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Joe Biden's "She Was 12, I Was 30" Remark Shocks Internet, Makes Headlines Across The World

Indiatimes logo Indiatimes 26-09-2022 Gursharan Bhalla
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US President Joe Biden is making headlines now with his latest remark about a friendship he had with a 12-year-old girl when he was 30."

According to Fox News, the Democratic leader on Friday was giving a speech at the headquarters of the National Education Association, the nation's largest teachers' union, when he seemingly recognised a woman in the crowd and paused his remarks on climate change to point her out.

Biden's "disturbing" remark

"You gotta say hi to me," Biden said mid-speech. "We go back a long way. She was 12, I was 30. But anyway, this woman helped me get an awful lot done," the US President added.

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While addressing the crowd, Biden said, “This woman helped me get a lot done." Following this, the crowd broke into laughter and cheers. Though the President didn't divulge any further details.

“I mean this from the bottom of my heart. Those of you who know me, no one ever doubts I mean what I say, the problem is I sometimes say all that I mean," Biden added later.

It was not clear who Biden was referring to or looking at in the audience. The video of Biden's remarks at the event went viral on the internet.  

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Internet is shocked

Netizens took to the comments section to react to the remarks made by the US President. While some users called him "creepy", others simply were left wondering what he could possibly be referring to.

"Joe never fails to come up with something goofy," wrote one user. "I think he actually meant he was 12 and his teacher 30, but it's Biden, so," said another.

A third commented, "Joe Biden leaves half of us stunned and the other half totally creeped-out during his bizarre remarks to the NEA teachers union."

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US President labelled 'creepy'

The US President has a history of being labelled 'creepy' by the netizens for his actions. On multiple occasions, Biden has been caught on camera attempting to sniff women. Moreover, several women have complained about Biden's past behaviour.

Reportedly, former Nevada state assembly woman Lucy Flores in an essay stated that Biden invaded her personal space by smelling her hair and planting a slow kiss on the back of her head.

Similarly, Democratic aide Amy Lappos said Biden once put his hand around her neck and pulled her in to rub noses.  

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