Joe Biden was notably absent today from an event he was originally scheduled to do in hosting the Prime Minister of Japan.

Reporters asked where Biden had wandered to:

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Photos of Biden sitting with not one but two masks on were posted to social media later today, but the greeting and the tour were all shots of a solo Harris.

VP Kamala Harris welcomes Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to the White House.

Social media exploded with questions and comments about where Biden was during the meeting. Some said Biden was napping, and some said he was busy playing Mario Kart.

Charlie Spiering pointed out the difference in a personal greeting from President and how the Biden administrations operates:

Foreign pooler says WH Chief of Protocol greeted Japanese Prime Minister Sugo at the West Wing – much different feel from when Shinzo Abe visited Trump.

Biden is seen in the video below wearing two masks during a roundtable:

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