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Happy birthday, Joe: 78-year-old Biden to be oldest US president to take office

Posted on AllSides November 20th, 2020
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Joe Biden is celebrating his 78th birthday on Friday, an age that will make him the oldest president ever to enter office when he is inaugurated on 20 January.

Biden’s age, which Donald Trump – four years his junior – sought to make an issue throughout the election campaign, including the nickname “Sleepy Joe”, is 23 years above an average 55 years of age for accession to the presidency.

Ronald Reagan, who also drew attention for his advancing years, was 69 when he entered office in 1981. Donald Trump was...

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