During a graduation ceremony at the US Air Force Academy, the American president tripped and fell. Quickly helped by three people, Biden walked back to his seat unassisted. At the Air Force Academy, the incident took place during a graduation ceremony in Colorado. Biden pointed behind him as he was helped up, seemingly indicating what he tripped over.
Ben Labolt, White House communications director, assured reporters that Biden was fine. The cause of Biden’s tripping was perhaps the sandbag on stage while he was shaking hands. It seems that Biden ripped over something and fell to his knees as he handed out the last diploma.
An Air Force officer and two members of his secret service assisted him. As Biden returned to his seat, there was a look of concern on the faces of onlookers, including members of the official delegation. As Biden, 80 years old, regained his feet, he walked away unassisted.
During an Air Force Academy graduation ceremony in Colorado, President Joe Biden fell on stage. He fell near the podium as the ceremony ended, after he had delivered the commencement address. The people around him quickly helped him back to his feet.
Biden seemed to point back at a black sandbag that may have caused him to trip after he got up. The White House Communications Director, Ben Labolt, confirmed Biden was well and mentioned the sandbag on stage. Biden warned about the challenges from Russia and China in an increasingly unstable world in his address to the graduates.
Joe Biden, a Democrat, is running for reelection in 2024. A front-runner for the Republican nomination, Donald Trump, criticized Biden’s fall on the campaign trail in Iowa. Raising concerns about Biden’s fitness for office, his age has become a point of contention for some.
Videos are circulating to show Biden tripping and seeming to lose his train of thought in speeches. The supporters of Biden argue that these incidents are cheap shots and that he undergoes regular checkups. The Republican Party candidates are likely to target Biden’s age and fitness during the upcoming election.
Biden continued to stand and greet people for the remainder of the ceremony, despite the fall. Saluting the graduate cadets, Biden emphasized the challenges they will face in serving and defending the nation.