FORMER President Bill Clinton appeared to be nodding off at Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony today while sitting next to his wife Hillary.
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Sleepy Bill…. Clinton seems to be getting some shut-eye during Joe Biden’s swearing-in ceremony
But he seemed to be struggling to keep awake as the 46th president was sworn in.
In the clip, a voice of the person recording a CBS News’ broadcast with his cellphone can be heard saying “Bill Clinton is absolutely asleep.”
A similar recording of BBC TV coverage was also posted on YouTube with the title “Bill Clinton Falling Asleep At Presidential Inauguration.”
The man taping it says: “They’re zooming in on Bill Clinton sleep… the man’s old.”
Clinton had been sitting next to his wife, Hillary, and near former President George Bush and former Vice President Mike Pence – none of whom appeared to need a brief power nap.
CLINTON ‘WORE COVID MASK WRONG’
While Hillary appeared to wear her mask correctly, her husband Bill was seen with the covering, not over his nose.
Former president Bill Clinton didn’t appear to be wearing his mask correctly
He had been mingling with other top politicians as they waited for Biden to take the stage.
One Twitter user wrote: “In keeping with tradition, Bill Clinton was wearing a pair of panties as a mask.”
And another user said: “Will someone please tell Bill Clinton to put his mask above his nose?”
One wrote: “There’s a small number of people not wearing their mask properly, eg Bill Clinton.”
And another observer joked: “People complaining about Bill Clinton not wearing his mask properly at the inauguration, but tbh it must be pretty hard to fit a mask over your nose after lying under oath.”
Former Presidents Barack Obama and George W Bush, as well as their spouses, also arrived at the Capitol for the scaled-back ceremony.
People took to Twitter to blast the former Commander in Chief over his face mask blunderCredit: Rex Features
Bill Clinton was seen with his mask halfway down his faceCredit: AP:Associated Press
At one point, Bush was also pictured taking his mask off completely as he spoke to delegates.
Pence and other top Republicans were on hand as well – despite Trump snubbing the tradition of attending the inauguration.
Former president George W Bush was pictured taking his mask off completely