78 year old Democrat President Joe Biden, the same who warned earlier this summer in front of military service members that the Pentagon itself considers climate change to be the truly “greatest threat” to American national security in the forthcoming years, folded his arms and drifted off to sleep as caught on video by the Washington Post, during opening speeches at the United Nations Climate Change Conference.
Zach Purser Brown of the Post noted that America’s president appeared “to fall asleep” at the opening speeches of the COP26 conference. Purser Brown added his comments to a video which clearly shows Biden shutting his eyes for extended periods until an aide woke him up with a message. Biden then wipes his eyes clear. The video went viral online, with millions mocking the president for napping during a conference on America’s so called “greatest threat.”
Aptly, former President Donald Trump has long called his political adversary “Sleepy Joe,” and the Monday video will surely cement that nickname for a long time to come. Hilariously, many conservatives made note that falling asleep during a conference on the climate is the most relatable thing Biden has done as president.
I mean really though who can blame him… https://t.co/d5BNPTcSZN
— Steve Krakauer (@SteveKrak) November 1, 2021
Can you blame him? https://t.co/H6KL4I3yCh
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) November 1, 2021
What's your role on the trip, random intern?
"Well, I go and wake up the president every time he falls asleep." https://t.co/Scnv75V21b
— Ian Haworth (@ighaworth) November 1, 2021
his approval rating will spike 10% on this alone https://t.co/nZnycpBo97
— Jeryl Bier (@JerylBier) November 1, 2021
Biden appears to fall asleep during COP26 opening speeches pic.twitter.com/az8NZTWanI
— Zach Purser Brown (@zachjourno) November 1, 2021
And here comes the Washington Post from the top rope https://t.co/mb0kZcuR87
— Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz) November 1, 2021
— Fred Lucas (@FredLucasWH) November 1, 2021
"Grandpa was just resting his eyes, bud" https://t.co/NA1wq2rk7f
— 🎃jimtreacher.substack.com👻 (@jtLOL) November 1, 2021
Hard to blame Biden on this one. https://t.co/TXWgqM6lPA
— Philip Melanchthon Wegmann (@PhilipWegmann) November 1, 2021
Biden’s nap followed another embarrassing incident for which he endured mockery. Following the G-20 summit in Rome, Italy, the president apparently called upon a pre-screened list of approved reporters to meet and respond to. Biden said that he was instructed to first speak with a reporter from the Associated Press.
The theory that Biden is only permitted to respond to pre-approved questions from screened reporters was raised back in June during his Geneva meeting with Russian President Vladmir Putin, at which Biden openly declared that “as usual… they gave me a list of… people I’m going to call on.”
Biden’s apparent inability to field questions from reporters in real-time has raised concerns about whether or not Biden is truly in charge.
Author: Larry Barnes