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Ana Navarro Jokes That Biden Needs To ‘Touch’ Someone — But ‘Not Actually’ — To Apologize

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CNN contributor Ana Navarro offered some advice Monday to former Vice President Joe Biden regarding how he should handle the recent accusations of inappropriate touching made against him during a panel on “New Day.”

“I think he needs to pick up the phone, and I think he needs to make two phone calls,” Navarro said in advice to Biden. “And he needs to call [former Nevada Assemblywoman] Lucy Flores and he needs to say, ‘You know what? I was there to campaign for you, I was there to support you, I was there to encourage you. I am sorry that I made you feel this way.”

She then made a joke about Biden’s alleged touching. “So, Joe Biden needs to reach out and touch two someones — not actually touch them. Just talk to them, OK, Joe? Just talk to them. Put your hands down and call them, maybe Facetime them. Reach out and don’t touch someone.”

Biden is facing accusations from at least one individual of inappropriate touching and other unwanted actions, something the potential presidential candidate vehemently denies. (RELATED: Joe Biden Responds To #MeToo Allegations)

“In my many years on the campaign trail and in public life, I have offered countless handshakes, hugs, expressions of affection, support and comfort. And not once — never — did I believe I acted inappropriately. If it is suggested I did so, I will listen respectfully. But it was never my intention,” Biden said in a statement Sunday, according to The Associated Press.

Former Nevada Assemblywoman Lucy Flores asserted that she raised the accusations now due to the fact that Biden was considering running for president in 2020.

“The reason why we’re having these conversations about Vice President Joe Biden is because he’s considering running for president,” Flores told Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union.”