Joe Biden falls while trying to get off his bike, but claims to be “well”

The US president wanted to stop to talk to passers-by and journalists waiting for him during a bike ride in Rehoboth Beach, but said he had trouble dislodging his foot from the pedal.

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US President Joe Biden, 79, fell while trying to get off his stationary bike on Saturday June 18 in Delaware. The elected Democrat fell around 9:40 a.m.or a bike ride in Rehoboth Beach, a small seaside town where he regularly spends the weekend in his villa on the ocean.

The President of the United States wanted to stop to speak to passers-by and journalists waiting for him, but he was unable to dislodge his foot from the toe clip of his pedal, falling to a stop and to the side. Joe Biden was immediately surrounded by members of his security, but quickly got to his feet. Asked about his condition, the head of state replied that he was fine. No visible traces of the fall, such as scratches, were visible.

He then briefly chatted with passers-by, then journalists, before getting back on his bike and leaving about 5 minutes later. “No medical help is needed”, said a White House official. The health of all American presidents is closely scrutinized, but particularly that of Joe Biden, the oldest American president in office.

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