Newsweek: video of Joe Biden fighting with umbrella in Japan went viral on the web
A video of U.S. President Joe Biden “struggling” with his umbrella after arriving in Japan for the G7 summit has gone viral on the Web, writes Newsweek.
C-SPAN video was posted on Twitter by the Republican National Committee (RNC) and shows the U.S. leader going down the ramp in the rain while fiddling with a large black umbrella.
Biden was welcomed at the boardwalk by representatives of the Japanese side and the U.S. president began talking to them without opening the umbrella and holding it under his armpit. Several other people, ” having noticed that the president was soaking wet “, raised their umbrellas over him before the American leader finally opened his.
“It took Biden almost a minute to figure out how to open his umbrella after landing in Japan in the pouring rain,” the RNC captioned the posted video.
The footage of Biden, according to Newsweek, drew ridicule from conservative commentators, with the video being retweeted more than a hundred times.
Meanwhile, other users suggested that the RNC was paying attention to a “trivial incident,” pointing out that Biden showed “good manners.”
The current head of the White House, now 80 years old, has become the oldest U.S. president in history. He regularly gets into ridiculous situations and makes bloopers.