President Biden faced another awkward moment during a United Nations event, first by bumping into a giant Brazilian flag, and later seemingly snubbing Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s attempted handshake.
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🇺🇸🤡 Not Biden violating the protocol of the UN. This is so embarrassing for all Americans.
◽He went on stage without the President of Brazil, almost knocking down the flag of Brazil.
◽And he completely forgot to shake hands with Lula da Silva. pic.twitter.com/4xe84TPkID
— Spetsnaℤ 007 🇷🇺 (@Alex_Oloyede2) September 21, 2023
Biden’s confusion began when he walked into the Brazilian flag on stage and struggled with his translation device headset. President Lula repeatedly asked if Biden could hear him, causing visible frustration in Biden.
After their joint speech, Biden shook hands with International Labor Organization Director-General Gilbert Huongbo, but ignored Lula’s extended hand, instead waving awkwardly and saluting before leaving the stage. Lula appeared visibly irritated by the apparent snub.
Following the incident, Biden pledged to strengthen the United States’ relationship with the far-left Socialist leader, with a large focus on green energy transition.