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One popular nickname Donald Trump had for Joe Biden was “Sleepy Joe,” but did that moniker actually come true?
The Internet was abuzz on Saturday after a video purported to show Biden falling asleep as he talked to new Israel Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, but a further review of the longer video shows that he was not asleep, but that was not the end of the story.
Prime Minister Bennett had been talking for a while as it appeared, to many who were watching, that Biden was starting to doze off.
“The good news, finally, is that the tide is turning in Israel,” the prime minister said as he wrapped his long remarks on Friday.
“And one last word, Mr. President — I’ll take this off for this part, if I may: You’re a man of faith, as am I. In the synagogues across the world, we read a biblical portion, beyond the Parsha; it’s called the Haftarah.
“And tomorrow, we’re going to be reading words of the prophet Isaiah — Yeshaʿyahu. In Hebrew, the words are: (Recites verse of Isaiah in Hebrew.),” he said.
“What this means — I can saying anything now. Right? (Laughter.) What this means is: The sons and daughters of the Jewish people are going to come back to our land, are going to nurse our ancient land and rebuild it.
“And this ancient Jewish prophecy is today’s Israel reality. And it’s a miracle that you’ve been so central and so part of it for so many years,” the prime minister said.
“So, Mr. President, today, you and I — and you’ve been so generous with your time in these difficult days — you and I are going to write yet another chapter in the beautiful story of the friendship between our two nations: The United States of America and the Jewish and democratic State of Israel — both of us who seek to do good and need to be strong, both of us who are a lighthouse in a very, very stormy world.
“Thank you, Mr. President. I look forward to working with you now and for many years forward. Thank you,” he said.
It is unlikely that Biden was asleep because he immediately raised his head and responded to the prime minister.
“Well, thank you. And you give me credit, much of which should go to Barack Obama, for making sure that we committed to a qualitative edge you would have relative to your friends in the region. So, he’s the one that deserves the credit,” he said as they wrapped the press conference.
But we ask you this question. Is this normal? Yes we got the “fact check” done and no he did not fall asleep, but does he appear to be dozing to you? Are his eyes closed and his head down as he is talking to a world leader?
Would the fact-checkers be running to the rescue of Donald Trump if this was a video of him doing the exact same thing as he talked to a world leader?
Twitter users had a lot to say on the topic.
“Joe Biden appears to have fallen asleep during a meeting with the Prime Minister of Israel,” JT Lewis, a conservative pundit and brother of Sandy Hook shooting victim Jesse Lewis, said.
Joe Biden appears to have fallen asleep during a meeting with the Prime Minister of Israel. pic.twitter.com/wdqHRmKC3G
— JT Lewis (@thejtlewis) August 28, 2021
“I wouldn’t say he fell asleep but that doesn’t change the fact that he doesn’t look like he’s engaged at all,” a Twitter user said in response.
“What does career politician @TimRyan think? Did Joe Biden fall asleep while talking to the Israeli Prime Minister? Why is Tim Ryan silent about his own political party?” Richard Grenell, who was the Acting Director of National Intelligence for Donald Trump, said.
What does career politician @TimRyan think?
Did Joe Biden fall asleep while talking to the Israeli Prime Minister?
Why is Tim Ryan silent about his own political party? https://t.co/g4noDmk1fn
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) August 29, 2021
Even some current lawmakers thought he was asleep.
“Remove Joe Biden immediately! Our country is in danger being controlled by a man who can’t even stay awake in a meeting with Israel’s Prime Minister. We have already seen his decisions as Commander in Chief! 13 dead & our military demoralized! #ImpeachBiden or 25th now!” Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene said.
Remove Joe Biden immediately!
Our country is in danger being controlled by a man who can’t even stay awake in a meeting with Israel’s Prime Minister.
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) August 28, 2021
“Wake up, Joe. You have a resignation letter to sign!” Rep. Lauren Boebert said.
And Rep. Jim Banks simply said, “Oh my God …”
Oh my God … https://t.co/YwTcRIq4fI
— Jim Banks (@RepJimBanks) August 28, 2021
Whether he was dozing off or not it is debatable, but his head was down and his eyes appeared to be closed. The question, to everyone, is simple. Is this man capable of leading the free world?
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