President Joe Biden is doing “100% fine” after he tripped while walking up the stairs to board Air Force One earlier Friday, White House principal deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said.
Biden took a tumble as he climbed the plane’s steps, initially appearing to trip, get up, then trip a second time.
After making it up the flight of stairs, Biden turned to wave at the top of the steps before hustling inside.
“So, as you know, it’s pretty windy outside, it’s very windy. I almost fell coming up the steps myself,” she said while briefings reporters on the plane on the way to Atlanta. “He is doing 100% fine.”
Jean-Pierre wouldn’t say if he hurt the foot that was recently broken.
“He’s doing great. All I can tell you is he’s doing fine. He’s preparing for the trip today and he is doing just great,” she said in response to a question.
President Joe Biden trips climbing the stairs to Air Force 1 pic.twitter.com/x8UD7q0a48
— The Hill (@thehill) March 19, 2021
Twitter users were quick to resurface video clips and images of former President Trump boarding Air Force 1 with a piece of toilet paper stuck to his shoe.
i’ll take the guy who accidentally tripped going up the steps to air force one *any day* over the guy who walked all the way up without noticing the toilet paper stuck to the bottom his shoe. pic.twitter.com/jMKhS1D8Oy
— Courtney Jaye (@TropicaliJaye) March 19, 2021
President Biden tripping up the stairs on Air Force One.
Oops, wrong picture. pic.twitter.com/sTaYrPfDO9
— Middle Age Riot (@middleageriot) March 19, 2021
President Biden tripped boarding Air Force 1. At least he didn’t do it with toilet paper stuck to his shoe like some people. 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/WuIQcHY7Ru
— Deidre 🦁🐯🦛🦉🦦🦡🦧🐿🤎 (@ShoeBeDoBeDoooo) March 19, 2021
I still can’t believe we had a president who climbed up the stairs to Air Force 1 with toilet paper stuck his shoe. #Embarrassing pic.twitter.com/dXCkpNAt7R
— bennydiego✯ 😷MaskUp (@bennydiego) March 19, 2021
Remember when the former guy walked up the steps of Air Force 1 with toilet paper on his shoe? pic.twitter.com/ecik45YTTc
— Brad Beauregard Jr 🇺🇸 (@BradBeauregardJ) March 19, 2021