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Former President Gerald Ford and former Vice President Walter...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Former President Gerald Ford and former Vice President Walter Mondale were both in Nashville Thursday, but it wasn't Ford who pulled the stumbling act.

Mondale tripped on a speakers' platform and fell to the floor during a press conference at Nashville's Metro Airport. The red-faced Mondale picked himself up, smiled and quipped, 'No, I'm not Gerald Ford.'

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He labeled the platform which caused his stumble as 'a Republican riser.'

Ford also was in Nashville during a campaign swing across Tennessee for Republican candidates.

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