President Joe Biden took a big tumble on stage Thursday during the U.S. Air Force Academy commencement ceremony.
While walking away from the podium after shaking hands with graduates, 80-year-old Biden tripped and fell to the stage.
Those behind him could be seen gasping as Biden hit the ground and onlookers rushed to help him up.
However, when he finally got up with the help of three people, Biden pointed at something on the ground suggesting it was what he tripped on. The White House was quick to inform the public that Biden had tripped over sandbags that had been placed on the stage.
Biden was then slowly ushered back to his seat by the Secret Service.
BREAKING: Biden takes a big fall on stage just now at the U.S. Air Force Academy graduation pic.twitter.com/GxkMbpyoNo
— Jake Schneider (@jacobkschneider) June 1, 2023
This is not the first time Biden has taken a tumble in public. In March 2021, Biden fell while going up the stairs to board the Air Force One. After this fall, the White House insisted he was completely fine and blamed the stumble on the gusty winds that day.
“It’s pretty windy outside, it’s very windy,” said White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre. “I almost fell coming up the steps myself. He is doing 100% fine.”
In June 2022, Biden was riding his bike in Delaware when he stopped to talk to people and pose for photo ops.
Just as he set his feet on the ground he completely tipped over, causing those around him to audibly gasp.
Biden falls while stationary… Seems they tried to do a quick photo op and homie collapsed anyway. pic.twitter.com/lJdEVtpM4b
— Jordan Schachtel (@JordanSchachtel) June 18, 2022
Then, in February of 2022, Biden tripped AGAIN going up the stairs of Air Force One.
Another day of Joe Biden falling while trying to board Air Force One. pic.twitter.com/BSlxCbHwX3
— TheBlaze (@theblaze) February 22, 2023