Joe Biden Is Showing His Age, Bangs Head Exiting Marine One – Reporters noticed that President Joe Biden forgot to duck as he exited Marine One on the White House South Lawn upon his return to Washington from his fall at the U.S. Air Force Academy.
The White House reported that the president tripped over a sandbag as he finished handing out diplomas.
“I got sandbagged,” Biden said as he addressed reporters waiting for his return.
Joe Biden and the Age Question
Thankfully, Joe Biden was not injured; however, it reinforced questions about his health and fitness for office.
At 80, Biden is the nation’s oldest-ever chief executive.
Consequently, every fall, head bump, or health scare will be scrutinized.
His fall in Colorado was the second major tumble of his presidency. He notably fell down the stairs of Air Force One in March 2021, shortly after becoming president.
Last month, a Washington Post/ABC News poll found that only 33% of Americans think that Biden is in good enough shape to be president.
Joe Biden’s Health Questioned
Biden’s gait came up as an issue during his most recent physical in February.
Dr. David Scheiner, a doctor who cared for former President Barack Obama, told The Washington Examiner, suggested this could be a problem noting, “The gait is not an insignificant factor,” claiming this provides “a peek into the whole physical, mental capability of a person.”
Republican Presidential Candidate Suggests Joe Biden Could Die in Office
Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley continued her rhetorical assault on Biden following the fall, suggesting he could die in office. She also used it as an opportunity to slam the competence of Vice President Kamala Harris.
“No one should feel good about watching the President fall,” Haley told Fox News Digital. “While this is hard to see, we have to be honest with the American people. Our enemies see the same TV clips and wonder who is in charge.
She continued: “Joe Biden is the oldest president in history, and if he’s reelected, we could end up with a President Harris … This is why I have repeatedly called for mental competency tests and term limits for politicians. It’s time for a new generation of leadership in Washington.”
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis likewise used the fall as an opportunity to remind voters of the symbolism of what had had happened.
“It’s a sad thing to see,” DeSantis said in Beaufort County, S.C., on Friday. “You don’t want to see anyone do that. But it was frustrating because honestly that was symbolic of the state of our country.”
“Our country continues to stub its toe,” he added. “Our country continues to trip and fall. Our country continues to go in the wrong direction.”
Last month, The Brookings Institution published a column suggesting that Biden has a strong chance of filling out a second term until age 86.
“But is Biden really likely to die before age 86, which is what he would be at the end of his second term? The Actuarial Life Table published by the Social Security Administration gives the average male at age 82 a 67% chance of living to 86 — for Biden that gives him a full second term in office,” the column written by senior fellows William A. Gallston and Elaine Kamarck said.
John Rossomando was a senior analyst for Defense Policy and served as Senior Analyst for Counterterrorism at The Investigative Project on Terrorism for eight years. His work has been featured in numerous publications such as The American Thinker, The National Interest, National Review Online, Daily Wire, Red Alert Politics, CNSNews.com, The Daily Caller, Human Events, Newsmax, The American Spectator, TownHall.com, and Crisis Magazine. He also served as senior managing editor of The Bulletin, a 100,000-circulation daily newspaper in Philadelphia, and received the Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors first-place award for his reporting.