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Biden Trips at Air Force Academy Graduation, White House Aide Assures He’s Fine

At the Air Force Academy’s graduation ceremony, President Joe Biden suffered a momentary mishap, tripping and falling onstage. Nevertheless, a White House aide quickly confirmed that the president was unharmed, attributing the incident to a sandbag he may have accidentally stumbled over.

The president had just concluded shaking hands with over 900 graduates when he turned to return to his seat. While attempting a motion resembling a jog, he lost his footing and fell on the stage. Promptly, two Secret Service agents and an Air Force official helped him to his feet, during which he pointed out the potential cause of his fall.

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Following the incident, White House communications director Ben LaBolt retweeted a reporter’s post about Biden’s condition, confirming that he was alright.

Biden’s Resilience and Physical Fitness

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Despite the fall, President Biden showed resilience and continued to interact with the graduates, engaging in conversations, and taking photos and selfies. Notably, as he departed the event, he even jogged several times.

This incident, however, adds to ongoing discussions about Biden’s fitness for re-election. A recent poll by The Washington Post-ABC News indicated that 33% of U.S. adults believe Biden possesses the physical capability to effectively serve as president for another four-year term. In contrast, 64% expressed confidence in former President Donald Trump’s physical fitness when he was running for a second term at the age of 76.

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In February, Biden’s physician, Dr. Kevin O’Connor, affirmed the president’s fitness to carry out his duties, describing him as a “healthy, vigorous 80-year-old male.” Dr. O’Connor’s evaluation was based on a comprehensive review of Biden’s medical history and a detailed physical examination, which included specialty consultations at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

Biden’s Previous Incidents

This is not the first time President Biden experienced a fall. Last year, he fell off his bike during a weekend trip to his home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. However, despite such occurrences, the White House and medical professionals maintain confidence in his ability to fulfill his presidential duties effectively.

With his spirit undeterred, President Biden boarded Air Force One, sporting a smile as he returned to Washington after the graduation ceremony.

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