REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. — President Biden fell off his bike on Saturday whereas making an attempt to dismount in entrance of a small crowd of reporters and onlookers.
The president stated his foot had gotten caught in a toe clip, which triggered him to tip over after coming to a cease. He shortly collected himself and stood up, saying “I’m good” earlier than answering a handful of questions from reporters.
Mr. Biden, 79, usually takes bike rides throughout visits to his trip house in Rehoboth Seashore, the place he and the primary girl, Jill Biden, had been spending the weekend. On Friday, they celebrated their forty fifth marriage ceremony anniversary.
The president had been driving his bike in Cape Henlopen State Park when he had the mishap. He didn’t seem to endure any accidents, and the White Home stated he didn’t require medical consideration.
After answering questions on tariffs on Chinese language items and gun management laws, he acquired again on his bike and completed the trip.
Mr. Biden is just the most recent American president to take a tumble on the general public stage. In 1975, President Gerald R. Ford fell whereas descending the steps from Air Power One throughout a go to to Austria. Almost a decade later, President Ronald Reagan slipped whereas climbing aboard his airplane. And Mr. Biden himself tripped final yr whereas boarding the presidential plane.
Mr. Biden’s misfortune on wheels was not with out precedent, both. In 2004, President George W. Bush took a spill whereas mountain biking at his ranch in Crawford, Texas. The following yr, Mr. Bush crashed right into a police officer throughout a motorbike trip in Scotland. And in 2015, John F. Kerry, then the secretary of state, broke his leg whereas biking within the French Alps.