An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people.

Biden Confused in Japan, Led by Jill, Almost Falls Down the Stairs

The opinions expressed by authors are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of


Buy Me A Coffee

OR Subscribe for free to the Civics+ newsletter.



Joe Biden is in Japan now for the G7 meeting, right in the middle of challenging debt negotiation meetings with the Republicans. That’s all on him because he delayed meeting with Republicans for so long. He had planned on being abroad longer, after the G7 but he’s amended his plans and will be coming back to try to make a deal after he got shamed into it by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).

But now Biden is in Japan doing what he generally does when he’s overseas — embarrassing the heck out of us.

Biden was meeting with other leaders and doing the obligatory photo-ops with them. But when you watch him meeting with Japanese leader Fumio Kishida, you can see him being led by the hand of his handler, Jill Biden, at about 53 seconds into the video below.

Then when he was introduced to Kishida’s wife, who was shorter than him, he made some kind of a weird movement that almost seemed like he was mocking her height as he bent over and clenched his fists while acknowledging her.

Kishida had to direct Joe to his spot since he didn’t seem to be getting where he was supposed to stand. “We’ll figure it out,” Jill said as Joe finally got it.

Then later in the day, he went to meet the leaders at the Itsukushima Shrine. He reportedly stared intently at the eight steps down to meet Kishida, then tried it and still tripped in the process down the stairs.

Fortunately, he didn’t fall, as it was all hard stone around him, and that could have been a big problem. In the past, he’s managed to fall up his airplane stairs multiple times.

Kishida had to direct him to where the other leaders were, with a gentle hand on his back, again you could see the confusion on Biden’s face.

Here he was also getting impatient having to wait to be told when to go out.

How bad is all the effort to have to direct him? They even have to write down to tell him to “thank Fumio” as part of the notes of his remarks that Getty caught again.

© 2022 ThinkCivics Media. All Rights Reserved.

Welcome Back!

Login to your account below

Create New Account!

Fill the forms below to register

Retrieve your password

Please enter your username or email address to reset your password.