United States: Biden admits he “almost” fell asleep during debate with Trump

United States: Biden admits he “almost” fell asleep during debate with Trump
United States: Biden admits he “almost” fell asleep during debate with Trump

The president admitted that the lack of rest played a trick on him, although he clarified that it was not “an excuse” but “an explanation.”


Joe Biden, President of the United States. Photo: EFE.

Joe Biden remains in the eye of the storm after its worrying performance in the US presidential debate. In the last few hours, He admitted that he “almost fell asleep” during his exchange with Donald Trump product of the fatigue accumulated from various trips in the previous days.

According to what he explained, his limit situation regarding staying awake has to do with his transfer to the G7 summit and to Francein the framework of the 80th anniversary of the Normandy landings. The words of the President of USA were uttered during a fundraiser in McLean, in the state of Virginia.

Joe Biden is questioned about his participation in the US presidential debate. Photo: Reuters.

“I decided to go around the world a couple of times just before the debate, I didn’t listen to my team and then I almost fell asleep on stage“he said about his performance in the meeting with Trump. However, he clarified in his speech that it was not “an excuse” but “an explanation.”

While he admitted that he regretted his performance in the debate, he indicated that It was “crucial” to win at the polls next NovemberOne point that caught attention was the length of his speech, as they are usually longer and on this occasion it only lasted about six minutes.

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For her part, the White House spokeswoman, Karine Jean-Pierreindicated that The president was not taking any medication on the day of the debate. He also emphasized the rejection of the idea that Joe Biden suffers from Alzheimer’s or some kind of dementia.

Jean-Pierre argued that Biden can continue to carry out his duties despite his age, which at 81 makes him the oldest president in the history of the United States.

 
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