United States President Joe Biden fell while riding his bicycle near his beach house in Delaware on Saturday morning, but was not injured.

Video from a White House pool report showed the 79-year-old president getting up immediately after his fall. He then said, “I’m fine.

He was riding his bike with First Lady Jill Biden in a state park near their beach house in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware and had stopped to talk to onlookers when he fell.

The president told a small crowd of well-wishers and reporters that he lost his balance as he tried to remove a foot from a bicycle clip.

The result: “a mad scramble from the Secret Service and the press,” said a White House pool report, adding that there were no visible scratches or bruises from the fall.

“No medical attention is needed,” a White House official said. “The President looks forward to spending the rest of the day with his family.”

As the oldest U.S. president, Biden’s health is under constant scrutiny, especially as speculation grows about whether he will seek a second term in 2024.

In November 2021, his doctor gave Biden an impeccable bill of health, describing him as “healthy” and “vigorous.”

Responding to a few questions from reporters on Saturday, Biden said he was “making up his mind” on easing some Trump-era tariffs on Chinese goods to ease inflationary pressures.

He said he would meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping soon.

AFP

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