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Joe Biden tripped and fell up the steps while boarding Air Force One on Friday. The 78-year-old U.S. president was climbing the steps on Air Force One when he tripped and fell three times.

He picked himself up, dusted off his pant leg and continued climbing to the top of the stairs before turning and saluting.

The incident occurred on Friday afternoon at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, where Biden was departing for Atlanta to tour the CDC and meet with members of the Asian community following the spa shootings that left eight people dead including six Asian women on Tuesday.

Biden is the oldest president to take the oath of office. There has been rampant speculation that he is in cognitive decline due to dementia.
 

 

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White House staffers who smoked marijuana in the past are not welcome in the Biden administration.

The Biden administration shocked White House staffers by asking them to resign their positions if they have ever smoked weed.

According to multiple reports, "dozens" of White House staffers were either suspended, asked to resign, or placed in a remote work program because they confessed to past marijuana use.

The White House staffers were asked during the background-check process if they had ever used marijuana in the past.

The ones who answered "yes" were told the Biden administration was willing to overlook some marijuana use, but they were later asked to resign.

The staffers who didn't lose their jobs despite marking "yes" to marijuana use were retained to "ensure that talented and otherwise well-qualified applicants with limited marijuana use will not be barred from serving the American people."

The response on social media was swift. The Atlantic's Derek Thompson wrote it's "incredibly stupid for many reasons," considering "that cannabis is legal is Washington, DC."

While Bloomberg's Steven Dennis wondered aloud if a "young Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush or JFK would have been excluded from this White House" for smoking weed.

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Joe Biden's dogs were shipped back to his home in Delaware after they reportedly terrorized the White House and took a chunk of flesh out of a staffer.

The White House will not comment on reports that the two German shepherds, Major and Champ, were shipped back to Wilmington after three-year-old Major showed aggression and bit a staffer.

One source told CNN that there was a "biting incident" involving a White House staffer that drew blood. There is also a report that the dogs ran wild off their leashes and that the staff was afraid of them.

The Bidens adopted Major in November 2018 from an animal shelter. Champ, pictured above with Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, is 13 years old.

The dogs moved into the White House soon after Biden was inaugurated on Jan. 20. Like children with no home training, they began making a nuisance of themselves.

In addition to the recent biting incident, the staff complained that Major was barking, jumping, and "charging" at the White House staff, according to the Washington Examiner.

During his presidential campaign, Biden criticized Donald Trump for being the first president in more than a century not to bring any pets to the White House.

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There's a very good reason why Joe Biden has not yet held a press conference since his inauguration.

The reason is because his handlers are afraid of what he might say.

Monday, March 8, was Biden's 44th day in office without holding a press conference. His former boss, Barack Obama, held his first press conference 20 days into his first term.

On Monday night, Biden held an event at the White House to announce the nomination of two female generals to be promoted to combatant commanders.

From the start, Biden had difficulty reading the teleprompter. But things really went south when he couldn't remember his defense secretary's name.

"I want to thank the sec- the uh, former general -- I keep calling him General. My uh, the guy who runs that outfit over there..."

For the record, "the guy" is U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. And "that outfit" he runs is the Pentagon.

Meanwhile, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla) suggests the transition from a Biden administration to a Kamala Harris administration has already begun.

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The LGBT+ community is still waiting for the Biden administration to respond to a recent Chinese court ruling that homosexuality is a mental disorder.

A court in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu recently ruled that being homosexual is a mental disorder. The court cited Chinese academic research to justify their position.

The ruling by the Jiangsu court upholds a lower court’s ruling that LBGT+ people are mentally disordered, the New York Post reported.

So far, the Biden administration has remained silent on the ruling. Their silence is in conflict with the Democratic party's enthusiastic support of the LGBT+ community, and particularly transgender individuals.

On Feb. 4, less than a month after his presidential inauguration, Joe Biden threatened Ghana and other west African countries with economic sanctions if they didn't expand protections for the LGBT+ community.

That same day, Biden directed U.S. agencies working abroad to work harder to combat the criminalization of homosexuals by foreign governments. Additionally, he directed the State Department to include anti-LGBTQ violence, discrimination and laws in its annual human rights report.

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In response to Biden's threat of economic sanctions, Ghana's Minister-designate for Foreign Affairs, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey said Ghana’s laws clearly criminalize the practice of homosexuality -- and those laws are not about to change.

"Ghana is a sovereign country but as part of our foreign policy we engage countries all over the world; America is one of our strongest friends. But in this country we have laws. And our laws work and must work," she said.

"So in spite of what somebody will say and in this case President Biden, the laws of Ghana criminalizes unlawful carnal knowledge and therefore the laws of Ghana definitely are supreme and that is what we all adhere to."

So far, there has not been a word from Biden on the Chinese court ruling.

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Twitter imploded this week when Joe Biden announced Dr. Seuss books will not be part of "Read Across America Day."

Parents everywhere expressed outrage at the U.S. president's decision to break tradition and erase Dr. Seuss books from his proclamation on Read Across America Day.

The Read Across America program was launched by the National Educators of America (NEA) in 1998 to promote children's literacy, according to MSNBC.

