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Joe Biden was passed a note by an aide alerting him to the fact there was something on his chin. Watch here:
The President of the United States was holding a livestreamed virtual meeting with Vice President Kamala Harris and governors to discuss wildfire prevention when he was slipped a note that read: "Sir, there is something on your chin."
The 78-year-old subsequently wiped his chin and managed to dislodge the substance - which some speculated was quite literally egg.
Indeed, the attempt to discretely spare the POTUS' blushes was unsuccessful, as the exchange did not go unnoticed and quickly went viral:
Joe Biden just made a Saturday Night Live sketch from 34 years ago become reality
The President has mustard on his chin pic.twitter.com/X2X2Trc7D5
- This is JQ LLC (@ImpunityCity) July 30, 2021
Better the occasional "something on your chin" than the alternative... pic.twitter.com/701jXOfMS3
- k.d. (@kdDesertRed) July 31, 2021
There was something on his chin pic.twitter.com/63G3AV6WEN
- Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) July 30, 2021
"By Joe Biden's chin!" will go down in history as the greatest exclamation since The Mighty Thor uttered "By Odin's beard!"
- Joseph (ÝÚŔÍ §ļāvə) Kerr (@JosephKerrr) July 31, 2021
In slightly more serious presidential matters, Biden recently announced sweeping new pandemic requirements aimed at boosting vaccination rates for millions of federal workers and contractors, as he lamented the 'American tragedy' of deaths among the unvaccinated.
Federal workers will be required to sign forms attesting they have been vaccinated against Covid-19, or else comply with new rules on mandatory masking, weekly testing, distancing and more.
The strict new guidelines are aimed at increasing sluggish vaccination rates among the huge number of Americans who draw federal paycheques, while also setting an example for private employers around the country.
Biden said at the White House: "Right now, too many people are dying or watching someone they love die and say, 'If I'd just got the vaccine.'
"This is an American tragedy. People are dying who don't have to die."
Seemingly fed up with persistent vaccine resistance among many Americans, he also delivered a sharp rebuke to those who have yet to get their jabs, saying 'they get sick and fill up our hospitals' taking beds away from others who need them.
He said: "If in fact you are unvaccinated, you present a problem to yourself, to your family and those with whom you work."
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