Joe Biden stands awkwardly as US President repeatedly heckled during speech – VIDEO
Joe Biden’s speech in Georgia interrupted by protesters
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Joe Biden’s speech in Georgia to mark 100 days since he was inaugurated as US President was interrupted by furious protesters. The US President paused expecting the shouting to die down but eventually pushed ahead with his speech despite the yelling continuing.
Mr Biden said: “Hello Georgia.”
His speech was then repeatedly interrupted by protesters shouting “end detention now”.
The US President joked: “We’ll give you a microphone” before attempting with his speech.
He said: “Folks…Georgia was 100 days ago today when I was inaugurated on the steps of the United States capital.”
Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump in the 2020 US Presidential election.
Biden was inaugurated as US President in January 2021.
He is the oldest US President in history at 78 and will be 82 at the end of his first term.
Earlier this year, President Biden snubbed Boris Johnson and the UK as he stressed the importance of ties between the United States and Europe.
Joe Biden abruptly ends Q&A session with reporters
He issued a triumphant rallying call during the Munich Security Conference but failed to mention the UK.
The US President hailed the partnership between the United States and Europe as the “cornerstone” of his plans.
President Biden said: “America is back and I speak to you today as President of the United States and I am sending a very clear message to the world, America is back.
“The transatlantic alliance is back, we are not looking back, we are looking forward together.
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“The partnership between Europe and the United States in my view is and must remain the cornerstone of all that we hope to accomplish in the 21st century, just as we did in the 20th century.”
He added: “Let me erase any doubt, the United States will work closely with our European Union partners and capitals across the continent from Rome to Riga to meet the range of shared challenges we face.”
Mr Biden also fired a subtle dig at his predecessor Donald Trump.
He said: “I know the past few years have strained and tested our transatlantic relationship but the United States is determined to reengage with Europe, to consult with you and earn back our position of trust and leadership.”
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