President Joe Biden, 78, falls up the stairs of Air Force One but quickly recovers to give a salute before flying to Atlanta
President Joe Biden took a tumble up the steps of Air Force One on Friday shortly before taking off for Atlanta to meet Asian community leaders in the wake of Tuesday’s shooting at massage parlors.
Biden, 78, recovered quickly after falling to his knees and carried on up the steps.
He gave a salute at the top before disappearing into the aircraft.
President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will meet with Asian community leaders in Atlanta on Friday in the wake of a deadly spate of shootings on Tuesday.
Gunman Robert Aaron Long, 21, opened fire on three massage parlors, killing eight people including six Asian women.
He told police that he was motivated by a desire to ‘eliminate sexual temptation’ because he is a sex addict and he blames the massage parlors for it.
The attack is the latest in a string of hate crimes against the Asian American community.
It triggered a tidal wave of outrage over the anti-Asian crimes and has prompted discussions on the subject in the corporate world as well as on Capitol Hill, much like the death of George Floyd and Black Lives Matter movement did in May last year.
Woops! President Joe Biden, 78, falls up the steps of Air Force One on Friday at Joint Base Andrews
The President quickly got back on his feet and continued up the carpeted stairs
Nothing to see here: Biden gave a military salute before disappearing into the aircraft