Joe Biden appeared to fall asleep in his chair for about 30 seconds during a meeting with Israel's Prime Minister Naftali Bennett. Some claim the president didn't fall asleep by pointing out the fact that his thumb continues to move.
As if looking like you've fallen asleep while meeting with an important foreign official isn't just as bad as actually being asleep.
With his face mask on and hands clasped, a sleepy-looking Mr Biden appears to start nodding off as Mr Bennett is speaking.
Mr Biden can be then be seen to close his eyes and drop his head as Mr Bennett fleshed out the importance of the United States' relationship with Israel.
Mr Bennett can be heard saying: “Yet another chapter in a beautiful story of the friendship between our two nations: the United States of America and the Jewish democratic state of Israel.
“Both of us who seek to do good and need to be strong.”
— Isiah O'Merreighn (@IOMerreighn) August 27, 2021
BREAKING REPORT: Joe Biden Caught *SLEEPING* During High-Level MEETING with Israel’s new prime minister Naftali Bennett…
The Israeli Prime Minister Naftali looked DIRECTLY AT THE US PRESIENT as if in disbelief…
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) August 28, 2021
This "Biden asleep" stuff is nonsense. Full vid https://t.co/1jC9JjOXag shows: 1) Biden talking; 2) Biden looking at Bennett; 3) Biden looking downward, his hands moving, starting right when Bennett mentioned this week's "difficult days"; 4) Biden immediately replying to Bennett. pic.twitter.com/dJ9dLsoiTY
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) August 28, 2021