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Video of Biden apparently asleep at Scottish climate change conference viralized

Biden gave a 12-minute speech at the summit on Monday.

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During the COP26 climate change conference in Scotland, President Joe Biden starred in a curious moment when he was portrayed apparently falling asleep before giving his speech this Monday.

In the video that is already beginning to circulate on social networks, the 78-year-old president can be seen with eyes closed for 22 seconds before an assistant approached him and woke him up.

However, before apparently falling asleep he had closed his eyes for a few more seconds to open them then nodding his head.

“Biden seems to fall asleep during the opening speeches of COP26“The Washington Post reporter Zach Brown wrote from his Twitter account, with the video that began to go viral.

Biden’s “nap” came during a speech to Eddie Ndopu, a disability rights activist who warned that global warming threatened the ability to grow food and even survive.

“I ask you to commit to concrete actions to stop the destruction of this magnificent planet”, Ndopu said as part of his speech while Biden already had his eyes closed.

Later the assistant to the president made him pay attention just in time to applaud, and you could see him rubbing his eyes in sleep, reseñó The New York Post.

Finally Biden was able to deliver his speech, which lasted almost 12 minutes at the event in Glasgow, where he urged countries worldwide to reduce the use of fossil fuels; however, it did not name China, the main polluting country.

He stressed that people we are responsible for much of the deforestation and the overwhelming obligation that we have in the face of this problem, something that in his opinion, some nations that were not present at the conference have not assumed.

It is not the first time that the president has been questioned for this reason. On August 27, during the meeting with the Prime Minister of Israel, Neftali Bennett, images of the president apparently falling asleep while holding the meeting with the leader of the Asian country in the White House, something that social networks did not forgive.

However, the original version uploaded by CNN journalist Daniel Dael did a review of the original video and Biden can be seen watching the meeting, so it could be a doctored video.

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