Biden wanders off stage after seeing baby at Arizona event


President Biden on Tuesday wandered off stage, beelined toward a baby and sat within the crowd as he was being launched at a marketing campaign occasion in Phoenix. 

“Nicely, of us, I’ve to let you know straight up,” the 81-year-old president told his supporters after venturing again on-stage.

“I such as you all, however I couldn’t resist that little child.”

Biden marketing campaign supervisor Julie Chávez Rodríguez – the granddaughter of labor icon César Chávez – was a few minute into her temporary opening remarks when the president bolted from the stage. 

Biden continued to take a seat within the sales space subsequent to the mom holding her toddler by way of the whole thing of Chávez Rodríguez’s remarks and the subsequent speaker’s speech. 

“How outdated?” Biden appeared to ask the mother, as he chatted her and the newborn up throughout his introduction. 

Biden, who has seven grandchildren – although he rarely acknowledges the existence of first son Hunter Biden’s out-of-wedlock little one with former stripper Lunden Roberts –  has beforehand declared that he likes “babies better than people.”

Final 12 months in Finland, the president playfully nibbled on the shoulder of a little girl who recoiled as Biden tried to present her a smooch on the temple. 

Biden marketing campaign supervisor Julie Chávez Rodríguez – the granddaughter of labor icon César Chávez – was a few minute into her temporary opening remarks when the president bolted from the stage. REUTERS

Tuesday’s occasion at a Phoenix Mexican restaurant marked the start of the Biden marketing campaign’s efforts to achieve Hispanic voters – a key Democratic voting bloc that the president is shedding the help of. 

Former President Donald Trump leads Biden amongst Hispanic voters 39% to 34%, in line with a  USA TODAY/Suffolk College Ballot launched in January. 

A New York Times/Siena College Poll launched in February additionally discovered Biden shedding the Hispanic vote to Trump, 40% to 46%.

“He solely cares concerning the rich,” Biden mentioned of Trump on the occasion. 


President Joe Biden attends a campaign event at El Portal Restaurant in Phoenix, Arizona, on March 19, 2024.
Biden continued to take a seat within the sales space subsequent to the mom holding her toddler by way of the whole thing of Chávez Rodríguez’s remarks and the subsequent speaker’s speech. AFP through Getty Photographs

Arizona Democratic Occasion chairwoman Yolanda Bejarano attributed the 77-year-old former president’s recognition amongst Hispanics to his skill to be entertaining. 

“Folks prefer to be entertained and generally Donald Trump, what he does, it supplies that leisure,” she instructed reporters after the occasion.

“Folks like snort at his rallies, , it’s like they’re going to a circus. They’re listening to him simply joke about issues — very, very critical issues and we simply have to be very, very centered and , ensure that Latinos perceive precisely who Donald Trump is and what a hazard he presents to us.”

Trump leads Biden in Arizona by 5.2 share factors, in line with a RealClearPolitics common of polls. 

Biden defeated Trump within the state again in 2020. 


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