Our octogenarian president took a tumble on stage in front of the graduating class of the Air Force Academy earlier.
Wearing a suit and baseball cap, Biden was walking happily across the stage when suddenly he fell to the floor of the stage, shocking those in attendance. Several secret service members immediately run over to help assist the president.
BREAKING: Biden takes a big fall on stage just now at the U.S. Air Force Academy graduation pic.twitter.com/GxkMbpyoNo
— Jake Schneider (@jacobkschneider) June 1, 2023
The Daily Mail writes that “the 80-year-old commander-in-chief stumbled and fell to his knees and then got back up during the graduation ceremony in an incident likely to spark more concerns about his age as the nation’s oldest president seeks a second term.
He walked away without help and appeared to point to a sandbag on the stage that he appeared to trip over.
The 80-year-old commander-in-chief stumbled and fell to his knees and then got back up during the graduation ceremony in an incident likely to spark more concerns about his age as the nation’s oldest president seeks a second term.
He walked away without help and appeared to point to a sandbag on the stage that he appeared to trip over.”
The incident will not likely help Biden overcome the belief that many Americans hold that both he and Donald Trump are too old to run for a second term in the White House.
In May, ABC News and The Washington Post conducted a poll that “found that 68 percent of respondents, just over two-thirds, said that Biden was too old to serve a second term as president.
The former senator and vice president was 78 years old when he was sworn in as president in January 2021, making him the oldest individual to hold the office in American history. By the end of a potential second term, he would be 86,” Newsweek wrote.
“Concerns about Biden’s age, mental fitness for office, and general well-being have dogged him since he was elected. Despite numerous stand-out achievements, including the passage of sizeable bipartisan bills and a historically strong performance for his party in last year’s midterm election, his approval ratings have sagged, and the new ABC/Washington Post poll showed just 36 percent of respondents approved of his performance as president.”
In April, Biden tried to put concerns about his age and senility to rest. He told reporters at the White House that being the oldest president in history “doesn’t register with me.”
The president continued: “but the only thing I can say is that one of the things that people are going to find out, they’re going to see a race and they’re going to judge whether or not I have it or don’t have it.
I respect them taking a hard look at it. I’d take a hard look at as well. I took a hard look at it before I decided to run. And I feel good. I feel excited about the prospects. And I think we’re on the verge of really turning the corner in a way we haven’t in a long time,” New Conservative Post wrote.