After falling off his bike in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Biden sought to prove to America that he is not injured from the incident over the weekend in an encounter with reporters outside a church.
In a video shared the same day as the fall, a reporter asked Biden if he was okay. Biden then hopped three times to show that he was not injured.
“Good, there you go,” said the reporter after Biden’s hops.
The White House put out an official statement saying that Biden was not injured after the fall and did not need medical attention.
“The President said, his foot got caught on the pedal while dismounting and he is fine,” a White House official said to Fox News. “No medical attention is needed. The President looks forward to spending the rest of the day with his family.”
Here’s another angle of the uninjured Biden jumping awkwardly to prove he was not hurt.
“The President said, his foot got caught on the pedal while dismounting and he is fine,” a White House official issued in a statement. “No medical attention is needed. The President looks forward to spending the rest of the day with his family.”
On Monday, Biden spoke with the press again while strolling on the beach and addressed his fall again. This time he used his words.
“I’m feeling great. What happened was… any of you guys ride bikes? Well, they have some that have this thing that you put your toe in that constrains your foot so it doesn’t slide off the pedal. When I was getting off the bike, it got stuck on the right side,” Biden said on the beach.
He then whispers to the reporters, “I fell in case you didn’t notice.”
Watch the original fall in question below.
Online commentator Jack Posobiec said in response to the video, “Is Biden ok? Seriously…”
“Biden didn’t fall off his bike like a normal person.. he had stopped and was trying to stand when he tipped over… it’s way worse,” said Washington Times columnist Tim Young.
Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy made fun of Biden’s fall and said that it was not normal for bikers or a president.
“With the amount of bike apologists coming outta the woodwork to defend Biden saying falling on your skull happens all the time you’d think they’d ban bicycles in this country,” Portnoy wrote. “People out here making it seem like bike riding is more dangerous than swimming with Sharks.”
It’s good that Biden cleared up that he was uninjured, but many Americans rightfully don’t think that he’s totally in good health. That’s going to take a lot more to convince Americans of. Do you think Biden is okay after his fall? Or do you think this is a sign of something worse? Let us know your thoughts below.