Cantankerous may be the best word to describe our president at the moment. President Joe Biden reportedly lashed out in anger about his age with reporters this week. The debate continues to rage among many about whether or not he may be too old to run for a second term.
Biden, who is now 80 years old, reportedly told allies, “You think I don’t know how f***ing old I am?” He was reacting to how often the press discusses his age.
It was in October that the president told MSNBC’s Jonathan Capehart that he understands Americans’ concerns about his age.
“Well, I think it’s a legitimate thing to be concerned about anyone’s age, including mine, I think that’s totally legitimate, but I think the best way to make the judgement is to watch me. Am I slowing up? Am I, don’t have the same pace? Or you know and that old joke, everyone talks about the new 70s, 50s, all that stuff. You know, I’m a great respecter of fate. I could get a disease tomorrow. I could you know, drop dead tomorrow, but, I, you know, in terms of my energy level, in terms of how much I’m able to do, I think people should look and say is he still have the same passion for what he’s doing, and if they think I do and I can do it then that’s fine, if they don’t they should vote against me—not against me—they should encourage me not to go, but that’s not how I feel.”
At this point in the interview, it got a little awkward as Biden took Capehart by the should and said, “Watch me. You know, am I slowing up? Am I don’t have the same pace?…I could get a disease tomorrow, I could, you know, drop dead tomorrow.”
Biden has not made a formal decision to run, but he said that it was his intention to run for another term.
"I think it's a legitimate thing to be concerned about anyone's age, including mine," says Biden.
"Watch me. You know, am I slowing up? Am I don't have the same pace?…I could get a disease tomorrow, I could, you know, drop dead tomorrow." pic.twitter.com/o7jDVE5WVV
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