In the midst of Joe Biden's tour of Asia, the US president thanked the country for leading an association of nations, adding that his next destination was to visit the country, but actually, he wanted to refer to Cambodia
US President Joe Biden (left) is greeted by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen upon his arrival at the summit gala dinner ASEAN in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. November 12, 2022. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
In the midst of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, ASEAN, the President of the United States, Joe Biden, decided to attend the summit by surprise, in order to consolidate diplomatic relations with these countries, however, when addressing the press, he was questioned about his presence, this is when he began to thank Colombia for his leadership in the union, adding that his next destination would be to visit this nation.
This is not the only setback that the president has had, for which some sectors have questioned his state of health, since he has had several false starts, such as erroneous readings during public events, occasions where he is seen disoriented, even they even leaked documents that suggested the possibility that the president had some kind of chronic pathology.
The ASEAN which was created to accelerate the economic growth of the member countries: the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam, precisely Cambodia was designated to lead the association, and when he was going to refer to This nation is where this slip up occurred:
“Now that we're back together here in Cambodia, I look forward to building even stronger progress than we've already made, and I want to thank the first Colombian Minister for his leadership as president of ASEAN and for welcoming us all,” however, he quickly corrected this.
The President of the United States mistook Colombia for Cambodia. Taken from social networks.
The visit took place after attending the climate summit COP27, which took place in Egypt, precisely the proximity It was the one that made the meeting possible. The issue continues to affect him significantly, as he recently revealed his intention to run for re-election, despite being about to turn 80.
Upon confirming his intentions, he precisely He questioned him about his health conditions, to which he replied:
“I am in good health. Physically everything continues to work well, and mentally too. I think it's legitimate to worry about anyone's age, including my own, but look at me, am I slowing down? Don't I have the same rhythm?… I have a lot of respect for fate, I could catch a disease tomorrow, I could, you know, die tomorrow.”
The president had also revealed around July of this year that he had cancer, this in the middle of a speech in his hometown, Delaware, while talking about the greenhouse gases emitted by refineries and hydrocarbon industries.
< p class="paragraph">This is one of the reasons why many of its inhabitants suffer from this disease, or at least it was what was revealed that day, verbatim, Biden declared:
“That's why I and so many others I grew up with have cancer and why Delaware for a long time had the highest cancer rate in the nation.”
At the time the White House and his family doctor had to quickly declare that the president is clear of the pathology, in fact, in the words of Dr. Kevin O'Connor, it was suggested that the skin was the affected organ, apparently because during his youth he was very exposed to the sun.
Perhaps the most remembered was at a press conference, which It was held at the White House, where he would make a statement on hunger and food security. Around the month of September, before the event, the death of Congresswoman Jackie Walorski was recorded, so before the speech a video was broadcast in her commemoration.
Once the audiovisual piece was broadcast, President Biden began to look for her, in fact, he asked her through the microphone, adding that he thought she would be one of the attendees.