[UPDATED] – Biden takes a big fall on stage at graduation ceremony [VIDEO]

Joe Biden fell on his face while on stage at a graduation ceremony for the U.S. Air Force Academy.


Wow. He was clearly able to walk after that so it couldn’t be too serious. And I’m glad he wasn’t hurt. Seriously. I wouldn’t want harm on him or anyone.

So then I guess we can say we’re glad he wasn’t going up the stairs because that could have been disastrous…

UPDATE: The White House says he’s fine:

“He appeared to slip and fall going down on his knees,” the pool report detailed, adding: “He was helped up by Air Force officials. POTUS appears to be ok and continued to stand until the ceremony ended a few minutes later.”

A follow-up pool report clarified that the president had been walking back to his seat after delivering his address, when he fell. “He appeared to have tripped on a black sandbag on the stage. When he fell, pointed to the black sandbag suggesting that’s what he tripped on,” the pool report detailed.

Reached for comment, the White House directed PEOPLE to a statement from communications director Ben LaBolt, who echoed the pool report on Twitter. “He’s fine,” LaBolt wrote. “There was a sandbag on stage while he was shaking hands.”


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