Despite Fox News Chris Wallace calling it the ‘best ever’ as he drooled over Joe Biden’s inauguration speech, former President Bill Clinton appeared to be nodding off during Sleepy Joe’s snoozefest.
— The Hill (@thehill) January 20, 2021
Sleepy Joe Meet Sleepy Bill
Brief video clips posted online show Bill Clinton, 74, with his eyes shut when a TV camera cut to him during Biden’s inaugural address outside the US Capitol.
“Bill Clinton is absolutely asleep,” a male voice said in a cellphone recording of CBS News’ broadcast posted by Twitter user @the_lunarfather.
bill clinton is really asleep rn pic.twitter.com/m7jORNobFI
— LF (@the_lunarfather) January 20, 2021
A similar recording, of TV coverage by the BBC, was also posted on YouTube with the title “Bill Clinton Falling Asleep At Presidential Inauguration.”
“They zooming in on Bill Clinton sleep, like he doesn’t always be sleeping…the man old,” tweeted @zazajbaby.
Clinton was seated next to his wife, Hillary Clinton, and near former President George W. Bush and outgoing Vice President Mike Pence — none of whom appeared to need any shuteye.
Biden, at 78, is the oldest person ever sworn in as president of the US.