We all know there isn’t much President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump agree on. However, one might be that Biden isn’t too old to run or be President of the United States.
It’s often been said that Joe Biden is too old to do his job with any relative success. And his failures thus far, of which there are many, pretty much prove this. In fact, a whopping 77 percent of US voters seem to think Biden is too old, according to recent polling.
But when posed the question by Megyn Kelly recently, Donald Trump had to disagree.
In a Thursday interview, Kelly cited the 77 percent statistic I mentioned above and then asked Trump if he thought Americans were right on the subject.
As usual, he quickly replied, but with a resounding “no.”
He said, “No, he’s not too old at all. He’s grossly incompetent.”
Trump then explained himself by asking Kelly and Americans to look at some “of the great world leaders.” Winston Churchill, the famed and late British prime minister, for example, led and was “phenomenal” well into his 80s.
The difference with Biden is that he’s never been all that “phenomenal,” even 25 years ago, we knew he “wasn’t the sharpest tack,” as Trump says.
Age has undoubtedly become an issue for the Biden campaign, but as Trump insists, it’s not necessarily because he’s the oldest sitting president in US history. It’s because Biden is showing his age or, rather, some serious cognitive issues that are usually associated with age.
Looking back at other elderly US presidents, it’s clear that age really has nothing to do with their ability to do the job or not. Icons such as John Adams and Andrew Jackson prove that quite well.
On the other hand, Biden doesn’t have near the vitality those men were known to have, not even 25 to 30 years ago.
So, while age might be a factor for some, I would have to agree with Trump. It’s a matter of mental stamina, and Biden clearly lacks that.