US President was distracted by a parachutist during a summit in Italy and turned his back to the other leaders

Internet users shared on X (formerly Twitter) moments of the President of the United States, Joe Biden, considered “embarrassing” during the opening ceremony of the G7 summit, held this Thursday (June 13, 2024) in Italy.

In one of the videos, Biden appears to begin to distance himself from the G7 leaders, as he becomes distracted during a presentation by paratroopers. Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni (right-wing Brothers of Italy), who hosts the summit this year, was seen “rescuing” Biden to bring him back into the fold.

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The record was shared by RNC Research, an X account run by former President Donald Trump’s campaign and the Republican National Committee.

At another time reported by the newspaper Washington TimesBiden, the last of the leaders to arrive at the summit, climbed onto the stage where Meloni was waiting for him, kissed her on the head and appeared to smell her hair.

Yet another video shared on X shows the president seemingly bewildered as he leaves the stage with other G7 leaders, including French President Emmanuel Macron and UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

Biden’s age and cognitive aptitude have been cited by Trump supporters to criticize the Democrat. They point out that such episodes disqualify the current president from holding the position.

O Wall Street Journal published a report on June 4 detailing moments in which Biden showed signs of disconnection in conversations, closed his eyes and appeared to have memory confusion. Over several months, the newspaper interviewed more than 45 people, including Republicans and Democrats who attended meetings with Biden or were briefed on those meetings, as well as administration officials.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the majority of respondents who noticed signs of aging in Biden belong to the Republican Party, although some Democrats also reported similar situations.


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