In a new interview, President Biden said concerns about his age were “perfectly justified” as questions swirled about whether he would run for re-election in 2024.
in the meantime Interview with ABC’s David MuirWhen asked if Biden, 80, was considering his age when deciding whether to run again, he said no. He said it was “justified.”
“It’s legitimate for people to raise issues about my age,” he told Muir. Please.” “
Biden, the oldest president in U.S. history, will be 82 when he takes office if he is re-elected in 2024.
Biden’s age is causing concern from both sides of the aisle.
Republican Nikki Haley earlier this month argued in her opening pitch to run for president in 2024 that anyone over the age of 75 should take a mental ability test.
But the White House has dismissed the latest attacks, and White House Deputy Press Secretary Andrew Bates said Republicans had failed by playing the age card.
In an interview with ABC, Mr. Biden also confirmed that First Lady Jill Biden had announced that she would run for a second term.
“Like my mother saying, ‘God loves her,'” the president said.
“There are other things that need to be completed before we can go into full-scale campaigning,” he added.