Former Vice President Joe Biden said in a 2017 speech he allowed children to play with his wet leg hair as a lifeguard.
The former vice president spoke on June 26, 2017 at the Joseph R. Biden Jr. Aquatic Center dedication in Wilmington, Delaware, according to a video WITN Channel 22 posted Sept. 17. The video shows Biden, surrounded by children, detailing the lessons he learned from the black community in the area surrounding the aquatic center.
But Biden also described allowing children to rub his blonde leg hair while it was wet when he worked as a lifeguard.
Biden: “I got hairy legs that turn blonde in the sun and the kids used to reach in the pool and rub my leg down and watch the hair come back up again..and I tell ya what the men, the guys I worked with down here, they were all guys at the time”
Yeah, totally relatable Joe! pic.twitter.com/amD4sRWN7M
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) December 1, 2019
“I got a lot of — I got hairy legs that turn blonde in the sun,” Biden said. “And the kids used to come up and reach in the pool and rub my leg down so it was straight and then watch the hair come back up again. They’d look at it.”
“So I learned about roaches. I learned about kids jumping on my lap. And I love kids jumping on my lap. And I tell you what, the men are now all men. The guys I work with down here, and they’re all guys at the time, they’re all good men.”
Better, longer version of Biden’s cornpop, rusty razor blades & rain barrels yarn. An infinitely less disturbing tale than the hairy legs & roaches story.
Reminder: he’s currently the Democrat frontrunner.pic.twitter.com/jAQXXEyluk
— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) December 1, 2019
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