During a segment on Monday, Goldberg pointed out an article in The New York Times about the “complicated reality of being America’s oldest president.”
“I guess my question is, if he’s doing his job, if he’s getting stuff done, what’s the problem?” she asked.
Goldberg added, “Yeah people fall down. I believe he tripped… I’ve known old people all my life. I’ve never seen this kind of obsession with people being old! What the hell?”
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Whoopi Goldberg on Joe Biden's fall at the Air Force Academy Graduation:
"I've never seen this kind of obsession with people being old! What the hell?!" pic.twitter.com/83ALyMJPsk
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) June 5, 2023
There is some merit to what Goldberg is saying. People trip, it happens. And if you are someone who has never, ever tripped in your life, please share with us how you learned the awareness and coordination to avoid falling.
Even former President Barack Obama was not immune to such incidents. During a 2012 campaign event at Hillsborough Community College, he tripped while he was taking the stage, but quickly sprang back up.
Former Vice President Mike Pence also tripped in 2020 while walking up the steps to a plane.
Mike Pence trips on ramp. pic.twitter.com/HAgp5ruFUl
— Dr. Jeffrey Guterman (@JeffreyGuterman) June 23, 2020
But the issue is Biden is 80. He would be 86 at the end of a second term. And since he’s taken office, we’ve seen multiple instances where he tripped on Air Force One’s steps, he fell off his bike, he almost fell down stairs in Japan, and then he went down hard last week.
Joe Biden just took a big fall on the stage at the Air Force Academy graduation. This is elder abuse. He isn’t well. pic.twitter.com/jpT2EjgyNH
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) June 1, 2023
There are politicians in their 80s, who do not seem to be slowing down — such as Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), 89, who reportedly wakes up at 4 a.m. and goes for a run every day.
Yet Biden appears physically frail, and he often seems lost and in need of directions at events.
Some Americans may see reflections of their older relatives or friends who went through a cycle of falling and going to the hospital as their health degraded until one time they fell and did not get better.
It might be one thing if Biden fell once and that was it. But the repetitiveness of these incidents raises the question of whether he is physically fit enough to endure the toll the job of presidency inflicts now — let alone for another six years.
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