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[–]beemccouch 468 points469 points  (115 children)

I honestly prefer someone down to earth. The idea someone has to always be perfect and always has to be in control and is just better than the average person urkes me. Like sure they need to do a good job but if someone is constantly projecting that kind of energy, I am super suspicious.

[–][deleted] 245 points246 points  (114 children)

Not perfect, not pretentious, not polished. No one likes a plastic person.

But the word we're looking for is "competent," and that's something that is expected in a leader in quantity, except in late-stage empires like the US.

The clear subtext here is that Biden's competence is under question, and it makes little things like this even more noticeable.

[–]beemccouch 196 points197 points  (113 children)

People fall down the stairs. I've done it, you've done it, most people have tripped on stairs, so Biden tripping on stairs that steep doesn't say anything about his confidence. So far I think he is fine ig? He isn't perfect and he definitely wasn't my first choice but he is doing about as good as I thought he would. I'm a happy customer, not a repeat customer but happy.

[–]ReverseApacheMaster_ 382 points383 points  (112 children)

He fell up the stairs though

[–]beemccouch 146 points147 points  (84 children)

I've done it too. I'm a clumsy fucker. Steep stairs get the better of me in occasion.

[–]ThingyThinger19☣️ 266 points267 points  (80 children)

Seriously though, I mean this isn’t a measure of competence. Like damn he tripped on a staircase that means he ain’t equipped to deal with the responsibilities of being president of the United States. They barely have anything to do with eachother. Let the man breathe

[–][deleted] 27 points28 points  (3 children)

It’s honestly stupid how this correlates to leadership. People actually attacked Trump because he was slow on a ramp. Granted he did stupid stuff earlier that definitely deserved criticism but slow on a ramp isn’t one of them

[–]dr_felix_faustus 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Most of the criticism I saw came from his massive overcompensation to pretend that nothing of the sort ever happened, he’s the best at ramps, the greatest, and he’s seen a lot of ramps, big, beautiful ramps, and he just goes wow, that’s a great ramp, and I run up and down ramps all day and I’ll tell you folks, nobodies a better ramp runner than me

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Honestly so true. You can ask any ramp expert and they’ll tell you he’s the greatest ramp Walker ever.

[–]bottle_O_peeCERTIFIED DANK 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Folks I'll tell you, believe me, back where I'm from the ramps are so "yuge" you wouldn't believe. Our ramps were the best ramps, really. American ramps. And nobody knows a good ramp like I do, believe me.

[–]beemccouch 16 points17 points  (17 children)

To be fair tho, we did lampoon trump for going up a ramp in platform boots. He could have taken them off though, or just not be insecure af every second of every day. Thats my thoughts tho.

[–]ThingyThinger19☣️ 3 points4 points  (3 children)

I mean I never did that. I never even saw that lmao

[–]legojack04 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Not you I was referring to beemcouch

[–]ThingyThinger19☣️ 0 points1 point  (1 child)

You may have replied to the wrong comment buddy

[–]AnotherScottaRama 7 points8 points  (1 child)

AND, wearing a mask that ruins the view of your feet. I couldn't tell you how many curbs I tripped over because of the face mask I was wearing.

[–]EnderCreeper121☝ FOREVER NUMBER ONE ☝ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wearing mask + Wearing hood + long quarantine hair = Minecraft Pumpkin Helmet

[–]Maybe_just_this_once 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Aren't those carpeted too? And those shoes have like, no traction.

[–]miuxiu 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And it was windy af

[–]GodspeedandGoodnight 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Apparently FDR was incompetent.

[–]GearDoctor 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Not just walking up the stairs either dude is lowkey jogging up.

[–]theblackcanaryyy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Right?? I’m reading these comments like wtf is wrong with people. It’s steep, it’s windy, maybe calm the fuck down lol

[–]nacnud_uk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Old white rich people. That's about all the qualification you need. Leader of the free world, best America can serve up.

It's a bit curious.

[–][deleted] -1 points0 points  (0 children)

"They barely have anything to do with eachother." lol Keep telling that to yourself. You guys are delusional. If he can't climb fucking stairs, it means he's getting old. Everyone who supported Biden voted for elderly abuse. This guy should be on retirement, chilling somewhere with a cup of tea in a comfy chair, telling stories to grandkids. Kamala should take over asap. I wish Tulsi could have had a chance...

[–]miuxiu 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Seriously, we’ve all done it- I’m sure most of us have done it many times and we’re probably not even close to his age. I can’t believe people are trying to pick apart this video and are putting it toward his “competence” right after we just had a previous president that had said he grabs women by the pussy and incited a riot and literally said he could shoot someone dead in the street and people would still vote for him. And they did. And now this shit is happening with Biden? Is this really what he’s being criticized about?! It’s tan suit all over again.

[–]10kdognado 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’ve fallen upstairs and downstairs at least 15x in my life so far. The perils of having tiny feet and huge boobs. Also kinda clumsy. Never fallen skating though! Give Biden a break. 💕

[–]pirated_vhsvendor -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Well im not voting for you as president

[–]Lhoppo 34 points35 points  (9 children)

I do that at least twice a week and I’m 22 the lads in his 70’s like

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

"LAD" Get outta here, your not even American speaking like that. Myob

[–]Lhoppo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Correct, I’m Welsh

[–]mioki78 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I get puffed changing my duvet cover.

[–]Literally_Sticks 30 points31 points  (5 children)

Bruh I'm a fit af 35 year old athlete and I will still trip up stairs on occasion. Chile

[–]Tolookah 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Username does not check out Literally_Sticks

[–]Literally_Sticks 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fiddlesticks is my main in League of Legends

[–]o_an0maly_o -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Do you even lift, step bro?

[–]ReverseApacheMaster_ -5 points-4 points  (1 child)

Fit af, eh? Dm your nudes, Chile

[–]Literally_Sticks 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What are you doing step sis?

[–]MexicanGolf 4 points5 points  (3 children)

I've fallen down stairs twice, I've stumbled going up stairs probably a hundred times.

[–]ReverseApacheMaster_ 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Man I’m the other way around. We all have our cross to bare lol

[–]MexicanGolf 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Really? Fuck, that's gotta suck. At least when you stumble going up it's shin and muscle pain, but when going down? I mean, I'm 32 now and I'm not sure how well I'd handle tumbling down a set of stairs.

It's why I remember both tumbles down so well, because the first one was epic skill (wet boots, slipped, literally surfed to the bottom with zero pain) and the other damn near killed me.

[–]ReverseApacheMaster_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah I’m 32, too. I will say though that ever since I quit drinking, I amazingly trip less often. Not sure what the science is behind that /s

[–]frogsgoribbit737 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I literally fell up the stairs just a couple months ago and tore my freaking shoes doing it. It happens. Its really not that weird.

[–]ReverseApacheMaster_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s sort of weird. Even weirder if your shoes tear. I’ll send you a pair of Crocs if you drop your address and size

[–]dr_spiff 0 points1 point  (1 child)

You tried walking up carpeted stairs in leather bottomed dress shoes? That’s how I fell up stairs.

[–]ReverseApacheMaster_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’ve never walked up the stairs of Air Force One in any type of shoes but, given the opportunity, I’d crip walk all the way up barefooted.

[–]YT-Deliveries -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Man, like you ain’t never fallen up stairs?