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People Are Convinced Bill Clinton Fell Asleep During Biden’s Inauguration

by : Cameron Frew on : 20 Jan 2021 22:44
People Are Convinced Bill Clinton Fell Asleep During Biden's InaugurationSky News/PA Images

Former US president Bill Clinton attended Joe Biden’s inauguration. Apparently, he was caught having a little snooze.

The 74-year-old joined Barack Obama and George W. Bush for Biden’s inauguration today, January 20. It was a momentous day, coming after four years of Donald Trump in power and, recently, a violent siege of the US Capitol.

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Clinton and his wife, former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, sat as Biden took his oath of office. While attendees and the world watched on, Clinton appeared to grab some shut-eye.

The Shade Room wrote: ‘Chileee, they caught Bill Clinton taking a lil’ cat nap at the inauguration.’ Another user wrote: ‘They zooming in on Bill Clinton sleep, like he doesn’t always be sleeping… the man old.’

A third user wrote: ‘Bill Clinton wasn’t asleep. He was resting his eyes. Chill on Bill.’ A fourth tweeted: ‘Bill Clinton always keeping it real. My dude is straight asleep during the speech lol.’

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Another wrote: ‘People laughing because Bill Clinton fell asleep during the inauguration. I hope to one day feel confident enough to sleep at public events, I would finally get 8 hours. Just imagine if he had a mypillow? Too Soon?’

Clinton posted a video recalling his own inauguration, recounting the huge amount of pressure and his relationship with George and Barbara Bush as he entered the White House.

He wrote: ‘I am honored to be here to witness the Inauguration of @POTUS Joe Biden and @VP Kamala Harris in a ceremony that has affirmed our democracy and celebrated the best of what America stands for. I send my congratulations, best wishes, and prayers as they begin their important work.’

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As news emerged that Trump had maintained the tradition of leaving a note for his successor, users shared the note left by Bush as Clinton took office.

It read: ‘When I walked into this office just now I felt the same sense of wonder and respect that I felt four years ago. I know you will feel that, too. I wish you great happiness here. I never felt the loneliness some presidents have described.’

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It added: ‘There will be very tough times, made even more difficult by criticism you may not think is fair. I’m not a very good one to give advice; but just don’t let the critics discourage you or push you off course. You will be our President when you read this note. I wish you well. I wish your family well. Your success now is our country’s success. I am rooting hard for you.’

The exact text of Trump’s note has not been revealed at the time of writing.

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Cameron Frew

After graduating from Glasgow Caledonian University with an NCTJ and BJTC-accredited Multimedia Journalism degree, Cameron ventured into the world of print journalism at The National, while also working as a freelance film journalist on the side, becoming an accredited Rotten Tomatoes critic in the process. He's now left his Scottish homelands and taken up residence at UNILAD as a journalist.

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