Yesterday Monday (November 20) was US President Joe Biden’s 81st birthday. On the other hand, former president Donald Trump is 77 years old. The US presidential election will be held in November next year. It is heard that they will fight for the post of president in that election.
But US voters have expressed concern about the age of potential presidential rivals Biden and Trump. Because whoever is elected is going to be the oldest president in US history when he is sworn in.
77-year-old Joe Biden holds the record for the oldest US president ever. If the president is elected for a second term, he will break his own record. He will be 86 years old when he retires from service.
The current US president has been criticized for his slurred speech and occasional forgetfulness. Not only him, but also his potential rival, Republican politician Donald Trump, is being criticized. He is known for his outspokenness in public.
White House press secretary Karin Jean-Pierre said on Monday that the US president has passed many successful bipartisan laws in recent times, more than the presidents of other countries. Besides, he has been able to manage multiple foreign policy challenges. The main reason behind this is his age and experience.
But polls show that the age of the contestants is still a concern for voters.
Three-quarters of Americans (74 percent) say Biden is too old to run in the upcoming election, according to a poll conducted by ABC News and The Washington Post last September. The other half of Americans (50 percent) are worried about Trump for the same reason.
Source: ABC News