Joe Biden jokes about inappropriate touching during a speech

Joe Biden jokes about inappropriate touching during a speech

Joe Biden jokes about inappropriate touching during a speech

During the 2016 campaign, at least 15 women accused Trump of misbehavior ranging from sexual harassment and sexual assault to lewd behavior around women.

The first woman to make allegations against Biden, former Nevada assemblywoman Lucy Flores, tweeted on Friday afternoon that Biden's jokes at the IBEW event prove that he "hasn't reflected". Several women have since come forward with similar stories about Biden.

"I'm not sorry for any of my intentions. I understand that, and I've heard what these women are saying", Biden said.

Asked about his intentions about running for President, Biden exposed his strategy.

Speaking to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in Washington, Biden joked that he "had permission" to hug the union's male president, Lonnie Stephenson. "My responsibility, and I'll meet it", he said.

Trump also said that he did not view Biden "as a threat", adding "I think he's only a threat to himself". I've always thought it about connecting with people, as I said, shaking hands, hands on the shoulder, a hug, encouragement, and now, it's all about taking selfies together.

Biden attempted to tamp down the controversy with a video in which he vowed to be "more mindful about respecting personal space in the future". I've written, err, err, and so the idea that I can't adjust to the fact that personal space is important, more important than it's ever been is just not there.


Biden has not yet announced whether he intends to run for president in 2020.

Flores wasn't impressed. She tweeted: "To make light of something as serious as consent degrades the conversation women everywhere are courageously trying to have".

Biden recounted a time when he said the dignity of teachers, sanitation and electrical line workers was treasured and the nation felt it had a common objective.

Friday was the second time in two days the president attacked Biden on Twitter.

And Biden conceded, "I think it's going to have to change how I campaign".

"I am very close to making the decision to stand before you all relatively soon", he said. Asked what's the hold up, he responded, "The hold up?"

On Friday, Trump told reporters Biden is "going through a situation" and said he doesn't regard him as a political threat.

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