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Joe Biden injured: orthopedist reveals details - Trump's reaction surprised

2020-11-30T17:26:24.384Z

Donald Trump made it a US election campaign topic: At 78, Democrat Joe Biden is far too old to be president. Now Biden injured himself - is it good food for Trump?



Donald Trump made it a US election campaign topic: At 78, Democrat Joe Biden is far too old to be president.

Now Biden injured himself - is it good food for Trump?

  • Joe Biden

    took office at the

    age of 78

    - making history the oldest elected

    President of

     the

    United States

    .

  • Donald Trump

    already problematized

    Biden's age

    during the election campaign

    - and allegedly poor health.

  • Now

    Biden

    has injured himself - and Trump reacts promptly on

    Twitter

    .

Washington - The

incumbent

US President Donald Trump

defamed

as "

Sleepy Joe

"

*

his Democratic challenger

Joe Biden *

repeatedly in the election campaign *.

Too quiet, too boring and, above all, too old for the office of

President of the United States of America

is his rival, so

Trump's

constant slogan.

But with his calm demeanor,

Biden

made

the race for the

White House in the end

and is now, even if Trump still does not want to accept that, as "President-Elect".

But one result could

reignite Trump's

assumptions about the age and health of the Democrat: It was announced on Sunday that

Biden is

undergoing medical treatment and is injured.

The

newly elected US President

suffered

a

fracture

on his right foot

while playing with his dog on Saturday

.

This is what his doctor said in an official statement.

The 78-year-old slipped

while playing with the

German Shepherd Major

.

+

A motorcade took the injured Joe Biden to an orthopedic specialist in Delaware.

© Carolyn Kaster / AP / dpa / Picture Alliance

Will President-Elect Joe Biden now be sworn in with crutches?

Even before

Biden's

doctor's visit, his team had publicly announced the examination by an orthopedic surgeon "as a precautionary measure" - probably to

immediately counteract

renewed, wild speculations about alleged

health problems of the Democrat

.

After a

computed tomography

, the

Biden team is

now clear: his

doctor Kevin O'Connor

determined "hairline (small) fractures of the metatarsus" after the examination.

Because of the damaged

ankle

,

Biden will

"likely need an orthopedic boot for several weeks," said

O'Connor

.

Video: Joe Biden in private - The new US President in portrait

His two dogs are

very dear to

Biden

.

He

and his wife Jill brought

the

German Shepherd Mayor

out of the

shelter in

2018

, while the

German Shepherd Champ

has been living with them since 2008.

In the

White House

dogs have a long tradition:

Barack Obama

had the Portuguese water dog Bo,

George W. Bush

the Scottish terrier Barney,

Bill Clinton

the Labrador Buddy.

After

Trump moved in

here as the first president in more than a century without a dog, many Americans are now looking forward to the

Champ

and

Major

, who is also a trained rescue dog.

+

Joe Biden got his German Shepherd Major from the DHA shelter in Wilmington in 2018.

With him, a dog will move from the animal shelter to the White House for the first time next year.

(Archive image)

© Stephanie Carter / Delaware Humane Association / dpa / Picture Alliance

Twitter: Trump comments on Biden's injury

Biden 

is to be

sworn in

as the new

US President

on January 20

*.

There are still a few weeks until then, so that the

Democrat

could recover enough and perhaps even

take part in the ceremony

without an

orthopedic shoe

.

Trump

, however, still does not want to surrender and continues to speak of “massive electoral fraud” - without presenting any reliable evidence.

In view of

Biden's

unfortunate injury and that

Trump is

otherwise not at a loss for caustic comments, the

incumbent

would have been expected to

have a completely different

reaction

.

Because his post on

Twitter

surprised:

Get well soon!

https://t.co/B0seiO84ld

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 30, 2020

“Get well soon!”, Writes

Trump

and

sincerely

wishes

Biden

a speedy recovery.

His

Tweet

shows a video of the US news channel

NBC

, can be seen on how

Biden

limping his

orthopedic practice

leaves.

No mockery, no mockery, almost conciliatory words Trump hits here.

Only the next few weeks will

tell whether he will now

recognize

Biden's election victory in a

similarly peaceful

manner and vacate the executive chair in the White House.

Meanwhile

,

Biden

continues - despite his injury - unwaveringly with the preparations for

taking over government

. On Sunday evening, almost at the same time as his

injury became known

, he announced the heads of the designated

communications team of the White House

.

Jen Psaki

, for example, is set to become Biden's government

spokeswoman

, since she was, among other things, communications director of the White House and spokeswoman for the State Department under President Obama.

(cos) * Merkur.de is part of the Ippen-Digital network.

Source: merkur

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