BY Milcah Tanimu
During fundraiser in New York, President Joe Biden, who is the oldest-ever president of the United States at 80 years old, spoke about the concerns surrounding his age. While he typically avoids discussing this topic, he acknowledged that many people are focused on it. Biden emphasized that his extensive experience has prepared him to handle crises like the Ukraine situation and the COVID-19 pandemic.
He made it clear that his re-election bid is motivated by his belief that democracy is at risk and accused Donald Trump and his supporters of having intentions to “destroy American democracy.” Biden also stressed that he would not yield to dictators and criticized Trump for his approach to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Opinion polls have consistently shown concerns among American voters regarding Biden’s age as he prepares for a potential rematch with Trump in the 2024 presidential election. Trump, who is 77 years old, would also be among the oldest presidents if elected for a second term.
While some political commentators have suggested that Biden should not run for re-election, the president remains determined to continue his political career and defend American democracy.