President Biden tripped and fell on stage during the commencement ceremony at the US Air Force Academy in Colorado on Thursday as he returned to his seat after nearly two hours of handshakes with graduates.
The President was crossing the raised platform when he tripped over a bag of black sand and fell to the ground. He was quickly helped to his feet and appeared unharmed. He sat behind the lectern and left the stage when the ceremony ended shortly after, jogging to his motorcade.
Ben LaBolt, the White House communications director, said on Twitter that Mr Biden was “fine”.
Mr Biden addressed the 921 graduates earlier in the ceremony for about 30 minutes, praising the strength of the US military and touching on several foreign policy topics, including Ukraine, China and NATO.
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