President Biden, 81, bizarrely wanders off stage as he is being introduced at Phoenix diner to pull faces at a baby telling guests he ‘couldn’t resist’ – as another tot can’t hide their boredom

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Written By Maya Cantina

President Biden wandered off stage at an Arizona campaign event after he was distracted by a young baby their young mom. 

The president, 81, made a beeline for the youngster while his campaign manager introduced him at a Mexican diner in Phoenix on Tuesday. 

‘Well folks, I have to tell you straight up… I like you all, but I couldn’t resist that baby,’ he told the audience, which appeared to be only a few dozen people. 

While that infant appeared happy to come face to face with the commander-in-chief, another youngster was seen holding her hands to her ears during Biden’s remarks at a separate event on Tuesday in Reno, Nevada, on Tuesday. 

The event in the battleground state was intended to help Biden’s floundering poll numbers with Hispanic voters, who backed him in 2020 but have moved to Donald Trump in recent surveys.

President Biden approached the infant at a campaign event in Phoenix, Arizona, and told the crowd that he ‘couldn’t resist that baby’ 

At a separate event on Tuesday in Reno, Nevada, another child looked less than impressed as she covered her ears during Biden's remarks

At a separate event on Tuesday in Reno, Nevada, another child looked less than impressed as she covered her ears during Biden’s remarks 

Biden’s campaign manager Julie Chavez Rodriguez had been addressing the crowd for around a minute before Biden became distracted by the child.

He pulled a face at the baby before meandering off the stage, drawing laughs from onlookers as Chavez Rodriguez continued her remarks.

The 81-year-old talked up the child and their mother and reportedly asked ‘how old’ the infant was, while repeatedly pulling faces at the crowd and appearing to try make the child laugh. 

Biden’s remarks at the Mexican restaurant come as his 2024 re-election campaign begins ramping up across the nation, as he took an opening shot against likely election opponent Trump.

‘He only cares about the wealthy,’ Biden said at the event. 

The president will look to turn around his slumping poll numbers among Hispanic voters if he is to once-again defeat Donald Trump. 

In 2020, Biden won 65 percent of Hispanic voters, but recent polls show his Republican challenger has taken a slim lead with less than eight months until the election. 

Biden held the event as part of an effort to appeal to Hispanic voters, with his numbers with the voting bloc falling dramatically since the 2020 election

Biden held the event as part of an effort to appeal to Hispanic voters, with his numbers with the voting bloc falling dramatically since the 2020 election 

President Trump, Biden's presumed opponent in November, has taken a lead with Hispanic voters in recent polls

President Trump, Biden’s presumed opponent in November, has taken a lead with Hispanic voters in recent polls 

In February, a New York Times/ Siena College Poll found that Biden was six points behind Trump among Hispanics at 40 percent to 46 percent. 

The month prior also saw Trump beat Biden among Hispanics by 39 percent to 34 percent in a USA Today/ Suffolk University Poll. 

His antics with the baby before his speech comes after a number of other eyebrow-raising exchanges with youngsters, including a bizarre interaction during a tip to Finland last year. 

Biden approached a mom and baby daughter as he prepared to board Air Force One, leaning into the young girl and making a gobbling motion. 

When the infant scowled at him and turned away, the president nibbled her shoulder and appeared to try and smell her head. 

In Finland last year, Biden raised eyebrows as he gobbled at a young girl and nibbled her shoulder

In Finland last year, Biden raised eyebrows as he gobbled at a young girl and nibbled her shoulder  

In Virginia in 2021, Biden came under scrutiny after making ‘creepy’ remarks about a young girl while giving a speech at a military base. 

Then-78, Biden went off-script to point out an ‘elementary school-aged’ girl, saying: ‘I love those barrettes in your hair, man.

‘I tell you what, look at her, she looks like she’s 19 years old, sitting there like a little lady with her legs crossed.’ 

And again in October 2022, he appeared to grab a young girl by her shoulders while giving an address in California, before offering her some dating advice.

‘Now, a very important thing I told me daughters and granddaughters – no serious guys until you’re 30!’ he told the bemused teen, as he leaned in for a selfie. 

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