Joe Biden nearly fell off Air Force One stairs again on Wednesday over concerns over his health and mental condition.
The president was on his way to Illinois to discuss the recent decline in inflation, but still at a high inflation rate in 40 years, when he slipped while entering Air Force One.
The gaffe was reminiscent of last year’s fall in which Biden fell three times while trying to board the plane in Atlanta, with the White House blaming strong gusts for the president’s fall.
Biden, 79, who at age 78 became the oldest American to be inaugurated as president, has raised concerns about his health as his presidency has been marred with gaffes and slips of the tongue.
President Joe Biden had a quick slip on Air Force One stairs on Wednesday
Biden quickly grabbed the railing to stabilize himself and avoid a serious fall
There were no injuries when the president went to Illinois for a speech
The moment was almost reminiscent of when he fell three times in March 2021 when he tried to board. The gaffes have raised concerns for Biden’s health.
Concerns about the president’s age were raised during his campaign against Donald Trump, and shortly after his election victory in November 2020, Biden suffered a broken foot while playing with his dog, Major.
In November 2021, Biden underwent a colonoscopy and briefly handed over power to Vice President Kamala Harris, making her for a time the first acting female president in US history. Biden took back control after the procedure.
During the surgery, Mr. Biden had a small polyp removed on his colon, which was later found to be benign.
His 2019 medical examination revealed that he was taking medications for several common age-related conditions, such as elevated cholesterol and mild heart rhythm disorder.
Concerns over his health resurfaced in March 2021, when the president was filmed three times en route to board Air Force One.
Biden first stumbled when he jumped the steps of Air Force One in March 2021
The president then lost his balance again and fell to his knees on the carpeted staircase
Biden visited Greensboro, North Carolina, to see North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University as part of an effort to put pressure on Congress to pass the Bipartisan Innovation Act, which aims to provide funding for domestic production. of semiconductors
CONCERNS ABOUT THE HEALTH OF JOE WHO IS WONDERFUL
BROKEN FOOT PLAYING WITH DOG AND TUMBLE BOARDING AIR FORCE ONE
Biden walked out in a boot after breaking his foot while playing with his dog, Major, in November 2020.
His doctor, Dr. Kevin O’Connor, said in a statement at the time that he would probably have to wear a bootie for several weeks.
However, Biden’s recovery appeared to be going well and he was soon seen in public without the boot on.
The president was then filmed three times boarding Air Force One in March 2021.
The president’s fall was attributed to a “breeze” and he was not injured.
HIGH CHOLESTEROL AND IRREGULAR HEART RATE
In December 2019, there were concerns about Biden’s health, particularly in the run-up to the 2020 election.
He released medical records that showed he had an irregular heartbeat and high cholesterol, but described him as a “healthy, vigorous 77-year-old.”
Some experts questioned whether or not he was as healthy as he claimed.
SLIPS OF THE TONGUE AND FEAR OF MEMORY LOSS
Days before the election, he got confused when he introduced his granddaughter Natalie to an event, instead calling her “my son Beau.”
Beau Biden died in 2015 of a brain tumor.
He has mistakenly referred to Vice President Kamala Harris as “president” and falsely told US troops they were going to Ukraine.
Last month, the president was pictured reaching out for a handshake from no one during a speech in North Carolina where he strayed from the podium.
Last month, Biden led a speech about supply chain tightness at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, but the speech was undermined when Biden suddenly turned his back to the audience so as not to shake hands with anyone.
The president probably expected someone to appear next to him at the time, but he just stood on the podium and looked around before wandering off the podium.
He had also falsely stated that he had served as a “professor” at the University of Pennsylvania, despite never having taught at the school.
Biden has also faced other slips of the tongue, such as when he called his new granddaughter his son Beau during his campaign.
Earlier this year, he also mistakenly referred to Vice President Kamala Harris as “president” and stood aimlessly in the photo during Barack Obama’s visit to the White House.
The president’s frequent gaffes have led to questions about his cognitive abilities, and earlier this year 38 Republicans called on him to take a cognitive test.
Republicans have cited Biden’s alleged cognitive decline as the main reason for the current administration’s backtracking on the president’s other recent verbal gaffes: first telling US troops in Warsaw, Poland that they were about to go to Ukraine. , before suggesting that the US could engage in the use of chemical weapons on Russia.
Biden’s off-script gaffes over Putin’s removal and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have prompted critics to suggest Americans should “invoke the 25th Amendment” to remove the commander in chief from office.
The 25th Amendment, which outlines presidential succession, gives the vice president and cabinet the power to remove the commander in chief from office by a majority vote in the event that he or she is determined to be no longer fit for the office . It has never been invoked in US history.
On March 28, Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky protested Biden’s use of cue cards to answer reporters’ questions about his casual comments about Putin.
Paul questioned Biden’s acumen, saying the aging president’s comments posed a threat to national security.
“When you’re around someone with cognitive decline, you find yourself trying to help them with a sentence, trying to help them finish it — but we shouldn’t do that for the Commander in Chief,” he told Fox news.
And it’s actually a national security risk because it’s sending out signals that no one in their right mind would want to send to Russia right now.
“We are not trying to replace Putin in Russia. We are not trying to bring about regime change.
“We are not sending troops to Ukraine, and we are not going to react in kind with chemical weapons.”
Georgia Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, one of Biden’s most outspoken critics, said the US should look at regime change from the inside out rather than calling on other countries to remove their leaders from power.
“The most necessary regime change right now is the one in the United States for ruining our country,” she tweeted last week.
Several polls show Biden’s approval at a dismal 39 percent and a Real Clear Politics average gives the president an average disapproval of 53.7 percent.
Biden’s latest presidential medical examination, conducted last November by his doctor, Kevin O’Connor, found that he was in “vigorous” health.
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