As if there are not enough things to worry about these days, President Joe Biden bowed out of the G20 leader’s dinner on Monday night without any real explanation.
Biden has been overseas on a tour of sorts over the last several days. He has once again done gaffe after gaffe embarrassing America, including his shameless bowing down to Chinese leaders ahead of the G20 summit in Bali, Indonesia.
This is all happening at a time when the United States should be projecting strength and competency to the world.
But the Biden Administration had to call an “early lid” on Biden’s participation on Monday night, something they do a lot in the U.S.
A White House official simply told reporters, ”It’s been a long day, and he has other matters he needed to attend to.”
According to the Washington Times, a Biden spokesman said those alleged “matters” were “nothing urgent.”
The Times wrote, “A White House official stressed that Mr. Biden does not have COVID-19, but offered little explanation for the sudden move. The official said the president had spent a full day in meetings and needed to attend to a few things, but did not elaborate beyond stressing that there was ‘nothing urgent’ that commanded Mr. Biden’s attention.”
But Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy saw it a bit differently. He said it is highly unusual for world leaders who were attending the G20 summit to miss the dinner.
“The breaking news would be President Biden is missing the G20 leaders dinner. We don’t know what’s exactly going on with President, they called an early lid,” Doocy said.
Biden indicated on Monday during a rambling press conference that he had “a little cold,” but his handlers have stressed that it’s not COVID. But another leader at the G-20, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen who, who Biden sat next to over the weekend did test positive for COVID.
But move on…nothing to see her…Biden had a long day.
MORE – This was a last-minute change. "It's been a long day, and he has other matters he needed to attend to," a White House official told pool reporters.
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#WATCH | Peter Doocy: "The breaking news would be President Biden is missing the G20 leaders dinner. We don't know what's exactly going on with President, they called an early lid." pic.twitter.com/f01bXDdoCn
— El American (@ElAmerican_) November 15, 2022