Joe Biden stumbled during a ceremony in Colorado this week and his outlandish shoes drew attention. The 80-year-old was handing out diplomas to graduates of the US Air Force Academy at Falcon Stadium when he tripped.
President Joe Biden joked with reporters about his tripping incident on Thursday, just minutes after being hit in the head in another accident.
Biden had to be lifted up by two Secret Service agents. The White House said there was a sandbag on stage.
Later that day, Biden joked to members of the White House press team, telling reporters, “I got sandbags!” before doing a jig as he walks away.
However, according to press notes, Biden was involved in another crash just minutes before making the joke.
After the president’s Marine One helicopter landed, Biden “hit his head on the doorframe as he exited the helicopter but was otherwise alert,” said swim team member Noah Robertson.
Biden has been involved in numerous accidents and has been recorded tripping or falling many times before.
It was in May that Biden tripped up the stairs during a visit to a shrine in Hiroshima, Japan, and in March 2021, he tripped while climbing the stairs of Air Force One. In June 2022, Biden also fell in front of a group of reporters. On MSNBC’s The ReidOut on Thursday, host Joy Reid said Biden “just keeps delivering” in the face of accusations that “he’s too old.”
What’s in Sam Hill at the bottom of Biden’s shoe?
Is it some kind of leg lift or stabilizer? pic.twitter.com/kN4HcHLNBo
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