Biden 'doing just great' after tumble on Air Force One stairs

Biden 'doing just great' after tumble on Air Force One stairs”

USA president Joe Biden is "doing 100% fine" despite tripping up the stairs three times as he boarded Air Force One. - President Biden travels to Atlanta, Georgia, to tour the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and to meet with Georgia Asian American leaders, following the Atlanta Spa shootings.

Video shared by The Hill shows Biden, 78, stumbled twice halfway up the stairs before tripping and dropping to one knee.

To his credit, Biden got back up, gave his bruised knee a rub and ascended the rest of the staircase before finishing with a salute to the USA marines who had flow him by helicopter to the airport.

"He is doing just great", deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters about Biden's stumbles, reports Reuters.

"It was very windy".

Biden stumbles second time
Biden stumbles second time

She also suggested the high winds at the air base, located near Washington, D.C., may have been a factor, but insisted the president was "doing 100 percent fine".

"He's doing fine. He's preparing for the trip just fine".

In 1975, former President Gerald Ford nearly fell headfirst down the Air Force One stairs.

According to social media clips of the former President at Mar-a-Lago, Mr Trump used Mr Biden's gaffe to repeat unfounded claims he won the U.S. election.

It's important to note that Ford's fall famously came as he descended the staircase and was significantly more dramatic, whereas Biden's slip up was as he ascended the steps up to the aircraft.

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The president recently recovered from a hairline right-foot fracture suffered while playing with his rescue German shepherd, Major.

But Biden has fallen under extra scrutiny over both his physical and mental capacities, considering he is the oldest USA president to assume the office.

In the run-up to the 2020 US Presidential elections, some people had expressed concerns about Biden's health and fitness.

Former Vice President Mike Pence, last year, stumbled while boarding 'Air Force 2.' And Biden's previous boss, former President Barack Obama, almost fell down Air Force One's stairs while disembarking the aircraft in 2015.

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