Biden appears to ‘zone out hard’ while meeting popular podcaster: ‘Truly alarming’

A viral video clip highlighting President Joe Biden’s “awkward” exchange with a podcast host sparked blistering reactions about his mental health and pandering to minorities.

In a short few seconds, the president was seen in the video clip staring blankly as businessman and talk show host Jason Lee did all the talking while shaking his hand.

The founder of Hollywood Unlocked and host of “The Jason Lee Show,” which draws millions of views per episode on YouTube, could be heard telling Biden about his “black-owned media company” as the president stared with a partial smile frozen on his face.

Lee, who ran for Stockton City Council District 6, told Biden he’s “been trying to catch up with you” and added, “I got your back.”

But as the former reality television star continued in his one-sided conversation, the 81-year-old president seemed to have checked out, leaving viewers to wonder if he even understood who he was speaking with, let alone what Lee was talking about.

Biden continued his absent-minded smile before turning to his Secret Service detail, leaving Lee talking.

The under-30-second video has drawn millions of views and comments have flooded X as social media users weighed in on the “awkward” meeting.

“Biden’s reaction is truly alarming here,” actor James Woods posted.

Frieda Powers


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