Another day, another brush with death for Vice President Joe Biden.
On Friday, the president was in Philadelphia for a speech promoting his economic agenda. While attempting to ascend the stairs to the stage, he experienced two instances of stumbling. He ultimately caught the handrail for a brief instant following his near-fall.
ANOTHER ANGLE: Biden shows off his vigor by half-jogging a couple steps, then nearly wiping out on the short stairs pic.twitter.com/2M78RWXgNc
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 13, 2023
At the conclusion of September, Biden experienced an additional potential accident while alighting from Air Force One.
BREAKING: Biden was about to slip on plane stairs after reports Biden team is on a mission to stop him from falling pic.twitter.com/DPi3LUSB5S
— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) September 26, 2023
The Air Force One stairwell has consistently posed a challenge for the current president:
Biden stumbles a bit as he boards Air Force One — using the smaller stairs — en route to the United States. He took no questions. pic.twitter.com/UxCA75kdQP
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 13, 2023
President Biden stumbles while walking up the stairs to Air Force One
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) March 19, 2021
JUST IN – Biden stumbled and fell forward while going up the main stairs of Air Force One departing Warsaw, Poland pic.twitter.com/5w2FJpRcjW
— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) February 22, 2023
As Biden seeks re-election, his team has reportedly tried to take “extra steps to prevent him from stumbling in public,” as he frequently has many instances where he falls or comes close to it.
They have even gone as far as to routinely use smaller stairs on Air Force One.
Kent Gray, who has worked for a couple of presidents, told NPR in August, “Very few people have noticed that he’s mostly using the smaller stairs.”
“But everybody’s going to notice if there’s a really bad slip and fall down the tall air-stairs.”
Although the majority of his stumbles have occurred on stairs, Biden once tumbled from his bicycle in June 2022 while cycling through Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
President Biden falling off his bike this morning. pic.twitter.com/3z2OXwIBhx
— Pop Base (@PopBase) June 18, 2022
The bicycle moment went viral, prompting individuals to replicate it in the exact location, and was even humorously designated as “Brandon Falls” on Google Maps for a brief period of time.