Joe Biden falls over three times trying to climb stairs to board Air Force One

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Joe Biden has been caught on camera repeatedly falling as he tried to climb stairs to board Air Force One.

The US President tripped three times in quick succession before steadying himself and turning to salute waiting servicemen as he boarded the aircraft.

The Democrat was at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on Friday bound for Atlanta, Georgia.

At 78, he was the oldest person to take over at the White House on January 20, with predecessor Donald Trump implying he was too old for the job despite only being four years his junior.

It’s not the first a US president has struggled on the Air Force One steps.



US President Joe Biden gets up after tripping while boarding Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland
US President Joe Biden gets up after tripping while boarding Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland

During his unsuccessful election campaign last year, Trump himself was seen clinging to the rails in high winds.

In October 2018, the Republican former leader appeared to have toilet paper stuck to his shoe as he climbed the stairs on his way to a Make America Great Again rally in Minnesota.



Joe Biden stumbled as he walked up the steps into Air Force One
Biden tripped three times in a row



Joe Biden stumbled as he walked up the steps into Air Force One
But he was all smiles as he saluted before entering the jet

And in September 2019 a $20 was seen almost falling out of his back pocket as he boarded the jet in Mountain View, California.

Most famously, Gerald Ford slipped and tumbled down several of the stairs after arriving with wife Betty in Austria in 1975, later blaming a knee injury.

The White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre confirmed that Biden is “doing 100 percent fine” following the tumble.

In November, Biden appeared at The Queen theatre in Delaware with a cast on his right foot.

The then-President elect was forced to wear the protective boot for “several weeks” after x-rays revealed a “hairline fracture” in his foot, suffered while playing with his dog Major.

President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are both visiting Atlanta in the wake of shootings at three spas in the city on Wednesday evening that killed eight people, including six Asian women.

The visit was originally planned as an opportunity for them to meet with leaders at the US Centers for Disease Control HQ, which is leading public health efforts during the Covid pandemic.

They will now also meet with Asian-American community leaders to discuss Tuesday’s mass-murder.





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