Criticism floods in as President Joe Biden’s recent interaction with a young girl at Helsinki Airport raises eyebrows and leaves many questioning his behavior and ability to lead.
An “Odd” Encounter
As Biden prepared to leave Helsinki, he took a moment to meet with embassy staff and their families.
What Happened at Helsinki Airport?
A clip captures the moment that has now gone viral, in the footage, Biden is seen playfully trying to make a young girl laugh.
More Than Meets the Eye?
Some viewers have branded the interaction as “odd.”
The Controversial Actions
As the President engages with the mother and her daughter, he appears to pretend to bite the young girl and places his mouth on her shoulder.
A Mixed Reaction
While the girl’s mother seems to find the encounter amusing, the child appears uncomfortable and tries to wriggle away from the President.
Taking Her Opportunity
The mother seizes the moment to take a selfie with Biden.
A Politician’s Response – “Quite Strange”
Rep. Matt Gaetz, a far-right politician, voiced his concerns, describing the interaction as “quite strange” on Twitter.
The Twitter Frenzy
Donald Trump Jr. took to Twitter, fueling the debate with his comment: “Biden should be in a nursing home, not leading the free world.”
Fake Hair-Sniffing Accusations
This isn’t the first time Biden has faced accusations of sniffing someone’s hair.
The Fake News They Want You to See
A fake video circulated earlier this month, showing the President seemingly sniffing a baby.
Catching Out the Fake News
Twitter intervened by adding a community note to the video, clarifying that it was doctored.
A Clarification on Social Media
The note on Twitter adds context to the video, stating: “This is a doctored video of Biden visiting with a soldier’s wife and baby.”
Don’t Believe Everything You See
It also directs viewers to the original video on TikTok, where Biden merely makes noises in the baby’s ear before taking a selfie with the soldier’s family.
The Fallout Continues
As the video continues to spark outrage, the public is divided on the President’s actions. The debate rages on, with many questioning the appropriateness of his behaviour.
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