On Friday (15), the White House announced a new strategy to defend Joe Biden’s candidacy for re-election (photo): “80 is the new 40, didn’t you know?”, the US President’s spokeswoman, Karine Jean-Pierre, said at a press conference.
The Democratic Party, to which Biden belongs, is trying to respond to the Republican opposition’s accusations that the Democrat’s age does not represent a problem and that he is fully qualified to rule. “In 2019, he received the same criticism. In 2020, he received the same criticism. In 2022, he received the same criticism. And every time he outperformed the naysayers.”The spokeswoman said.
At 80 years old – born on November 20, 1942 – Biden has already made US history as the oldest president to take office. If he wins the 2024 election, he will be 82 years old when his hypothetical second term as president begins in January 2025.
Recent opinion polls have shown that Biden’s age is a source of concern for voters. A poll conducted by Reuters news agency in partnership with the Ipsos Institute revealed that the president’s chances of being re-elected are threatened not only by economic and security issues, but also by concerns about his age.
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