Biden blames jet lag for debate debacle: ‘I almost fell asleep on stage’ | EUROtoday

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Joe Biden claims the explanation for his poor efficiency eventually week’s presidential debate was as a consequence of being drained after touring “around the world a couple of times” within the days earlier than the deabte.

The 81-year-old stated he “almost fell asleep on stage” on Thursday throughout his conflict with Donald Trump.

It comes as many, together with these from his personal get together, have additional questioned the president’s cognitive capacity and whether or not he can be as much as the position for 4 extra years, ought to he be re-elected in November.

In remarks shared by pool reporters who attended a non-public fundraiser in Virginia on Tuesday, Biden stated he “wasn’t very smart” for his journeys earlier than the controversy.

“I decided to travel around the world a couple of times… shortly before the debate… I didn’t listen to my staff… and then I almost fell asleep on stage,” he said.

In remarks shared by pool reporters who attended a private fundraiser in Virginia on Tuesday, Biden said he “wasn’t very smart” for “traveling around the world a couple times” before the debate
In remarks shared by pool reporters who attended a private fundraiser in Virginia on Tuesday, Biden said he “wasn’t very smart” for “traveling around the world a couple times” before the debate (REUTERS)

Biden’s schedule had certainly been crammed with each nationwide and worldwide journey within the days and weeks main as much as the controversy, duirng which he spoke in a raspy voice, paused for lengthy intervals of time, and appeared to lose his practice of thought.

On June 16 he hosted a glitzy fundraiser occasion in Los Angeles, alongside stars together with George Clooney, Julia Roberts and Barbra Streisand, the place he raised some $30m for his marketing campaign. The week earlier than he had joined different world leaders in France for the eightieth anniversary of the D-Day landings on June 6.

Biden’s feedback, which he described as “not an excuse but an explanation” for his debate efficiency come as his marketing campaign tries to minimize the age-factor within the presidential face.

As the oldest-ever serving US president, Biden can be 82 by the point he took the oath of workplace for the second time in January 2025 – ought to he win.

Returning to the Oval Office would entail 4 extra years of additional worldwide journey.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/biden-debate-travel-trump-election-b2572935.html