President Biden’s departure from Helsinki took an unexpected turn when he appeared to nibble on the shoulder of a horrified young girl.
In a video captured at Helsinki-Vantaan International Airport, Biden can be seen leaning in and lightly nibbling on the girl’s shoulder while greeting embassy staff and their families as he was about to board Air Force One.
The child was visibly frightened by the encounter and proved her distaste for the behavior as she turned away when Biden attempted to give her a peck on the head afterwards.
The incident quickly gained attention on social media, with many users criticizing the president for his peculiar behavior.
This has got to be Biden's creepiest moment yet with a child. pic.twitter.com/6o7IwD2Wm6
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) July 14, 2023
“The President of the United States is now sniffing, and possibly attempting to bite, little European girls,” one person snarked.
“That’s the state of America 2023. Plan accordingly…”
“This has got to be Biden’s creepiest moment yet with a child,” conservative pundit Caleb Hull tweeted.
“All Biden has to do is not do this and he can’t,” he wrote in a follow-up.
“As a mom in grandma age range, I want to scoop EVERY baby up and snuggle…but I don’t because it’s creepy,” a female follower replied.
“Biden is creepy AF,” added comedian Tim Young.
“Why would anyone put their mouth on another person’s child like this? This is peak, disgusting pedo behavior.”
“What’s with the sniffing? Is he part bloodhound or something,Tim?” One person questioned. “Why does he keep sniffing people?”
“Biden should be in a nursing home, not leading the free world,” Donald Trump Jr. summed up.
During his recent five-day trip to Europe, the president’s behavior stunned anyone paying attention.
He attended a Lithuanian summit to show support for Ukraine and highlight Finland’s NATO membership.
But Biden’s frequent gaffes during the trip, including confusing Russia and Ukraine and their respective leaders, made more headlines than his messaging.
Early on in the trip, he mistakenly referred to the Icelandic Prime Minister as a “daughter of Ireland.”
🚨🌎 Biden calls ‘Zelensky’ – VLADIMIR 🤡🚨
Simply unbelievable. pic.twitter.com/Iqo2omXIrj
— Concerned Citizen (@cotupacs) July 12, 2023
Then, during the NATO summit, Biden mixed up Ukrainian President Zelenskyy’s name, calling him “Vladmir,” rather than “Volodymyr,” and seemingly confusing him with Russian President Vladmir Putin, with whom his country is at war with.
Biden later acknowledged that he referred to Zelenskyy by his first name, and said that he “shouldn’t be so familiar,” but still seemingly did not notice he got his name wrong.
During a speaking event after the summit, Biden once again confused the two nations, referring to Ukraine as Russia, though he quickly corrected himself.
“Russia could end this war tomorrow by withdrawing its forces from Ukraine and recognizing its international borders and ceasing its attacks — its inhumane attacks — on Russia – I mean by Russia on Ukraine,” he remarked.
President Joe Biden nearly trips and falls walking up the stairs to Air Force One again. pic.twitter.com/W1cJZ58XEG
— Daily Loud (@DailyLoud) July 14, 2023
Aside from the speaking errors, Biden also managed to stumble while climbing the steps of Air Force One as he was departing Helsinki.
Though he almost fell halfway up the 14 stairs, he managed to recover and continue up to the entrance.
It’s the second fall the president has taken recently, with the last incident occurring at the Air Force Academy in Colorado, when he tripped over a sandbag during a graduation ceremony.
Biden tripped over a sandbag during a graduation ceremony at the Air Force Academy last month.
His stage stumble drew gasps from the crowd and a quick response from onlookers.
As he was helped up, the 46th president pointed out that the offending object that tripped him was a sandbag on the stage.
“I got sandbagged,” he later told the press about his stumble.
Biden had another mishap the same day, when he bumped his head on the doorframe of his Marine One helicopter upon arrival at the White House.
Despite these incidents, the White House press secretary assured the public that the president is in good health.