On September 20, 2023, President Joe Biden collided with a flagpole while leaving the stage after a speech with Brazilian leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva about workers’ rights.
The incident was captured on video and has since gone viral, sparking mass trolling online.
According to reports, after the collision, Biden left the stage without shaking hands with the Brazilian president, who had to call him back.
This incident has been widely reported in the media, with many news outlets covering the gaffe-filled incident.
Some have criticized the incident as another example of Biden’s frequent gaffes and missteps, while others have defended him, saying that everyone makes mistakes.
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Biden walks on stage without the Brazil President, almost knocks down a flag, then does a jog to the podium.
— Ian Jaeger (@IanJaeger29) September 20, 2023
Joe Biden fall
On June 1, 2023, Biden tripped and fell on stage after handing out diplomas to graduates of the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.
The fall was captured on video and spread on social media. Biden appears to trip, fall to his knees, and catch himself with his hands on the floor of the stage.
He was helped up by several Air Force officials and Secret Service agents, and he walked back to his seat.
According to the White House, Biden was not injured during the fall.
The cause of the fall was initially unclear, but later reports indicated that Biden tripped on a sandbag that was used to weigh down two teleprompters.
Biden’s doctor has acknowledged that his gait has stiffened significantly with age, leading to a much slower, less steady walk.
Republicans have seized on the president’s stumbles as evidence that he is unfit for office, and some were quick to point out Biden’s fall.
Despite these incidents, Biden’s doctor has said that he is physically fit to serve in office.
In recent physicals, Biden’s doctor has examined the president’s stiff gait.
Biden has stumbled in the past, including in February 2023 when he tripped and caught himself with his hands as he boarded Air Force One as he returned from Warsaw.