After falling down the steps leading to Air Force One several times, Joe Biden is now boarding the presidential plane via a smaller staircase.
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According to two advisers to the American president consulted by the newspaper Politico, this new way of doing things is mainly aimed at preventing the leader of the United States from falling again.
The images of these incidents on the stairs of Air Force One have each time toured the web and attracted the mockery of Internet users, but also of Joe Biden’s political opponents.
Instead of using the 26-step stairway at the front of the plane, the US President now uses a 14-step retractable stairway located in the middle of the aircraft.
Note that he still often descends from Air Force One via the largest staircase, but regularly uses the second to board.
Joe Biden first crashed in March 2021, about two months after his inauguration, as he flew to Atlanta.
Last February, while leaving Poland, the American president again fell down the stairs.
He has also had other recent accidents, including falling off his bike and tripping over a sandbag.