Joe Biden falls off bike, drawing gasps from onlookers

Onlookers gasped and Secret Service agents swarmed the US President Joe Biden took a nasty tumble overnight.

US President Joe Biden fell off his bike as he took a ride near his holiday home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware on Saturday, local time.

Secret Service agents swarmed the 79-year-old and helped him get upright.

“I’m good, I’m good,” Mr Biden said, telling pool reporters that he tumbled when one of his shoes got stuck in a toe cage on a pedal.

Mr Biden set off around 8:30am, surrounded by security agents, and tooled around the bike paths of Delaware Seashore State Park.

An hour later, he pulled away from his wife Jill – who continued on along the path – and cruised over to a group of about 30 curious locals who had gathered near the press pool to watch him pass by.

“Happy Father’s Day,” a woman said, the others clapped.

But the crowd’s greetings turned to gasps as the President keeled over to his right, falling on his elbow and his knee.

Agents scrambled to his aid, standing him up within moments. No cuts or scrapes from the fall were visible, reporters said.

Once he was vertical, Mr Biden briefly answered questions from reporters – after first joking that “I’m not going to talk to you on my vacation”.

He deflected a question on the gun control legislation that appears to have stalled in the US Senate, and said that he planned to speak with President Xi Jinping of China “soon” about lifting tariffs.

“I’m in the process of making up my mind,” he said.

This story first appeared on The New York Post and has been republished with permission.

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