Trump tells Biden "get well soon" as president-elect fractures foot while playing with dog 1 month ago

Trump tells Biden "get well soon" as president-elect fractures foot while playing with dog

Biden will likely need to wear a boot for some weeks.

Donald Trump has appeared to wish president-elect Joe Biden good health after he fractured his foot while playing with one of his dogs.

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Biden, who will enter the White House in January, attended an orthopaedist in Delaware over the weekend after suffering a small fracture in his foot.

According to a statement, the president-elect slipped on Saturday while playing with his rescue dog, Major.

Doctor Kevin O'Connor confirmed that Biden suffered small fractures in two bones in the middle of his right foot. "It is anticipated that he will likely require a walking boot for several weeks," Dr O'Connor said.

Following the news that Biden had been injured, current US president Donald Trump took to Twitter to issue some apparent words of support.

Retweeting an NBC video of Biden leaving hospital, Trump said: "Get well soon!" - a move that he been deemed as surprising by many, given the president's only recent decision to admit that he had, in fact, lost the election.

The Bidens have two dogs, Major and Champ, and have said that they also plan to get a cat prior to their entry to the White House.

During his campaign, Biden made it clear he wanted to, "bring dogs back to the White House." His predecessor, Donald Trump, was the first president in decades not to own a dog. President Obama had two Portuguese water dogs, Bo and Sunny, by his side for his eight-year tenure.

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At 78-years-old, Biden is the oldest president to ever take office in the States.

His recent doctor's reports have, however, described him as "healthy, vigorous" and "fit to successfully execute the duties of the presidency."