Trump accuses media of ignoring Biden fall on Air Force One: ‘The whole thing is incredible’

Former US president Donald Trump has called an incident where Joe Biden stumbled up the stairs on Air Force One “terrible” and claimed it was “for the most part” ignored by the media.

Speaking in an interview on conservative TV station Newsmax, Mr Trump suggested his successor, who is 78, might soon be replaced by his vice president Kamala Harris.

“That tumble was terrible. It wasn’t really one, it was three, and it wasn’t mentioned for the most part in the lamestream,” lamented the former president. “The whole thing is incredible. There’s no longer freedom of the press.”

Mr Biden’s slip was covered by most major media outlets, including The Independent, with some comparing it to an incident where Mr Trump walked slowly and tentatively down a ramp after delivering a graduation address at West Point in June 2020.

But some commentators suggested the Biden incident did not receive the same level of attention on US media homepages or TV coverage. Writing for The Hill, journalist Bernard Goldberg noted that CNN devoted just 15 seconds to covering Mr Biden’s tumble, compared to its 22-minute segment on Mr Trump’s ramp walk last year.

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