Last Updated on March 19, 2021
Joe Biden fell this morning while walking up stairs to enter Air Force One. Multiple photos captured the moment the 78-year-old American president lost his footing and fell about halfway up the stairs.
Doug Mills, a reporter for the New York Times, writes “POTUS stumbles as he walks up the steps of Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews, Md, for a trip to Atlanta.” However, other outlets reported it as a fall.
.@POTUS stumbles as he walks up the steps of Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews, Md, for a trip to Atlanta, pic.twitter.com/rRC2mdiLbF
— Doug Mills (@dougmillsnyt) March 19, 2021
The Insider Paper uploaded a photo of Biden’s left leg clearly falling to the ground as he attempted to remain upright by grasping the handrail. “Biden just stumbled and fell when walking up the stairs of Air Force One,” they wrote on Twitter.
Biden just stumbled and fell when walking up the stairs of Air Force One pic.twitter.com/wsCpwSz6P6
— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) March 19, 2021
Biden is seen clearly falling in the videos of the incident.
— Raheem Kassam (@RaheemKassam) March 19, 2021
President Biden stumbles while walking up the stairs to Air Force One
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) March 19, 2021
The Daily Mail, a British media outlet, reported that Biden “took a tumble up the steps” as he was preparing to leave the U.S. Capitol to “meet Asian community leaders in the wake of Tuesday’s shooting at massage parlors.”
An aide for Biden now says the nearly 80-year-old president is “doing fine.”
BIDEN 'DOING FINE' AFTER STUMBLING ON AIR FORCE ONE STEPS: AIDE
— zerohedge (@zerohedge) March 19, 2021
This comes on the heels of Biden referring to his vice president as “President Harris” during brief public remarks yesterday.
As National File reported, “’When President Harris and I took a virtual tour of a vaccination center in Arizona,’ Biden said, pausing briefly after referring to Harris as the President, perhaps realizing he made a mistake.”
Even @POTUS realizes he is not the one in control, refers to @VP as "President Harris." pic.twitter.com/uFFiyTXYX8
— MRCTV (@mrctv) March 18, 2021
This is a breaking news story and may be updated as additional information becomes available.