Biden fells asleep at COP26 meeting (VIDEO)

12:30, 02 November 2021
Biden fells asleep at COP26 meeting (VIDEO) Photo: David Lienemann/

The American President Joe Biden almost fell asleep while listening to Eddie Ndopu, a disability rights activist, who was warning of the global food threat at the COP26 meeting on Monday.

The video from the meeting shows Biden sitting in the chair with his arms crossed and closing his eyes from time to time. At the end of the video, Biden was bothered by one of his assistants who helped the President not fall asleep.

“An unfortunate metaphor for the Biden presidency,” former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said on Twitter.

"He was seen on camera with his eyes closed, it appears that perhaps he was dozing. In these settings, cameras are all around. The camera caught President Biden, who turns 79 later this month, with his eyes closed for a period of time, and you’re right, these can be embarrassing situations," the White House reporter Kelly O’Donnell said at the NBC news show.

On November 1, the US President Joe Biden was late to the press conference in the framework of a G20 meeting in Rome over “playing with elevators".

During the climate conference in Glasgow which began on October 31 and will be lasting until November 12, 2021, over 100 world leaders agreed to sign the “Action on forests and land use” declaration.