The video of the 78-year-old slipping on stairs hard, then walking up and giving a salute, went viral immediately, triggering an avalanche of memes and jokes as well as concerns about the President's health.
JOE BIDEN has followed in the misplaced footsteps of Gerald Ford by becoming the latest US President to suffer a fall on the steps leading to Air Force One.
Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were traveling to Atlanta to meet with members of the Asian community.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre blamed the president's stumbles on the windy day, telling reporters, "It's pretty windy outside".
Former President Gerald Ford, on a previous version of Air Force One, fell almost headfirst down the stairs of Air Force One in 1975.
She also suggested the high winds at the air base, located near Washington, D.C., may have been a factor, but insisted the president was "doing 100 percent fine".
Biden, following his fall, was "doing fine".
"Nothing more than a misstep on the stairs".
Joe Biden has been drawing internet attention with his gaffes and hick-ups for quite some time, mixing up Iraq with Iran, promising to put 720 million American women back into the workforce (the entire USA population is just 321 million), and telling black potential voters they are not black if they could not figure out whether to vote for him or Donald Trump.
The President was briskly climbing the stairs to the presidential jet before appearing to trip, attempting to gather himself, then tripping again. A Rasmussen poll earlier this week showed that half of Americans are "not confident" Biden is physically and mentally up to the job of being president, and a third said they are concerned that he has not had a press conference yet.
Biden is no stranger to accidents of this kind - he fractured his foot last November while playing with his pet dog.
It's not the first time a U.S. politician has suffered a fall ascending the stairs to Air Force One either - Mike Pence, stumbled in similar circumstances last June.