On Tuesday, Joe Biden addressed an insinuation made by Donald Trump Jr, on Instagram. Trump Jr posted a meme in which he suggested that Biden was a pedophile.
During a virtual Town Hall hosted by Yahoo News Biden stated that “it’s sick. It’s sick. But he is his father’s son.”
On Saturday, Donald Trump Jr. posted and reposted memes on his social media accounts that portrayed Biden as a pedophile.
A meme calling Biden “Creepy Joe” has also been making the circles on right-wing forums and on social media accounts of Trump supporters.
Back in 2016 the Trump’s promoted a conspiracy theory that Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton was part of an international child-smuggling ring and even caused a notorious attack on a pizzeria in Washington where the fictitious ring was supposedly headquartered.
After receiving major backlash for his post-Trump Jr. Insisted his post was just a ‘joke.’ The meme he posted included a photo of Biden and a crocodile with the caption “See you later alligator. In a while pedophile.”
“What he’s trying to do is get something going on the Internet. Just try to get it going,” Biden said. “Say it enough as his father says. If you say it enough people believe it.”
Biden was asked how his campaign would handle such tactics he stated, “I don’t want to get down in the mud with these guys,” Biden said. “I mean, look, people know who I am. The good news is bad news. They know me. They know my faults, talents. They know me. So, it’s hard to lay on me some of the things that are just out of sync with anything in my whole life that anyone has ever said in their life. But this is bizarre.”
Biden was then asked about Donald Trump’s efforts to push the so-called Obamagate conspiracy, on which Trump claims that Obama tried to sabotage Trump’s campaign.
“This is his pattern. Diversion, diversion, diversion,” Biden said. “Don’t speak to whatever the issues before us are. My God, Obamagate!”
Late Tuesday night, Trump Jr. Used Twitter to insist that he did not accuse Biden of being a pedophile.
“I didn’t actually accuse you of that,” Trump Jr. tweeted. “I simply posted a joke meme, but based on all the touching and hair sniffing in the below video, I am 100% accusing you of being creepy as hell.”
Biden has never been accused of inappropriate conduct around children.