A hoarse-sounding US President Joe Biden says he has a cold, possibly contracted from a grandson.
After a speech about the US economy in which he sounded congested and coughed several times, reporters asked Biden if he was okay.
"I'm okay. I have a test every day, a COVID test... What I have is a one-and-a-half year old grandson who has a cold who likes to kiss his pop...it's just a cold," he said.
Biden has been tested three times for COVID-19 this week and the tests have turned up negative, according to his physician Kevin O'Connor.
In a letter distributed to the press, the doctor said that Biden is experiencing "nasal congestion" and a "frog in ones throat".
He is being treated with over-the-counter medications.
Australian Associated Press