Donald Trump and his Maga fans mocked Joe Biden after he tripped and fell at the Air Force Graduation ceremony in Colorado.
The president knelt after tripping over a sandbag after two hours on stage at the service academy in Colorado Springs on Thursday.
Biden, 80, did not appear to be hurt in the fall and continued to stand on the stage until the ceremony ended minutes later, according to the White House pool.
Mr Trump was briefed on the fall while he was campaigning in Iowa and told his supporters it was “Disheartening” for the Air Force graduates who witnessed it.
“I hope he is not hurt. I hope he doesn’t get hurt … You don’t want that,” said Mr Trump, who recalled his own difficult moment when he had to carefully walk down a ramp at the Army’s West Point graduation ceremony. in 2020.
“Everybody’s crazy, you have to be careful about that, you don’t want that even if you have to tip-toe down a ramp,” he added as he recalled that the ramp was “like an ice-skating rink. .”
NEW: Trump responds to Biden’s fall at Air Force Academy graduation:
“I hope he is not hurt. I hope he wasn’t hurt. […] You don’t want that. Even if you have to tip-toe up a ramp, you have to tip-toe…” pic.twitter.com/YYkn67EBNR
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) June 1, 2023
Mr Trump’s online followers did not quite understand Mr Biden’s fall, mocking him on Twitter.
“Biden fell down the stairs, fell off the bike, fell off the stage … and the MSM said nothing. Trump’s got a bigger salt shaker than anyone else and it’s an MSM that’s feeding the frenzy for a week,” one person tweeted.
“Laughingstock of the free world,” tweeted one user, while one critic added, “That’s the loudest cheer Biden has had in years.”
“Remember the wall-to-wall apocalyptic media coverage when Trump slowly walked down a ramp? I wonder if it will get the same coverage???” one user tweeted.
“Putin and Xi are definitely shaking in their boots at the commander in chiefs leadership,” said another user.
“Isn’t it strange that the military on stage looks like he’s trying so hard not to laugh and no one jumps in to help him,” added one.
Biden fell down the stairs, fell off the bike, fell off the stage … and the MSM said nothing. Trump got a bigger salt shaker than anyone else and it was an MSM feeding frenzy for a week.
– Blackpillius Maximus (@TwoTimeFluke) June 1, 2023
Biden, a Democrat, is running for re-election in 2024 and his doctors declared him fit and healthy after his physical examination in February.
Earlier, during the commencement speech, Mr Biden warned the graduates that they will be entering military service in an increasingly unstable world, citing challenges from Russia and China.
And he predicted that Sweden would “soon” join NATO, without giving any details on their entry into the alliance.
“It will happen, I promise you,” he said,