US President Joe Biden is blowing out 81 candles today. According to the New York Times, the oldest president of the United States celebrates his birthday in modest circles. So there will be no big party, especially since Biden’s old age is politically sensitive. Many Americans wonder whether the president is still smart enough to lead the country.
Biden has made many blunders and slips of the tongue in recent months, causing increasing criticism directed at his age. The eighty-year-old man is already the oldest president in American history, and he has also announced his candidacy for the presidential elections in 2024. If Biden is re-elected, he will be 86 years old by the end of his second term.
A recent poll showed that most Americans doubt Biden’s mental and physical condition. As many as 77%, including 65% of Democratic respondents, believe the president is too old to lead the country. However, only 39% believe Biden is still sane.
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On the other hand, far fewer Americans are concerned about the age of 77-year-old Republican candidate Donald Trump, Biden’s biggest rival. 56% of respondents believe Trump is too old for the presidency, while 54% do not believe his age is an issue.
Biden himself usually shrugs off critical comments about his age. “I know I don’t look like it, but I’m 180 years old. I’ve been here a long time,” he joked last summer. Biden recently emphasized that he is not afraid of getting older. “I have more experience than any president in the history of the United States. “One of the things that hopefully comes with age is wisdom,” he said.
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