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Video: Biden falls to the ground during Air Force Academy graduation

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on gun violence prevention in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on April 8, 2021. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)
June 01, 2023

President Joe Biden fell to the ground on Thursday while on stage at the U.S. Air Force Academy graduation, video of the moment shows.

Multiple people ran to the president’s aid and helped him up off the ground, at which point Biden appears to point to the area that caused him to trip.

Since taking office in January 2021, Biden been caught on film stumbling and falling multiple times. Most recently, the president was filmed stumbling up the stairs to Air Force One for the second time in two weeks, and for at least the fifth time since he took office.

While boarding the presidential transport plane at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama, Biden tripped about half-way up the stairs. Footage of the moment was posted on Twitter.

In June last year, Biden fell off his bike during a morning ride near his Delaware beach home.

“I’m OK,” Biden said after taking the tumble.

Biden’s health has been a cause for concern for many Americans, made worse by his frequent stumbles. Additionally, Biden had a lesion removed from his chest earlier this year that was confirmed to have been cancerous, though his doctor said no further treatment was required.

Biden’s doctor, Kevin O’Connor, said test results showed the lesion to be a common form of skin cancer called a basal cell carcinoma, the Associated Press reported. O’Connor said that “all cancerous tissue was successfully removed” during the president’s periodic physical examination on Feb. 16.

The lesion was first revealed in O’Connor’s summary of the physical, where he wrote that a “small lesion” had been “excised” and sent for a biopsy.

O’Connor the removal site on Biden’s chest has “healed nicely,” AP reported.

This was a breaking news story. The details were periodically updated as more information became available.