President Biden fell off his bike while riding near his vacation home in Rehoboth Beach, Del on Saturday.
Secret Service agents swarmed the 79-year-old Commander-in-Chief and helped him to his feet.
“I’m fine, I’m fine,” Biden said, telling reporters at the pool that he fell when one of his shoes got caught in a toe cage on a pedal as he tried to pedal. stop and chat with well-wishers.
Biden left around 8:30 a.m., surrounded by security guards, and rode the bike paths at Cape Henlopen State Park.
An hour later he pulled away from his wife Jill – who continued along the path – and walked towards a group of about 30 curious locals who had gathered near the press pool to watch him pass.
“Happy Father’s Day,” said one woman, as others clapped.
But the cheers from the crowd turned to gasps as the president rolled over to his right, falling to his elbow and knee.
Officers rushed to his aid, straightening him in moments. No cuts or scrapes from the drop were visible, reporters said.
The White House said Biden was doing “fine” after his fall.
“As the president said, his foot got stuck in the pedal on the way down and he’s fine,” an unnamed White House official said. “No medical attention is needed. The President looks forward to spending the rest of the day with his family.
But the incident brought to mind several past dives taken by the stumblebum-in-chief.
Biden has fallen down the stairs of Air Force One several times during his 16-month presidency, most recently on June 8 as he left Washington for an interview with Jimmy Kimmel.
And in December 2020, the then-president-elect tripped on a rug after a shower while chasing his dog Major and grabbing the pup’s tail, forcing him to wear a medical boot for weeks.
Once upright on Saturday, Biden briefly answered questions from reporters — after first joking, “I’m not going to talk to you on my vacation.”
He deflected a question on gun legislation that appears to have stalled in the Senate and said he plans to speak “soon” with Chinese President Xi Jinping about lifting tariffs.
“I’m making up my mind,” Biden said.