Joe Biden bit his wife’s finger as she was speaking at his Democratic campaign rally in Iowa on Sunday, and the bizarre moment quickly went viral online.
Jill Biden was addressing a crowd of several hundred people in Council Bluffs, and repeatedly gestured near her husband’s face. At one point, which was caught on camera from multiple angles, Joe Biden leaned in and lightly bit her right index finger.
Jill Biden laughed off her husband’s behavior and carried on with her remarks.
However, Twitter wasn’t ready to let it go.
Turning Point USA activist Benny Johnson tweeted a video of Biden’s love bite, calling it “horrifying.”
WATCH: Creepy Joe Biden awkwardly bites his wife's finger onstage.
I slowed this video down and zoomed it in. This is some creepy boomer sh*t.
Watch. It's horrifying. Even Jill Biden is noticeably creeped out.
FYI This is at his campaign's "relaunch and fix" Joe's image.
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 30, 2019
Right-wing Twitter personality Comfortably Smug shared a theory that Biden is “literally a zombie,” citing as further proof the former vice president’s “bloody eye” during a September debate.
"He is literally a zombie. I know we had suspicions Bc of the bloody eye but cmon he can’t even hide it anymore" pic.twitter.com/Lta5yvo7TZ
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) December 1, 2019
Conservative blogger Stephen Miller couldn’t wait for Americans to start voting.
God this election is going to rule so hard pic.twitter.com/LAvX4tRvkf
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) December 1, 2019
Meanwhile, on the left, commentators struggled to process what they had just seen.
Micah Uetricht, managing editor of the socialist magazine Jacobin, said he “simply cannot” get over the photo.
trying to mentally move on from this photo. simply cannot pic.twitter.com/5W8h6xR8sX
— Micah Uetricht ? (@micahuetricht) December 1, 2019
Hasan Piker, a contributor to the Young Turks media network, said he had “no joke to make about this.”
joe biden sucked on his wife’s finger at a campaign rally as she was giving a speech today. that’s it. i have no joke to make about this. pic.twitter.com/Ehf3VxnPVi
— hasanabi (@hasanthehun) December 1, 2019
Also Sunday, a clip from Biden’s infamous 2017 “CornPop” speech resurfaced in which he rambled about his hairy legs, roaches and how much he “loved kids jumping on his lap.”
Pick the single weirdest part of this video. Just one part.
I pick, “I’ve loved kids jumping on my lap.”
— Shaun King (@shaunking) December 1, 2019
Joe Biden bites his wife’s finger, explained
Biden has repeatedly been photographed engaging in what some have deemed inappropriate behavior toward women.
He has also faced growing scrutiny of his family dynamics thanks to his scandal-prone son Hunter Biden, whose ties to Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma Holdings are at the center of an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
The Council Bluffs rally was the first top on the Biden’s eight-day “No Malarkey” bus tour of Iowa, where Feb. 3 caucuses will kick off voting in the presidential primaries.
According to the latest polls of Iowa voters, Biden is trailing South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg in the state. He is in a dead heat for runner-up with Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Bernie Sanders of Vermont.