Amazon removed the six Dr. Seuss books from its online platform, and Dr. Seuss Enterprises told the Associated Press, the decision to cease publication and sales of the 6 books was made last year.

At issue are images that may be offensive to Asian people in the books titled "And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street", "If I Ran the Zoo", "McElligot's Pool," "On Beyond Zebra!," "Scrambled Eggs Super!," and "The Cat's Quizzer."

Social media users who grew up reading Dr. Seuss books took to Twitter to express their outrage.

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Less than one month into his presidency, Joe Biden ordered an airstrike on Eastern Syria, killing 22.

U.S. airstrikes targeted Iran-backed bases in Syria, the Pentagon announced late Thursday.

According to the Associated Press, the airstrikes were "recommended" to Biden by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.

"I'm confident in the target that we went after, we know what we hit," Austin told reporters on Thursday, according to the Associated Press.

The news struck fear into the hearts of many Americans who enjoyed four war-free years under former President Donald Trump.

Even before the airstrikes in Syria, dozens of Democrats pressured Biden to give up his sole authority to launch nuclear weapons as commander in chief.

All presidents have the sole authority to launch nuclear weapons, but Biden's own party wants him to give up that authority.

Rep. Jimmy Panetta, Democrat-Calif., said Monday in a tweet that he is "calling on" Biden "to install checks [and] balances in our nuclear command-and-control structure."

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The briefcase containing the nuclear codes -- dubbed the "nuclear football" -- was not handed off to Biden by his predecessor, Trump, as per tradition, since Trump declined to attend Biden's inauguration in January.

Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi previously expressed concern over the nuclear codes when Republican President Donald Trump was in office.

But this time she is asking Biden to relinquish the nuclear codes, presumably due to his declining mental status.

"While any president would presumably consult with advisors before ordering a nuclear attack, there is no requirement to do so," wrote Panetta in his letter. "The military is obligated to carry out the order if they assess it is legal under the laws of war. Under the current posture of U.S. nuclear forces, that attack would happen in minutes."

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Joe Biden upset different groups of people for different reasons during his first town hall as president in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Tuesday.

While discussing vaccinations, Biden claimed mRNA vaccines didn't exist when he was elected in November 2020.

"We didn't have a Covid vaccine when we came into office."

When asked how his administration will handle the racial disparities in vaccine distribution, Biden explained that Blacks and Hispanics don't know how to use the internet to find the locations to get the vaccines.

When a member of the audience asked if he would eliminate $50,000 in student loan debt, the president responded, "I will not make that happen."

Biden also raised eyebrows when he remarked on the increased rate of biracial couples in television commercials.

"Did you ever five years ago think every second or third ad out of five or six should turn on would be biracial couples? No, no I'm not, I'm not be facetious..."

He added that he was "hopeful" in the new generation: "They're not like us, they're thinking differently," he said.
 

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On January 20, 2017, Joe Biden attended the Presidential Inauguration ceremony where Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States. Former President Barack and Michelle Obama were also in attendance, and they gracefully welcomed Trump and his wife, Melania, to the White House afterwards.

Even Hillary Clinton, who lost a hard fought battle for president in 2016, attended Trump's inauguration because it was the right thing to do.

However, Trump will not be in attendance when Biden is sworn in as the nation's 46th president on Wednesday.

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The Trumps departed the White House for the final time early Wednesday morning. After a small ceremony at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, they flew home to his Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Florida, to spend the final hours of his presidency.

There will be no photos of the former and current presidents chatting in the Oval Office while their wives tour the private residence.

There will be no traditional handoff of the nuclear football between the outgoing and incoming presidents.

Trump becomes the first president in more than 150 years to refuse to attend his successor's inauguration or welcome him to the White House.

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The stock market reacted negatively to the news that Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief plan contains $1,400 stimulus checks.

The market was unhappy that the plan doesn't include the $2,000 that the president-elect promised if the Democrats swept Georgia in the Senate runoffs.

Biden announced his 2-step plan of "rescue and recovery" on Thursday, Jan. 14. The $1.9 trillion stimulus plan will include $400 billion for vaccine distribution and Covid-19 testing, $130 billion to reopen schools, as well as billions in economic aid to small businesses run by Black and brown people.

The plan also includes a hike in the minimum wage to $15 per hour, extending unemployment benefits and the federal ban on evictions, both of which are set to expire in March.

"We have to act and we have to act now," Biden said.

His proposed bill is more than double the $900 trillion recently passed by Congress that included $600 stimulus checks for Americans, while billions were sent overseas to foreign countries.

About those stimulus checks: Americans were expecting Biden to keep his promise of additional $2,000 checks if the Democrats swept the Georgia Senate runoffs in early January.

Instead, the plan includes $1,400 stimulus checks, on top of the $600 checks already sent out -- for a total of $2,000.

  • $400 per week in supplementary unemployment benefits through September.
  • $350 billion to bailout mismanaged states, cities and territorial jurisdictions.
  • $160 billion to create a national program to mobilize vaccinations to 100 million people vaxxed in the first 100 days of the Biden administration.
  • $30 billion to help landlords pay their bills while their tenants live rent-free.
  • $25 billion for childcare providers.
  • Expanded food assistance, expanded child tax credits, and expanded medical and family leave of absence for illness.
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