Biden Falls on Stage at Air Force Academy Graduation Ceremony

US President Joe Biden stumbled and fell on stage during a graduation ceremony at the US Air Force Academy in Colorado on Thursday, June 1.

The incident occurred after Biden delivered a commencement address at ceremony. This footage shows the president apparently tripping on stage as he turned to leave. Other footage showed Biden pointing at the ground as he as he was helped to his feet.

Biden had delivered a 30-minute address to nearly 1,000 Air Force Academy graduates before he donned a blue Air Force cap and congratulated them as they crossed the stage, The Denver Post reported.

He was the ninth sitting president to deliver the address to the academy since its first graduating class in 1959, the outlet reported. Credit: US Air Force Academy via Storyful

Video transcript

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- Wing, 10 shot! Mr. President, thank you for joining us today. Ladies and gentlemen, the president will be departing immediately following the Air Force and Space Force songs and dismissal of the class of 2023. Please ri-- please rise as Brigadier General Paul D. Moga, Commandant of Cadets administers the oath of office for the United States Air Force and Space Force.