President Joe Biden’s stamina and overall well-being have been called into question recently, even by the usually friendly liberal mainstream media, which has undoubtedly caused increased pressure on the administration to make it appear as if he’s still as energetic and vigorous as always.
According to the Washington Examiner, Biden proved exactly the opposite on Saturday as he was cruising toward a large crowd on a bicycle while on vacation in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. As the president came to a dead stop in front of the cheering group, he toppled over like a felled oak tree.
Biden’s supporters raced to defend the president’s embarrassing moment, blaming the fall on his foot being stuck in a toe strap.
Others used the moment for entertainment, with numerous memes and jokes, like “it’s Putin’s fault,” quickly circulating social media.
Video of the president’s fall went ultra-viral within minutes of it being posted by several social media users and outlets.
NOW – Biden falls off bike on Delaware ride with Jill.pic.twitter.com/iULl1ieDGS
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) June 18, 2022
The fall looked painful, and given that the president is nearly 80, it’s probably not ideal for someone of his age and physical condition to take a fall like that. However, as he lay on the ground, he shouted, “I’m good.”
Biden FINALLY has his FIRST accomplishment as President. He blew up Twitter. Had to fall off his bike to do it though. pic.twitter.com/7bhlezpx8q
— David A. Clarke, Jr. (@SheriffClarke) June 18, 2022
“As the president said, his foot got caught on the pedal while dismounting, and he is fine. No medical attention is needed,” a White House spokesperson said. “The president looks forward to spending the rest of the day with his family.”
The timing of the fall couldn’t have been worse, as Biden just came off of nearly an entire week of liberal media hosts and high-profile Democrats questioning, if not discouraging, his chances of running in 2024.
Former senior Obama adviser David Axelrod’s comments on the possibility of a Biden run in 2024 were especially notable.
“The presidency is a monstrously taxing job and the stark reality is the president would be closer to 90 than 80 at the end of a second term, and that would be a major issue,” Axelrod recently told the New York Times.