Born on November 20, 1942, Joe Biden does not want his many candles to be at the center of the 2024 presidential election in the United States. The tenant of the White House assured on Monday that he was aware of the questions about his age, but explained that he represented himself to defend the American democracy that Donald Trump, according to him, wants to “destroy.”
“A lot of people seem to focus on my age,” the 80-year-old US president said. “I understand it, believe me, I know it better than anyone,” he added during a fundraising event in New York, organized with Broadway artists.
Biden’s age worries most voters
“I am running because democracy is at stake, because in 2024 we will vote again on the future of democracy. Let it be clear: Donald Trump and his Republican supporters are determined to destroy American democracy,” accused the Democrat, who could well, in November 2024, have to face the former Republican president again.
The polls follow one another and are similar for Joe Biden, whom a large majority of voters consider too old to run. His campaign, which consists of praising his strong economic performance and his ambitious industrial recovery projects, has so far failed to relegate these concerns about the Democrat’s age and energy level to the background.
A few days ago, an influential editorial writer in the democratic sphere, David Ignatius, echoed these concerns in a column for the Washington Post, which caused a stir in Washington. Expressing his “admiration” for the Democratic president, the editorial writer believes that representing Joe Biden “risks undoing his greatest achievement, which was having managed to stop Trump.” »
However, the age issue is not much easier for the former Republican president. And Donald Trump, 77, assured during an interview broadcast on NBC on Sunday that Joe Biden’s problem was not his 80 years, but “his incompetence.” Current polls, however, show that while the age difference between the two men is small, Americans are more concerned about Joe Biden.