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    The health of the 76-year-old former vice president, which has already popped up in the online discussions over his verbal blunders, has come into the spotlight again after his left eye filled with blood during a CNN town hall. Biden’s tweet that followed the event did not help matters either.

    Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has triggered a storm on Twitter after a camera caught how his left eye filled with blood as he was speaking about his climate programme during a CNN town hall. What might have been a burst vessel, as some suggested in comments, prompted some to question if the former vice president, aspiring to take over the Oval office, has some health issues.

    ​Disturbed netizens rushed to Twitter, asking what might have gone wrong.

    ​Some even went as far as to suggest that what seems like a burst vessel could “kill” the elections for Biden.

    ​Joe Biden’s own tweet on climate policy, following the event, only fuelled online debates as he happened to mention that “we can’t turn a blind eye to the way in which environmental burdens are distributed unevenly along racial and socioeconomic lines”.

    ​Some commenters immediately asked what was wrong with his eye.

    ​Others just posted memes featuring a bloody eye.

    ​However, many tried to stand up for the 76-year-old candidate, noting it has turned into elder abuse.


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