Former President Trump seized on President Joe Biden’s stumbling several times when attempting to board Air Force One Friday morning, mocking him by wondering how did he ever “lose to him” following this week’s tumbles and gaffes from his successor.
“I watch as Joe Biden went up the stairs today and I said ‘I didn’t lose to him,’ which we didn’t lose to him. Almost 75 million votes and probably a lot more than that,” Trump said late Friday afternoon in the video posted on TikTok user Robert Petrosian.
The video was shot at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) by his side.
Biden earlier Friday morning stumbled several times while running up the steps of Air Force One in Maryland as he was taking off en route to Atlanta, Georgia to visit the Center for Disease Control (CDC) headquarters and to meet with Georgia Asian American leaders following Tuesday’s attack on three Atlanta-area massage businesses that 6 of the 8 victims were of Asian descent.
Video shows Biden was briskly running about halfway up the stairs before he began to stumble. Biden got back upright but again tripped for a second time. The president struggled for a moment to get up, only to fall hard from the second stumble. He appeared to dust off his knee before finally making his way to the top of the stairs, turning around to salute at the top of the steps. Biden then quickly hustled inside the plane.
The White House said the incident was not serious and blamed the wind as the reason for the president’s tumble.
“So, as you know, it’s pretty windy outside, it’s very windy. I almost fell coming up the steps myself,” White House principal deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters on the plane on the way to Atlanta. “He is doing 100% fine. 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.”
Biden is the oldest president in history to take the oath of office when he was sworn-in in January at the age of 78. The issue was brought up multiple times during the 2020 election, but Biden defended his age by correlating it to the years of experience in politics.
The 78 years-old President once mocked Trump during the campaign trail last September of his predecessor showed him walking cautiously down a ramp following his commencement address to West Point graduates last June.
“Look at how he steps and look at how I step. Watch how I run up ramps and he stumbles down ramps. OK? Come on,” Biden said last September.
The liberal media went ballistic following Trump’s cautious walk, sounding the alarm while falsely reporting of declining health.
The New York Times ran the headline the following day after the former president West Point appearance, “Trump’s Halting Walk Down Ramp Raises New Health Questions.”
However, the liberal media has blatantly ignored Biden’s intense fall. CNN spent only 15 seconds on Biden struggling to “find his footing” on the “windy” morning but emphasized how he “left the plane with ease” upon his arrival in Atlanta, according to Grabien transcripts.
For Bidens stumble, The Times ran with this headline, “Biden is ‘doing 100 percent fine’ after tripping while boarding Air Force One.”
The former president’s son slammed the media for the jarring differences in the coverage between Trump and Biden and cited the president’s cognitive decline as reason Russia and China are “mocking him publicly,” referencing Russia President Vladimir Putin calling out his America counterpart for a “live on-air” debate conversation on Thursday.
“I remember the press bashing Trump for touching the rail once,” Donald Trump Jr. tweeted. “Biden falls repeatedly but I’m sure he’s the picture of health. No wonder all our enemies are pouncing simultaneously and mocking him publicly.”2020 Election45 News46 NewsAir Force OneCDCCNNDonald TrumpDonald Trump JrGov. Ron DeSantisKarine Jean-PierreMar-a-LagoNew York TimesPresident BidenPresident TrumpPresident Vladimir PutinWest Point