The president of United StatesJoe Biden admitted that he “almost fell asleep” during the debate against former President Donald Trump (2017-2021) and attributed the fatigue to the trips he had made just days before to Italy for the G7 summit and to France for the 80th anniversary of the Normandy landings.

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“I decided to fly around the world a couple of times just before the debate, I didn’t listen to my team and then I almost fell asleep on stage,” “It’s not an excuse, it’s an explanation,” he said during a fundraising event in McLean, Virginia, just outside Washington.

Biden’s performance in the debate has been criticized

Biden has been harshly criticized for his performance in the debate in which He projected an aged image, with a hoarse voice and difficulties in finishing some of his sentences.raising doubts among voters and members of the Democratic Party about his ability to continue governing and confront Trump in the November elections.

The president had a brief appearance at the event that lasted about six minutes, during which he also expressed that although he regretted his performance in the debate, it was “crucial” to winning the election.

He was then escorted out of the building by his team. The president usually gives longer speeches at these types of events where he meets with donors to his party.

On Monday night, July 1, Biden also had a brief meeting with White House reporters to give his opinion on the Supreme Court’s decision to grant partial immunity to former presidents, but he did not answer questions and did not address the issue of what happened in the debate.

After his performance on June 27, Sources close to Biden’s team said the president’s hoarseness was due to a cold he had been experiencing for several days.

On Tuesday, July 2, White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre assured that Biden was not taking medication during the day of the debate and He denied that the president suffered from Alzheimer’s or any type of dementia.

Jean-Pierre argued that Biden can continue to serve despite his age, which at 81 makes him the oldest president in US history.

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