President Biden had another spill while walking up the Air Force One stairs on Sunday.
The 80-year-old was departing Alabama when he dipped slightly before regaining his footing.
Biden falls again
This comes after another fall just a couple of weeks ago while Biden was departing Poland.
The fall made for an ironic conclusion to a chest-thumping swing through Europe, where Biden pledged that Russia’s armies would “never” subdue Ukraine.
Biden was leaving Alabama on Sunday after a stop in Selma, an important site in the Civil Rights Movement, when he had his latest fall.
🚨 Joe Biden tripped up the stairs on Air Force One — AGAINpic.twitter.com/M4n7MmpEN3
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) March 6, 2023
Fit for duty?
By Biden’s standards, this latest one was modest.
A now-viral clip of Biden falling to his knees while walking up the Air Force One stairs in March 2021 has been replayed countless times on Fox News and social media. Biden also drew attention last year when he fell off his bike while cameras rolled.
Biden’s obvious balance issues, stiff gait and frequent bouts of word salad have long raised questions about his health and fitness, but his doctor recently declared him “vigorous” and fit to serve following a physical that did not include a cognitive test for the second year running.
Biden, 80, is the oldest president in American history. A new poll found that 68 percent of voters think Biden is “too old” for his job, and nearly half of Democrats agree.
The Biden clown show
But Biden appears poised to run for re-election, and his wife Jill Biden has dismissed calls for a competency test as “ridiculous.”
“How many 30-year-olds could travel to Poland, get on the train? Go nine more hours, go to Ukraine, meet with President (Volodymyr) Zelenskyy?” she told CNN Monday. “So, look at the man. Look what he’s doing. Look what he continues to do each and every day.”
Many have lampooned Biden’s recurring falls as symbolic of his leadership. During a speech at CPAC over the weekend, former President Trump characterized Biden’s America as “April Fool’s Day” every day.
“We all smile when he falls down stairs and things, it’s cute, when he falls off his bicycle,” Trump said.