Joe Biden Awkwardly Mumbles While Staring At Floor During Meeting With Israeli President Isaac Herzog

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President Joe Biden on Tuesday awkwardly mumbled and stared at the floor while meeting with Israeli President Isaac Herzog, video shows.

Biden met with Herzog at the White House, saying “we brought Israelis and Palestinians together at a political level and uh, uh, a, uh,” before looking down and awkwardly mumbling. It’s unclear what Biden said as he spoke in a low tone and apparently slurred his words, but Herzog appeared to understand, responding “yes.”

The meeting marked the U.S.’ commitment to Israel and its security 75 years after the creation of the Jewish state. (RELATED: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Rushed To Hospital)

Biden invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to visit the U.S. on Monday amid ongoing tensions between the two leaders. White House national security spokesman John Kirby told reporters Monday the leaders spoke about a “broad range of global and regional issues,” including countering Iran and ensuring a two-state solution.

“The two leaders agreed to remain in close touch, and to meet in the United States later this year to further discuss matters of mutual concern,” a White House official said. The apparent tensions arose from the right-wing Israeli government’s attempt to limit the strength of the nation’s judiciary, which has caused unrest in the nation.