Concern spreads when Biden knocks his head exiting Marine One – just hours after getting ‘sandbagged’

President Joe Biden bumped his forehead on the top of a helicopter’s doorframe while exiting Marine One after arriving back at the White House Thursday afternoon.

To his credit, he then acted like nothing had happened and continued walking off the copter. Seconds later, he ran his hand over his head and rubbed it where it’d been hit.

As he then walked toward the White House, the president yelled at reporters, “I got sandbagged!”


The “sandbagged” comment referred to what happened earlier that afternoon at the U.S. Air Force Academy graduation ceremony in Colorado.

“Biden, who delivered the commencement address and proceeded to shake hands with graduates, fell near the podium as he stepped away and was quickly helped back to his feet by Secret Service agents and an Air Force officer,” ABC News reported.

“The president, 80, walked away unassisted once he was upright. He continued to stand and greet people for the remainder of the ceremony,” according to ABC News.

In a tweet, White House communications director Ben LaBolt later attributed the fall to a sandbag that’d been on stage: “He’s fine. There was a sandbag on stage while he was shaking hands.”

As for the bump, the White House has confirmed that it did indeed happen.

“The White House press pool report confirmed that the president hit his head but added that he looked ‘spry’ after getting off the helicopter on the South Lawn,” according to Newsweek.

This is important because it’s kind of hard to tell that he hit his head. Indeed, some observers initially claimed, “it doesn’t look like he hit his head at all.”

Case in point:

That said, the timing of the bump — which occurred only hours after Biden’s fall — has a number of critics on the right increasingly concerned. After all, Biden is running for reelection at the age of 80. If he were to win, he wouldn’t leave office until he was 86 years of age.

Speaking on “The Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show” Friday afternoon, commentator Clay Travis said straight-up that he’s worried the president may not even be alive by then given both his age and his history of falls and other accidents.

He kind of reiterated this same point while appearing on Fox News’ “Jesse Watters Primetime” the previous evening.

“I don’t feel like he’s going to be able to hardly finish this term. It’s a mess,” he said.

Many others feel similarly.


To be fair, his lead opponent, former President Donald Trump, is currently 76 and would be 82 when leaving office.

The debate over whether octogenarians are fit to serve as president comes amid a push to oust Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who turns 90 this June.


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