If you're a well-known public figure that receive global amounts of attention like, oh, let's say, the President of the United States of America, then every single move you make and word you say gets carefully scrutinized by everyone. Remember when Howard Dean excluded himself from a presidential run because he decided to say, "Pyeeaaaah!" during a rally?
Well memes weren't really as widespread of a phenomenon back then as they are now, so when Joe Biden was caught tripping, you know folks had a lot to say.
"Biden tripping" memes are currently flooding Twitter.
The Air Force One gaffe has become a favorite image/clip of Biden's detractors. When he slipped, many of those who opposed his presidential win began pointing to the fall as signs of Biden being unwell and unfit for the presidency. However, many have simply chalked up the trip to just that: a trip.
Biden is reportedly doing just fine after falling on Air Force One, and he now joins a list of other Commanders in Chief who've had some blunders on the presidential airplane. Gerald Ford slipped and fell down the stairs in 1975 while disembarking. Then there was what looked like toilet paper stuck to President Trump's shoe as he walked up the plane's stairs. Obama stumbled in the past as well, and former VP Mike Pence also stumbled on the steps of Air Force Two.
But none of them got the meme treatment like Biden tripping on Air Force One has.
Of course there were people looking to politicize the memes of Joe Biden tripping and falling, however, there were some who were just there to make some great memes.