Headline RoundupSeptember 14th, 2023

Trump Comments on Biden's Age

Summary from the 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.

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