Joe Biden certainly seems to have personal space issues.
In case people have forgotten, several women complained about uncomfortable touching on his part. There’s ample uncomfortable video of him floating out there with women and girls. There’s also the infamous swimming pool video where he talks about kid touching his leg hair and how he loved them jumping into his lap.
CBS reporter Ed O’Keefe asks him a question about a spat he was having with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) at a campaign event in Iowa. “Yesterday, you said you accepted Bernie’s apology, now you’re attacking him. Why are you doing that? Why wasn’t his apology enough, Mr. Vice President? Why attack Sanders?”
We’re not even sure what the heck is going on here and why Biden has such a freaky initial response.
Biden turns around, a little wild eyed, shouts loudly, “Why why why why why why why” very quickly, as he grabs O’Keefe’s lapels then pats him on the chest and touches his shoulder, telling him “Why you get so nervous, man. Calm down.”
Biden continued, “He [Sanders] apologized for saying I was corrupt. He didn’t say anything about whether or not I was telling the truth about Social Security.” He then lightly taps/punches O’Keefe in the chest with his fist.
Imagine for a moment if President Donald Trump or any Republican had just done what he did in that video?
We’ve already seen how CNN had a three day long meltdown over Sen. Martha McSally calling their reporter Manu Raju a “liberal hack.”
Chances they make any criticism of Biden at all for this? What’s less than zero? Even CBS’s description of the video omits his weird reaction and his touching their reporter. “Biden reacts to CBS News question about Sanders feud: “Calm down, it’s OK.””
— Matthew Libman (@MattLibman) January 22, 2020
Omg this reporter looks like all the girls/women Biden touches… that uncomfortable smile… 😒
— 🇺🇸 (@lovemylife81) January 22, 2020
"Whywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhy" – Joe Biden
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) January 22, 2020
He can’t control himself or his aggressions.
— Dani (@Ladytatt_09) January 22, 2020
Cuz everyone lightly pounds reporters chest. Weirdest guy ever.
— Julie (@Mightymouth5413) January 22, 2020
What in the hot mess was that?
— Julie H Wright✝️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Text TRUMP to 88022 (@juliew38138) January 22, 2020
We should honestly just be thankful no one got bit. https://t.co/sgpDMo7Kyc
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) January 22, 2020
— Krian Brassenstein (@KBrassenstein) January 22, 2020