Former President Donald Trump took a shot at current Commander-in-Chief Joe Biden earlier this week, saying old age has nothing to do with his incompetence, poor job performance, and overall lack of leadership.
Trump, 76, posted a message to his media platform Truth Social on Monday, saying age itself is not a guarantee of cognitive decline or mental issues. He added, however, that the 79-year-old Biden does not compare to some of the “sharp” seniors in their 80s and 90s, who don’t seem to experience any of these impediments.
“President Biden is one of the oldest 79s in History,” Trump began. “But by and of itself, he is not an old man. There are many people in their 80s, and even 90s, that are as good and sharp as ever. Biden is not one of them,”
“But it has little to do with his age,” he continued. “In actuality, life begins at 80!”
This news comes on the heels of a New York Times/Siena College poll showing 64 percent of Democratic voters want a new leader on top of the ticket in the upcoming presidential matchups — while only 33 percent of voters across the country approve of Biden’s job performance.
It also comes after The Times itself ran a piece questioning Biden’s mental fitness, his age, and highlighting the White House staff’s concern for his physical and mental wellbeing.
“They acknowledged Mr. Biden looks older than just a few years ago, a political liability that cannot be solved by traditional White House stratagems like staff shake-ups or new communications plans,” the article reads.
“His energy level, while impressive for a man of his age, is not what it was, and some aides quietly watch out for him,” the story continues. “He often shuffles when he walks, and aides worry he will trip on a wire. He stumbles over words during public events, and they hold their breath to see if he makes it to the end without a gaffe.”
Despite these glaring issues and poor job performance, Biden insists he plans on running for a second term. With Trump also floating the same possibility, a rematch — as absurd as it sounds — might not be out of the question in 2024. Get the highlight reel ready.
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