White House Blames 'The Wind' For Knocking Joe Biden Over 3 Times
'Fresh breeze' to blame for Biden's fall
The White House has blamed a "fresh breeze" for knocking Joe Biden over as he climbed the stairs to Air Force One.
A video of Biden falling as he boarded the aircraft at Joint Base Andrews went viral on Friday as questions about his health has come into the frame again.
White House Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Biden was '100 percent fine' and was preparing for his trip in Atlanta.
"It’s pretty windy outside."
"It’s very windy."
"I almost fell coming up the steps myself."
But wind gusts were just 19mph at Joint Base Andrews, which is officially categorized as a 'fresh breeze' by Beaufort Scale.
President Joe Biden trips climbing the stairs to Air Force 1 pic.twitter.com/x8UD7q0a48— The Hill (@thehill) March 19, 2021
Donald Trump Jr. slammed the light media coverage of Biden's fall, accusing soft treatment after hammering President Trump for four years.
Trump repeatedly highlighted Biden's physical and mental health, branding him "sleepy joe," ‘hiding’ in his basement during last year’s campaign.
Earlier this year, Former White House stenographer Mike McCormick estimated that Biden had suffered a 50 percent decline in his cognitive abilities over the past few years.
Earlier in March, a video emerged of Biden becoming visibly confused before asking; "what am I doing here?" during a speech.
Biden appeared to get lost while speaking at a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) vaccination facility in Houston, Texas, on Friday.