Biden 2020: Two More Women Accuse ‘Creepy Uncle Joe’ of Inappropriate Touching
Total accusers now stands at 4 as former vice president's 2020 chances seem in tatters
Two more women have come forward to accuse former Vice President Joe Biden of inappropriate touching, taking the total number of accusers to four.
"Creepy Uncle Joe" hasn't even officially announced his 2020 Democratic presidential bid yet, but his campaign seems to be already in tatters before it's even got started.
The latest accusations against the top Democrat were reported by The New York Times.
One of the alleged incidents is said to have taken place in 2012, while the other encounter was said to have occurred more recently.
Shockingly, one of the alleged victims says the events took place when she was just 19-year-old during an event about sexual assault.
The woman says Biden made inappropriate contact with her shortly after she recounted her own story about being a victim of sexual assault.
According to Fox News, in the 2012 incident, writer D.J. Hill said Biden put his hand on her shoulder, then dropped it down her back in a way that made her "very uncomfortable" while Hill and her husband posed for pictures with him at a fundraiser in Minneapolis.
Hill said her husband noticed the movement and made a joke about it.
"Only he knows his intent,” Hill told the Times, before adding, "If something makes you feel uncomfortable, you have to feel able to say it."
In the second incident, former college student Caitlyn Caruso told the paper that Biden "rested his hand on her thigh — even as she squirmed in her seat to show her discomfort — and hugged her 'just a little bit too long' at an event on sexual assault at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas."
Caruso, now 22, told the paper that she was 19 at the time and had just recounted her own story of sexual assault.
"It doesn’t even really cross your mind that such a person would dare perpetuate harm like that,” Caruso told the Times.
"These are supposed to be people you can trust."
On Monday, Amy Lappos, a former aide to Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., told the Hartford Courant that Biden touched her face with both hands and rubbed noses in 2009.
Late last week, former Nevada politician Lucy Flores wrote that Biden had grabbed her shoulders, smelled her hair and kissed her on the back of her head at a campaign event in 2014.
Biden has denied acting inappropriately and a spokesman for the former vice president accused "right-wing trolls and others" of conflating images of Biden embracing acquaintances, colleagues, and friends in his official capacity during swearing-in ceremonies with uninvited touching in a statement published the same day as Lappos' accusations.
President Donald Trump finally broke his silence on the allegations against Biden by poking fun at him.
Speaking at the National Republican Congressional Committee’s Spring Dinner on Tuesday, Trump likely referred to a Tuesday Daily Beast report that supporters of socialist 2020 Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders were driving the allegations against one of his chief competitors.
“We’re going into the war with some socialists,” Trump said, according to The Hill.
“And it looks like the only non-sort of heavy socialist, he’s being taken care of pretty well by the socialists.”
“They got to him,” said Trump, referring to Biden.
“I was going to call him. I don’t know him well. I was going to say, ‘Welcome to the world, Joe. You having a good time, Joe? Are you having a good time?'”
Biden's team had no immediate comment on the latest allegations.