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    US President Joe Biden is notorious for his sometimes dubious compliments and attitudes toward young women, for which some have branded him as "Creepy Joe", a phrase frequently used by Trump supporters who see his moves as awkward.

    On Monday, US President Joe Biden appeared to have complimented a nurse who was guiding him through an Arizona COVID-19 vaccination site in a way that sparked diverse reactions online.

    "Are you a freshman at the university?” Biden asked the nurse, only to hear a negative answer and then continuing: "You look like a freshman".

    The nurse laughed and thanked him, continuing the tour.

    The "freshman" line immediately went viral, with some appreciating it and others considering it as sexism or just a "cringe" attempt to "flirt". Among the first to react was the eldest son of the former US president, Donald Trump, as both frequently called Biden Creepy Joe during the 2020 presidential contest.

    ​However, Trump Jr's lunge was quickly cooled by those who pointed out how his father treats women.

    ​Biden's use of the word "freshman" prompted heated debate over whether it was a compliment or an insult.

    ​Some people advocated that Biden implied the phrase as a compliment, referring to his age and suggesting that he did not mean anything bad.

    ​Biden is known to sometimes spew gaffes that can be seen as bizarre or even offensive, with a recent incident dating back to his presidential campaign in October 2020.

    While campaigning in Florida, he happened to refer to the group of underage girls and say that he would "want to see them dancing when they're four years older"

    The dubious line prompted discussion over whether that was, as some put it, "yikes", or just a reference to Biden's hopes for returning as president four years later for a second term.


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