President Joe Biden faced another public stumble on Friday during a visit to Philadelphia, where he tripped multiple times while climbing stairs to a podium at the Tioga Marine Terminal. The incident, yet again, raised concerns about the president’s physical well-being, adding to a series of slips and falls he has experienced since taking office.
As Biden waved at supporters before making his way to the stage, he stumbled twice on the stairs before finally reaching the podium. This incident comes amid ongoing questions about his mental and physical capabilities, with previous instances of stumbling captured during entries and exits from various facilities, including Air Force One.
Folks unfortunately it’s gonna happen! President Biden will take a very serious fall w/a brain concussion. He better start wearing a helmet!
Biden almost wipes out as he takes the stage in Philadelphia
— Michael (@NewsTalkPD) October 13, 2023
In his speech at the Tioga Marine Terminal, President Biden announced the construction of a hydrogen hub as part of his broader clean energy initiative. Despite the policy focus, attention quickly shifted to the president’s physical stability, given his recent track record of falls.
This incident follows a pattern of public missteps, and concerns about Biden’s fitness for office were further fueled by revelations that his campaign team had taken steps to prevent public falls during the election season. Notably, in September, he nearly stumbled while disembarking from Air Force One.
The White House physician’s diagnosis of “significant spinal arthritis” earlier this year has heightened scrutiny over the president’s health. The repeated tripping incidents have sparked widespread speculation about his age and fitness to serve in the highest office.
Reports indicate that Biden’s team is actively working to mitigate the risk of further embarrassing falls. Axios revealed that the administration is making a deliberate effort to have the president wear tennis shoes and minimize stair climbs in public appearances. These precautionary measures are seen as attempts to avoid potential pitfalls that could undermine the president’s public image.