Biden Does Debate Face-Plant as He Walks Onto Stage, Leaves Everyone Baffled Before 1st Question Asked


Before Thursday night’s presidential debate had even begun, President Joe Biden was already looking worse for wear.

The CNN-hosted debate marks the first time President Biden has faced off with his presumptive 2024 Republican opponent, former President Donald Trump, since the two debated during the 2020 election cycle.

With Biden’s mental state and health in constant question, viewers were no doubt looking for signs of deterioration as they tuned into the debate.

Within seconds of walking on stage, Biden’s first words likely failed to gin up any confidence on that front.

After awkwardly walking across the stage, the president opened the debate by mumbling.

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Though it’s difficult to make out, Biden appears to have been saying “It’s great to be here, thank you.”

That was far from the only concerning sign from Biden during the debate.

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The sitting president also, at certain points, slurred his speech.

Throughout the early portion of the debate, his voice sounded very hoarse.

Many prominent voices took to social media to comment on these optics.

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“Biden suffers multiple brain freezes. The drugs are already wearing off… We just barely got started,” the popular conservative account Libs of TikTok posted.

“The split screen of Biden is horrifying. His goggle-eyed stare is nightmarishly bad,” the Daily Wire’s Ben Shapiro wrote.

“Trump should just cede all his time to Biden. That’s his strongest selling point. When Biden starts a sentence that he can’t finish cause he loses his train of thought,” Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy wrote.

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Michael wrote for a number of entertainment news outlets before joining The Western Journal in 2020 as a staff reporter. He now manages the writing and reporting teams, overseeing the production of commentary, news and original reporting content.
Michael Austin graduated from Iowa State University in 2019. During his time in college, Michael volunteered as a social media influencer for both PragerU and Live Action. After graduation, he went on to work as a freelance journalist for various entertainment news sites before joining The Western Journal in 2020 as a staff reporter.

Since then, Michael has been promoted to the role of Manager of Writing and Reporting. His responsibilities now include managing and directing the production of commentary, news and original reporting content.
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