncomfortable all the while he leans in further. Inappropriate. Creepy,’ explained one Twitter follower.
‘Why the hell can’t he keep his hands and thoughts to himself around girls and young women- haven’t his handlers talked to him in depth about this??’ wrote another angrily.
Vice President Joe Biden leans in to say something to Maggie Coons, next to her father Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., after Biden administered the Senate oath to Coons during a ceremonial re-enactment swearing-in ceremony in 2015
Then-Vice President Joe Biden talks to customers, including a woman who pulled up her chair in front of the bench Biden was sitting on during a campaign stop in September 2012 in Ohio
Ashton Carter, right makes remarks after he was sworn in as U.S. Secretary of Defense in 2015, while his wife Stephanie is seen with Biden who has his hands on her shoulders
Biden appears to almost kiss a woman during a Senate swearing-in ceremony in 2015
Eva Longoria is seen, left, with the president’s hand firmly around her back during a campaign stop in Nevada in November 2014
The creepy antics are the latest to occur in Biden’s 51 years in politics with a has a history of making eyebrow-raising remarks about girls and women.
The then former Vice President was spotted clutching then-19-year-old Finnegan Biden’s hand as they arrived at a campaign event at Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa.
The following year, in May 2021, Biden was slammed for ‘creepy’ remarks he made about a young girl during a speech at a Virginia military base.
Joe Biden gave his 19-year-old granddaughter Finnegan Biden a kiss on the lips while giving a speech at a campaign trail event in Dubuque, Iowa in May 2020
On that occasion he went off-script to point out an ‘elementary school- aged’ girl as he delivered an address at Joint Base Langley-Eustis.
‘I love those barrettes in your hair, man,’ the President said to the girl, who was sitting at the side of the stage
‘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,’ Biden bizarrely continued.
The girl’s mother had reportedly introduced Biden to the stage prior to his speech.
Footage of Biden’s odd remarks was shared to The Post Millennial’s Twitter page, with many users perturbed by what they heard.
Joe Biden was slammed for ‘creepy’ remarks about a young girl’s appearance he made during a speech at a Virginia military base in May 2021
Vice President Joe Biden kisses a niece of incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in January 2015
‘Your president people… there is a reason they don’t let him talk in front of cameras often..’ one stated.
A second person chimed in: ‘This would be front page news on the New York Times and the lead story on CNN for two weeks if Trump did this. And no, this isn’t whataboutism,’ one person remarked.
Another defended Biden, but did concede that there was media bias.
‘He’s socially awkward. He says it like he’s trying to be sweet. Innocent in his head meanwhile everyone else is like ‘Uhhh what??” the person wrote on Twitter.
‘[But I] Gotta agree with some comments here. If Trump said it then it would have been front page news. That’s how biased our news outlets are.’
Ssocial media users were left perturbed by Biden’s comments, but others came to his defense
In 2021, during an event in Florida, Biden told a group of underage female dancers: ‘I’m coming back and I want to see these beautiful young ladies, I want to see them dancing when they are four years older too!’
In 2019, he told a 10-year-old girl: ‘I’ll bet you’re as bright as you are good-looking.’
He has also been photographed over the years kissing and touching young girls and women during public events.
During his presidential campaign, three women also came forward accusing him of acting inappropriately.
Biden responded with a public statement, saying: ‘In my many years on the campaign trail and in public life, I have offered countless handshakes, hugs, expressions of affection, support and comfort.
‘And not once — never — did I believe I acted inappropriately. If it is suggested I did so, I will listen respectfully. But it was never my intention.’
Former Senate staffer Tara Reade has also accused the President of assaulting her while she worked for him back in 1993. He has vigorously denied the allegation on multiple occasions.
Vice President Joe Biden kisses a niece of incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in January 2015
Biden tweeted a two minute video to respond to criticisms over personal space in April 2019
JOE BIDEN’S ‘CREEPY’ MOMENTS
January 2015: Biden is pictured kissing the head of Mitch McConnell’s young niece as her uncle is sworn in as Senate Majority Leader
January 2015: The then-Vice President is pictured leaning in close to speak with the young daughter of Democrat Senator Chris Coons
February 2015: Biden is caught on camera touching Stephanie Carter as her husband, Ashton, was sworn in as Secretary of Defense.
The photo led Biden to be dubbed ‘Creepy Joe’ and Creepy Veep’ in a Telegraph article published just days later.
Mrs Carter later said of the photo that it had been ‘misleadingly extracted from what was a longer moment between close friends’.
Biden is caught on camera touching Stephanie Carter as her husband, Ashton, was sworn in as Secretary of Defense
March 2019: Former Nevada state assemblywoman Lucy Flores goes public, accusing Biden of inappropriately kissing and touching her at a 2014 event
April 2019: D.J. Hill comes out claiming Biden made her feel ‘very uncomfortable’ when he touched her in Minneapolis in 2012
April 2019: Caitlyn Caruso claims Biden gave her a hug that lasted ‘just a little bit too long’ when she was a teenage student attending an event devoted to sexual assault in 2016
April 2019: Biden addressed the claims of inappropriate touching in a video, stating: ‘I always try to be in my career, always tried to make a human connection.
‘That’s my responsibility, I think. I shake hands, I hug people. I grab men and women by the shoulders and say you can do this, whether they’re women, men, young, old. It’s the way I’ve always been and tried to show that I care about them and I’m listening.’
May 2019: Biden tells a 10-year-old girl: ‘I’ll bet you’re as bright as you are good looking’
March 2020: Former Senate staffer Tara Reade accuses Biden of sexually assaulting her in a hallway in 1993. He vigorously denies the allegation.
May 2020: Biden gave his teen granddaughter a kiss on the lips while giving a speech at a campaign trail event ahead of the Iowa caucuses
October 2020: Biden told a group of underage female dancers: ‘I’m coming back and I want to see these beautiful young ladies, I want to see them dancing when they are four years older too!’
May 2021: Biden told an elementary-aged girl that she ‘looks like she’s 19 years old, sitting there like a little lady with her legs crossed’ during a speech at a Virginia military base
October 2022: Biden appeared to grab a teenage girl by the shoulders and tell her, ‘no serious guys till you’re 30,’ while posing for a picture at a California community college