President Joe Biden appears to have had fodder in his opening remarks at the 26th United Nations Conference on Climate Change.
A video posted by Zach Purser Brown of the Washington Post shows the president sitting, arms crossed, listening to the speech. Her lids closed for a few seconds and then she opened them and looked around.
He then closed his eyes again, apparently nodding at one point but remaining relatively motionless for about 20 seconds.
Finally, a bright aide arrives and appears to show the president a note.
After he left, Biden was seen rubbing his eyes.
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Watch the moment below:
Biden appears to have fallen asleep at the start of speeches at COP26. pic.twitter.com/az8NZTWanI
— Zach Purser Brown (@zachjourno) November 1, 2021
Many conservatives sympathized with Biden on social media:
To be fair, I slept at a climate conference too. https://t.co/6joEQNrjTM
— Natalie Johnson (@NatalieJohnson) November 1, 2021
Hard to blame him … https://t.co/jB8B2fPqIy
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) November 1, 2021
I mean can anyone really blame him … https://t.co/d5BNPTcSZN
— Steve Krakauer (@SteveKrak) November 1, 2021
In August, Biden was accused of sleep deprivation during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.
However, the Associated Press reported, “Within 14 minutes of video taken during the meeting, Biden looks down on his lap several times, including while listening and reading from his notepad. Fraud The photo was captured in one of those moments, giving the impression that Biden was not fully focused or asleep.”
NBC News’ Kelly O’Donnell noted that Biden turns 79 this month, and that Biden appeared to close his eyes at the summit.
“He looks like he’s twelve years old, and in these settings, there are cameras all around, and the camera catches President Biden, who will be 79 later this month, for a moment in the eye. bandaged,” he said on an MSNBC show.
About Joe Biden falling asleep during MSNBC climate change conference:
“These can be embarrassing situations.” pic.twitter.com/KRCKLH2mow
— The First (@TheFirstonTV) November 1, 2021
“It could be an embarrassing situation,” he added. “You have the contrast of leaders, including President Biden, who are calling for an immediate climate response, and a moment like this in Sessions for a moment of political gridlock.” can become
The speeches were scheduled for 1:45 pm local time.
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