US President Joe Biden is doing fine after stumbling on the steps as he climbed aboard Air Force One on Friday, White House spokesman Karine Jean – Pierre told reporters.
She suggested high winds at Joint Base Andrews near Washington may been a factor.
‘It’s very windy outside’, said Jean – Pierre when asked about his stumbling. ‘He is doing 100 percent fine’.
She did not say whether Biden had been checked by a traveling physician after the episode.
Boarding a flight to Atlanta, where he was to speak to the Asian – American community about a shooting there this week, Biden stumbled slightly about halfway up to the 25 or so stairs, recovered, the stumbled again and briefly went down on one knee, according to vide footage.
The president appeared to rub his left knee before getting back up, then completed the stairs at a slower pace. He stopped at the top of the stairs, turned around and offered a crisp salute.