Last Updated on March 22, 2021
White House spokesperson Jen Psaki placed blame for President Joe Biden’s repeated falls while attempting to board Air Force One last Friday on the aircraft’s boarding stairs, stating, “I don’t know if you’ve been up those steps, they’re a little tricky sometimes.”
When asked if Biden was okay following the repeated tumbles, Psaki said, “He’s a hundred percent fine, I don’t know if you’ve been up those steps, they’re a little tricky sometimes, but he’s doing great.”
Though multiple elected officials, such as former Presidents Gerald Ford and Barack Obama and former Vice President Mike Pence, have lost their footing on the Air Force One staircase, Biden is the only person to repeatedly fall over and over again while attempting to board the aircraft.
“Um, I’m not aware of that being required, there’s of course a doctor who travels with the President, any President of the United States,” Psaki said in response to a question about whether Biden, 78, had received medical attention, adding, “but, um, I’m not aware of it needing actual extensive medical attention.”
.@PressSec says President Biden is “100% fine” after falling up the stairs of Air Force One.
“I don't know if you've been up those steps, they’re a little tricky sometimes." pic.twitter.com/XWDJuVJddn
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) March 22, 2021
The White House had previously blamed Biden’s tumbles on the wind, though Weather Channel data showed speeds that barely qualified as a moderate breeze in meteorological terms:
The White House and pro-Biden corporate media have placed the blame for President Joe Biden’s repeated tumbles while attempting to climb the stairs of Air Force One this Friday on wind gusts. Data shows the wind at Joint Base Andrews did not meet the hurricane-force speed threshold required to knock a fully grown adult off their feet, and in fact did not exceed 30 miles per hour.
“It’s pretty windy outside. It’s very windy. I almost fell coming up the steps myself. He is doing 100 percent,” White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean–Pierre stated in an attempt explain why the leader of the free world fell repeatedly while ascending the staircase to Air Force One.
The National Weather Service logged the wind speed at Andrews Air Force Base on Friday at 14 miles per hour, while data from WillyWeather shows a peak of 21.9 miles per hour throughout the day, and speeds of under 20 miles per hour at the time of Biden’s falls.