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United States President Joe Biden fell to the ground this Saturday while on a bike ride near the beach in the state of Delaware, where he is spending the weekend with his wife Jill Biden, as he usually does when he is away from his other commitments . The 79-year-old president lost his balance as he stopped to greet several neighbors, but members of the Secret Service quickly helped him to his feet.

“I’m fine,” the Democratic leader assured the press, explaining that he fell because his shoes got caught in the pedals. The mishap happened while he was on a morning bike ride with his wife, dressed in gym clothes, a white helmet and gloves, in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, where he is spending the weekend since Monday is a holiday.

“As the President said, he got his foot caught in the pedal while dismounting and he’s fine. You don’t need medical help. The President looks forward to spending the rest of the day with his family,” a spokesman said shortly afterwards. President Biden has an empty schedule this weekend.

When asked about other matters, Biden said he was looking into a possible tariff cut on China and would be speaking to his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping “soon”. “We’re about to do it,” he said when asked about it.

He has also claimed to be “happy” that a group of Democratic and Republican senators agreed to introduce a bill with some arms control measures. “I’m ready to sign it,” he said, also citing Delaware as an example of his assault weapons ban.

In March of last year, Biden tripped three times while climbing the stairs of the presidential plane, Air Force One, but the White House downplayed the incident.

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President Joseph Biden and his wife Jill Biden ride their bikes at Rehobott Beach in the state of Delaware this Saturday.SAUL LOEB (AFP)

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