Biden walks off­stage dur­ing cam­paign stop to play with baby

Biden walks offstage during campaign stop to play with baby

Pres­i­dent Joe Biden walked over to greet and play with a baby in the crowd dur­ing a cam­paign event in Phoenix, Ari­zona, on Tues­day.
Biden walked off the stage dur­ing the event as his cam­paign man­ag­er, Julie Chavez Rodriguez, was speak­ing at an event aimed at Lati­no vot­ers held at a Mex­i­can restau­rant in the Grand Canyon State.

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The pres­i­dent could be seen play­ing with the baby and talk­ing with the moth­er as Rodriguez dis­cussed the impor­tance of Lati­no vot­ers for Biden’s reelec­tion effort.
Rodriguez’s remarks were fol­lowed up by Luis Reyes, a stu­dent at Ari­zona State Uni­ver­si­ty who intro­duced the pres­i­dent. Biden then walked back onstage and joked that he “couldn’t resist” the baby in the crowd.

Pres­i­dent Joe Biden greets peo­ple at a cam­paign event at El Por­tal restau­rant on Tues­day, March 19, 2024, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Mar­tin)

“Well, folks, I have to tell you straight up,” Biden said after tak­ing the stage. “I like yo …