Awkward Video Shows Biden Nibbling at Mortified Child...
PresidentJoe Biden was saying his goodbyes and wrapping up his NATO tour when he appeared to playfully nibble at the shoulder of a confused little girl who was quick to dodge him, RadarOnline.com has learned.
A video of the commander-in-chief greeting embassy staff members and their families before he boarded Air Force One at Helsinki-Vantaan International Airport captured the awkward exchange on Thursday that led to critics blasting him on social media.
In the clip, Biden gently gnawed at the toddler's arm as she was being held before trying to give her a quick peck on the head, but the startled little girl looked mortified and turned her back.
Journalist Greg Price was among those who took to Twitter to sound off about the clip making its rounds online amid the interaction being branded "strange" and "creepy."
"Joe Biden's dementia has gotten so bad that he's now confusing babies with ice cream cones," wrote the State Freedom Caucus Network communications director.
"Why is he like this?" a third social media user asked. "That last sniff was 'One for the road'," a fourth quipped. Meanwhile, others spoke out in his support. "He is so good with family and kids. Sadly even my son is afraid of a loving person," one tweeted.