Social media users criticized Joe Biden for taking “creepy” pictures with children in which the president can be seen leaning up against a window in the backdrop of the children’s photos.
According to a social media post from the Nantucket Current, Biden gave children sitting in the Lemon Press Juice Shop on Nantucket an up-close and personal look as he approached the store window and smiled for some photos.
The president paused to greet his tiny admirers while he was shopping along the strip for Small Business Saturday while on Nantucket with his family for Thanksgiving.
“There’s Joe! Oh my God, hi!” one of the children can be heard screaming as the president gingerly walks down Main Street sipping his drink through a straw.
Hearing their joyful cries, Biden halts in his stride and immediately moves toward the window and waves.
Biden carefully lifts his head toward the children while bending down to remove his sunglasses, exposing his pearly whites.
The close meeting with the president was criticized on social media as being “creepy.”
This isn’t right, Stop attempting to make this normal. You would all be in a panic if it were any other old man, an Instagram user said.
Another person commented, “They used to call that a peeping Tom in my day!”
Journalist Mindy Robinson of the DC Patriot remarked, “It’s like something out of a horror movie; save the kids.”
Others thought the exchange was adorable and uplifting.
I adore this! All of this,” a user tweeted. We call this leadership. The babies are so cheerful, adorable, and enthusiastic.
Another person remarked, “Awwwww so great to watch youngsters happy about the POTUS.”
“The Real President is the one who makes a point of stopping to smile at a few children. Another person remarked, “Thank you, President Joe.