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Biden Goes Shirtless to Catch the Sun at Beach Near His Delaware Home

Last Updated: August 01, 2023, 07:37 IST

Rehoboth Beach, United States

US President Joe Biden was spotted shirtless at a beach in Rehoboth, Delaware by journalist Eric Geller. (Image: X/@Tightan1)

US President Joe Biden was spotted shirtless at a beach in Rehoboth, Delaware by journalist Eric Geller. (Image: X/@Tightan1)

US President Biden was spotted in blue swimming trunks, blue tennis shoes, a backwards baseball cap, sunglasses and no shirt at a beach in his home state, Delaware.

Vladimir Putin hoped to project strength by posing shirtless on a horse. Donald Trump, imagining himself even stronger, pasted his face onto images of Sylvester Stallone’s rippling torso.

But when Joe Biden ditched his shirt Sunday, he apparently just wanted to catch a few rays.

A picture taken of the 80-year-old US president sunning himself shirtless on the beach near his Rehoboth, Delaware, home went viral on social media Monday.

Posted by a journalist who happened to be vacationing in Rehoboth, the picture showed Biden in long blue swimming trunks, blue tennis shoes, a backwards baseball cap, sunglasses — and nothing else.

“President Biden is enjoying a gorgeous beach day here in Rehoboth,” the journalist, Eric Geller, wrote on X, the site formerly known as Twitter.

Unlike the Kremlin leader’s infamous 2009 horse riding photos, let alone Trump’s frequent Photoshop fantasies, there was no indication that Biden was actually trying to show off his chest.

White House reporters who accompany the president on his travels had earlier been briefly brought to witness and photograph him sitting down under an umbrella with First Lady Jill Biden. At that time, however, he was still wearing a blue polo shirt.

Geller told Politico he was walking along the shoreline when he pulled out his cellphone and snapped three pictures of the president, who was protected by a discreet, but robust security detail.

For a man already the oldest president in history and hoping to win a second four-year term in 2024, the scrutiny over Biden’s physical health is intense. Americans have now been given a closer look than they might have expected.

(This story has not been edited by News18 staff and is published from a syndicated news agency feed – AFP)

Shankhyaneel Sarkar

Shankhyaneel Sarkar is a senior subeditor at News18, covering international issues. He is an Arsenal fan, and in his free time, he enjoys exploring of

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