President Joe Biden has once again stumbled while walking up a flight of stairs to Air Force One — this time following a trip to Alabama to commemorate the 58th anniversary of the “Bloody Sunday” march during the civil rights era.
On Sunday, after exiting Marine One, Biden walked across the tarmac and began climbing the stairs to board his flight back to Delaware on Air Force One.
After successfully making it halfway up the steps, the president briefly lost his balance — though he was able to stop himself from falling.
Watch out for the stairs! pic.twitter.com/Qo7faNqRfS
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) March 6, 2023
This near-fall was the second time in recent weeks that Biden has had difficulty ascending the stairs of Air Force One — though there are more incidents throughout his time in the White House.
In late February, the president tripped and caught himself while boarding a flight to return to the United States after a trip to Eastern Europe.
🚨 BREAKING: Joe Biden FALLS up the stairs of Air Force One departing Warsaw, Poland pic.twitter.com/zPEJsbSFTe
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) February 22, 2023
Biden also stumbled and nearly fell on the steps of Air Force One back in June 2022, this time while leaving the U.S. to attend the Summit of the Americas.
The Air Force One stairs are UNDEFEATED against Joe Biden
Watch as he takes another trip down the stairs pic.twitter.com/N0yHYGKnzi
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) June 8, 2022
The most memorable incident of Biden falling occurred in March 2021, where the elderly president was seen repeatedly falling on Air Force One’s stairs before a trip to Atlanta. The video went viral on social media and was even made into memes by conservatives.
Remember when the media lost their minds and said it “raised health concerns” when Trump walked down a ramp slowly?
Let’s see if they have the same reaction to Biden falling up the stairs. https://t.co/Tq9fc2HOYM pic.twitter.com/iQhyIHzlWr
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) March 19, 2021
Biden doesn’t just have problems with stairs, as he was also caught on video falling off of his bike during a ride near his Rehoboth Beach, Delaware home. After falling to the ground while the bicycle was completely stationary, Biden told the crowd that surrounded him that he was “good.”
Biden crashed his bike while riding in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. We had to take our grandma’s keys away due to declining age; maybe they need to need to take the pedals away from his bike. pic.twitter.com/2scmoxuiCK
— Kambree (@KamVTV) June 18, 2022
All of this comes amid continued scrutiny over the president’s fitness for office, with many questioning his cognitive and physical abilities due to his age.
Biden, who turned 80 earlier this year, recently had a physical with White House physician Kevin O’Connor. Despite clear evidence to the contrary, O’Connor claimed that Biden was “a healthy, vigorous 80-year-old male who is fit to successfully execute the duties of the Presidency, to include those as Chief Executive, Head of State and Commander in Chief.”