A video of Joe Biden appearing lost on stage after delivering a speech during an event has taken the internet by surprise. The US President was at the Global Fund's Seventh Replenishment Conference in New York on Wednesday when he turned to leave the podium but stopped and looked lost and confused.In the now-viral clip, Biden is seen floundering while saying something which isn't audible before finally standing at the end of the stage while the event emcee thanked him onstage.
Where ya going, Big Guy? pic.twitter.com/hvMjZlprWb
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) September 21, 2022
While some called the incident an embarrassment, others pointed out that Biden was about to get off the stage after his speech but as the emcee started addressing him on stage, the President became unsure of what to do.
What an embarrassment. And tools act as if this is acceptable behavior from the leader of the free world. I don’t want to hear sht about mean tweets. Hypocrites. #media #Democrats https://t.co/Q8JR2IKIWb— The Honorable Ireene Almayda (@IreeneAlmayda) September 21, 2022
the whole video looks quite a bit different. He's so much sharper than 45 ever was. At the end he apparently thought he was done, but then had to linger there until they called him and the others back up for a photo.https://t.co/pgWDZGwmTQ
— Bill The Conquerer (@BilltheConquer) September 21, 2022
Meanwhile, in his speech, Joe Biden thanked all the participants as $14.25 billion was raised during the event to to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
"Thank you for fighting for what counts. This is all about saving lives - there's no ambiguity here -- working with partners to ensure that all communities are healthy and strong -- at least have a shot at being healthy and strong; that people everywhere can live in dignity," the US President said.
"Let's demonstrate our collective power to take on challenges that matter most in people's lives and deliver progress. We have so much - so much to do, so let's get to work. And thank you all for all you're doing."Read more: Joe Biden accuses Vladimir Putin of irresponsible nuclear threats, violating UN charter