Being President of the United States requires walking up a few stairs – and some skills in public speaking. But Joe Biden just provided all Americans with a reminder that even the most mundane tasks can be difficult when you’re an 80-year-old doing the job. Anyways, Biden’s latest fall on the stairs of Air Force One is bringing up interesting questions in regards to his future plans regarding 2024, which have his handlers and just about all Democrats scrambling to come up with a plan B.
On Wednesday, Joe Biden tripped up the steps of Air Force One on his way home from Poland after once again struggling to maintain his balance.
As he attempted to board the plane at Warsaw Chopin Airport, Biden, 80, fell forward about halfway up the stairs. Soon after, the president regained his balance and walked toward the door, giving a quick wave before entering the plane’s cabin.
It didn’t take long for President Trump to mock Biden’s fall. On Truth Social, Trump shared the video of Biden, commenting, “Americans can be proud of Joe Biden as he leaves Poland to great fanfare!”
Since taking office, Biden has fallen down stairs a number of times.
The most memorable moment was in March 2021 when Biden fell three times while climbing the stairs to Air Force One.
Meanwhile, this latest incident of Biden falling down the stairs comes as four people “familiar with the president’s thinking” told Politico that plans to launch Biden’s re-election campaign in February have come and gone – indicating that Biden might not be planning to enter the 2024 race after all.
Biden has not decided whether to run for reelection, despite once being considered a sure thing.
While nearly everyone in Biden’s orbit believes he’ll ultimately give the all-clear, his indecision has resulted in an awkward deep freeze across the party — in which some candidates and scores of big donors are strategizing and even developing a Plan B while remaining respectful and publicly supportive of the 80-year-old president.
However, Politico also reported that the president has spoken sparingly about a possible campaign and spends little time discussing the election.
Joe Biden’s recent tumble down the stairs of Air Force One has some speculating that the President may not have plans to go for the 2024 elections – and his wait-and-see attitude has forced those in his orbit to be on hold as they weigh their potential Plan Bs. With Biden already 80 years old, and age waning his physical and mental faculties, there are many who believe it is time for him to step aside. Though loyal supporters may cling on to their wait-and-see mood, some prominent figures in their ranks are even beginning to discuss retirement options for Biden – due to increasing awareness that he may no longer be competent enough of a leader in light of deteriorating health.
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