President Joe Biden relationship with physical coordination has been rocky as of late, and his balancing issues during a speech over the weekend were no exception.
While delivering a speech on Sunday, Biden was counting out an irregular series of numbers, reciting “Ten, twelve, fifteen -” before he lost his balance and started careening forward down the stage.
“Whoops! Steppin’ on ’em,” Biden cried out, finally regaining his balance before mumbling, “That’s black, anyway.”
Biden, 79, has a history of falling down in front of media cameras.
The President of the United States fell off his bicycle in June while riding near his Delaware home with First Lady Dr. Jill Biden and other riders as media caught the event on camera.
The presidential fall occurred at 9:40 this morning on a bike path near Biden’s home in Delaware, where he returns most weekends.
Moments after the fall, reported the New York Post, Biden was swarmed by Secret Service agents willing to lay down their lives to protect the leader of the free world.
Biden was quick to assure onlookers that he was fine after the fall, shouting “I’m good! I’m good!” Apparently, the Post reports, Biden’s foot became lodged in the toe cage of the $599 bicycle’s right pedal.
The crowd, which earlier had wished Biden a happy Father’s Day, began cheering when the aged president returned to his feet.
Last year, Biden famously fell while attempting to board Air Force One, only to immediately fall two more times while attempting to regain his footing.
“Biden is by no means the more eloquent character he was in his younger days,” wrote Mark Liebovich for The Atlantic. “It can be painful to watch him give prepared speeches. His tone can be tentative, and certain sentences can become hopscotching journeys. His aides in the room look visibly nervous at times. Biden worked to overcome a stutter during his youth, and in general it can become more difficult for stutterers to conceal these effects as they age.”