FEARS for Joe Biden's health are mounting after his falls and brain aneurysms, but the White House has blamed his Air Force One stumble on the wind.
Worrying footage taken today showed the president, 78, tripping on the stairs just months after injuring his foot.
Late last year, Biden was forced to wear the protective boot for "several weeks" after x-rays revealed a "hairline fracture" in his foot.
"On Saturday Nov. 28, President-elect Biden slipped while playing with his dog Major, and twisted his ankle," a pool report at the time said.
"Out of an abundance of caution, he will be examined this afternoon by an orthopedist."
In a statement to MSNBC, Dr Kevin O'Connor said: "Follow-up CT scan confirmed hairline (small) fractures of President-elect Biden’s lateral and intermediate cuneiform bones, which are in the mid-foot."
After an initial examination, Biden was sent to an orthopedist for a CT scan, which revealed the fracture.
The president has also previously undergone several sinus surgeries, alongside having his gallbladder and several non-melanoma skin cancers removed.
Biden also suffered from two brain aneurysms in the late 1980 – one of which ruptured.
His condition was later complicated by deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, but does not currently pose as a serious threat to his health.
However, in a 2019 medical summary, Dr Kevin O'Connor of The George Washington University dubbed the president as "healthy" and "vigorous."
O'Connor added that Biden does not smoke or drink alcohol, and exercises five times a week.
At the time of the exam, Biden was 5 foot 11, weighed 178 pounds, with a blood pressure of 128/84.
At the time, he was taking blood thinners and medication for acid reflux, cholesterol and seasonal allergies. It is unclear what medication he is currently on, if any.
Biden was on his way to Atlanta on Friday to meet with Asian community leaders following the massage parlor shootings earlier this week.
He tripped a total of three times as he made his way up the stairs to board Air Force One.
However, Biden quickly recovered and carried on up the stairs, giving a salute before entering the aircraft.
The White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre confirmed that Biden is "doing 100 percent fine" following the tumble and reasoned why she believes it happened.
"It's pretty windy outside. It’s very windy. I almost fell coming up the steps myself," Jean-Pierre said.
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