According to a funny new report in Politico, President Joe Biden, America’s oldest president ever at 80 years old, hates it when his advanced age is mentioned and recently snapped at a friend who brought it up with him.
According to the Politico report, Biden, when his age was mentioned by the ally, snapped “You think I don’t know how f**king old I am?” That quote came when the outlet, after discussing why former President Trump might not actually run again in 2024 because of certain issues, namely his worries about his reputation and not wanting to risk losing, noted that Biden has problems too, saying:
“Yet Biden has repeatedly declined to say he’s running for reelection. That’s because, yes, he doesn’t want to trigger the Federal Election Committee, which may require him to file organizational paperwork if he was to say definitively he’s running. There’s also the more delicate matter of Biden continuing to say he’s “a respecter of fate” when asked about his plans.
“The president has vented to allies about how often his age is mentioned in the press — “You think I don’t know how fucking old I am?” he said to one earlier this year. But who knows what the fates have in store for someone who just turned 80 a few weeks ago (Sorry, Mr. President!).
“Further, if stopping Trump’s comeback and preserving democracy is the raison d’etre of Biden’s reelection, what’s the current president’s rationale if, by the start of 2024, it’s clear the former president isn’t a viable contender?“
But not everyone in the Democratic Party is down on Biden, or even worried about his age. Politico quotes California Rep. Mike Levin, on whose behalf Biden spoke during the midterm re-election effort, as saying “I just hope and pray that when I am in my 80s, I still have that kind of energy.”
Still, while Levin might not be worried about the current president’s age, others are. In fact, even Biden has noted in the past that his age could be a concern to some voters. Speaking about the issue on MSNBC’s “The Sunday Show”, during which he was asked to convince the host’s Aunt Gloria to vote for him, he said:
“Well, I think Aunt Gloria should take a look, I think it’s a legitimate thing to be concerned about, anyone’s age, including mine. I think that’s totally legitimate.
“But the best way to make a judgment is to, you know, watch me. You know, am I slowing up? Do I not have the same pace? Or, you know, and that old joke, you know – everybody talks about the new, you know, 70s, 50s, you know all that stuff.
“I’m a big believer in fate. I could get a disease tomorrow, I could, you know, drop dead tomorrow.”
He went on to even add that those concerned about the issue shouldn’t vote for him, saying “If they think I do, then it is fine. If not, they should vote against me- not against me, they should encourage me not to go, but that is not how I feel“.
Watch the awkward exchange here:
"I think it's a legitimate thing to be concerned about anyone's age, including mine," says Biden.
"Watch me. You know, am I slowing up? Am I don't have the same pace?…I could get a disease tomorrow, I could, you know, drop dead tomorrow." pic.twitter.com/o7jDVE5WVV
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 23, 2022
So, though Biden might get angry when others bring up his age, even he, in his more lucid moments, at least, recognizes that it could be a problem.
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