The 79-year-old president was walking down the steps from the stage after delivering his commencement address when he tripped and fell. He was helped back up by Air Force Academy cadets and appeared to be uninjured.
Biden joked about the fall in his speech, saying, “I almost fell again. I have no idea what I’m doing.”
The fall drew some attention on social media, with some people expressing concern for Biden’s health. However, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said that Biden was “doing great” and that the fall was “not a big deal.”
Biden’s fall comes at a time when he is facing increasing scrutiny over his age and health. He is the oldest person to ever serve as president of the United States.
Despite the fall, Biden appeared to be in good spirits during the graduation ceremony. He spoke about the importance of service and sacrifice, and he praised the graduates for their commitment to the Air Force.
“You are the best of the best,” Biden said. “You are the future of our country.”
The fall is a reminder that Biden is a human being, and that even the president of the United States is not immune to accidents. However, it is also a testament to Biden’s resilience and determination. He got back up from the fall and continued to deliver his speech, showing that he is still up for the job of president.