President Joe Biden has stumbled again at a public engagement.
The president, 80, tripped twice while walking up a small set of stairs at the Tioga Marine Terminal in Philadelphia on Friday.
Holding onto a metal railing, Biden lost his balance while walking up the small flight of steps.
He caught himself, but then tripped a second time before he walked on stage to address a crowd at the event.
Biden was able to regain his balance without falling and continued on with the event after the mishap.
During his speech, Biden – who was dressed sharply in a suit, tie, and black Ray Ban aviator sunglasses – talked about his economic plans for the US.
“I truly believe this country’s about to take off, and for the first time in a long time, we’re actually investing in America. We’re investing in Americans, not just America,” Biden said.
He then joked that he’s been around for awhile – and has never been more optimistic about America.
After he addressed the crowd, Biden exited the stage safely without stumbling.
He held onto a metal railing to walk down the steps.
Biden almost wipes out as he takes the stage in Philadelphia pic.twitter.com/WYaL1btgiA
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This isn’t the first time Biden has stumbled on camera.
In March 2023, he stumbled up the steps of Air Force One multiple times.
A month later, in June 2023, he fell to the ground after tripping on a sandbag at a Coast Guard graduation in the spring.
He tried to laugh off the fall, telling reporters at the time: “I got sandbagged.”
It’s been happening for years.
In March 2021, Biden tripped multiple times while walking up the steps of Air Force One.
He defended himself at the time claiming the ramp was “long and steep and slippery.”
He also blamed his footwear choice.
In early 2023, the White House physician said Biden had significant spinal arthritis.
Biden is America’s oldest sitting president.
He was 78 when he took office.
The president has hit back at people who have suggested that he’s too old to serve as president.
At a press conference in April, he said: “With regard to age, I can’t even say I guess how old I am, I can’t even say the number. It doesn’t register with me,” per NPR.
“I respect them taking a hard look at it — I’d take a hard look at it, as well. I took a hard look at it before I decided to run, and I feel good. I feel excited about the prospects,” he said.