This weekend, the Trump campaign tweeted a clip of Joe Biden on the campaign trail that left a lot of people seriously creeped out. Understandably.
The 77-year-old Biden shared a story about how in his lifeguard days, children used to play with his leg hair. In the pool. And jump in his lap.
Here’s the Biden ramble: “By the way, you know, I sit on the stand and it’d get hot. I got a lot of — I got hairy legs that turn blonde in the sun. And the kids used to come up and reach in the pool and rub my leg down so it was straight and then watch the hair come back up again.”
Um…did he seriously just say that?
Oh yes, along with “I love kids jumping on my lap.”
This can’t be real life...— Tim Murtaugh (@TimMurtaugh) December 1, 2019
Apparently when you remove the malarkey from Biden, all you have left is an old leather bag full of whatever-the-hell this is. https://t.co/TN1Zia1tic— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) December 1, 2019
For your enjoyment, we include a mere selection of the responses on Twitter.
It's time for Joe to drop out before he really embarrasses himself... pic.twitter.com/71nX3C7ofd— Chris Akers (@ChrisAk30831797) December 1, 2019
Biden's handelers be like.. pic.twitter.com/TLeozbOgHD— Metalriff (@Metalriff2) December 1, 2019
The sad thing is, Biden says so many weird statements that this one was virtually ignored by the mainstream media. Can you imagine the outcry if the tables were turned, and Donald Trump was talking about kids playing with his leg hair?
The clip appears to come from the same crazy, ramble of a speech Biden gave about that time he bravely stood up against “Corn Pop.”
The “cornpop” story was the sanest thing he said that day. My god.— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) December 1, 2019
But lest you think the Trump campaign is unjustly dredging up old footage from months ago, there was this from the weekend.
At a rally in Iowa, Biden’s wife Jill was proudly introducing her husband when he leaned over and nibbled her fingers.
YOU CAN'T MAKE THIS UP.— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) November 30, 2019
Joe Biden just NIBBLED on his wife's finger at a campaign stop in Iowa. pic.twitter.com/PcCqTMPJez
Ok, so maybe it was a just a playful gesture between spouses, but we don’t really need to see it, do we? Bernie Sanders nibbling his wife’s fingers? Mayor Pete fondly reminiscing about kids playing with his leg hair in the pool? Yeah, no.
Joe just needs to stop. But apparently Democrat voters think he’s the pick of the litter.
The Real Clear Politics average for the Democrat presidential nomination has Biden with a comfortable double-digit lead over the pack.
Biden leads with 27.0 percent, pursued by Bernie Sanders (16.0), Elizabeth Warren (14.0) and Pete Buttigieg (11.4). Nobody else even gets close to cracking 10 percent.
Yep, this is the best they’ve got. Scary.