Driving the news: As voters express deep concerns about the 80-year-old president’s age and fitness for office, Biden’s team is taking extra steps to prevent him from stumbling in public — as he did in June, when he tripped over a sandbag at the Air Force Academy.
- With a physical therapist, Biden has been doing exercises to improve his balance as far back as November 2021.
- Since his stumble in June, he has been wearing tennis shoes more often to avoid slipping — and using the short stairs on Air Force One, entering the plane on a lower deck than before.
Don’t worry about the issues, wars or economic collapse. Just make sure Biden can walk without falling over. And for his next trick, they will see if he can walk and talk at the same time (but they are not holding out much hope).
Elections have consequences. Stolen elections have more consequences.