Joe Biden trolled as ‘poor old man’ after he falls 3 times on Air Force One stairs: ‘Where is the babysitter?’
Is Joe Biden fit to run the country? Before the 78-year-old swore in as the President of the United States, several Americans had that question in their minds and it seems their fears could come true. On Friday, March 19, 2021, the president stumbled while climbing up the stairs of Air Force One shortly before taking off for Atlanta.
Biden, however, regained his composure and recovered quickly after falling to his knees. Once he got back up, he gave a quick salute and then disappeared into the aircraft. A 30-second clip soon floated around on social media websites and another 18-second video was captured from a different angle to show the (great) fall.
Biden is traveling to Georgia — where he will visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for an update on the coronavirus pandemic — and will also meet with Asian-American community leaders after the horrific spa shooting in the Atlanta area that killed eight people.
The oldest president ever to be elected President of the United States lost his footing and stumbled three times in a row. On a windy morning, the fall at Joint Base Andrews was reported after he suffered a hairline fracture in his right foot playing with dog Major a few months ago. After the injury, he had to wear a boot for sprained ankle.
The videos were rolled out on Twitter by Daily Caller. Catch a close look at what really happened here:
President Biden stumbles while walking up the stairs to Air Force One— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) March 19, 2021
‘Can we talk about his age?’
Sharing some pictures of the incident, one user wrote, “President Joe Biden, 78, falls up the stairs of Air Force One but quickly recovers to give a salute before flying to Atlanta to meet Asian community leaders in the wake of Tuesday's shooting at massage parlors. He gave a salute at the top before disappearing into the aircraft.”
Another worried social media user said, “Joe Biden is definitely showing his age and infirmity. Can we talk about his age? What happens when he falls down the stairs next time? The poor man needs an airplane ramp before something serious happens. Where is the babysitter?”
A third chimed in, “And everyone just stands there while Joe Biden double trips and falls. Clearly, this is normal and we are all being paranoid. No one else is reacting.”
President Joe Biden, 78, falls up the stairs of Air Force One but quickly recovers to give a salute before flying to Atlanta to meet Asian community leaders in the wake of Tuesday's shooting at massage parlors.— MassiVeMaC (@SchengenStory) March 19, 2021
He gave a salute at the top before disappearing into the aircraft. pic.twitter.com/8h0U2MWBql
Joe Biden is definitely showing his age and infirmity. Can we talk about his age? What happens when he falls down the stairs next time? The poor man needs a airplane ramp before something serious happens. Where is the baby sitter? https://t.co/wkmPU5H0vv— Zeroflash says "Tet" Offensive is getting worse. (@ZeroFlash5) March 19, 2021
And everyone just stands there while Joe Biden double trips and falls. Clearly this is normal and we are all being paranoid. No one else is reacting. https://t.co/kbMVP131XJ— Malcolm Fle✘ (@Malcolm_fleX48) March 19, 2021
NOT the first time!
This is not the first time the president stumbled while walking up on Air Force One. Earlier this February, Biden had just alighted from his vehicle on the tarmac at New Castle Air National Guard Base in Delaware for a trip back to Washington, DC. As he climbed the stairs, he held onto the railing with his right hand while holding something in the left. The President lost his footing on the fifth step but regained his composure immediately after.
In August last year, Biden appeared to take offense after being asked whether or not he had taken a cognitive test. He countered the question by asking the interviewer if he would pass a drug test and stumbled over his words multiple times. During a conversation with CBS News’ Errol Barnett at a virtual event with the National Association of Black Journalists, Biden was asked if he had taken a test to assess his mental fitness. “No, I haven’t taken a test! Why the hell would I take a test? C’mon, man!”
He later declared: “I think it's a legitimate question to ask anybody over 70 years old whether or not they're fit and whether they're ready. But I just, only thing I can say to the American people, it's a legitimate question to ask anybody. Watch me.”
WATCH: President Joe Biden departs New Castle Air National Guard Base to head back to Washington DC. pic.twitter.com/HFxJ6U2wbt— The Hill (@thehill) February 8, 2021
Bidding goodbye to Jill Biden
Just before heading to Atlanta, Biden waved goodbye to First Lady Dr Jill Biden and family, who were watching from the Truman Balcony. He was then seen walking over to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House.
Catch some photos taken just before his visit to Atlanta here: