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President Joe Biden had to apologize to the audience for repeatedly coughing during a speech promoting his signing of the CHIPS bill on Tuesday.
Biden barely managed to utter a single sentence without stopping his cough for many minutes. Despite coughing and Biden blowing his nose, attendees gathered around his desk for the speech and shook hands with him afterward.
Bidentested negative for COVID-19 on Sunday for the second day in a row.
"This investment alone will create 40,000 jobs," Biden said midway through his speech before coughing again.
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Nancy Pelosi House SpeakerSenate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Vice President Kamala Harris huddled around Biden as he signed the bill.
The White House said Biden tested negative on both Monday and Tuesday when Fox News Digital asked if Biden was experiencing lingering symptoms.
President Biden, speaking before signing H.R. use a tissue. , at a 2022 Chip and Science Act ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022.(Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
President Biden shook hands with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, after signing the CHIPS bill.(pool video)
July 19th. White House doctor Kevin O'Connor said he suffered from body aches, a sore throat and other symptoms.
But the president rebounded days after testing negative. . Although his symptoms were less severe, he vowed to continue self-isolating until he tested negative for two consecutive days, which he did on Sunday.
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HE IS IN QUARANTINE and did not appear to be coughing.