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Trump Slams ‘Sleepy Joe’ Biden For Appearing To Fall Asleep At U.N. Climate Conference

Donald Trump couldn’t help but take a jab at the man he originally dubbed ‘Sleepy Joe’ after video appears to show the President nodding off or fighting to stay awake during the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference.

Trump issued a statement indicating Biden falling asleep is a sign he doesn’t truly believe climate change to be the dire threat he’d like everyone to believe it is.

“Biden went to Europe saying Global Warming is his highest priority, and then promptly fell asleep, for all the world to see, at the Conference itself,” he wrote.

“Nobody that has true enthusiasm and belief in a subject will ever fall asleep!”

Biden turns 79 this month and is the oldest President in United States history.

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Biden Falls Asleep?

A video of the moment in question shows Biden with his eyes shut for nearly 30-seconds straight before an aide walks over to speak with him.

After the aide departs, the President rubs his eyes in a manner seeming to indicate his struggle keeping them open.

Fact-checking website Snopes has determined the viral video of President Biden appearing to fall asleep at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference is “unproven.”

The determination is based on the idea that it’d be impossible to tell if Biden wasn’t simply closing his eyes deep in thought or meditation or some other reason.

“While a Washington Post reporter said the claim appeared true, and footage indeed showed the president with his eyes closed for several (seconds),” they write, “no evidence definitely proved he was struggling to stay awake and not closing his eyes for other reasons.”

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Unproven

Hey. Falling asleep during the conference should be the least of everybody’s worries considering the other – totally unproven – rumors circulating about Biden’s overseas trip.

But, did Biden actually fall asleep?

The Washington Post reporter who took the video certainly seems to think it “appears” as if he did.

NBC News senior White House reporter Kelly O’Donnell stated that Biden “was seen on camera with his eyes closed” and “it appears that perhaps he was dozing.”

Even the Huffington Post writes that “the US president was seen nodding off while on camera during the UN’s pivotal climate summit in Glasgow.”

Snopes, however, says the evidence isn’t clear and their writers perform some mental gymnastics to come to the conclusion that the claim is “unproven.”

“We don’t have evidence to definitively prove that the president was struggling to stay awake,” they assess.

“While it was highly likely and plausible that was indeed the case, it was possible the president had closed his eyes temporarily for reasons other than sleep, such as to visualize something in his mind.”

You know … like getting his next chocolate chocolate chip ice cream cone.

Snopes also suggests the idea that the President fell asleep for a brief moment is unproven because “no one from Biden’s team has publicly acknowledged the accusation.”

Are they under the assumption that anyone in the White House is going to flat-out admit he fell asleep because the global warming speeches were boring him?

 

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Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance writer focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been following and analyzing the political climate for several years, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, FoxNews.com and more.

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