US President Biden almost tripped while boarding Air Force One


President Joe Biden had another less than graceful walk down the Air Force One stair rail on Wednesday.

Biden, 79, appeared to momentarily lose his balance as he walked towards the presidential plane at Andrews Airforce Base en route to Illinois, footage published by the Daily Mail showed.

Despite the brief beep, the commander and chief boarded the aircraft without incident, holding the rail with his right hand as he ascended.

Biden was in Illinois to visit a farm where he blamed Russia’s invasion of Ukraine for rising global food prices. He also held a fundraiser in Chicago and met with union supporters.

The president had previously slipped and fallen while boarding the plane in separate incidents which raised the eyebrows of some who wondered if the septuagenarian president was in good health.

President Joe Biden grips the rail as he climbs the stairs to board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, en route to Chicago on May 11, 2022.
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President Joe Biden gestures before boarding Air Force One to return to Washington from O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, May 11, 2022.
President Joe Biden gestures before boarding Air Force One to return to Washington from O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, May 11, 2022.
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In November, doctors found him “fit for duty”, but noted his “gait is noticeably stiffer and less fluid” than it was in 2020, and said “significant spinal arthritis” was partly to blame.

A photo from last year shows President Joe Biden stumbling while boarding Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland on March 19, 2021.
A photo from last year shows President Joe Biden stumbling while boarding Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland on March 19, 2021.
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President Joe Biden clings to the railing with one hand as he stumbles up the steps of Air Force One on March 19, 2021.
President Joe Biden clings to the railing with one hand as he stumbles up the steps of Air Force One on March 19, 2021.
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