“Biden falls” was a popular headline yesterday after the President fell while boarding Air Force One. Reporters captured the moment President Biden stumbled and fell multiple times while boarding the presidential aircraft yesterday morning. Biden — who turned 78 in November — fell three times while ascending the staircase leading to the plane.
While walking with a brisk pace, the commander-in-chief stumbled about halfway up the steps. He then quickly tried to regain his balance before tripping again. After that, he dropped to a knee after failing to do so for a second time. Biden then took a couple seconds to dust himself off before completing his walk. After giving a salute, Biden entered entered Air Force One and traveled to Georgia.
White House communications director Kate Bedingfield stated that Biden suffered no injuries following the falls. “I know folks have seen that President Biden slipped on his way up the stairs to AF1, but I’m happy to report that he is just fine and did not even require any attention from the medical team who travels with him,” she said in a tweet.
Another White House spokesperson, Karine Jean-Pierre, blamed the wind for Bidens multiple falls. “It’s pretty windy outside. It’s very windy. I almost fell coming up the steps myself. He is doing 100 percent,” she told reporters.
In November, Biden suffered a small fracture in his foot while playing with his dog, Major. The then President-elect had to wear a walking boot for a few weeks as a result.
Ironically, Biden mocked President Trump for the manner in which he ascends staircases just last year. “Look at how he steps and look at how I step. Watch how I run up ramps and he stumbles down ramps,” he said to reporters. “Come on.”
Mainstream media outlets and prominent Democrats made multiple efforts to remove President Trump from office for supposed poor health. Many on the right were quick to mock the double standards applied for Trump’s falls and stumbles compared to Biden doing the same thing, but worse. Jack Hadfield of the National File compiled a list of these double standards. Leftist doctors who never examined Trump called for his removal for a number of reasons, including poor mental health, obesity, drinking “12 diet cokes a day” and supposed cognitive decline.