Maybe Donald Trump was right about taking things slow and carefully so you don’t fall and look like a dweeb on camera, because that’s exactly what Mike Pence did on Tuesday while climbing the stairs to Air Force Two for a trip to Wisconsin. The vice president starts off strong, jogging up the steps, and is almost on the top when he stumbles, tries to grab the handrail, and almost ends up flat on his face.
Mike Pence. Block or charge?🤣 pic.twitter.com/30d2Ek00gZ— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) June 23, 2020
That’s pretty embarrassing, but at least he was able to hop back up and give a dorky little wave and thumbs up.
Some have speculated that Pence may have been trying to put on an air of fitness after Trump was widely mocked for his grandfatherly shuffle down a long, not-really-steep-at-all ramp and tried to excuse it by saying that he didn’t want to fall and get mocked by the news media. It seems that they both never figured out the age-old secret to being cool—stop caring so much about what people think of you. At least when it comes to appearances.
But Trump and Pence don’t get that. They care too much about appearances and then they don’t care enough about what people think when it comes to legislation or taking action on a looming pandemic. Therefore, they get the jokes.
Multiple individuals have compared Pence to Former President Gerald Ford, who famously slipped on the steps coming down from Air Force One. The difference is that Ford never tried to look fit or cool because he wisely knew that he couldn’t pull it off, so people just felt sorry for him. Nobody feels sorry for Pence today.
Joe Biden should choose stairs for his VP. They already beat Mike Pence today.— I Smoked Mike Pence's Stairs (@DKnight10000) June 24, 2020
Well he is the new Gerald Ford of the impeached president. pic.twitter.com/fn7rnjig4h
— Robert Webb (@rldwebb) June 23, 2020
If Mike Pence sees his shadow and then falls then there's 6 more weeks of covid. pic.twitter.com/ea2jBzkCPR— Dave Matt (@davematt88) June 24, 2020
Mike Pence falling down isn't funny, do you have any idea how close he was to saying a curse word and accidentally bursting into flames— Daniel Kibblesmith (@kibblesmith) June 24, 2020
He needs gait conversion therapy.
— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) June 23, 2020
He got tripped up by the holy ghost! pic.twitter.com/0pmEvCQRTB
— lsutigerzfan (@lsutigerzfan) June 23, 2020
Queen. Pence. 😌
Another One Bites The Dustpic.twitter.com/MInUI3FFXO
— REESUS PATRIOT™💙 (@ReesusP) June 23, 2020
“OK Mike, you got this…don’t trip don’t trip don’t trip don’t trip don’t trip don’t trip D’OH!” 🤣
— 🔥 Lucky Dog Hot Sauce 🔥 (@luckydoghot) June 23, 2020
Anyone think Trump told Pence to take a dive on those stairs today, to take the heat off Trump over his inability to walk down a ramp?https://t.co/LlKnSdTDJl— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) June 24, 2020
Could simply have been a foreign object left on the stairs. pic.twitter.com/kCpVrQndHZ
— Ragnar Carson (@ingy56) June 23, 2020
Remember when Trump got toilet paper stuck to his shoe? Nothing can ever top that.