‘Perfect metaphor for the current state of our country’: Internet goes wild over Joe Biden falling off his bike in front of crowd of reporters
- Joe Biden took a spill while riding a bike in his native Delaware Saturday – and the internet was quick to react with a relentless onslaught of ridiculing memes
- Biden, 79, took the tumble during a ride in Rehoboth Beach at 9:30am, while attempting to say hello to a crowd that on Gordon’s Pond State Park bike trail
- Pulling up to dismount the bike, the president suddenly fell over sideways, footage shows, causing a mad scramble of Secret Service to help him up
- The incident was recorded by several reporters and citizens who gathered to catch a glimpse of Biden and First Lady Jill
- The event has since sent social media into a frenzy, with many electing to use memes to illustrate their reactions to the latest gaffe from the aging Democrat
The internet went into overdrive on Saturday after Joe Biden was filmed falling off his bike in front of a crowd of reporters.
The moment inspired a flurry of memes and jokes at the 79-year-old president’s expense. Biden was not injured in the tumble, aside than perhaps his pride.
Donald Trump Jr., called the flub ‘a perfect metaphor for the current state of our country’.
‘Down goes Biden,’ another Twitter user shared.
Former Buzzfeed journalist Benny Johnson ,posted a tweet that showed the president riding his bike – with a pair of pink training wheels photoshopped on.
‘Biden right back out on his bike after his collapse this morning.’ Johnson wrote.
Gasps rang out after the president unexpectedly fell Saturday as he was trying to dismount his bike to chat with a crowd who had gathered along a Rehoboth Beach bike path
Donald Trump Jr., an outspoken critic of Biden and his policies, wrote: ‘I’m not sure there’s ever been a more perfect metaphor for the current state of our country than Biden falling off his bike while standing still for literally no reason’
Biden, 79, took the tumble during a morning ride in Rehoboth Beach at around 9:30am, while attempting to stop and say hello to a crowd that had converged on the Gordon’s Pond State Park bike trail.
Pulling up to dismount the bike, the president suddenly fell over sideways, footage shows, causing a mad scramble of Secret Service and press to help him up.
Footage of the flub has since sent social media into a frenzy – the internet characteristically quick to react with a relentless onslaught of memes.
One Twitter user labeled Biden ‘The Economy’ as he crashed to the ground – an apparent jab at the financial woes experienced by the country under Biden’s leadership.
Another user shared an image of Biden superimposed on a child’s bike – as they suggested he might be more comfortable with training wheels.
One tweet compared Biden’s tumble to the elderly person falling in the old commercial for Life-Alert which has the famous line ‘Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.
Others elected for a popular meme that shows a bicyclist push a stick into his own wheel’s spokes, causing an inevitable fall.
The internet was quick to react to Biden’s bike gaffe with an onslaught of ridiculing memes
Someone else shared an image of Biden’s face superimposed over a father struggling to pedal his toddler daughter’s pink tricycle, as the tyke looks on in amusement
One user shared another popular meme that uses the ‘bromance’ relationship seen between Vladimir Putin Russian and former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev for comedic effect
Former Buzzfeed journalist Benny Johnson posted a tweet that showed the president riding his bike – with a pair of pink training wheels photoshopped on
Another showed Kamala Harris rubbing her hands as she watched the fall, like former NFL defensive tackle Anthony Adams in a widely seen meme.
Another user shared another popular meme that uses the ‘bromance’ relationship seen between Vladimir Putin Russian and former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev for comedic effect.
The photo shows the smiling pair – who have been pictured taking bike rides together throughout Russia – sitting on a park bench with bikes to their side.
The caption reads: ‘No Biden didn’t fall off the bike – he fell off while holding the bike’ – a likely jab at Biden’s assertion to reporters that he only because he got his foot caught in one of the pedals’ toe cages during his dismount.
‘I’m good,’ the president told the press who saw him take the tumble.
The collapse came as the president rode over to say hello to a crowd that had gathered near the Gordon’s Pond State Park bike trail, as people shouted ‘Happy Father’s Day’ to the president.
One social media user used a snap of an old commercial for Life-Alert – a medical alert system used by seniors to contact emergency responders in the case of a fall – to lambast the politico
Another user utilized the famed ‘Anthony Adams rubbing hands’ meme – which shows the former professional football player dressed in a yellow jacket rubbing his palms while peeking from behind a tree – to mock Biden, with Kamala Harris’ face superimposed over Adams’
Perhaps most fitting, though, were the Bike Fall comic memes – which seemed to sit the situation almost perfectly. The meme is used to mock actions or decisions deemed ill-advised, especially when the person or persons who made those decisions is oblivious to their actions
Right-wing journalist Jack Posobiec also poked fun at the slogan used by Biden’s team during his run for president – Ridin’ with Biden
Upon trying to dismount the bike, his shoes caught and he fell over sideways, causing a mad scramble of Secret Service and press trying to help him up.
Gasps rang out after the fall, which saw Biden stay on the ground for roughly 10 seconds, before being helped up by several Secret Service Agents, who immediately swarmed the downed Democrat.
Moments later, Biden was glad-handing the crowd – even bringing one woman out to meet first dog Commander, who was being walked nearby.
Despite the tumble, the president – who donned shorts and a T-shirt for the excursion – did not appear to suffer any abrasions or cuts from the spill.
First Lady Jill Biden, who joined her husband after his initial loop by reporters, missed the fall, after zooming on ahead of the head of state.
The president didn’t need to see a doctor after the incident, the White House said.
‘As the President said, his foot got caught on the pedal while dismounting and he is fine. No medical attention is needed. The President looks forward to spending the rest of the day with his family,’ an official said.
After about 10 seconds on the concrete, Biden was able to hoist himself up with help from his security detail – yielding a round of applause from the onlookers
Biden took the solo bike ride – surrounded by agents – Saturday morning near his Rehoboth Beach home
Biden fell off his bike during ride near his Rehoboth Beach home in Delaware Saturday morning. Footage of the incident quickly spread over social media
Biden, the US oldest-ever president, is pictured sitting on the pavement after the fall, which transpired around 9:30 am Saturday