The Biden administration’s efforts to mitigate the risk of President Joe Biden tripping or falling have garnered attention and raised questions. Reports indicate that they have been encouraging the use of shorter stairs when boarding and disembarking from Air Force One, changing his footwear to prevent slipping, and having him engage in physical therapy involving “proprioceptive maintenance maneuvers.” However, the term “proprioceptive maintenance maneuvers” puzzled some experts and did not appear to be a standard clinical term.
The concern underlying these efforts is the fear that President Biden might suffer a significant fall in the weeks leading up to the election. Despite these precautions, Biden’s recent incident in Michigan, where he had difficulty navigating short stairs upon exiting the plane, has sparked further concerns. Observers noted that any fall could pose a serious risk, especially if he were to hit his head.
Critics argue that the Biden administration should acknowledge his age-related limitations and consider his well-being by urging him to resign and not seek reelection. They believe that prioritizing political power over the president’s health and the country’s best interests is a problematic approach. Biden, at 80 years old, faces cognitive challenges and a gait problem contributing to his tripping incidents, issues that cannot be easily resolved.
Some have pointed out the double standard, suggesting that if these incidents involved former President Donald Trump, there would be relentless scrutiny about his fitness for office. However, Trump did not face the same health-related issues as Biden. The ongoing concerns about Biden’s physical capabilities contribute to a growing sense that he may not be up to running for another term.