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Biden fall 2021 Biden keeps falling up the stairs as he boards Air Force One

Biden fall 2021 Biden keeps falling up the stairs as he boards Air Force One
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Biden fall 2021 Biden keeps falling up the stairs as he boards Air Force One

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Fri, 19 Mar 2021 13:00:00 -0700

President Biden stumbled several times while running up the steps of Air Force One on Friday, new video shows

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President Biden stumbled several times while running up the steps of Air Force One on Friday, new video shows.

The 78-year-old commander-in-chief had his hand on the railing when he tripped twice before falling over the third time as he flew up the stairs of the idling aircraft at Joint Base Andrews.

After recovering, Biden appeared to take a moment to dust off his knee before finally making his way to the top.

He then gave a salute before ducking into the cabin to take off for Georgia.

White House communications director Kate Bedingfield said Biden was not injured.

“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 tweeted.

“Nothing more than a misstep on the stairs.”

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The president and Vice President Kamala Harris are set to meet with the Asian community in Atlanta following Tuesday’s mass shooting at area spas and massage parlors that left eight people, including six Asian women, dead.

In November, Biden suffered a hairline fracture in his right foot while playing with his rescue dog Major, requiring him to wear an orthopedic boot for several weeks.

He once mocked former President Donald Trump after videos of his predecessor walking gingerly walking down a ramp at West Point went viral.

“Watch how I run up ramps and he stumbles down ramps.

OK? Come on,” Biden said last September.

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Fri, 19 Mar 2021 13:00:00 -0700

White House spokesperson blames windy weather after Biden loses his footing three times boarding presidential plane

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White House spokesperson blames windy weather after Biden loses his footing three times boarding presidential plane

Last modified on Fri 19 Mar 2021 20.04 EDT

Supporters of Joe Biden were tempting fate when they claimed he had not put a foot wrong during his first two months in office.

The US president managed to fall not once, not twice but three times on his way up a staircase to the Air Force One presidential aircraft on Friday.

A White House spokesperson blamed windy weather.

The triple stumble came as Biden, at 78 the oldest person ever elected US president, was departing for Atlanta from Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.

About halfway up the red carpeted stairs, Biden could be seen losing his footing before stumbling three times, eventually ending up on his left knee while still holding the railing with his right hand.

The president got back up, gave his left knee a rub and ascended the rest of the staircase before turning and saluting US marines who had flown him by helicopter to the airport from the White House.

Officials insisted there was no damage done.

Karine Jean-Pierre, the deputy White House press secretary, told reporters on Air Force One: “It’s very windy.

I almost fell coming up the steps myself.

He is doing 100% fine.”

Asked if the president was checked by a doctor, Jean-Pierre said only: “I just – all I know is – I can tell you is he’s doing fine.

He’s doing great.”

The incident recalled concerns last November when Biden fractured his foot after slipping while playing with his pet dog, a German shepherd called Major.

His notorious verbal gaffes – this week he accidentally referred to vice-president Kamala Harris as “President Harris” – have also been seized on by conservatives as evidence of age-related decline.

Donald Trump Jr, the son of the former president, tweeted sarcastically about Biden’s fall: “Pay no attention to the fact that the President of the United States is so frail that he got knocked over repeatedly by a gust of wind.

Nothing at all to see here, folks!”

Trump Jr also tweeted a spoof video in which his father strikes a golf ball which flies through the air and hits Biden on the head, knocking him over.

“It wasn’t the wind folks,” he added.

But Biden is hardly alone in suffering the perils of having TV cameras watch his every move.

Mike Pence, the former vice-president, stumbled while climbing the stairs to Air Force Two last June.

That same month Donald Trump gingerly walked down a ramp at the US Military Academy at West Point, later explaining that he knew a fall would be exploited by watching media.

Jeffrey Wright, an actor and activist, tweeted: “I don’t care if Joe Biden trips on the Air Force One stairs stone drunk after an all-nighter, so long as he keeps pounding Covid with this vaccine rollout.”

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– March 19, 2021
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