Joe Biden’s health update: President ‘rapidly deteriorating’ – staff hides him away | World | The news

President Biden defeated Donald Trump in the U.S. election in November 2020 at the age of 77. The former vice president under Barack Obama was sworn into the Oval Office in January this year after he turned 78 years old.

Concerns about Mr Biden’s health were first lifted last November after the then-elected president slipped and broke his foot while playing with his dog Major.

The veteran Democrat endured turbulent 11 months in the White House as he faced the coronavirus pandemic and attracted widespread criticism for his chaotic withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan.

A series of public blunders also damaged his office, whether that stumbled upon his words during keynote speeches – and most recently fell asleep at the COP26 summit in Glasgow.

Political commentator Douglas Murray doubted President Biden’s health and claimed that those closest to him believed he was not his usual self.

The former assistant director of the Henry Jackson Society also claimed that White House staff tried to keep President Biden out of the public spot as much as possible, including limiting the number of questions at press conferences.

Mr Murray said: “The president is immediately hidden from the public. And he is hidden from the press. After important announcements, the president will make a statement and then he will not take questions from any of the assembled court press.”

He added: “The truth is, Biden’s aides realize their man needs to be kept away from the cameras as much as possible.”

President Biden traveled to the UK earlier this month for the COP26 summit and appeared to fall asleep during some of the opening speeches.

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In the viral clip, Mr. Biden closed his eyes for more than 20 seconds before he was interrupted by an assistant.

President Biden was the subject of another blunder when he met the Duchess of Cornwall, and according to a source, he broke wind before the royal.

On Thursday, the U.S. president sparked further debate about his health after his choice of language during a speech on Veterans Day.

He shared a story by African-American baseball player Satchel Paige and described him as a “big black man” – despite the term being very offensive to many people.

President Biden referred to the “Black League” formed by black baseball players, who were excluded from playing in the major leagues during the 1920s.

The latest opinion polls show that pressure continues to grow on the US president.

A survey conducted by USA Today suggested that only 38 percent of Americans approved of Mr. Biden’s presidency, with a whopping 59 percent disapproving.

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