President Joe Biden ignited Twitter after what has been dubbed a "creepy" White House press conference on Thursday.
As Biden touted his tentative $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal, which he threatened not sign unless Congress also passed a separate "human infrastructure" bill costing up to $6 trillion, he repeatedly leaned over the podium and whispered at the reporters who had gathered.
After Townhall website posted a compilation video of Biden's press conference, the hashtag "Creepy Joe" started to trend on Twitter.
Last week, Joe Biden snapped at the press.— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) June 24, 2021
This week he's whispering at them. pic.twitter.com/2R54bmbZp5
A number of lawmakers, including Republican Reps. Andy Biggs, Ariz., and Claudia Tenney, N.Y., couldn’t help commenting on how bizarre and “creepy” Joe Biden’s behaviour seemed.
“Creepy” Joe just took on a new meaning. https://t.co/RAJ8Nay0dv— Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) June 24, 2021
Creepier than creepy. Yuk!— Claudia Tenney (@claudiatenney) June 24, 2021
Many on social media were similarly prompted to comment on the “weird” behaviour of the POTUS.
People voted for this guy— Mick Steed (@mickstee) June 24, 2021
what the hell is this ?— For All Intents and Porpoises (@daveweiss68) June 24, 2021
Reminds me of the sixth sense line:— ابو فيصل -- Abu Faisal (@BahomaidR) June 24, 2021
"I see dead people"..
Is he drinking from the same bottle as Nacy— Rev.MadMann (@RevMadMann) June 24, 2021
what’s happening w that guy ?!?— RodrigoLA (@RLoureiroA) June 24, 2021
Dude is straight up fucking weird— Matthew Portman (@Portman_Matthew) June 24, 2021
If trump did this they would invoke the 25th ammendment.— Rutako (@Rutako1) June 24, 2021
Joe Biden's press conferences have recently generated headlines. Thus, on 17 June the President appeared to loose his cool when a CNN reporter, Kaitlan Collins, asked him a question about his meeting in Geneva with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
CNN’s chief White House correspondent had asked the POTUS as to why he was “confident” that Putin would “change his behaviour”, with Biden responding, “I’m not confident. What the hell, what do you do all the time?"
Biden, however, later addressed reporters were he apologised for his response to Collins’ question, but added: “You never ask positive questions.”