Update (1245ET): Phew! A White House official has confirmed that President Biden, after stumbling aboard Air Force One on his way to Georgia, "is fine."
Additionally, Steven Nelson reports that White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre seems to blame the wind for President Biden's fall. She told reporters aboard Air Force One:
"It's pretty windy outside. It's very windy. I almost fell coming up the steps myself. He is doing 100 percent."
May we humbly suggest this addition?
Chair Force One: pic.twitter.com/arOW3kG6TK— Arbitrage Andy (@arbitrage_andy) March 19, 2021
We hear they are free to install under Medicare-for-All.
Elijah Schaffer made the following poignant comment:
"The saddest part about Biden overall is that it isn’t actually funny watching him physically deteriorate on TV, It’s sad for him/his family, detrimental to our country, & makes us a laughing stock to the world, We are seen as weak because under a Biden administration we are"
But in the interest of balance, can we please stop being mean to the president.
Guys stop being so mean to Joe Biden saying he’s old, senile and unfit. He just sometimes breaks his foot in the shower because he pulls his dog’s tail, falls 3x times walking up stairs, calls Kamala the President and forgets the name of his defense secretary. No big deal. pic.twitter.com/7oimYMn5IL— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) March 19, 2021
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After a brief tour through the South where he stopped in Georgia to meet with leaders of the Asian-American community in the wake of this week's deadly shooting at a spa and massage parlor in Atlanta, Biden and his entourage returned to Air Force One.
Kamala Harris realizing she's about to be President: pic.twitter.com/7WtiPCy8nT— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) March 19, 2021
Oh dear pic.twitter.com/xSv3mpd5rV— Quoth the Raven (@QTRResearch) March 19, 2021
From another angle:
WATCH: US President Joe Biden falls over as he boards Air Force One pic.twitter.com/O8XysfH4n4— The National (@TheNationalNews) March 19, 2021
The clip immediately went viral after finding its way to Twitter, as online wits joked about the timing (coinciding with the conclusion of a US-China summit where China's aggressive posture made headlines).
Biden just fell going up the steps to Air force One... pic.twitter.com/MT8kpX1huH— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) March 19, 2021
I added music to Joe Biden falling up the stairs to Air Force One. pic.twitter.com/3mHuaWUWh7— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) March 19, 2021
👀 Biden cannot even negotiate a stair case, how is he going to negotiate with china?— PiQ (@PriapusIQ) March 19, 2021
Biden takes a big fall climbing into Air Force One.— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) March 19, 2021
We know who is to blame for the fall of course...
CNN “ Donald trump puts banana peels on the steps of air force one to try and purposely trip joe Biden. “— Daniel giordani (@Danielgiordani7) March 19, 2021
Think that's an exaggeration? Here's CNN in 2017...
It's not exactly a vote of confidence, coming just hours after he mistakenly referred to his Veep as "President" Harris. Fortunately, an aide to the president confirmed that he was "doing fine" after the spill.
Oh and just one more thing. Remember when Biden mocked Trump's ramp walk at West Point...
FLASHBACK -> Biden mocks Trump's ramp walk at West Point and claims he's stronger: "Look at how he steps and look at how I step. Watch how I run up ramps and he stumbles down ramps. Come on." pic.twitter.com/U7CL0dBSQA— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) March 19, 2021
We'll give the final word to Don Jr who, as usual, sums up the farce perfectly: "I remember the press bashing Trump for touching the rail once. Biden falls repeatedly but I’m sure he’s the picture of health. No wonder all our enemies are pouncing simultaneously and mocking him publicly. "