United States president Joe Biden knows that all eyes are on him, regardless if he is at the White House or abroad. Considering he was at the COP26 climate change conference in Scotland, it appears the traveling took its toll on the 78-year-old.

Although understandably, he is a busy man, social media had a field day feasting on a video put up on Twitter by Zach Purser Brown of the Washington Post.

From the video alone, Biden looked beat and even appeared to doze off as someone was talking. That person happened to be Eddie Ndopu, a disability rights activist. He was talking about global warming which is a looming threat to everyone’s ability to grow food and even survive.

As Ndopu was talking, Biden's eyelids drooped on long spells. The US president’s eyes remained closed and an aide had to come over and wake him up just as everyone was applauding.

From his reactions, it appears Biden did indeed fall asleep as he was seen rubbing his eyes.

From there, other journalists or observers gave their take. Some understood that Biden may have been tired from the 6 to 7-hour flight although it is something that he and other leaders need to get used to. But then again, Biden is 78 and most know that things are a bit different when a person reaches this age.

“These can be embarrassing situations,” veteran NBC News journalist Kelly O’Donnell said on MSNBC. “You have the contrast of leaders including President Biden calling for the urgency of these issues, of addressing climate, and a moment like that in a session can be a political obstacle.”

Biden, who turns 79 this month, got his turn to deliver his speech. The nearly 12-minute speech saw the US President urging the world to reduce the use of fossil fuels. Ironically, he did not mention China which most point to as the top polluter.

“Those of us who are responsible for much of the deforestation and all the problems we have so far have an overwhelming obligations [sic] of the nations who in fact are not there, have not done it,” Biden said.

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U.S. President Joe Biden gestures as he gives remarks on the worsening crisis in Afghanistan from the East Room of the White House August 16, 2021 in Washington, DC. Biden cut his vacation in Camp David short to address the nation as the Taliban have seized control in Afghanistan two weeks before the U.S. is set to complete its troop withdrawal after a costly two-decade war. Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

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