President Joe Biden fell face-first on stage at the Air Force Academy in Colorado on Thursday after stumbling over a barrier, although he seemed unharmed.
Biden, 80, had just shook hands with a student and started back to his seat after giving the military academy grads’ commencement address when he slipped and collapsed.
Air Force soldiers assisted him in standing back up, and he didn’t seem to need any more assistance.
Biden stood up and indicated the thing that had allegedly caught his foot. On the stage, it appeared to be a little black sandbag.
Ben LaBolt, the director of communications for the White House, tweeted shortly after that “he’s fine. While he was shaking hands, a sandbag was on the stage.
Biden, who is running for re-election in 2024, is the oldest person to ever hold the office of president. This year, his official medical report stated that he is physically fit and regularly exercises.
Biden fractured his foot while playing with a pet dog in November 2020, just after defeating incumbent Donald Trump in the election.