President Joe Biden, who tripped and fell multiple times on Friday while boarding Air Force One, actually criticized the gait of former President Donald Trump last year in an attempt to make him look weak.
The frail Biden departed Joint Base Andrews to visit Georgia Friday and left his pride behind in Maryland. In the most embarrassing moment of his two-month-old presidency, so far, Biden ate it three times on the steps to the plane.
At one point it looked like the 78-year-old might not get back up. But like Rocky Balboa, he refused to go down and stay down. He defeated those steps and claimed victory at the top of the staircase.
Another angle pic.twitter.com/BQkfn9eRcQ
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) March 19, 2021
The moment certainly won’t do Biden any favors with regard to proving he’s got the physical and mental stamina to do his job, which many people don’t believe he possesses. But Friday revealed Biden is apparently physically vulnerable, which is a good time to remember that this man actually attempted to make physicality part of the 2020 presidential campaign.
When not challenging strangers to pushup contests last year, Biden actually joined the establishment media and other liberals to dissect and criticize how Trump handled a steep and reportedly slippery ramp at West Point.
CNN editor-at-large Chris Cillizza was particularly obsessed with Trump’s ramp walk. In a web article titled “Why the Donald Trump-West Point ramp story actually matters,” the leftist opined, “If Trump can openly question the physical and mental fitness of his Democratic opponents, then when there is a moment where he looks frail, it is absolutely fair game to ask questions about his own well-being — particularly given his age and how little we know about his medical past.”
Look at this CNN chyron over the matter shared online by the Daily Wire:
Expecting the same coverage? pic.twitter.com/5ZvynfVPUT
— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) March 19, 2021
Other outlets piled on and pretended Trump was a man who could barely function physically, and Biden joined in. In a clip from last year, unearthed by the NewsBusters managing editor Curtis Houck, Biden laughed at Trump.
“Look at how he steps and look at how I step. Watch how I run up ramps and he stumbles down ramps. Come on,” Biden said with a smile and a laugh.
FLASHBACK -> Biden mocks Trump’s ramp walk at West Point and claims he’s stronger: “Look at how he steps and look at how I step. Watch how I run up ramps and he stumbles down ramps. Come on.” pic.twitter.com/U7CL0dBSQA
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) March 19, 2021
Trump actually tweeted about the absurd media speculation about his ramp walk. That tweet is forever gone, now that the former president has been canceled by Big tech, but CNN saved it.
“The ramp that I descended after my West Point Commencement speech was very long & steep, had no handrail and, most importantly, was very slippery,” Trump tweeted. “The last thing I was going to do is ‘fall’ for the Fake News to have fun with. Final ten feet I ran down to level ground. Momentum!”
These days, Trump is reported to be enjoying playing the physically demanding game of golf in West Palm Beach, Florida. Biden, meanwhile, is struggling to physically get aboard an airplane.
“It’s very windy outside,” White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre told the media Friday, signaling Biden’s incident with the stairs was an isolated one. “[Biden] is doing 100 percent fine.”
We know in four years, Trump never fell down any stairs, nor did he stumble so badly in a general sense as right out of the gate as a leader.
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