President Joe Biden just can’t keep his hands to himself – even at Christmas.
The Bidens met with patients at Children’s National Hospital in Washington on Friday, carrying on a longstanding tradition during the holiday season.
The pair, sporting cloth masks, met with pediatric patients, their families and hospital staff, greeting leadership and emergency department workers. Dr. Biden read Ezra Jack Keats’ “The Snowy Day” before the Joe and Jill visited with children in the cardiac intensive care unit.
Defiantamerica.com reports: “Thanks for coming and listening to me read and have the president hold the book,” she said after reading, as Biden deadpanned, “It’s my job.”
While Dr. Jill was reading the book to the children Joe Biden sat silently and scanned the room salivating over the kids.
After Dr. Jill was done reading, Joe Biden set his sights on a little girl.
“To all you parents, be strong. We’ve spent a lot of time at children’s hospitals as patients too. It’s going to be okay!” Biden said.
“And you are so cute little tyke!” Biden said pointing at a little girl. “Oh ya, she’s working it! Anyway…” Biden said.
Jill Biden walked away as Joe made his way over to the child.
He just had to touch her and beelined to the little girl with a bow in her hair.