- President Donald Trump tweeted out an edited video of former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday addressing the concerns of women who allege he inappropriately touched and kissed them.
- In his Wednesday video statement, Biden said "social norms" are changing, and pledged to alter his behavior to fit new boundaries.
- This comes after seven women have publicly alleged that Biden made them uncomfortable when he touched them without their consent.
President Donald Trump tweeted out an edited video of former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday addressing the concerns of women who allege he inappropriately touched and kissed them.
In a more than two-minute video, Biden said that cultural norms about personal space have changed, promising to respect others in a way that’s different from his past interactions, which he described as hugging embraces and other physical displays of affection.
"I’ve always tried to make a human connection. That’s my responsibility, I think. I shake hands. I hug people. I grab men and women by the shoulders and say ‘you can do this,’" Biden said. "Whether they’re women, men, young, old, it’s the way I’ve always been. The way I’ve tried to show I care about them and I’m listening."
Lucy Flores, a Democratic politician from Nevada, first alleged last week that Biden grasped her shoulders from behind and kissed the back of her head without her consent during a campaign event in 2014.
Since then, six other women have come forward describing experiences in which Biden pressed his forehead up against theirs, nuzzled noses with them, or otherwise touched them in ways that made them uncomfortable.
Joe Perticone contributed to this report.
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