President Joe Biden joked about getting outdated Monday to fend off doubts about his age within the 2024 presidential marketing campaign. (Watch the video beneath.)
“I tell you what, someone said, ‘You know what? That Biden, he’s getting old, man. I tell you what,’” the 80-year-old incumbent mentioned in Philadelphia. “Well, guess what? Guess what? You know, the only thing that comes with age is a little bit of wisdom. I’ve been doing this longer than anybody, and guess what? I’m going to continue to do it, with your help.”
The comment could also be a “subtle response” to a Biden biographer’s touch upon “Meet the Press” Sunday that he wouldn’t be shocked if Biden dropped out of the race, Fox Information’ Peter Doocy mentioned, per Mediaite.
“It would be a surprise to me but it wouldn’t be a total surprise,” mentioned Franklin Foer, creator of “The Last Politician: Inside Joe Biden’s White House and the Struggle for America’s Future.”
“It wouldn’t be a total shock,” Foer added.
Biden could have additionally been reacting to a couple surveys indicating reservations about his age.
An AP-NORC ballot lately confirmed that 77% of adults say Biden is simply too outdated for a second time period, in contrast with simply 51% who suppose the identical of former President Donald Trump, the 77-year-old Republican front-runner.
Nonetheless, the identical ballot exhibits Biden and Trump in a useless warmth for 2024, regardless of Trump dealing with 91 prison prices over 4 indictments.