Trump Comments on Biden's Age
Summary from AllSides News Team
In an interview on Wednesday with Megyn Kelly, former President Donald Trump dismissed concerns that President Joe Biden was too old to run for re-election, but called Biden "grossly incompetent."
Key Details: Recent polls suggest as much as 75% of voters think Biden is too old to serve another four-year term as president. Those polls also show more than 50% of respondents saying the same about Trump.
Key Quote: "CROOKED JOE BIDEN is NOT too OLD, he is too INCOMPETENT!" Trump wrote in a Truth Social post Monday.
For Context: The dilemma of aging politicians has become a concern for both Republicans and Democrats, as Senators Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) have faced recent health issues and questions about their ability to serve. Roughly 76% of Americans now support a mandatory mental competency test for politicians over 75, according to a recent poll.
How the Media Covered it: Some right-rated sources noted that the ages of Biden and Trump have prompted the No Labels Party to consider nominating a presidential candidate to challenge them. Some left-rated sources noted that Trump's 2024 Republican primary rival Ron DeSantis recently expressed concerns over the ages of both candidates.
Featured Coverage of this Story
From the CenterTrump Defends Biden's Age: 'Not Too Old' to Be President
Former President Donald Trump does not think that President Joe Biden's age poses an issue for his 2024 campaign—his mental capacity does.
"CROOKED JOE BIDEN is NOT too OLD, he is too INCOMPETENT!" Trump wrote in a Truth Social post Monday.
A dilemma has emerged concerning aging politicians for both sides of the aisle. Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell has also raised questions about his ability to serve after a recent series of health-related issues at the age of 81. And 90-year-old Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein has faced calls to retire from some members of her own party.
Biden, who will turn 81 in November,...
From the LeftTrump Rejects Concerns About Biden’s Age: ‘He’s Not Too Old at All…He’s Incompetent’
Former President Donald Trump rejected concerns about 80-year-old President Joe Biden’s age during an interview with Megyn Kelly on Wednesday.
“There was just a poll out, 77% of Americans say that Joe Biden at age 80 is too old to be president. Are they right?” asked Kelly during an interview on The Megyn Kelly Show, to which the 77-year-old Trump responded:
No, not for the reason of old, because I have many friends that are in their 80s. I have friends, Bernie Marcus, that are in their 90s and they’re sharp as a tack. Just, I mean I...
From the RightTrump says Biden is not 'too old' for 2024 reelection but is 'grossly incompetent'
Former President Donald Trump dismissed concerns that President Joe Biden, 80, is too old to run for reelection in 2024, saying he is "not too old" but incompetent.
Trump, who is a few years younger at 77, called Biden "grossly incompetent" during a new interview with Megyn Kelly that comes out on Thursday.
Biden would be 86 at the end of a second term.
In a clip teasing the full interview, Trump tells Kelly, "I have many friends who are in their 80s. I have friends, Bernie Marcus, that are in their 90s, and they're sharp...