Biden Makes Another Creepy Comments to Minors About Ice Cream: “Daddy Owes You”

Posted by on August 18, 2023 3:04 am
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Sometimes, it’s the little moments, the unexpected asides, that generate the most buzz, even more than the big speeches and announcements.

And President Biden, for better or worse, has a talent for creating such moments.

When he veers off-script, it’s never a minor detour; it’s a veritable scenic route through the land of ‘Did He Really Just Say That?’

And his latest quip?

It’s left more than a few scratching their heads and saying, “Oh, Joe… not again.”

Imagine the scene: you’re in the grand East Room of the White House.

The President is giving a speech to commemorate the Inflation Reduction Act’s first anniversary. The room is heavy with the importance of the event.

And then, with an air of casual camaraderie, Biden turns to the audience and promises the kiddos an ice cream treat.

And not just that – he tells them, “Daddy owes you.”

Hold on a minute, rewind.

Did the President just refer to himself as “Daddy” to a room of strangers’ children?

Cue collective audience head-tilt.

Now, in the age of social media, especially on platforms like X (ahem, the artist formerly known as Twitter), nothing gets past the eagle-eyed netizens.

And this was gold for them.

Sen. Ted Cruz, ever-ready with a sharp retort, was quick to hashtag the moment as “#StrangerDanger”.

And he wasn’t alone; Canary CEO Dan K. Eberhart had his own puzzled take, musing aloud about Biden’s recurrent, perplexing interactions around kids.

 

While it might have potentially been an innocent remark, meant to endear, the response has been anything but.

The court of public opinion is in session, and they’re wondering if Joe Biden can, just once, sidestep the creepiness factor.

The President’s history of sniffing hair and personal space invasions was already a topic of whispered conversations.

This new “Daddy” reference?

Well, it just adds fuel to a fire that many feel has been smoldering for quite some time.

It’s said that where there’s smoke, there’s fire.

With Biden’s latest gaffe, one can’t help but wonder if the flames are getting a bit too close for comfort.

The New York Post has more details on Biden’s creepy interaction:

He made it awkward with one fell scoop.

President Biden raised eyebrows Wednesday when he invited children to join him on an ice cream run, telling the youngsters that “Daddy owes you.”

“I want to say one thing to your children. I know some really great ice cream places around here and Daddy owes you, so talk to me afterwards,” Biden, 80, told a packed crowd in the East Room of the White House, according to a clip shared on X (formerly Twitter) by RNC Research.

The seemingly off-script remark came during the octogenarian’s speech marking the first anniversary of the Inflation Reduction Act.

The moment quickly made the rounds on social media, where Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) captioned a clip of Biden’s comment with “#StrangerDanger.”

“Exactly how hard is it for Joe Biden to NOT be a complete creep around kids??” Canary CEO Dan K. Eberhart chimed in.

“Apparently, pretty hard,” one followed responded.

Once is an accident.

Twice is coincidence.

But three times? That’s a pattern.

When it comes to President Biden, the head tilting, ‘did-he-really-just-say-that’ moments are piling up with startling frequency.

And the latest ice cream incident, where he calls himself ‘Daddy’ to a group of stranger’s kids, is just the cherry on top of a very uncomfortable sundae.

Let’s play a little hypothetical game.

Imagine if it were President Trump in Biden’s shoes.

If he had the audacity to sniff, touch, or even so much as jestingly refer to another’s child in any ambiguous manner, media headlines would’ve blared outrage across the land.

Comparatively, Biden’s recurrently cringe-inducing moments are starting to feel like uncomfortable reruns of a show we never signed up for.

Flashback to October 2022.

At a gathering in California, Biden, perhaps in a bid to share light-hearted wisdom, told a young teenager, “no serious guys until you’re 30.”

Harmless?

Maybe.

But it’s one more instance that fuels the narrative of a president who seemingly struggles to gauge the appropriateness of his remarks.

And then there’s the incident with the National Education Association, where he bizarrely reminisced about a relationship with a woman from when she was 12 and he was 30.

Out of context?

Possibly.

Awkward?

Unquestionably.

Fox News details Biden’s history with creepy remarks:

“I want to say one thing to your children. I know some really great ice cream places around here and daddy owes you, so talk to me afterwards,” Biden said.

He then began touting his administration’s response to the rising costs of everyday necessities from groceries to gas as many Americans continue to feel the financial pinch of inflation.

Biden has been criticized in the past for remarks some have deemed creepy. In October 2022, he drew criticism from conservatives on social media over a comment he made to a young teenager in California where he told her “no serious guys until you’re 30.”

A month prior, he again came under scrutiny for a remark he made in the middle of a speech to the National Education Association, the nation’s largest teachers’ union.

He addressed a woman in the crowd he apparently knew long ago.

“We go back a long way,” he said. “She was 12 and I was 30, but anyway. This woman helped me get an awful lot done. Anyway.”

To many, these moments betray more than just a proclivity for awkwardness.

They raise eyebrows and generate murmurs, feeding into a public perception that Biden’s interpersonal compass seems a tad off-kilter.

The issue isn’t necessarily the intent behind his words, but rather the frequency with which he stirs the pot of unease.

The question many are starting to ask is this: How many more times will Biden’s casual comments evoke collective discomfort before they’re addressed?

And for those watching, it’s a mix of incredulity and apprehension – wondering just what the next installment of ‘Biden’s Bloopers’ might bring.