Twitter users wasted no time expressing their disgust with former Vice-President Joe Biden Saturday after a public display of affection with his granddaughter in which he kissed her on the lips.
Biden gave a speech at the Nevada Democratic Party’s state and National Brew events in Las Vegas as he campaigns for the party’s nomination for president in 2020, according to LasVegasNow.com.
In his speech, the former vice-president discussed many topics from what he claimed was President Trump embracing both White Nationalists and foreign dictators to his visions for immigration and health care reform.
It was not the content of Biden’s speech that has many Twitter users openly repulsed, however, but rather a public display of affection in which he kissed his granddaughter on the lips after introducing her to the crowd as a summer volunteer for his campaign during her break from school.
All Joe Biden has to do is not do this and he did this pic.twitter.com/3Lkmx3IZJn
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) July 21, 2019
Many people within the sphere of Twitter were quite open regarding their thoughts about the former vice-president’s public display of affection.
Just watch this. He targets the lips. Only severe creeps do that.
— PGQue 🇺🇸 (@PGQue) July 21, 2019
No…that’s not creepy at all 🙄
— Theo Williams (@22Lamb22) July 21, 2019
I don't kiss my family members on the lips. That is not right
— Jonny Clawson (@ClawsonJonny79) July 21, 2019
If Trump did that it would be all over the media but Hey! It's a DemonCrat so it's ok. Wtf!
— Sexy Trump (@SexyTrump3) July 21, 2019
So that makes it beeettteerrrr????????????? Its almost like he did it for the cameras
— 🚨Pescatore News Network #PNN "Join the Discord"🚨 (@JoshPescatore) July 21, 2019
It’s time to cancel creepy Joe.
— CyberSmug (@smugpundit1) July 21, 2019
It is no secret that Biden is physically expressive with his female counterparts, many of which have made allegations of sexual harassment against the former vice president.
These past allegations caused a controversy in which Biden made a video which was distributed to social media on April 3rd in which he said he realized “social norms” were changing” but that he always tried to establish a “human connection” with people.
Social norms are changing. I understand that, and I’ve heard what these women are saying. Politics to me has always been about making connections, but I will be more mindful about respecting personal space in the future. That’s my responsibility and I will meet it. pic.twitter.com/Ya2mf5ODts
— Joe Biden (Text Join to 30330) (@JoeBiden) April 3, 2019
Was Joe’s kissing his granddaughter gross and inappropriate or perhaps an innocent gesture of love between a grandfather and his granddaughter? That is for you the reader to decide.
(A recording of the event can be viewed here.)