Given President Joe Biden’s advanced age of 78, there are legitimate, biological concerns regarding the status of his physical and mental health.
Those questions have only intensified following an incident Friday in which Biden tripped and fell three times while going up the stairs to board Air Force One — falls that the White House blamed on gusty winds, Breitbart reported.
Biden takes a tumble
President Biden and others in his administration were set to travel to Atlanta on Friday to address both a recent mass shooting there and to tout the purported COVID-19 “relief” contained in the so-called American Rescue Plan, but the “trip” quite literally got off on the wrong foot.
As can be seen in an unedited video shared by an NBC News producer, Biden stumbled and fell three distinct times while attempting to jog up the stairs to enter the presidential aircraft.
— Jesse Hamilton (@JesseJHamilton) March 19, 2021
Blame it on the wind
During a “press gaggle” on board the executive jet while en route to Atlanta, principal deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was quizzed about Biden’s fall and how he was doing afterward.
“So, as you know, it’s pretty windy outside,” Jean-Pierre said. “It’s very windy. I almost fell coming up the steps myself. He is doing 100% fine.”
Asked if the president had reinjured his previously broken foot, Jean-Pierre said: “He’s doing great. All I can tell you: He’s doing fine. He’s preparing for the trip today, and he is — he’s doing just great.”
The deputy spokeswoman was also pressed on whether the president had been checked out by a doctor. “I just — all I know is — I can tell you is he’s doing fine. He’s doing great,” she reportedly responded.
The bottom line
Breitbart’s John Nolte noted that while many in the media had justifiably scoffed at the wind being used as an excuse for Biden’s fall, he was actually inclined to believe it, as it simply underscored the prevailing perception among many on the right that Biden is a frail and weak old man.
While that may seem humorous to some, given Biden’s position as the leader of the free world, the perception of his fragility and weakness on the international stage would only serve to embolden our nation’s enemies and rivals, such as China, Iran, North Korea, and Russia, to name just a few.
If President Biden truly is so frail as to be repeatedly knocked over by gusts of wind, that doesn’t bode particularly well for America or the free world, and it is high time that the White House be completely honest and transparent about Biden’s physical and mental state, if only so concerns can be quelled.