Trump Mocks 'Sleepy Joe' Biden For Snoozing At Climate Summit

Trump Mocks 'Sleepy Joe' Biden For Snoozing At Climate Summit

Mona Salama
Mona Salama
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November 2, 2021

Former President Donald Trump mocked President Biden for briefly dozing off during opening remarks Monday at the U.N. COP26 Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland.

"Even Biden couldn't stand hearing so much about the Global Warming Hoax, the 7th biggest Hoax in America, followed closely behind by the 2020 Presidential Election Scam, Russia, Russia, Russia, Ukraine, Ukraine, Ukraine, Impeachment Hoax #1, Impeachment Hoax #2 and, of course, the 'No Collusion' finding of the Mueller Report," Trump said in an email statement from his Save America Pac Monday night.

Trump went on to suggest that his predecessor's getting a few little shut-eye truly doesn't believe that global warming is "his highest priority."

"Biden went to Europe saying Global Warming is his highest priority, and then promptly fell asleep, for all the world to see, at the Conference itself. Nobody that has true enthusiasm and belief in a subject will ever fall asleep!" Trump stated.

Trump has infamously coined  his political rival "Sleepy Joe" Biden during the 2020 presidential election, a moniker to jab his predecessor for being mentally "shot." The former president has also dubbed him "Sleepy Creepy Joe." Biden, who is about to turn 79-year-old this month, is one of the oldest-ever serving presidents

Critics have also scrutinized Biden's old age and his lack of fitness to do the presidential job. At the same time, his dismissal poll numbers have put intense pressure on his capability to handle the mounting crises he has created in less than one year of taking office.

Sleepy Joe Biden
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Ahead of his remarks to world leaders on climate change, Biden was caught on camera struggling to stay awake, drifting in and out of sleep. At one point, Biden dozed off for about 25 seconds before an aide rushed to rouse the president. Biden appeared to be bored listening to Eddie Ndopu, a disability rights activist, who warned in his remarks that global warming threatened "our ability to grow food and even to survive."

Biden has declared climate change a national security threat and warned over the summer it would be the "greatest threat" to America's national security in the coming years.

In his remarks to the COP26 conference, Biden apologized for Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Accord, an Obama-era climate international agreement to take measures to get rising global temperatures under control.

Trump pulled out of the accord in 2017 over concerns the agreement put America at an economic disadvantage as well as the U.S. spending a disproportionate amount of money compared to other countries to be in the accord. However, the withdrawal from the non-binding did not formally take effect until November 2020.

Biden formally rejoined the Paris climate agreement on the first day taking office, signing an executive order, which took effect a month later.

Trump's comments came before he held a brief virtual tele-rally on the eve of the Virginia governor election on behalf of the Republican nominee, Glenn Youngkin.

Mona Salama

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