I never thought I’d see the day, but Donald Trump agreed with Joe Biden on this one issue; age.
Biden, who is now 79, and will be 81 years old if he runs for re-election is the oldest president in U.S. history, but Donald Trump argued that age is just a number as he defended Sleepy Joe on Monday.
“Life Begins At 80”, Trump posted on Truth Social.
Trump made the comments, noting that while the president “is one of the oldest 79s in History…he is not an old man.”
“There are many people in their 80s, and even 90s, that are as good and sharp as ever. Biden is not one of them, but it has little to do with his age,” Trump argued. “In actuality, life begins at 80!”
The comments come after a New York Times survey showed President Biden “hemorrhaging support” as 64 percent of Democratic voters say they prefer a new candidate in 2024.
NEW YORK TIMES:
For Mr. Biden, that bleak national outlook has pushed his job approval rating to a perilously low point. Republican opposition is predictably overwhelming, but more than two-thirds of independents also now disapprove of the president’s performance, and nearly half disapprove strongly. Among fellow Democrats his approval rating stands at 70 percent, a relatively low figure for a president, especially heading into the 2022 midterms when Mr. Biden needs to rally Democrats to the polls to maintain control of Congress.
In a sign of deep vulnerability and of unease among what is supposed to be his political base, only 26 percent of Democratic voters said the party should renominate him in 2024.
Mr. Biden has said repeatedly that he intends to run for re-election in 2024. At 79, he is already the oldest president in American history, and concerns about his age ranked at the top of the list for Democratic voters who want the party to find an alternative.
“I’m just going to come out and say it: I want younger blood,” said Nicole Farrier, a 38-year-old preschool teacher in East Tawas, a small town in northern Michigan. “I am so tired of all old people running our country. I don’t want someone knocking on death’s door.” (NYT)
Let’s be honest though, it’s not Joe Biden’s age that America is concerned with, it’s his declining cognitive ability that the White House refuses to address.
Regardless of age, Donald Trump is sharper, more energetic, and could run circles around this country before Joe Biden even gets out of bed in the morning. Trump should have absolutely nothing to be concerned with when it comes to age should he decide to give 2024 another go.