President Joe Biden hit the campaign trail in Pennsylvania to tout his so-called achievements and recognize Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. However, his attempts to connect with the public turned out to be, well, a little awkward.
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During a visit to the Fire Training Academy in Allentown, the president whispered some not-so-funny comments about bank fees to a group of firefighting trainees. His eerie whisper, which has been a subject of ridicule before, left some scratching their heads. It seems like Biden was trying to show how in touch he is with the common folks, but it came across as more creepy than relatable.
Biden’s visit to a local grocery store didn’t go much smoother. While holding a bag of apples, the president tried to strike up a conversation with an 11-year-old girl at the deli counter. His attempt at small talk fell flat, and some are questioning his approach to interacting with children, given his past controversies regarding inappropriate behavior around kids.
It’s not the first time Biden’s behavior around kids has sparked concern. During his 2020 campaign, he was slammed by former President Trump for his apparent discomforting conduct around children. The White House’s lackluster response to these incidents has only fueled further criticism. Even Congresswoman Lauren Boebert joined in the chorus of disapproval, calling out Biden’s uncomfortable interactions with children.
It seems like Biden’s team is trying to shift the focus to his policy changes, particularly the 2021 Inflation Reduction Act, in hopes of convincing voters of his supposed accomplishments. They believe these changes will bring tangible benefits to American families and set him apart from the chaos they claim comes from the Republican camp. However, not everyone in his own party is singing his praises. Congressman Dean Phillips and self-help guru Marianne Williamson are vying for the Democratic Party’s support in New Hampshire, with some of Biden’s surrogates even suggesting voters write his name in, as he won’t appear on the primary ballot.
So, as Biden tries to showcase his achievements and establish a connection with the public, it seems like he’s facing an uphill battle, especially when his interactions with the people he’s trying to impress end up being more cringeworthy than convincing.