U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted a doctored model of a video assertion from former vp Joe Biden regarding the allegations made towards him by two girls who declare he touched them inappropriately.
Within the 15-second edited model of the video tweeted by the president Thursday afternoon, Biden may be seen touching his personal shoulders and nuzzling his personal hair.
“WELCOME BACK JOE!” Trump wrote.
The jab from the president comes a day after Biden posted the unique two-minute video assertion to Twitter, in response to the undesirable touching allegations.
Within the video, Biden vowed to be “extra conscious” of non-public house after the ladies mentioned his bodily contact made them really feel uncomfortable.
“The boundaries of defending private house have been reset, and I get it,” Biden mentioned.
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“Social norms are altering. I perceive that, and I’ve heard what these girls are saying. Politics, to me, has at all times been about making connections, however I can be extra conscious about respecting private house sooner or later,” Biden mentioned in a Twitter message hooked up to the video. “That’s my accountability and I’ll meet it.”
Nonetheless, Biden’s video fell flat for one of many girls who accused him of undesirable touching.
In an announcement Wednesday afternoon, former Nevada state consultant Lucy Flores, who accused Biden of planting a “large gradual kiss” on the again of her head at a rally in Nevada in 2014, posted an announcement on Twitter in response to his video, which stopped in need of an apology.
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“I’m glad Vice President Joe Biden acknowledges that he made girls really feel uncomfortable together with his unsolicited gestures of encouragement. Given the work he has accomplished on behalf of girls, Vice President Biden ought to concentrate on how vital it’s to take private accountability for inappropriate conduct, and but he hasn’t apologized to the ladies he made uncomfortable,” Flores wrote.
“Instances are altering sure, however not as a result of as soon as applicable conduct is now inappropriate, however as a result of girls really feel empowered to name it what it has at all times been — a violation of our bodily autonomy by highly effective males.”
Biden’s video was posted days after a second lady, former congressional aide, Amy Lappos, mentioned he rubbed noses along with her and touched her inappropriately at a political fundraiser a decade in the past.
“It wasn’t sexual, however he did seize me by the pinnacle,” Lappos instructed the Hartford Courant on Monday.
“He put his hand round my neck and pulled me in to rub noses with me. When he was pulling me in, I assumed he was going to kiss me on the mouth.”
Biden, who’s contemplating operating for president in 2020, has denied appearing inappropriately in direction of girls.
— With information from Kerri Breen and Reuters
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