American President Joe Biden stumbles while ascending the stairs of Air Force One on Friday for a flight to Atlanta.
Due to high-speed winds, Biden lost balance and stumbled on the stairs. He regained balance to take a few more steps but tripped again. However, Biden managed to get up again, and head towards the plane. After reaching the top, he turned back and salute the Air Force One personnel.
When asked about the president’s stumble, White House Spokeswoman, Karine Jean-Pierre told the reporters that it’s very windy outside. She added that “He is doing 100 percent fine. He’s doing great,” she said.
President Joe Biden trips climbing the stairs to Air Force 1 pic.twitter.com/x8UD7q0a48
— The Hill (@thehill) March 19, 2021
Biden is the oldest person to become the president at the age of 78. In November, he suffered from a hairline fracture while playing with his dog. However, this is not the first time any president had tripped while ascending the stairs. In 1975, President Gerald Ford had fallen down the steps of Air Force One when he arrived in Austria.
A similar incident happened with former president Donald Trump who stumbled after giving remarks at the US Military Academy at West Point.
Trump said that the ramp was slippery and dismissed concerns about his health. He once again invited mockery after images of what looked like a toilet paper stuck to his shoe while boarding Air Force One in 2018.
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. Nothing more than a misstep on the stairs.
— Kate Bedingfield (@WHCommsDir) March 19, 2021
“The ramp that I descended after my West Point Commencement speech was very long & steep, had no handrail, and, most importantly was very slippery. The last thing I was going to do is ‘fall’ for the Fake News to have fun with,” Trump had tweeted.
Biden was announced as the new American president late last year in 2020. Biden beat Trump by 306 electoral votes to Trump’s 232 to end the real estate tycoon turned politician’s presidency after one term.