Joe Biden, 78, FALLS on stairs of Air Force One just months after injuring foot while playing with his dog
JOE Biden was filmed falling three times on the steps of Air Force One today before flying to Georgia.
Worrying footage shows the president, 78, tripping on the stairs just months after injuring his foot.
Biden was on his way to Atlanta on Friday to meet with Asian community leaders following the massage parlor shootings earlier this week.
He tripped a total of three times as he made his way up the stairs to board Air Force One.
However, Biden quickly recovered and carried on up the stairs, giving a salute before entering the aircraft.
The White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre confirmed that Biden is "doing 100 percent fine" following the tumble.
Late last year Biden was seen wearing his typical navy blue suit with a cast on his right foot outside The Queen theater in Delaware.
He appeared at the venue in Wilmington to formally unveil his six-person economic team, a core group that includes veterans from previous Democratic administrations and historic firsts.
Biden was forced to wear the protective boot for "several weeks" after x-rays revealed a "hairline fracture" in his foot.
Journalists assigned to Biden first revealed the injury.
"On Saturday Nov. 28, President-elect Biden slipped while playing with his dog Major, and twisted his ankle," a pool report said.
"Out of an abundance of caution, he will be examined this afternoon by an orthopedist."
In a statement to MSNBC, Dr Kevin O'Connor said: "Follow-up CT scan confirmed hairline (small) fractures of President-elect Biden’s lateral and intermediate cuneiform bones, which are in the mid-foot."
After an initial examination, Biden was sent to an orthopedist for a CT scan, which revealed the fracture.
Soon after, former President Donald Trump sent Biden his well wishes on Twitter and shared an NBC clip of the Democrat leaving the clinic.
"Get well soon!" Trump said.
According to the Delaware Humane Society, the former vice president and his wife Dr Jill Biden got to know Major while fostering him.
The animal-loving couple – who also own a German shepherd called Champ, 12 – adopted Major in 2018, a few months before Biden announced his presidential run.
He was one of six puppies brought to a shelter “after being exposed to something toxic” in their previous home, according to the Washington Post.
The pooch became the first shelter dog to live at the White House when the Bidens moved in on January 20.
Major was recently in the dog house after he reportedly behaved aggressively toward White House staff.
The german shepherd had a “biting incident” with a White House security member, two sources told CNN on Monday.
The extent of the injury to the security staff was not immediately known.
But the injury was serious enough that Major and Biden’s other dog, Champ, were taken back to Wilmington, Delaware, where they will stay.
Major, 3, had shown agitated behavior on several occasions including “charging” at staff, jumping and barking, sources told CNN.
Biden's tumble is the latest of many gaffes that eagle-eyed Americans have spotted.
During a press conference touting the Covid-19 vaccine rollout on Thursday, Biden, 78, experienced a slip of the tongue about his second-in-command.
"The hardest hit and suffered the most especially black, latino, native american, and rural communities," he began
Biden went on to say that he believed that efficiency had to be met with "fairness" before the gaffe.
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"President Harris and I took a virtual tour of a vaccination center in Arizona not long ago," he said after a brief pause.
"One of the nurses on that tour injecting people giving vaccinations said that each shot was like administerig a dose of hope
Biden didn't acknowledge his mistake and went on to explain the benefits of the vaccine rollout.
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