Joe Biden on Tuesday for the first time addressed an insinuation by Donald Trump Jr., in the guise of a joke, that he was an abuser of children.
“It’s sick,” Biden said during a Yahoo News virtual town hall. “It’s sick. But he is his father’s son.”
Over the weekend, Donald Trump Jr. posted and reposted memes on his social media channels portraying the presumptive Democratic president nominee as a pedophile.
The “Creepy Joe” meme had been circulating on right-wing forums and online among President Trump’s supporters. Accusations that prominent Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, were involved in an international child-smuggling and pedophilia ring date back to the 2016 presidential election and inspired a notorious attack in a Washington pizzeria where the fictitious ring was headquartered.