Joe Biden nearly fell walking up the stairs of Air Force One on Wednesday amid concerns about his health and mental state.
Biden was on his way to Illinois to discuss the recent downtick in – but still at a 40-year high – inflation, when he again slipped as he entered Air Force One.
The gaffe was reminiscent of last year’s tumble when he fell three times while trying to board the plane in Atlanta, with the White House later blaming strong gusts of winds for the president’s missteps.
Biden, who became the oldest American to be inaugurated as president when he was sworn in at age 78 in 2021, has sparked concerns over his health and his presidency has been marred with blunders and slips of the tongue.
Concerns about the presidents age were brought up throughout his campaign against Donald Trump, and shortly after his election win in November 2020, Biden suffered a broken foot while playing with his dog, Major.
In November 2021, Biden underwent a colonoscopy and briefly transferred power to Vice President Kamala Harris, making her for a time the first acting female President in US History. Biden took control back after the procedure.
During the operation Biden had a small polyp on his colon removed which was later found to be benign.
His 2019 medical examination found that he took medication for several common age-related conditions like elevated cholesterol and a minor heart arrhythmia.
Concerns over his health resurfaced in March 2021, when the president was filmed tumbling three times on his way to board Air Force One.