Windy conditions were a factor in President Biden’s downfall when boarding Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews on Friday, according to the White House.
Biden tripped several times and fell while climbing the steps of the presidential plane before his trip to Georgia. White House officials said Biden, who eventually regained and entered the plane unassisted, was not injured.
“There is enough wind outside, there is a lot of wind. I almost fell myself when going up the stairs. He is 100% fine,” Karine Jean-Pierre, press secretary, told the press. Principal Deputy of the White House, Karine Jean-Pierre, following the stumbling.
A report from the White House swimming pool noted “extremely windy” conditions at Joint Base Andrews following the incident on Friday morning. The National Weather Service noted winds of 15 miles per hour in the area this afternoon.
White House Director of Communications Kate Bedingfield tweeted an update on Biden’s condition on Friday afternoon.
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“I know people saw President Biden slipped up the stairs at AF1, but I’m happy to report he’s doing great and doesn’t even need the attention of the medical team traveling with him, ”Bedingfield said. . “Nothing more than a misstep on the stairs.”
Biden spent weeks in a walking boot after breaking his foot last December while playing with his dog, Major. The president’s doctor said he made a full recovery in early February
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