President Biden largely ignored the 100-plus people shot in Chicago this past weekend during a Tuesday speech outside the Windy City that he admitted was “boring” — before stumbling on the stairs while leaving the stage.
An unidentified man sprang into action and put his hand on Biden’s back to steady the 78-year-old commander in chief following his appearance at at McHenry County College in the battleground suburb of Crystal Lake, Ill.
Biden barely spoke above a whisper during a 30-minute address in which he promoted his costly “Build Back Better” plan and said that any infrastructure improvements needed to be paired with spending on education, child care and health care.
Instead of talking in Chicago about the scourge of shootings sending residents ducking for cover, the president’s agenda-visit was in the congressional district of Democratic Rep. Lauren Underwood, who won reelection last November to a second term by less than two points.
Biden also carried the district last