Biden stumbles AGAIN as he climbs stairs to speak in Philadelphia
- The president stopped himself from falling as he began a public speech
- He climbed three metal steps to reach a podium
- The 80-year-old president is struggling with age concerns and at the same time prone to crises
President Joe Biden stumbled again on Friday while climbing a short flight of stairs at an event in Philadelphia.
The president appeared to lose his balance as he climbed three metal staircases with railings on his way to the stage.
He quickly regained his balance, climbed the stairs and began his speech.
The Bidenomics and U.S. investment event touted $7 billion in investments in new hydrogen production centers.
Biden, 80, has suffered a number of stumbles recently, including getting off Air Force One and falling to the ground after tripping on a sandbag at the Coast Guard Academy’s graduation ceremony this spring.
President Joe Biden climbs the stairs to deliver a speech on his economic goals at the Tioga Marine Terminal in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, October 13, 2023. He stumbled briefly before regaining his balance and beginning his event.
The stumble came before an event in which Biden addressed an extremely serious issue: the American hostages held in Gaza.
He spoke to family members of the prisoners on Friday.
He also spoke about the “terrible” Hamas attack in Israel. He said of the militants who killed Israelis, including women and children: “These guys make al-Qaeda look pure.” “They are pure evil,” he said.
The stumbling block occurred right at the beginning of an event and was broadcast on cable television
It was a brightly lit day as Biden seeks to focus on his plans to grow the economy through jobs, even during a week in which he grapples with Hamas’ attack on Israel and fears of the conflict expanding had to fight
In late September, Biden slipped and nearly fell while coming down the stairs of Air Force One.
This happened at a meeting with striking United Auto Workers unions in Michigan.
It was another close call for the 80-year-old president, who has stumbled several times in his nearly three years in office – he fell while boarding Air Force One, tripped on various stairs and took a dramatic fall at the Air Force Academy when he hit a sandbag.
The president is grappling with public concerns about his age and his performance in opinion polls. He has continued to attempt to campaign across the country while holding official events outside of Washington, DC. Polls suggest he may be in a tight race with former President Donald Trump.
This week he filed paperwork to run in Nevada’s Democratic primary, scheduled to take place in February. The submission deadline is October 16th.
His leading candidate, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., announced Monday that he would run as an independent.