CANDACE Owens has claimed Joe Biden is suffering from dementia and that led to his fall while climbing the stairs of Air Force One.
The conservative commentator also mocked the White House’s explanation for the tumble that he was blown over by the wind, saying “climate change is to blame”.The President fell while climbing the stairs to Air Force OneCredit: pixel8000
Worrying footage showed the president, 78, tripping on the stairs just months after injuring his foot.
He tripped a total of three times as he made his way up the stairs to board Air Force One.
Owens tweeted: “It’s difficult to fall 3 times while going up a flight of steps. Managing to make your left shoulder blade hit the carpet in the process is rarely accomplished—even in a game of Twister.
“Biden has dementia but let’s wait for CNN to tell us this is just another adorable gaffe!”
She added: “Climate change, guys. Climate change is to blame for Biden’s fall. Now stop talking about it!”
The President has not taken a cognitive test for dementia and his medical and surgical history released in 2019 made no reference to him suffering from the condition.
But his frequent gaffes have been picked up by political opponents as evidence of impaired mental ability, with Donald Trump previously tweeting the Democrat had dementia after forgetting Mitt Romney’s name.
A poll found that nearly 40 per cent of registered American voters believe Biden has "some form of dementia".Biden was on his way to AtlantaCredit: pixel8000 He fell a total of three timesCredit: pixel8000 The White House said the windy conditions made him fallCredit: Twitter/The Hill
After his fall the President 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 and reasoned why she believes it happened.
"It's pretty windy outside. It’s very windy. I almost fell coming up the steps myself," Jean-Pierre said.
Late last year, Biden was forced to wear the protective boot for "several weeks" after x-rays revealed a "hairline fracture" in his foot sustained while playing with his dog Major.Biden wore a boot after hurting his foot while playing with his dogCredit: AP
Biden also suffered from two brain aneurysms in the late 1980s - one of which ruptured.
His condition was later complicated by deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, but does not currently pose a serious threat to his health.
In a 2019 medical summary, Dr Kevin O'Connor of The George Washington University dubbed the president as "healthy" and "vigorous."
O'Connor added that Biden does not smoke or drink alcohol, and exercises five times a week.
At the time of the exam, Biden was 5 foot 11 and weighed 178 pounds with a blood pressure of 128/84.
At the time, he was taking blood thinners and medication for acid reflux, cholesterol and seasonal allergies.
It is unclear what medication he is currently on, if any.