When a child falls, he quickly dusts himself off and resumes whatever mischief led to his mishap. But when a septuagenarian, soon to be an octogenarian, falls everyone holds their breath, hoping and praying he hasn’t cracked his skull or broken his back.
President Joe Biden, while boarding Air Force One, lost his footing and fell three times in rapid succession. Biden desperately grabbed the railing, dropped to his knee, and willed himself to stand up again.
Biden experienced his senior moment walking up the ramp, imagine if he had tripped descending the stairs, forward momentum might have propelled him all the way down and all the president’s physicians and all the spin doctors wouldn’t have been able to put him together again.
White House principal deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said the president was doing fine following the incident.
I give Biden style points for quickly composing himself and snapping off a salute before entering Air Force One.
But this accident reminds us that Biden is 78-freaking-years-old, and that his expiration date might be sooner than 2024.
Maybe it wouldn’t be a bad idea to install a chair-lift to the boarding ramp on Air Force One.