Former President Donald Trump broke his silence after President Joe Biden took a tumble off a bike his bike yesterday. “No medical attention is needed,” a White House official said at the time. “The President looks forward to spending the rest of the day with his family.”
Trump addressed Biden’s ‘picture is worth 1,000 words’ fall at the American Freedom Tour in Southaven, Mississippi on Saturday. According to the group’s website, the event is a “celebration of faith, family, unalienable rights and God-given American freedoms,”
Trump said: “We do hope that Biden‘s OK because that was a hard fall. That was scary. Did anybody see it? Well, we wish him well in that respect.”
Pool reporter Nikki Schwab was on the scene and said:
At 9:40 the president took a tumble off his bike as he stopped to say hello to the crowd. Secret Service swarmed him and he got up and then started talking to the crowd.
At 9:22 a.m. first lady Jill Biden went by on her own, also with her detail.
She’s wearing a magenta top, black pants and sporting a silver helmet.
About 30 or so beach goers caught wind of Biden’s presence and are standing near the pool.
“I’m good” from fall
“I’m good,” the president said when pool asked if he was OK after he fell, he said he had trouble taking his biking shoes out of the pedals. He had bike clips in.
He pulled a woman out of the crowd to meet Commander. He spoke with the crowd.
He answered a few questions from the pool as well.
He will speak to Xi “soon.”
“We’re in the process of doing that,” he said when asked about rethinking China tariffs.
“In Delaware I am,” he said when asked about progress on gun control.
“Did you see what they did in Delaware?” He said of an assault weapons ban.
“I am happy with progress I am ready to sign it,” he said of the Congressiknal bill.
At 9:44 a.m. he got back on the bike and sped off.
Sending better quotes in a bit.
Dr. Biden kept going so she missed her husband’s fall. He stopped and came over to the waiting crowd, tried to unclip and fell over sideways, creating a mad scramble of Secret Service and press. Observers had tried to tell Biden “Happy Father’s Day.” He stood up right away and talked to the crowd before coming closer to the press – answering the questions below. There were no visible scrapes or bruises from the spill.
Asked “are you ok?”
“Yeah yeah yeah,” he also said.
About what caused the fall: he said the “toe cages” on his bike got caught.
Asked about China tariffs, he joked with a reporter “I’m not going to talk to you on my vacation.”
About his anniversary “Thank you.”
How soon are you talking to Xi?
Have you mad up your mind about tariffs?
“We’re in the process of doing that.”
You’re lifting the tariffs?
“I’m in the process of making up my mind.”
Are you satisfied with progress on gun legislation?
“In Delaware, I am. Did you see what they did in Delaware? Passed an assaults weapons ban. They did what I did years ago. But I am happy with the progress.
“Alright guys, see you,” Biden said as he got on the bike.