When he announced, “She was 12, I was 30,” President Biden startled the audience during his Friday speech to teachers.
Biden’s confusing and seemingly inappropriate statement went viral on social media. He did not disclose what he did when the woman was a preteen and he was 30 years old.
The teachers and union members in the audience laughed and applauded at the lewd comment.
The Post contacted the White House for clarification on what the president meant, but they did not react right away.
The Republican nickname “Creepy Joe” was given to Biden for his historical habit of touching and smelling women and girls in public, which frequently resulted in on-camera grimaces from the targets. However, since apologizing to women in 2019 who claimed he made them uncomfortable with unwanted physical contact, Biden has rarely engaged in such behavior in public.
Joe Biden:— TheBlaze (@theblaze) September 23, 2022
"We go back a long way. She was 12, I was 30." pic.twitter.com/kESPYU96fX
The off-script remark took attention away from Biden’s intended response to the House Republicans’ “Commitment to America” platform launch on Friday morning.
Speaking to the teachers union, Biden made an effort to discredit GOP propaganda that places the blame on difficult educational topics, such as issues of racial and LGBT discrimination that some Republicans oppose, as well as COVID-19 remote learning, which is championed by unions.
Biden advocated for the outlawing of assault weapons while claiming to practice target shooting with his own shotguns.
Biden also made a clear reference to the House GOP’s “Commitment to America,” in which Republicans pledged to control government spending, inflation, and crime while also pushing for tighter border security and supervision of Biden’s administration.