Joe Biden is “just fine” after he fell up a flight of stairs as he boarded his presidential plane on Friday.
The democrat president, 78, stumbled three times as he climbed the steps on to Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland this morning.
He and his Vice President, Kamala Harris, were on their way to Atlanta, Georgia, to meet the members of the community that were devastated by the recent shooting that left eight people dead.
Biden, the oldest person ever to become US president, however, managed to get back up independently after the falls.
The soft-spoken president turned to salute the military officer standing on the tarmac below before boarding the plane.
The White House has since disclosed that the president is “just fine and did not even require any attention from the medical team who travels with him”.
“Nothing more than a misstep on the stairs,” a spokesperson added.