While Vice President Mike Pence has returned to the campaign trail for President Donald Trump, he took quite the stumble in advance of his trip to Wisconsin. As Hollywood Life reported, Pence was preparing to board Air Force Two on Tuesday morning when he tripped and fell shortly before making it onto the plane.
Videos captured from the scene show Pence running up the plane's top stairs in order to board the aircraft. But right before he reached the top of the staircase, the 61-year-old tripped and then fell forward on his hands. He quickly recovered from the gaff, as he got up moments later and waved to the crowd to indicate that he was fine. Pence was reportedly getting ready to head to Wisconsin to engage in a roundtable discussion regarding school choice with the Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos. On Monday, in advance of his trip to Wisconsin, Pence tweeted, "No family in America should be denied the ability to choose their child’s school because of their zip code or income."
Mike Pence. Block or charge?🤣 pic.twitter.com/30d2Ek00gZ— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) June 23, 2020
Days before Pence's literal stumble on the campaign trail, Trump himself returned to campaigning as well with a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the BOK Center. The event, which also saw the vice president in attendance, was attended by about 6,200, a far cry from the one million individuals who registered to attend the rally online. The rally marked the first for Trump and his campaign since March 2 (they have been on hiatus amid the coronavirus pandemic).
Considering that many (falsely) registered to attend the event, the campaign originally planned to hold a gathering outside of the BOK Center for the "overflow" crowd. Both Trump and Pence were supposed to speak to the "overflow" crowd but the event was later canceled with the campaign claiming that protesters and the media were the reason why. Tim Murtagh, a campaign spokesperson, told NPR, "Sadly, protesters interfered with supporters, even blocking access to the metal detectors, which prevented people from entering the rally. Radical protesters, coupled with a relentless onslaught from the media, attempted to frighten off the president's supporters. We are proud of the thousands who stuck it out."