As President Joe Biden continues to remain in office, the effects of his advanced age are increasingly becoming more visible.
Last Friday, a video clip of him greeting two world leaders at Camp David in Maryland went viral on social media and caused some to express concerns about “elder abuse” and other issues.
This summit was held by the U.S. as an effort to strengthen diplomatic ties between South Korea and Japan in light of China’s growing power.
As the summit opened, a camera focused on President Biden as he slowly walked down a pathway to an area in front of the Camp David sign.
Just look at him… pic.twitter.com/0EDDCE0omm
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) August 18, 2023
Other users joined in as well.
“The audacity of liberals to run this guy again is simply astounding,” one X user wrote.
“He walks like he either just s**t his pants or is trying desperately not to!” another quipped.
“Why is his gait so robotic? lol,” said another.
“And ‘they’ want us to believe he can carry on ANY real conversation w/them?” said yet another user.
The White House has strongly dismissed any claims that President Biden’s age is a factor in his day-to-day activities. However, reports have surfaced that the administration has made some adjustments to better ensure the President’s safety and well-being.
It was reported last week that, due to several instances of him tripping on stairs leading up to Air Force One, modifications were made to his boarding method.
POLITICO noted in a story headlined, “Biden downplays age talk — but subtle accommodations are being made,” the bizarre appearance of Biden, who recently stepped off Marine One wearing tennis shoes without socks.
“The informality of the president’s wardrobe distracted from something else — something reporters who travel with him have been noticing for some time,” the outlet noted. “Biden boarded using the shorter set of retractable stairs that fold into the belly of the plane. The routine began a few months ago, the president increasingly avoiding the grander, more traditional doorway near the front of the aircraft on the main passenger level, higher above the tarmac.”
The outlet noted further:
The new routine looks to be another subtle accommodation to the president’s age. It is hiding in plain sight, although the White House won’t concede that interpretation. Three weeks ago when the president traveled to New York, again using the lower stairs to board, Bloomberg’s Justin Sink pressed press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre about it during her in-flight gaggle.
Was Biden having “mobility problems,” Sink asked, or was it “to address — you know, he’s had a couple incidents falling on the stairs getting up and you guys just decided that it would be better for him?”
“I don’t have any decision process to walk through,” Jean-Pierre claimed. “I’m sure there’s a protocol that’s used for the — for Air Force One. I just don’t have one.”
Recently, President Biden has experienced a number of humiliating falls, from claiming to have gottn “sandbagged” while giving the commencement speech at the Air Force Academy in Colorado last month, to an incident involving his bicycle near his Rehoboth, Del., home last summer.
Biden also nearly lost his balance and fell walking down some steps in Japan earlier this summer.
Get the guy a helmet.