Psaki Refuses to Deny Biden Received Treatment after Falling on Stairs
White House press secretary pressed by reporters on medical treatment
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has refused to deny that Joe Biden received medical treatment after repeatedly falling the stairs for Air Force One last week.
Psaki continued to dodge the issue as she was grilled by reporters during a Monday night presser over whether Biden saw a doctor after the fall.
"He’s 100% fine,” Psaki replied when asked if Biden is “doing okay” following his worrying tumble.
"I don’t know if you’ve been up those steps," she added.
"They’re a little tricky sometimes, but he’s doing great.”
Asked whether Biden needed to see a doctor because over the fall, Psaki replied, "Um, I’m not aware of that being required."
"There’s, of course, a doctor who travels with the president, any president of the United States," the press sec continued.
"But, um, I’m not aware of it needing, uh, actual extensive medical attention.”
When another reporter pressed Psaki to clarify if the answer to the question was “no,” she said, “Was it no?
"Well, I’m not trying to be, there’s a doctor who travels with him.
"He was walking around as you all saw by the end of the day.
"So I’m trying to be completely transparent.
"He’s absolutely fine, as he was on Friday, was this weekend.
"He spent the weekend at Camp David.”
Jen Psaki is refusing to say whether or not Joe Biden saw a doctor after falling 3 times trying to climb a set of stairs pic.twitter.com/SczBQwhlYQ— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) March 22, 2021
Biden’s trip up the stairs, which came just months after he fractured his foot playing with his dog, has proven to be the latest incident leading some to speculate regarding the president’s fitness for office.
After Biden’s incident on Friday, White House Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre suggested the wind was responsible and claimed that she almost fell coming up the stairs too.
"What happened was I got out of the shower,” Biden told CNN regarding the accident with his dog.
"I got a dog and anybody who’s been around my house knows — dropped, little pup dropped a ball in front of me.
"And for me to grab the ball.
"And I’m walking through this little alleyway to get to the bedroom.
"And I grabbed the ball like this and he ran.
"And I’m joking, running after him and grab his tail.
"And what happened was that he slid on a throw rug.
"And I tripped on the rug he slid on. That’s what happened.
"Oh man, not a very exciting story.”
Another angle pic.twitter.com/BQkfn9eRcQ— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) March 19, 2021
Since assuming office, Biden also has repeatedly made verbal gaffes such as recently referring to Vice President Kamala Harris as the president without correcting himself.
"President Harris" -- Joe Biden pic.twitter.com/3clCdLxK3k— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) March 18, 2021
Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX), the former physician to the president, tweeted Sunday that he believes Biden is exhibiting potential health problems.
As Neon Nettle reported:
The White House physician who served under former Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump has said something was off about Joe Biden’s fall last week.
"I served as White House physician under THREE Presidents,” Jackson said in a tweet.
"I’ve seen what it takes physically AND mentally to do the job.
"I can tell you right now that the way Biden is hiding from the public is a MAJOR red flag.
"Something’s not right!”
I served as White House physician under THREE Presidents. I’ve seen what it takes physically AND mentally to do the job. I can tell you right now that the way Biden is hiding from the public is a MAJOR red flag. Something’s not right!— Ronny Jackson (@RonnyJacksonTX) March 21, 2021