President Joe Biden was slammed Friday after comments he directed toward a young girl circulated online and generated backlash.
What did Biden say?
While speaking at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton, Virginia, video shows Biden direct off-key remarks toward a person who was reportedly “a little girl.”
Biden said, according to video:
I’m honored to be joined today by Gov. Northam and by two great representatives of the Commonwealth, Congresswoman [Elaine] Luria and Congressman [Bobby] Scott. And I want to thank you for all that you do to represent these service veterans, because they’re devoted to you, the family members, the caregivers, survivors, all call Virginia home. I’m especially honored to share the stage with Brittany and Jared and Nathan and Margaret Catherine.
I love those barrettes in your hair, man. I tell you what, look at her. She looks like she’s 19 years old sitting there like a little lady with her legs crossed. Brittany, you’re doing triple-duty as a veteran, a military spouse, and a teacher. And kids, thank you for being there for your mom.
The New York Post reported the girl “appeared to be elementary school age” and “had joined her parents and two older brothers on the podium while her mother introduced the president.”