President Joe Biden made a brief stop in Michigan Tuesday to address striking UAW members before continuing onto fundraisers.

Biden descended a short flight of stairs on Air Force One, foregoing the tradition long set at the center of the plane. Even fewer stairs couldn’t prevent him from slipping. Watch:

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Biden then made his way to the picket line outside a General Motors parts distribution center in Belleville, where he grabbed a bullhorn and spoke to the striking workers for just 53 seconds:

Biden struggled to keep union Boss Shawn Fain’s attention, despite the brief remarks. Fain could be seen looking at his phone while the president spoke.

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In Wayne, Biden spoke for just 19 seconds. Fain handed him the bullhorn and stepped down from a short podium. Biden declined the step up, instead addressing picketers from the ground.