Trump slams 'lamestream media' for 'ignoring' Biden's Air Force One fall and predicts Kamala Harris will soon take over

DONALD Trump has accused what he calls the "lamestream media" of "ignoring" Joe Biden's Air Force One fall.

The former president has predicted Kamala Harris will soon take over after Biden, 78, was filmed tripping up stairs three times before flying to Georgia.


Despite the president's triple-tumble being covered widely, Trump has slammed the US media for "ignoring" it.

"That tumble was terrible," he told Newsmax in a phone interview.

"It wasn't really one, it was three, and it wasn't mentioned for the most part in the lamestream media.

"It's terrible, the whole thing is incredible. There's no longer freedom of the press."

Worrying footage showed Biden tripping on the stairs on Friday (March 19) -just months after injuring his foot.

He was on his way to to meet with Asian community leaders following the massage parlor shootings last week.

The president 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.

But Trump suggested to Newsmax host Greg Kelly that Biden may be in mental decline.


"There's something going on, it's crazy," he said.

"What's happening is crazy and you wonder whether or not all of the things that he's signing, whether or not he understands what he's signing, because this is worse than Bernie Sanders at its worst point.

"We never thought this could happen. Bernie Sanders on steroids wouldn't be signing what this guy is signing."

Pushing Trump on his comments, Kelly asked whether he think the Democrats will attempt to use the 25th Amendment to remove Biden and replace him with vice-president Kamala Harris – a claim Trump did not shy away from making during his campaign.

"Now, well, a lot of people said when they brought it out because it takes a while to institute and when they brought it out, they said they really need it for Biden, just in case he gets in," Trump added.

"So we'll see. Look, I hope — that's a very serious thing and I hope that never happens."

Trump also added that he "expected a different approach" from media outlets to Biden's fall than to his slow descent down a slope at West Point on June 13 last year.

After finishing commencement exercises at the US Military Academy at West Point, Trump raised eyebrows when he was recorded walking slowly down a ramp off the stage as music played in the background.

"Actually when I went down the ramp at West Point, which was like a sheet of ice with no railing, no nothing – great planning – I wanted to go inch by inch because the last thing I wanted to do was take a tumble like Biden did," he said.

Kelly then asked Trump if he was "as shocked" as he was that it was "covered differently".

"I expected it, actually." Trump responded.


Trump's latest comments on Biden's fall comes after he already jibed about it on Friday.

Speaking at an event, Trump mocked the president for tripping and continued to claim that he didn't lose to election to him.

"I watched as Joe Biden went up the stairs today on Air Force One and I said, I didn’t lose to him – we didn't lose to him," Trump said in the short clip posted on TikTok.

"Almost 75 million votes and probably a lot more than that."

The crowd can be heard laughing as Trump briefly spoke about Biden's blunder – which has caused concern.

A former White House doctor has raised a "major red flag" about the president's health.

Dr Ronny Jackson, who previously served as the White House physician to Barack Obama and Donald Trump, said "something is not right" following his stumble.

He tweeted: "I served as White House physician under THREE Presidents.

"I’ve seen what it takes physically AND mentally to do the job.

"I can tell you right now that the way Biden is hiding from the public is a MAJOR red flag. Something’s not right!"

Meanwhile, calls for Biden's impeachment began trending on Twitter on Friday hours after the president was caught on tape tripping over the stairs.

His quick recovery did little to save him from becoming an instant online sensation, with memes immediately popping up on social media poking fun of the oldest person to assume the presidency.

Simultaneously, Democrats and publications have been accused of hypocrisy for not addressing Biden's fall down the stairs when last year, they accused President Trump of being unfit for office.

"I remember the press bashing Trump for touching the rail once. Biden falls repeatedly but I’m sure he’s the picture of health. No wonder all our enemies are pouncing simultaneously and mocking him publicly," tweeted Donald Trump Jr.

His Twitter account contained a number of tweets regarding Biden's incident, including one of his father swinging a golf club and a subsequent cut to Biden showing the ball hit him and causing him to fall down the stairs.

In another tweet, Trump Jr. wrote "Pay no attention to the fact that the President of the United States is so frail that he got knocked over repeatedly by a gust of wind. Nothing at all to see here, folks!"

In between Trump Jr.'s tweets, the hashtag "Impeach Biden" was trending on Friday as people pointed to Democrats' rhetoric against Trump, saying Biden too was unfit for office.

White House Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters on Air Force One: "It's pretty windy outside. It's very windy. I almost fell coming up the steps myself. He is doing 100 percent."

But the explanation didn't do much to stop memes from surfacing over the internet.

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