- President Joe Biden falls off his bike while walking with his wife Jill.
- He wanted to approach a group of reporters and residents of the area who greeted him.
- His security team reacted immediately, protecting him in the moment of vulnerability.
President Joe Biden falls off his bike while riding with his wife Jill Biden on a path near their beach house in Delaware, where they traveled to spend the weekend of their 45th wedding anniversary.
On Saturday Joe Biden went out in the company of his wife Jill on a morning bike ride, which was interrupted by a disconcerting fall of the president in front of the stunned gaze of a group of local residents and reporters who followed him.
President Biden falls off his bike while out for a ride with his wife Jill
This weekend, just as Joe and Jill Biden celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary, the couple went out for a bike ride that didn’t go quite well. The president was riding a bike along a path at Gordons Pond in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware and wanted to approach a group of reporters and residents of the area who were greeting him.
He managed to cross the pedestrian crossing and put one foot on the ground, but when trying to get the other foot off the pedal, he got entangled and ended up on the ground, right in front of the astonished gaze of those who were waiting for him. His security team reacted immediately, protecting him in his moment of vulnerability and helping him get up quickly.
Biden was uninjured in the fall
The 79-year-old president responsibly wore a bike helmet. Despite the fall that took him by surprise, Joe Biden was able to get up quickly to continue greeting those present.
“I’m fine”he told reporters after Secret Service agents accompanying him helped him to his feet. “I have my foot caught” he commented as he fell on his right side, but finally said that he was not hurt.
The video of the fall
The White House later confirmed in a statement that the president was “well” and had not required medical attention after his fall, The Associated Press reported. SEE THE FALL OF THE PRESIDENT HERE.
This fall adds to a long list of minor incidents or mistakes President Biden has made in public that have raised concerns about his mental and physical health. Such is the case of the couple of times that he has tripped going up the stairs of Air Force One or the speech in April in which he said that his wife was the vice president of Barack Obama (a position he held).
Concern across the US
“It is sad that we could not find a better representative for the United States. We need an age limit or a very public cognitive screening before we allow someone to be on the ballot. This is embarrassing for our country,” commented Dennis Manry on social media. “This man trips up stairs and falls off bikes, mumbling, tripping constantly and you think he’s up for the job of running the greatest country in the world,” Michael Tonya Fletcher added with concern.
Others also added: “Not fun!!! poor guy”, “What a joke our country’s leader doesn’t even know how to ride a bike”, “He forgot what he was doing”, “Maybe the photographers are distracting”, “He must have been chewing gum too…”, “It was an attack of Putin”.
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