Merdeka.com – United States President Joe Biden yesterday tripped twice while climbing the steps of the Air Force One plane. But White House officials said he was doing well.
“He’s fine. He’s not there,” spokesman Karine Jean Pierre told reporters on Air Force One, as reported by the Al Arabiya website, Saturday (20/3).
Biden, 78, stumbled and tried to stand up but then fell again twice until his knee hit the steps and finally he was able to balance himself and went up and then turned around to salute him.
Biden and his deputy Kamala Harris were about to head to Atlanta to meet with the Asian-American community after the shooting incident two days ago.
Biden had previously fractured his leg while playing with one of his pet dogs.
White House Communications Director Kate Bedingfield later tweeted that Biden did not even need a medical examination after the crash on the steps of Air Force One.
“It was just tripping on the stairs,” he said.
Other White House officials said the wind was strong enough when the plane was about to take off and they had a hard time climbing the Air Force One ladder.
Here’s a video of Joe Biden stumbling on the steps of Air Force One:
– Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) March 19, 2021