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Donald Trump Jr. mocks Biden tumble, accuses him of having dementia

Jr. posts video that makes it look like president fell on stairs to Air Force One after being hit by golf ball driven by Trump

US President Joe Biden holds onto the hand rail as he stumbles while boarding Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Friday, March 19, 2021. Biden is en route to Georgia. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
US President Joe Biden holds onto the hand rail as he stumbles while boarding Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Friday, March 19, 2021. Biden is en route to Georgia. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Donald Trump Jr. on Friday mocked US President Joe Biden, who stumbled while walking up the steps to Air Force One, and accused him of having dementia.

The American leader, 78, had proceeded swiftly about halfway up the airstairs to the presidential jet when he stumbled. Holding on to the railing with his right hand, he attempted a quick recovery but tripped again, this time dropping to his knee.

Biden stood up, paused and brushed his left pant leg before he headed up to the top of the airstairs, turned and saluted, and then entered the aircraft.

Trump Jr. posted a video that appeared to show his father hitting a golf ball onto Biden’s head, causing him to fall.

He later posted another tweet, saying the tumble was a sign of “neurological deficiency and dementia.”

Biden, the oldest president ever to take office, made a point of hustling to his appearances while on the campaign trail.

Last year he was routinely seen jogging up steps to a stage or towards a podium.

But his critics have repeatedly tried to portray him as too old and slow.

Air Force One took off shortly after the incident from outside the capital Washington for a flight to Atlanta, where Biden met members of the Asian-American community which has been shocked by a series of shootings in massage parlors.

“He is doing fine. He is doing just great,” deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters about Biden’s stumble.

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